Bloomberg BNA’s Corporate Law Report: Insights

This is the second in a four part series spotlighting Bloomberg BNA’s Corporate Law Report.

On the the home page, you can click on the Insights tab. You can explore various practitioner’s insights on hot topics within corporate law.

Below is a view of the home page. The green box indicates where the insights tab can be located.

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After clicking on the Insights tab, the website will direct you to a page with all of the posted insights. You can then filter those posts by topics including corporate counsel, legislation, and more. The topic filter is highlighted in green.

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Below is a view of the topic list.

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Access to the Corporate Law Report database is available through the Texas Tech Law Library website under the Electronic Databases tab.

 

Bloomberg BNA’s Corporate Law Report: What is it?

This is the first in a four part series spotlighting Bloomberg BNA’s Corporate Law Report.

The Corporate Law Report is Bloomberg/BNA’s current awareness newsletter featuring articles and insights on Corporate Law.  This hub connects you with current and past articles, current and past issues, global and national from some of the most well-known corporations in the world.

The Corporate Law Report home page provides different sections, beginning with the News page as seen below, followed by a tab for there INSIGHTS page.

Below is a view of the home page.

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To stay updated on a specific topic of interest, check out the recent news which can be accessed from the home page and is indicated by the green box below.

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For quick searches of the entire database, locate the search box at the top right corner of the page. For advanced searches, select “advanced search” to the bottom left of the search box. The advanced search tool allows you to search by title, author, keywords, topic, agency, location or tribunal. In addition, it allows you to narrow your search by type, and publication date. Note the collapsible search options in green.

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Access to the Corporate Law Report database is available through the Texas Tech Law Library website under the Electronic Databases tab.

 

April 2019 New Books

2019 April New Books

In April 2019, the Law Library added the following new titles to the collection to support the research and curricular needs of our faculty and students.

ENERGY AND UTILITIES LAW

  1. Jordi Jaria i Manzano, Nathalie Chalifour, and Louis J. Kotze, eds., Energy, Governance and Sustainability (2017).

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW

  1. William deBuys, A Great Aridness: Climate Change and the Future of the American Southwest (2011).

JUDGES

  1. G. Alan Tarr, Without Fear or Favor: Judicial Independence and Judicial Accountability in the States (2012).

LEGAL ANALYSIS AND WRITING

  1. Scott Berinato, Good Charts: The HBR Guide to Making Smarter, More Persuasive Data Visualizations (2016).

LEGAL PROFESSION

  1. Heidi K. Brown, Untangling Fear in Lawyering: A Four-Step Journey Toward Powerful Advocacy (2019).

LEGAL RESEARCH AND LIBRARIES

  1. Richard A. Leiter, ed., National Survey of State Laws (2019).
  2. Glen E. Holt and Leslie Edmonds Holt, Crash Course in Library Budgeting and Finance (2016).
  3. Ashley Krenelka Chase, ed., Millennial Leadership in Libraries (2018).
  4. Steven W. Sowards and Juneal Chenoweth, eds., The Reference Librarian’s Bible: Print and Digital Reference Resources Every Library Should Own (2018).

MOTOR VEHICLES

  1. Samuel I. Schwartz with Karen Kelly, No One at the Wheel: Driverless Cars and the Road of the Future (2018).

PROFESSIONAL ETHICS

  1. Mark Osiel, The Right to do Wrong: Morality and the Limits of Law (2019).

SOCIAL MEDIA LAW

  1. Ursula Furi-Perry, Social Media Law: A Handbook of Cases & Use (2019).

WATER LAW

  1. Idaho State Bar Water Law Section and Randy Stapilus, eds., Through the Waters: An Oral History of the Snake River Basin Adjudication (2014).

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.

April 2019 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, 2019.

Books & Treatises

1. GERRY W.BEYER, 13-15 WEST’S TEXAS FORMS – REAL PROPERTY (2019 Supps.).

Articles

1. Brie Sherwin, After the Storm: The Importance of Acknowledging Environmental Justice in Sustainable Development and Disaster Preparedness, 29-2 DUKE ENV. L. & POL’Y F. 273 (2019).

Op-Ed

1. Arnold Loewy & Charles Moster, It’s debatable: How should Supreme Court rule on large cross in public traffic circle?, LUBBOCK AVALANCHE-J. (April 14, 2019 at 1:01 a.m.), https://www.lubbockonline.com/news/20190414/its-debatable-how-should-supreme-court-rule-on-large-cross-in-public-traffic-circle.

Quotes

1. Prof. Camp is quoted in the following article: Vidya Kauri, Row Over Trump’s Tax Returns May Hinge On Dems’ Intent, 2019 LAW360 115-174 (2019).

