June 2021 New Resources

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

HeinOnline’s Military and Government database

New Resources

Military and Government – HeinOnline’s Military and Government allows users to research the functions of the federal government in administering all six armed forces, as well as the issues confronting service personnel both on and off the battlefield.  This new database includes topics such as women’s changing role in the military to the development of new weaponry to navigating benefits offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs after service.

New Books

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, GENERALLY

1. Paula A. Monopoli, Constitutional Orphan:  Gender Equality and the Nineteenth Amendment (2020).

DISASTER LAW

2. Carol A. Fichtelman, Weather and Climate Law:  A Legal Research Guide (2021).

DOMESTIC RELATIONS

3. Joel Fishman, Grandparents’ Visitation Rights:  A Legal Research Guide (2021).

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW

4. Paul Bolster, Saving the Georgia Coast:  A Political History of the Coastal Marshlands Protection Act (2020).

FIRST AMENDMENT

5. Joseph Russomanno, ed., Speech Freedom on Campus:  Past, Present, and Future (2021).

IMMIGRATION LAW

6. Adam B. Cox and Cristina M. Rodriguez, The President and Immigration Law (2020).

LEGAL EDUCATION

7. Beth McMurtrie and Beckie Supiano, The Future of Teaching:  How the Classroom is Being Transformed (2021).

8. Ashley Krenelka Chase, ed., Millennial Leadership in Law Schools:  Essays on Disruption, Innovation, and the Future (2021).

9. Pooja K. Agarwal and Patrice M. Bain, Powerful Teaching:  Unleash the Science of Learning (2019).

10. Malcolm S. Knowles, Elwood F. Holton III, Richard A. Swanson and Petra A. Robinson, The Adult Learner:  The Definitive Classic in Adult Education and Human Resource Development (2020).

LEGAL PROFESSION

11. Robert A. Gottfried and Jessica Rudin MacGregor, Profile of Legal Malpractice Claims, 2016-2019 (2020).

12. Ulrike Schultz, Gisela Shaw, Margaret Thornton, and Rosemary Auchmuty, eds., Gender and Careers in the Legal Academy (2021).

13. Katrina Lee, The Legal Career:  Knowing the Business, Thriving in Practice (2020).

LEGAL RESEARCH AND LIBRARIES

14. Gregory C. Thompson, Harish Maringanti, Rick Anderson, Catherine B. Soehner and Alberta Comer, Strategic Planning for Academic Libraries:  A Step-by-Step Guide (2019).

LEGISLATION

15. Jonathan Lewallen, Committees and the Decline of Lawmaking in Congress (2020).

MEDICAL JURISPRUDENCE

16. R. Annie Gough, Injury Illustrated:  How Medical Images Win Legal Cases (2021).

17. Joel Michael Reynolds and Erik Parens, eds., For “All of Us”?:  On the Weight of Genomic Knowledge (2020).

PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE

18. David L. Ginsberg and Robert A. Feisee, How Successful Law Firms Really Work (2020).

PRESIDENT/EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

19. Daniel P. Franklin, Stanley M. Caress, Robert M. Sanders, and Cole D. Taratoot, The Politics of Presidential Impeachment (2020).

SOCIAL WELFARE

20. Helen Hershkoff and Stephen Loffredo, Getting By:  Economic Rights and Legal Protections for People with Low Income (2020).

TORTS

21. Douglas G. Smith, The Rising Behemoth:  Multidistrict and Mass Tort Litigation in the United States (2020).

22. Mass Torts Committee and Courtney E. Ward-Reichard, ed., Mass Torts in the United States:  Strategy & Practice (2021).

WATER LAW

23. James H. Davenport, Western Water Rights and the U.S. Supreme Court (2020).

All resources 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

All electronic databases are available through the Library’s webpage, http://www.depts.ttu.edu/law/lawlibrary/index.php.   

Library staff will be able to assist in locating and checking out any of these items or helping you contact the Librarian on call for questions about electronic resources.

