Summer Associates/ New Graduates Access to Westlaw, Lexis +, and Bloomberg

TTU Law Library is committed to providing resources to support our summer associates and graduates as you take the next step in your legal career.

Westlaw

Continuing students will have access to Westlaw over the summer for unpaid, non-commercial research, and no special registration is required. Permissible uses include:

  • Summer coursework
  • Research assistant assignments
  • Law Review or Journal research
  • Moot Court research
  • Non-Profit work
  • Clinical work
  • Internship/Externship sponsored by the school

Recently graduated law students need to enroll Westlaw Grad Elite program to continue gaining access. To gain access, you will receive a pop-up when you logged or you can go HERE and hit agree. For the 6 months after graduation through November 30th, 2021, you will have access to some products for 60 hours each month to help make the connection between theory and practice. For more information, please check Westlaw Grad Elite program.

Lexis +

Continuing students will have unlimited Lexis +access this summer.

When you graduate in May 2021, you will automatically have seamless Lexis + access till December 31st, 2021. Continue to use your law school username and password while you prepare for the bar exam and employment. Plus, access exclusive resources and a Rewards program for graduates.

The ASPIRE program provides 12 months of free access to federal and state cases, codes, regulations, law reviews, Shepard’s® Citation Service and Matthew Bender® treatises to graduates who are engaged in verifiable 501(c)(3) public interest work.

For more information, please check Lexis Advance Access for Law School Graduates.

Bloomberg Law

Continuing students will have unlimited and unrestricted access to Bloomberg Law over the summer. 

May 2021 graduating law students will have 6 months post-graduation access to Bloomberg Law.

If you have access issues to those databases, please contact electronic & digital services librarian, Dajiang Nie, at dajiang.nie@ttu.edu.

April 2021 Law Faculty Publications & News

Throughout the month of April, the Law Library received alerts for full-time TTU Law Faculty publications and news. Below is a compilation of those daily alerts for April 1st to April 30th, 2021.

Articles, Essays, Reviews, and Publications

1. Sally McDonald Henry, Ordin on Contesting Confirmation (2021-2 Supplement).

2. Gerry W. Beyer, Potpourri, 59-2 Real Est., Prob., & Tr. L. Rep., at 4 (2021).

3. Gerry W. Beyer, Intestacy, Wills, Estate Administration, and Trusts Update, 59-2 Real Est., Prob., & Tr. L. Rep., at 5 (2021).

Op-Eds

1. Prof. Loewy, It’s Debatable: Are Stricter Measures Needed for Assault Weapons?, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal (April 4, 2021; 8:30a), available at: https://www.lubbockonline.com/story/opinion/2021/04/04/should-stricter-measures-implemented-assault-weapons/4840273001/

2. Prof. Loewy, It’s Debatable: Should Convicted Child Molesters Receive The Death Penalty?, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal (April 18, 2021; 4:55a), available at: https://www.lubbockonline.com/story/opinion/columns/2021/04/18/its-debatable-should-convicted-child-molesters-receive-death-penalty/7211106002/

3. Prof. Hardberger, Will Water Woes Return this Summer?, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal (April 25, 2021).

Citations

1. Prof. Brie Sherwin’s article The Upside Down: A New Reality for Science at the EPA and Its Impact on Environmental Justice is cited in the following article: Mollie Soloway, Measuring Environmental Justice: Analysis of Progress under Presidents Bush, Obama, and Trump, 51 Envtl. Rep. (ELI) 10038 (2021).

2. Prof. Camp’s article Franklin Roosevelt and the Forgotten History of the Earned Income Tax Credit is cited in the following article: Kathryn Kisska-Schulze & Rodney P. Mock, The Robotic Revolution: A Tax Policy Collision Course, 93 Temp. L. Rev. 301 (2021).

3. Prof. Camp’s article The Play’s the Thing: A Theory of Taxing Virtual Worlds is cited in the following article: Kathryn Kisska-Schulze & Rodney P. Mock, The Robotic Revolution: A Tax Policy Collision Course, 93 Temp. L. Rev. 301 (2021).