Citations

1. Prof. Beyer’s work on WEST’S TEXAS FORMS, REAL PROPERTY § 16.17 is cited in the following article: Luke Meier, Drafting A Texas Oil and Gas Lease to Ensure Enforceability of A Consent-to-Assign Clause: How to Make an Oil and Gas “Lease” A Lease, 51 TEX. TECH L. REV. 169 (2019).

2. Prof. Shannon’s article The Time is Right to Revise the Texas Insanity Defense: An Essay is cited in the following article: Federica Coppola, Motus Animi in Mente Insana: An Emotion-Oriented Paradigm of Legal Insanity Informed by the Neuroscience of Moral Judgments and Decision-Making, 109 J. CRIM. L. & CRIMINOLOGY 1 (2019).

3. Prof. Gonzalez’s article The New Batson: Opening the Door of the Jury Deliberation Room After Peña-Rodriguez v. Colorado is cited in the following article: Kyle B. Grigel, Credibility Interrogatories in Criminal Trials, 71 STAN. L. REV. 461 (2019).

4. Prof. Murphy’s article Enhancing the Role of Public Interest Organizations in Rulemaking Via Pre-Notice Transparency is cited in the following article: Daniel E. Walters, Capturing the Regulatory Agenda: An Empirical Study of Agency Responsiveness to Rulemaking Petitions, 43 HARV. ENVTL. L. REV. 175 (2019).

5. Prof. Humphrey’s article ‘‘But I’m Brain-Dead and Pregnant”: Advance Directive Pregnancy Exclusions and End-of-Life Wishes is cited in the following article: Elizabeth Villarreal, Pregnancy and Living Wills: A Behavioral Economic Analysis, 128 YALE L.J. FORUM 1052 (2019).

6. Prof. Baker’s article Beyond the Information Age: The Duty of Technology Competence in the Algorithmic Society is cited in the following article: Stuart Teicher, Tech Tock, Tech Tock: The Countdown to Your Ethical Demise, 31 J. AM. ACAD. MATRIM. LAW. 481 (2019).

7. Prof. Tracy Pearl’s article Fast and Furious: The Misregulation of Driverless Cars is cited in the following article: Bryan H. Choi, Crashworthy Code, 94 WASH. L. REV. 39 (2019).

8. Prof. Baker’s article Teaching Legal Research in the Books: Necessary or Not? is cited in the following article: Genevieve B. Tung, Collaboration Between Legal Writing Faculty and Law Librarians: Two Surveys, 23 LEGAL WRITING: J. LEGAL WRITING INST. 215 (2019).

9. Prof. Chiappinelli’s article The Moral Basis of State Corporate Law Disclosure is cited in the following article: Reza Dibadj, Disclosure as Delaware’s New Frontier, 70 HASTINGS L.J. 690 (2019).

10. Prof. Beyer’s article Ante-Mortem Probate: A Viable Alternative is cited in the following article: Charles E. Cantú, An Oral History of St. Mary’s University School of Law (1961–2018), 50 ST. MARY’S L.J. 309 (2019).

11. Prof. Rob Sherwin’s article #Have We Really Thought This Through?: Why Granting Trademark Protection to Hashtags is Unnecessary, Duplicative, and Downright Dangerous is cited in the following article: Dr. Vicki T. Huang, Empirical Analysis of Australian Trademark Infringement Decisions: Implications for the U.S. Trademark Use Debate, 35 SANTA CLARA HIGH TECH. L.J. 1 (2019).

12. Prof. Murphy’s article Abandon Chevron and Modernize Stare Decisis for the Administrative State is cited in the following article: Kit Johnson, Pereira v. Sessions: A Jurisdictional Surprise for Immigration Courts, 50 COLUM. HUM. RTS. L. REV. 1 (2019).

13. Prof. Metze’s article Death and Texas: The Unevolved Model of Decency is cited in the following article: Andrew Ingram, Pinkerton Short-Circuits the Model Penal Code, 64 VILL. L. REV. 71 (2019).

14. Prof. Christopher’s article Whack-A-Mole: Why Prosecuting Digital Currency Exchanges Won’t Stop Online Money Laundering is cited in the following article: Jason Clark & Margaret Ryznar, Improving Bitcoin Tax Compliance, 2019 U. ILL. L. REV. ONLINE 70 (2019).

15. Prof. Beyer’s unpublished manuscript entitled Controlling Body Disposition: The Law and the Macabre is cited in the following article: Meredith M. Havekost, The Waiting Game: How States Can Solve the Organ-Donation Crisis, 72 VAND. L. REV. 691 (2019).