Bar Prep Study Aids in the Law Library

If you are studying for the bar exam and need some additional study aids to help you prepare, then come by the law library! The law library has brand new study aids to help you. There are flash cards and Uniform Bar Exam books. Plus, we have a large collection of study aids to help with essays, practice questions, and how to study for the bar exam.

If you have any questions about which study aid is best for you, talk to our Circulation staff! They will be glad to help find the right book for you.

Contact us at 806-742-3957 or email at circulation.law@ttu.edu.

May 2021 New Books

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

ANIMAL LAW

1. Karen Bradshaw, Wildlife as Property Owners:  A New Conception of Animal Rights (2020).

BANKING AND FINANCE

2. Daniel T. Stabile, Kimberly A. Prior, and Andrew M. Hinkes, Digital Assets and Blockchain Technology:  US Law and Regulation (2020).

CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE

3. Joel Fishman, Grand Juries:  A Legal Research Guide (2020).

ELECTIONS AND VOTING

4. Mark P. Jones, ed., Voting and Political Representation in America:  Issues and Trends (2020).

ENERGY AND UTILITIES LAW

5. Sarah A.W. Fitts and Florence K.S. Davis, eds., Distributed Generation Law:  A Guide to Regulations, Policies, and Programs (2020).

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW

6. Sumudu A. Atapattu, Carmen G. Gonzalez, and Sara L. Seck, eds., The Cambridge Handbook of Environmental Justice and Sustainable Development (2021).

7. Michael Burger, ed., Combating Climate Change with Section 115 of the Clean Air Act:  Law and Policy Rationales (2020).

8. Jonathan Rosenbloom, Remarkable Cities and the Fight Against Climate Change:  43 Recommendations to Reduce Greenhouse Gases and the Communities that Adopted Them (2020).

EVIDENCE

9. Paul W. Grimm, Charles S. Fax, and Paul Mark Sandler, Discovery Problems and Their Solutions (2020).

LAW AND SOCIETY

10. Jef Ausloos, The Right to Erasure in EU Data Protection Law:  From Individual Rights to Effective Protection (2020).

LAW OF THE SEA

11. Oystein Jensen, ed., The Development of the Law of the Sea Convention:  The Role of International Courts and Tribunals (2020).

12. Graeme Scott Baber, The Global Law of the Sea:  Baselines and Boundary Delimitation (2020).

LEGAL ANALYSIS AND WRITING

13. Hon. Robert E. Bacharach, Legal Writing:  A Judge’s Perspective on the Science and Rhetoric of the Written Word (2020).

LEGAL EDUCATION

14. Nicole P. Dyszlewski, Raquel J. Gabriel, Suzanne Harrington-Steppen, Anna Russell, and Genevieve B. Tung, eds., Integrating Doctrine and Diversity:  Inclusion and Equity in the Law School Classroom (2021).

15. Primary Research Group, Survey of Law School Faculty & Staff:  Evaluating Information Technology Needs & Resources (2020).

16. Primary Research Group, Survey of Law School Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic (2020).

LEGAL PROFESSION

17. American Bar Association, Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability, Protecting Against Cyber Threats:  A Lawyer’s Guide to Choosing a Cyber Liability Insurance Policy (2019).

PRESIDENT/EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

18. Gary Gerstle and Joel Isaac, eds., States of Exception in American History (2020).

PROFESSIONAL ETHICS

19. Joel Fishman, Judicial Ethics and Discipline:  A Legal Research Guide (2020).

REPRODUCTION

20. N. E. H. Hull and Peter Charles Hoffer, Roe v. Wade:  The Abortion Rights Controversy in American History (2021).

SEX CRIMES

21. Mary Welek Atwell, Sexual Harassment in the United States:  Analyzing the Hostile Environment (2020).

WATER LAW

22. Maria E. Milanes, International Groundwater Law and the US-Mexico Border Region (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.

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.