4. Prof. Brie Sherwin’s article After the Storm: The Importance of Acknowledging Environmental Justice in Sustainable Development and Disaster Preparedness is cited in the following article: Madeline Marguerite Byers, Houston, We Have a Gentrification Problem: The Gentrification Effects of Local Environmental Improvement Plans in the City of Houston, 7 Tex. A&M J. Prop. L. 163 (2021).

5. Prof. Benham’s article Foundational and Contemporary Court Confidentiality is cited in the following article: Pamela K. Bookman, Arbitral Courts, 61 Va. H. Int’l L. 161 (2021).

6. Prof. Murphy’s book Administrative law and practice is cited in the following article: William A. Ballentine, Discussing Privacy in sec Subpoena Practice After Carpenter v. United States, 95 Chi.-Kent L. Rev. 721 (2020).

7. Prof. Chiappinelli’s book Cases and Materials on Business Entities is cited in the following article: Sorin Borlodan, Conceptualizing Shareholder Limited Liability in Corporations: Breaches Derived from Broadly Construed Doctrinal Exceptions, 4 Wayne St. U. J. Bus. L. 1 (2021).

8. Prof. Watt’s article Tyranny by Proxy: State Action and the Private Use of Deadly Force is cited in the following article: Osagie K. Obasogie & Anna Zaret, Medical Professionals, Excessive Force, and the Fourth Amendment, 109 Calif. L. Rev. 1 (2021).

9. Prof. Rosen’s article Civilian Courts and the Military Justice System: Collateral Review of Courts-Martial is cited in the following article: Clara D. Crenshaw, Habeas Review of Courts-Martial: Revisiting the Burns Standard, 99 Tex. L. Rev. 787 (2021).

10. Prof. Casto’s article The Supreme Court in the Early Republic: The Chief Justiceships of John Jay and Oliver Ellsworth is cited in the following article: Scott Ingram, “Constitutional Inquisitors:” The Pragmatic Roots of Federal Prosecutorial Power, 14 Tenn. J. L. & Pol’y 199 (2020).

11. Prof. Rosen’s article Disciplinary Sanctions Against Prosecutors for Discovery Violations: A Paper Tiger is cited in the following article: Scott Ingram, “Constitutional Inquisitors:” The Pragmatic Roots of Federal Prosecutorial Power, 14 Tenn. J. L. & Pol’y 199 (2020).

12. Prof. Beyer’s article Avoid Being a Defendant: Estate Planning Malpractice and Ethical Concerns is cited in § 2:4 of the Texas Practice Series (April 2021 Update).

13. Prof. Beyer’s article Digital Wills: Has the Time Come for Wills to Join the Digital Revolution? is cited in the following article: Caitlin Henderson, Heirs Property in Georgia: Common Issues, Current State of the Law, and Further Solutions, 55 Ga. L. Rev. 875 (2021).

14. Prof. Murphy’s book Administrative law and practice is cited in the following article: Emily Carden Snow, Judicial Review in Expedited Removal Proceedings: Applying Sims. Apfel to Assess the Role of Issue Exhaustion, 55 Ga. L. Rev. 847 (2021).

15. Prof. Camp’s article The Play’s the Thing: A Theory of Taxing Virtual Worlds is cited in the following article: Rebecca N. Morrow, Taxing Employers for Imposing Mandatory Arbitration, Class Action Waiver, and Nondisclosure of Dispute Provisions, 74 SMU L. Rev. 59 (2021).

16. Prof. Casto’s article The Early Supreme Court Justices’ Most Significant Opinion is cited in the following article: Ronald J. Krotoszynski, Against Congressional Case Snatching, 62 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 791 (2021).

17. Prof. Camp’s article Is the Individual Mandate Really Mandatory? is cited in the following article: Jordan M. Barry, John William Hatfield, & Scott Duke Kominers, To Thine Own Self Be True? Incentive Problems in Personalized Law, 62 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 723 (2021).