16. Prof. Chiappinelli’s article The Moral Basis of State Corporate Law Disclosure is cited in the following article: Reza Dibadj, Disclosure as Delaware’s New Frontier, 70 HASTINGS L.J. 689 (2019).

17. Prof. Murphy’s article Abandon Chevron and Modernize Stare Decisis for the Administrative State is cited in the following article: Heather Elliott, Gorsuch v. the Administrative State, 70 ALA. L. REV. 703 (2019).

18. Prof. Murphy’s article Abandon Chevron and Modernize Stare Decisis for the Administrative State is cited in the following article: Kristin E. Hickman, To Repudiate or Merely Curtail? Justice Gorsuch and Chevron Deference, 70 ALA. L. REV. 733 (2019).

19. Prof. Rosen’s article Targeting Enemy Forces in the War on Terror: Preserving Civilian Immunity is cited in the following article; Raphael Bitton, Rethinking The Law and Ethics of Undercover Warfare, 2 CARDOZO J. INT’L & COMP. L. 593 (2019).

News

1. On April 1st, at the request of state Rep. Dustin Burrows (Tech Law Class of ’04), Professor Rob Sherwin testified before the Texas House Judiciary Committee about changes to the controversial Texas Citizens Participation Act—Texas’s “anti-SLAPP” law.

2. On April 12th, Professor Gerry W. Beyer traveled to McKinney, Texas and the Collin County Courthouse where he was invited to speak for 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 Trust Practice.

3. Professor Brie Sherwin was named “Outstanding Teacher of the Year” for the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. In addition to teaching Legal Practice at Tech Law, Prof. Sherwin is an Adjunct Professor of Public Health teaching Environmental Health Sciences every spring at the medical school.

4. On April 15th, Professor Tracy Pearl was the featured guest on the podcast Robotics Through Science Fiction, hosted by Professor Robin Murphy. Listen here.

5. On April 17th, Professor Alex Pearl presented his paper Redsk*ns: The Property Right to Racism to the 2019 meeting of the Pop Culture Association in Washington, DC.

6. On April 17th, Professor Eric Chiappinelli was honored for his outstanding achievements and contributions with a President’s Excellence in Teaching Award at the Texas Tech University Faculty Honors Convocation.

7. On April 17th, Professor Brie Sherwin was presented with TTU’s Chancellor’s Council Distinguished Teaching and Research Award for professors who exemplify teaching or research excellence throughout the year.

8. On April 17th, Professor Brian Shannon was honored for excellence in research and scholarship with the Texas Tech Parents Association’s Barnie E. Rushing, Jr. Faculty Distinguished Research Award at the Texas Tech University Faculty Honors Convocation.

9. On April 19th, Professor Tracy Pearl presented her paper Hands on the Wheel: A Call for Greater Regulation of Semi-Autonomous Cars to the 2019 meeting of the Pop Culture Association in Washington, DC.

10. Professor Tracy Pearl was awarded a 2019 President’s Excellence in Research Professorship. This professorship lasts for a term of three years.

11. Professor Tracy Pearl was also elected to Texas Tech’s Faculty Grievance Panel. Her inaugural term begins in September.

12. Professor Brie Sherwin was asked to serve as a co-PI for an EPA funded-project titled: Addressing Environmental Concerns in Vieques, Puerto Rico through Community Participatory Research. The project will examine contaminant exposure for the Vieques community in Puerto Rico. Vieques is an island used by the US Navy for target practice for decades and is being returned to the original owners.

13. On April 23rd, Professor Gerry W. Beyer was the guest speaker at the April meeting of the Probate, Trusts, and Estates Section of the Dallas Bar Association. He discussed recent judicial developments relating to the Texas law of intestacy, wills, estate administration, trusts, and other estate planning matters. Prof. Beyer’s article, Morals from the Courthouse: A Study of Recent Texas Cases Impacting the Wills, Probate, and Trusts Practice, accompanied his presentation.

14. On April 26th, Professor Gerry W. Beyer was an invited speaker at the 38th Annual Kansas City Estate Planning Symposium. To a gathering of over 500 attorneys, CPAs, and other estate planning professionals, Prof. Beyer presented his paper entitled State Law Pitfalls: Don’t Step in It When Your Clients Step Across State Lines.

15. On April 26th, Dean Victoria Sutton gave a presentation entitled Asynchronous and Hybrid E-learning in Legal Education: A Comparative Study to the Online Learning Conference at the Syracuse University College of Law.

