2022 April New Books

In April 2022, the Law Library added the following new titles to the collection to support the research and curricular needs of our faculty and students.

ANTITRUST LAW

1. American Bar Association, Section of Antitrust Law, The Noerr-Pennington Doctrine (2022).

COMMERCIAL LAW

2. Thomas E. Patterson, Michael D. Haeberle, TROs and Preliminary Injunctions:  Handling the Business Emergency (2021).

3. Ronald Mann, The ABCs of the UCC:  Article 5, Letters of Credit (2021).

CONSUMER PROTECTION LAW

4. Jason R. Domark, ed., Litigating Fiduciary Duty Claims (2022).

DOMESTIC RELATIONS

5. Benjamin D. Garber, Dana Prescott, Chris Mulchay, The Family Law Professional’s Field Guide to High-Conflict Litigation:  Dynamics, not Diagnoses (2022).

ELECTIONS AND VOTING

6. Robert Schafer, Resolving Gerrymandering:  A Manageable Standard (2022).

GAMING

7. Marc Edelman, Thomas A. Baker, John Holden, and Rebecca Rosenthal, Esports and the Law:  A Game Plan for Business and Legal Trends (2022).

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS

8. Todd R. Overman and Damien Specht, eds., Best Practices in the Acquisition of a Government Contractor (2021).

HEALTH LAW AND POLICY

9. Gary L. Wickert, ERISA and Health Insurance Subrogation:  In All 50 States (2022).

10. Dave Cowan and Ann Mumford, eds., Pandemic Legalities:  Legal Responses to COVID-19 : Justice and Social Responsibility (2021).

HOUSING LAW

11. Tim Iglesias, Rochelle E. Lento, and Rigel C. Oliveri, eds., The Legal Guide to Affordable Housing Development (2022).

INSURANCE LAW

12. Andrew B. Downs, Heidi Hudson Raschke, and Jay M. Levin, eds., Property Insurance Litigator’s Handbook (2022).

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW

13. Paul Goldstein, Copyright’s Highway:  From the Printing Press to the Cloud (2019).

LEGAL EDUCATION

14. Colin Diver, Breaking Ranks:  How the Rankings Industry Rules Higher Education and What To Do About It (2022).

15. W. Adam Hunt, with guest contributors, Surthriving Law School (and Beyond…):  An Essential Guide to Surviving and Thriving on Your Legal (and Life) Journey (2021).

16. Kelly Terry, Gerald Hess, Emily Grant, and Sandra Simpson, Assessment of Teaching and Learning:  A Comprehensive Guidebook for Law Schools (2021).

OIL, GAS, AND MINERAL LAW

17. Owen L. Anderson, Jacqueline Lang Weaver, John S. Dzienkowski, John S. Lowe, Keith B. Hall, Frederic Gilles Sourgens and Harry W. Sullivan Jr., contributing author, International Petroleum Law and Transactions (2020).

PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE

18. Susan Raridon Lambreth and David A. Rueff Jr., The Power of Legal Project Management:  A Practical Handbook (2021).

19. Beth Cuzzone and Jill Zwetchkenbaum, The Law Firm Client Service Interview Playbook (2022).

RETIREMENT SECURITY

20. Brooks R. Magratten, ed., ERISA Survey of Federal Circuits (2022).

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

21. Giuseppina (Pina) D’Agostino, Aviv Gaon, and Carole Piovesan, Leading Legal Disruption:  Artificial Intelligence and a Toolkit for Lawyers and the Law (2021).

SPORTS

22. Darren A. Heitner, How to Play the Game:  What Every Sports Attorney Needs to Know (2022).

SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES

23. Erwin Chemerinsky, The Supreme Court in Transition:  October Term 2020 (2021).

TAXATION—FEDERAL

24. Jack Zuckerman and Ron Thompson, The 1040 Handbook:  A Guide to Income and Asset Discovery (2022).

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.

February 2022 New Resources

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

New Resources

Fastcase – A leading next-generation legal research service, provides access to case law from additional courts such as federal circuit courts, federal district courts, state appellate courts, and much more. There are two ways to access Fastcase one is through our Electronic Resources List at https://go.ttu.edu/lawfastcase and the other is through HeinOnine, https://heinonline-org.law-ezp.law.ttu.edu/HOL/Index?collection=fastcasefull&set_as_cursor=clear.

New Books

COMMERCIAL LAW

1. Lawrence E. Ballard and Carole Symonds, Law Firm Accounting and Financial Management (2021).

CONTRACTS

2. Werner Sabo, Legal Guide to AIA Documents (2022).

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW

3. Carol Eloamaka Okonkwo, Environmental Justice and Oil Pollution Laws:  Comparing Enforcement in the United States and Nigeria (2021).

FIRST AMENDMENT

4. Chris Demaske, Free Speech and Hate Speech in the United States:  The Limits of Toleration (2021).

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW

5. Joanne Elizabeth Gray, Google Rules:  The History and Future of Copyright Under the Influence of Google (2020).

INTERNATIONAL LAW

6. Duncan B. Hollis, ed., The Oxford Guide to Treaties (2020).

JUDGES

7. Tania Sourdin, Judges, Technology and Artificial Intelligence:  The Artificial Judge (2021).

LEGAL EDUCATION

8. Kelly Terry, Gerald Hess, Emily Grant, and Sandra Simpson, Assessment of Teaching and Learning:  A Comprehensive Guidebook for Law Schools (2021).

LEGAL PROFESSION

9. Jessica R. Natkin and Jessica L. Hernandez, Let’s Coach All the Lawyers:  An Essential Primer for Professionals Developing Legal Talent (2021).