18. Prof. Shannon’s article The Revised NCAA Division I Governance Structure After Three Years: A Scorecard is cited in the following article: Kathryn Kisska-Schulze & Adam Epstein, Changing the Face of College Sports One Tax Return at a Time, 73 Okla. L. Rev. 457 (2021).

19. Prof. Watt’s article Tyranny by Proxy: State Action and the Private Use of Deadly Force is cited in the following article: Polatip Subanajouy, Deus Ex Regula: A Specific Theory of the Nondelegation Doctrine in Light of Gundy v. United States, 53 UIC J. Marshall L. Rev. 1047 (2021).

20. Prof. Murphy’s book Administrative law and practice is cited in the following article: Alana K. Bevan, The Fundamental Inadequacy of Tribe-Agency Consultation on Major Federal Infrastructure Projects, 6 U. Pa. J. L. & Pub. Aff. 561 (2021).

21. Prof. Gossett’s articles If Charity Begins At Home, Why Do We Go Searching Abroad? Why The Federal Adoption Tax Credit Should Not Subsidize International Adoptions and Take Off the [Color] Blinders: How Ignoring the Hague Convention’s Subsidiarity Principle Furthers Structural Racism Against Black American Children are cited in the following article: Marcia Zug, ICWA’s Irony, 45 Am. Indian L. Rev. 1 (2021).

22. Prof. Baker’s article Beyond the Information Age: The Duty of Technology Competence in the Algorithmic Society is cited in the following article: Dr. Sari Graben, Law and Technology in Legal Education: A Systemic Approach at Ryerson, 58 Osgoode Hall L. J. 139 (2021).

Quotes

1.  Prof. Sutton is quoted in the following article: Brooke Curley, Search is on For Three Apache Scouts Hung in 1882, Eastern Arizona Courier, (April 2, 2021) available at: https://www.eacourier.com/news/search-is-on-for-three-apache-scouts-hung-in-1882/article_df4d24ea-91c2-11eb-9235-e799d22797ee.html#:~:text=1%20of%203-,Ramon%20Riley%2C%20culture%20resource%20director%20for%20the%20Fort%20Apache%20Museum,the%20U.S.%20Army%20in%201882.&text=Eastern%20Arizona%20Courier-,Nichole%20Cosen%20is%20the%20great%20granddaughter%20of%20Dandy%20Jim%2C%20an,from%20the%20Fort%20Grant%20cemetery.

2. Prof. James is quoted in the following article: Jasper Sherer, Orthodox Jewish congregation sues city of Houston over enforcement of deed restriction¸ Houston Chronicle, (April 1, 2021; 9:16p) available at: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/religion/article/Orthodox-Jewish-congregation-sues-city-of-Houston-16070168.php

3. Prof. Beyer is quoted in the following article: Ryan Felton, How an Obscure Industry Makes Money Off the Dead, Consumer Reports, (April 15, 2021) available at: https://www.consumerreports.org/predatory-lending/how-an-obscure-industry-makes-money-off-the-dead/

4. Prof. Rosen is quoted in the following article: Shannon Najmabadi, Lubbock voters will decide Saturday if the West Texas city will become the largest “sanctuary city for the unborn”, The Texas Tribune, (April 28, 2021; 5:00a) available at: https://www.texastribune.org/2021/04/28/lubbock-texas-abortion-election/

News

1. On April 9, 2021, Prof. Gerry W. Beyer was the speaker at a virtual meeting of the Estate Planning & Probate Section of the Collin County Bar Association. His presentation and accompanying article were entitled Morals from the Courthouse: A Study of Recent Texas Cases Impacting the Wills, Probate, and Trusts Practice.

2. On April 16th, Prof. Dustin Benham spoke at Elon University’s virtual event intended to begin a national conversation for first-generation law students.