16. On April 26th, Professor Wendy Ross addressed Texas Tech’s 35th Annual Conference on the Advancement of Women in Academia

HeinOnline’s Gun Regulation and Legislation in America: Hearings

This is the fourth in a four part series blog post spotlighting HeinOnline’s new database Gun Regulation and Legislation in America.

This blog post seeks to highlight the Hearings feature of HeinOnline’s Gun Regulation and Legislation in America database. This feature, allows you to search hearings related to Gun Regulation spanning back to 1788. Access to this feature is possible by clicking “Hearings” from the home page, as shown below.

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After selecting Hearings, you will be brought to the page shown below.

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As you can see below, indicated by the green boxes, you are able to sort the various hearings by title, author, date, or subject. Below, the documents have been sorted by date.

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Access to HeinOnline’s Gun Regulation and Legislation in America database is available through the Texas Tech Law Library website under the Electronic Databases tab.

HeinOnline’s Gun Regulation and Legislation in America: CRS Reports

This is the third in a four part series blog post spotlighting HeinOnline’s new database Gun Regulation and Legislation in America.

This blog post seeks to highlight the CRS Reports feature available on HeinOnline’s Gun Regulation and Legislation in America database.  First, a CRS Report comes from the Congressional Research Service and the reports are encyclopedic research reports meant to define issues in a legislative context.  The reports provided on this database pertain primarily to Gun Regulation.

Access to the CRS Reports feature from the home page is indicated by the green box below.

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After selecting CRS Reports, you will be brought to the page shown below.

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From this page, you can then select from various reports, and read about gun regulation related issues. For instance, if you select the seventh option:

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You will be brought to the page shown below.

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Like the last blog post highlighting Supreme Court Briefs, the same interactive features exist for CRS Reports. Such as: the download, print, email, link, and bookmark functions (shown below by the green box); the page selection tool (indicated by a yellow box); the citation tools (indicated by a blue box); and finally the viewing tools (shown by a purple box).

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Should you click the box represented by four squares (located in the purple box shown above), you can select how many pages of the report you would like to view at a time, as demonstrated below:

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As indicated above by the purple box, you can select 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, or 8 pages to view at a time.  Currently it is set to view three pages.

Access to HeinOnline’s Gun Regulation and Legislation in America database is available through the Texas Tech Law Library website under the Electronic Databases tab.

 

March 2019 New Books

2017 March

In March 2019, the Law Library added the following new titles to the collection to support the research and curricular needs of our faculty and students.

CONTRACTS

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

CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE

  1. Paul H. Robinson and Tyler Scot Williams, Mapping American Criminal Law: Variations Across the 50 States (2018).

CYBER LAW

  1. Jack Caravelli and Nigel Jones, Cyber Security: Threats and Responses for Government and Business (2019).

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW

  1. Celine Tan and Julio Faundez, eds., Natural Resources and Sustainable Development: International Economic Law Perspectives (2017).

INDIAN AND ABORIGINAL LAW

  1. Leilani Sabzalian, Indigenous Children’s Survivance in Public Schools (2019).

INFORMATION PRIVACY

  1. Radim Polcak and Dan Jerker B. Svantesson, Information Sovereignty: Data Privacy, Sovereign Powers and the Rule of Law (2017).

INSURANCE LAW

  1. Michael Menapace, et. al., eds., The Handbook on Additional Insureds (2018).

INTERNATIONAL LAW

  1. Young Sok Kim, The Law of the International Criminal Court (2019).

LEGAL ANALYSIS AND WRITING

  1. Marta Mestrovic Deyrup, Librarian’s Guide to Writing for Professional Publication (2019).
  2. Joel P. Trachtman, The Tools of Argument: How the Best Lawyers Think, Argue, and Win (2013).

LEGAL HISTORY

  1. Richard H. Underwood, Gaslight Lawyers: Criminal Trials & Exploits in Gilded Age New York (2017).

LEGAL RESEARCH AND LIBRARIES

  1. William H. Manz, ed., Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015: A Legislative History of Public Law No. 114-125 (2017).

LIBRARIES

  1. Jessica Zellers, Tina M. Adams, and Katherine Hill, The ABCs of ERM: Demystifying Electronic Resource Management for Public and Academic Librarians (2018).
  2. Frances C. Wilkinson, Linda K. Lewis, and Rebecca L. Lubas, The Complete Guide to Acquisitions Management (2015).
  3. Carmen Cowick, Crash Course in Disaster Preparedness (2018).
  4. Emy Nelson Decker and Seth M. Porter, Engaging Design: Creating Libraries for Modern Users (2018).

NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

  1. Bruce R. Hopkins, The Law of Tax-Exempt Organizations (2019).

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.