10. Michael Legg and Felicity Bell, Artificial Intelligence and the Legal Profession (2020).

LEGAL RESEARCH AND LIBRARIES

11. Gerry W. Beyer, Modern Dictionary for the Legal Profession (2021).

12. Elyse H. Fox, Write Your Annual Report:  A Guide for Law Librarians (2022).

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

13. Roger Brownsword, Law 3.0:  Rules, Regulation and Technology (2021).

14. Simon Deakin and Christopher Markou, eds., Is Law Computable?:  Critical Perspectives on Law and Artificial Intelligence (2020).

SENTENCING AND PUNISHMENT

15. Matthew C. Altman, A Theory of Legal Punishment:  Deterrence, Retribution, and the Aims of the State (2021).

STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT LAW

16. Danny M. Adkison and Lisa McNair Palmer, The Oklahoma State Constitution (2020).

SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES

17. Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court, Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States Final Report (2021).

TAXATION—FEDERAL

18. Christopher C. Dykes, Federal Income Tax Law:  A Legal Research Guide (2021).

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.

November 2021 New Books

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

BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS

1. American Bar Association. Section of Antitrust Law, Monopolization and Dominance Handbook (2021).

CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE

2. Paul Marcus, David K. Duncan, Tommy Miller, and Joelle Anne Moreno, The Rights of the Accused Under the Sixth Amendment:  Trials, Presentation of Evidence, and Confrontation (2021).

DISPUTE RESOLUTION

3. Dwight Golann, Mediating Legal Disputes:  Effective Techniques to Resolve Cases (2021).

DOMESTIC RELATIONS

4. Ashish Joshi, ed., Litigating Parental Alienation:  Evaluating and Presenting an Effective Case in Court (2021).

IMMIGRATION LAW

5. Greg Berk, Immigration Checklists and Practice Pointers:  A Quick Reference Guide on Visas and I-9s (2020).

LEGAL ANALYSIS AND WRITING

6. Carol M. Bast, Introduction to Legal Research and Writing (2020).

LEGAL EDUCATION

7. Tessa L. Dysart and Tracy Norton, eds., Law Teaching Strategies for a New Era:  Beyond the Physical Classroom (2021).

MEDICAL JURISPRUDENCE

8. Davis M. Walsh and Samuel L. Tarry, eds., Infectious Disease Litigation:  Science, Law, and Procedure (2021).

9. James T. O’Reilly and Janet G. Abaray, Vaccine Risks, Benefits, and Compensation (2021).

PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE

10. Elizabeth Cabraser, Fabrice N. Vincent and eight others, eds., The Law of Class Action:  Fifty-State Survey, 2021 (2021).

11. Megan Zavieh, The Modern Lawyer:  Ethics and Technology in an Evolving World (2021).

12. Marc Lauritsen, The Lawyer’s Guide to Working Smarter with Knowledge Tools (2021).

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.

First Semester 1L Study Guides

Dear 1Ls,

You have probably already started to hear about how different law exams are. In your Introduction to the Study of Law class, you have probably started to hear about IRAC and CREAC, but did you know that the library maintains a collection of study guides for our students?

            Not only do we have books on specific subjects, but we also have books on how to excel at law school exams. What follows is a list of selected books to help you with your first round of exams.

General Exam Guides

How to Write Law Exams, IRAC Perfected by S.I. Strong

            This book differs from other guides in that it not only goes into a detailed explanation of the IRAC method of writing exams, but it gives sample student responses with detailed critiques of where they excel or fall short. At just about 120 pages dedicated to the writing exams. This guide is a quick read that can help prepare you to take exams.

A Students Guide to Legal Analysis, Thinking Like a Lawyer by Patrick M. McFadden

            You have probably heard already you are in law school to “learn to think like a lawyer.”  What does that mean? By in large, that means learning to do legal analysis. This book explores the “A” in IRAC. By asking the questions that this guide lays out, you are on your way to writing in a more lawyerly style.

Getting to Maybe, How to Excel on Law School Exams by Richard Michael Fischl and Jeremy Paul

            Getting to Maybe takes a slightly different approach to law exams. The book encourages exam takers to identify what type of question is being asked. While plenty of law school exams are traditional “issue spotters” (and Getting to Maybe covers that as well), other types of questions such as questions that ask the exam taker to determine a policy. It encourages test takers to spend the most time with analysis where the answers are less clear and to embrace the gray of legal issues. The book also includes general advice on how to prepare for exams and where to spend your valuable time.

Specific Subject Guides

            The following list has titles for all the first semester 1L doctrinal classes, Civil Procedure, Torts, and, Contracts.

Examples & Explanations

            E&E provides a plain language of the subject organized into easy-to-understand stand-alone chapters. At the end of each chapter, there are questions for the reader to contemplate. Frequently the questions have a clear answer. However, the beauty in this guide is that the explanations of the questions focus on what specific facts changed slightly will change the outcome of the question.

Emanuel’s Law Outlines

            Before introducing this guide, understand, the best outline is the outline that you write yourself. Emanuel’s drawbacks are that they are very long, very detailed, and cover things that your professor may not cover.   That being said, if there are gaps in your outline that you are having trouble filling, this may be a helpful guide to fill in where you find your outline falling short.

Siegel’s Essay and Multiple Choice Questions and Answers.

            While it is undoubtedly true that it is not sufficient to know the law to do well on law exams, it is still a necessary condition to do well on exams. Siegel’s helps with both knowing the law and applying the law. This guide provides you with multiple-choice questions that will test your knowledge of black letter law, and it also provides essays with model answers to grade yourself against. This book is strictly for review. It does not offer a discussion, only questions.

All of these titles are available for check out at the circulation desk. If a title is unavailable please place a hold for the book and do not use interlibrary loan.

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.