3.On April 23, 2021, Prof. Gerry W. Beyer was an invited speaker at the 40th Kansas City Estate Planning Symposium. To a virtual audience of over 550 attorneys and other estate planning professionals, Prof. Beyer presented his paper entitled Don’t Get Lost In Cyberspace: How to Plan for and Administer Digital Assets.

4. Professor Baker was invited to provide the “LAW Talk” at the Southwestern Association of Law Libraries Annual Conference on Thursday, April 22, 2021. Her talk focused on stewardship in the profession and provided examples related to statistics/benchmarking, vendor relations, legal research ethics, and diversity/equity/inclusion related to law librarian status in the legal academy. 

5. On April 27, 2021, Prof. Gerry W. Beyer was the speaker for a virtual meeting of the Probate, Trusts, & Estates Section of the Dallas Bar Association. To an audience of over 225 attorneys, Prof. Beyer presented his article entitled Morals from the Courthouse: A Study of Recent Texas Cases Impacting the Wills, Probate, and Trusts Practice.

April 2021 New Books

In April 2021, the Law Library added the following new titles to the collection to support the research and curricular needs of our faculty and students.

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW

1. Cass R. Sunstein and Adrian Vermeule, Law & Leviathan:  Redeeming the Administrative State (2020).

ADMIRALTY

2. Tomas Heidar, New Knowledge and Changing Circumstances in the Law of the Sea (2020).

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE LAW

3. Frank Pasquale, New Laws of Robotics:  Defending Human Expertise in the Age of AI (2020).

COMMERCIAL LAW

4. Lilian Edwards, Burkhard Schafer and Edina Harbinja, eds., Future Law:  Emerging Technology, Regulation and Ethics (2020).

COMMUNICATIONS LAW

5. Marc Goodman, Future Crimes:  Inside the Digital Underground and the Battle for Our Connected World (2016).

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, GENERALLY

6. Meghan J. Ryan and William W. Berry III, eds., The Eighth Amendment and Its Future in a New Age of Punishment (2020).

CONTRACTS

7. Edward Yorio and Steve Thel, Contract Enforcement:  Specific Performance and Injunctions (2011).

DISPUTE RESOLUTION

8. Deirdre McCarthy Gallagher, Richard Miles, and Jerrilynne Purdy, Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Regulatory Process (2020).

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW

9. Kirk W. Junker, ed., Environmental Law Across Cultures Comparisons  for Legal Practice (2020).

10. Brian Craig, Stringfellow Acid Pits:  The Toxic and Legal Legacy (2020).

EVIDENCE

11. Judge Xavier Rodriguez, ed., Essentials of E-Discovery (2021).

FIRST AMENDMENT

12. Michael D. Breidenbach, and Owen Anderson, eds., The Cambridge Companion to the First Amendment and Religious Liberty (2020).

GUN CONTROL LAW

13. Ian Ayres and Fredrick E. Vars, Weapon of Choice:  Fighting Gun Violence While Respecting Gun Rights (2020).

HEALTH LAW AND POLICY

14. Andrea Boggio, Cesare P.R. Romano, and Jessica Almqvist, eds., Human Germline Genome Modification and the Right to Science:  A Comparative Study of National Laws and Policies (2020).

15. Alan J. Morrison, Biotechnology Law:  A Primer for Scientists (2020).

16. Stephen Dycus, and Eugene R. Fidell, eds., COVID-19:  The Legal Challenges (2021).

IMMIGRATION LAW

17. Charles Wheeler, ed., Immigration Law and the Family:  A Practical Guide to Family-Sponsored Immigration (2020).

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW

18. Paul Heald, Copy This Book!:  What Data Tells Us About Copyright and the Public Good (2021).

JUDGES

19. Edward A. Purcell Jr., Antonin Scalia and American Constitutionalism:  The Historical Significance of a Judicial Icon (2020).

20. Lazaro Lima, Being Brown:  Sonia Sotomayor and the Latino Question (2019).

LEGAL EDUCATION

21. Bruce A. Kimball and Daniel R. Coquillette, The Intellectual Sword:  Harvard Law School, the Second Century (2020).

22. Kim O’Leary, Jeanette Buttrey, and Joni Larson, Improving Student Learning in the Doctrinal Law School Classroom:  Skills and Assessment (2020).

23. Marc A. Silverman, The Gunner’s Guide to Law School (2020).

24. Catrina Denvir, ed., Modernising Legal Education (2020).

25. Hoang Vu Tran, Race, Law, and Higher Education in the Colorblind Era:  Critical Investigations Into Race-Related Supreme Court Disputes (2020).

26. Primary Research Group, Survey of Law School Faculty & Staff:  Trends in Funding for Legal Research & Scholarship (2020).

PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE

27. Daniel I. Small, Preparing Witnesses:  A Practical Guide for Lawyers and Their Clients (2020).

REPRODUCTION

28. Zakiya Luna, Reproductive Rights as Human Rights:  Women of Color and the Fight for Reproductive Justice (2020).

SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES

29. Michael P. Fix and  Benjamin J. Kassow, US Supreme Court Doctrine in the State High Courts (2020).

WATER LAW

30. Yoshifumi Tanaka, The South China Sea Arbitration:  Toward an International Legal Order in the Oceans (2019).

31. Gabor Baranyai, European Water Law and Hydropolitics:  An Inquiry Into the Resilience of Transboundary Water Governance in the European Union (2020).

All of these books are available from the Law Library.  If you would like to check out any of these titles, please contact the circulation desk at either 806-742-3957 or circulation.law@ttu.edu.  Library staff will be able to assist in locating and checking out any of these items.

Celebrating Denim Day at the Law Library

Today, the Law Library is celebrating Denim Day with library staff sporting their most relaxing denim wear!

Show your support of Denim Day with these hashtags, #TTUSAAM and #TTURISE and tagging @tturise on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook!

The university is supporting Denim Day with a variety of activities during the rest of the week with various activities.

Wednesday, April 28

Take Back the Night | 7pm -8pm | Memorial Circle

Join us for a candlelight vigil and an opportunity to show support for survivors. The first 100 people to attend will get a free tee! To sign up to share a story – click here.

Friday, April 30

Coffee and Consent | 1pm – 4pm | Barnes and Noble Cafe in the SUB

Let RISE buy a drink of your choice as you learn about consent with the RISE Peer Educators. 

Exhale: A Night of Art, Creativity, & Expression | 5pm – 8pm | CASP Stage 1106 5th street, Lubbock Texas

Submit to our call for visual or performance art to present your work at Exhale. – click here

Stop by between 5-8 PM to view artwork from local artists or to perform a piece of poetry or a song on the CASP stage- all while supporting survivors!

If you are not aware of why there is a Denim Day, check out the TTU Women’s & Gender Studies page. If you are interesting in more details about Denim Day here is a link to the Denim Day organization page.

TTU Law Library 2021

Show your support of Denim Day with these hashtags, #TTUSAAM and #TTURISE and tagging @tturise on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook!

Deadline Extended…apply for Law Library Student Assistant positions

Deadline extended for applications!

The Law School is hiring 2Ls and 3Ls for the Fall Semester for:

Circulation Assistant:

  • This position is the primary contact for patrons in the evenings and on weekends. Duties include assisting patrons in finding library materials, checking library materials in and out, shelving library materials, and collection maintenance.

Research Assistant:

  • This position assists with providing information and research support for the law library. The research assistant position is under the supervision of a librarian, and the average workload is 10-20 hours/week. Duties and responsibilities include conducting research, creating Law Library marketing materials, and drafting blog posts. Other responsibilities vary depending on the supervising librarian.

Applications will be accepted through April 30th and can be found by going to https://www.depts.ttu.edu/law/lawlibrary/about/jobs.php.

For more information, please email circulation.law@ttu.edu.

To apply: Return completed application, resume, and cover letter to circulation.law@ttu.edu