Law Library Room Reservation Instructions

To reserve a room in the Law Library, go to the Law Library’s Room Reservations page and click “Book Now.”

Select the room and time you wish to reserve:

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Note the system automatically defaults to today’s date and the current time. Areas in green are available and those in red are unavailable. Once a room and start time are selected, the system automatically selects a one-hour reservation:

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The reservation can be shortened or extended by using the drop down menu at the bottom of the page. The reservation may be deleted by selecting the trash icon. The maximum amount of time per reservation is 2 hours and the minimum is 30 minutes.

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Rooms may be reserved for up to 4 hours per day. If you wish to reserve a room for 4 hours, you must make two 2-hour reservations. These bookings may be consecutive, or they may be split up, for instance one reservation in the morning and one in the evening.

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Once the booking is correct, select the “Submit Times” button.

A recap screen will appear. Please review the booking for accuracy. If you wish to make changes, the “Change” link may be selected and the reservation may be edited.

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Please review the terms and conditions for the room selected, and select the “Continue” button.

To complete the booking, please fill in your full name, your TTU address, and a name for your study group. After you verify that you are a member of the Law School, select the “Submit my Booking” button.

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A final confirmation page will appear.  A confirmation email will also be sent to you.

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The confirmation email contains a link to cancel the booking, if needed.

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If you are done with the room before your reservation has expired, please stop by the Reference & Information Desk to inform a staff member.

 

June 2018 New Books

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In June 2018, the Law Library added the following new titles to the collection to support the research and curricular needs of our faculty and students.

AGRICULTURE LAW

  1. Thomas L. Daniels and John C. Keene, The Law of Agricultural Land Preservation in the United States (2018).

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, GENERALLY

  1. Dwight T. Pitcaithley, ed., The U.S. Constitution & Secession: A Documentary Anthology of Slavery and White Supremacy (2018).

CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE

  1. Andrea D. Lyon, The Feminine Sixth: Women for the Defense (2018).

LEGAL EDUCATION

  1. Edmund J. Hansen, Idea-Based Learning: A Course Design Process to Promote Conceptual Understanding (2011).
  2. The Chronicle of Higher Education Inc., New to College Teaching: Everything New Instructors Need to Know to be Successful (2018).
  3. The Chronicle of Higher Education Inc., New to Tenure: Everything Those Newly Tenured Need to Know to be Successful (2018).
  4. The Chronicle of Higher Education Inc., New to the Administration: Everything New Administrators Need to Know to be Successful (2018).
  5. The Chronicle of Higher Education Inc., New to the Faculty: Everything New Professors Need to Know to be Successful: Starter Kit (2018).
  6. Jennifer R. Duffy, et. al., The Performance of Repeat Test Takers on the Law School Admission Test: 1994-1995 through 2000-2001 Testing Years (2001).
  7. Angelo J. Letizia, Using Servant Leadership: How to Reframe the Core Functions of Higher Education (2018).

LEGAL HISTORY

  1. Anthony Page and Wilfrid Prest, eds., Blackstone and His Critics (2018).

LEGAL PROFESSION

  1. Alex Davies, AI in Application: An In-depth Examination from the Legal Profession (2018).

LEGAL RESEARCH AND LIBRARIES

  1. American Association of Law Libraries, AALL Guide to Fair Business Practices for Legal Publishers (2007).
  2. Francisco A. Avalos, compiler, Avalos Legal Glossary/Dictionary Translator and Other Related Fields of Study: English/Spanish Spanish/English (2018).

MEDICAL JURISPRUDENCE

  1. A. James Cuticchia, Genetics: A Handbook for Lawyers (2018).

OBSCENITY LAW

  1. Amy Beth Werbel, Lust on Trial: Censorship and the Rise of American Obscenity in the Age of Anthony Comstock (2018).

SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES

  1. William E. Nelson, Marbury v. Madison: The Origins and Legacy of Judicial Review (2018).

All of these books are available in 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.

February 2018 New Books

2018 February new books

In February 2018, the Law Library added the following new titles to the collection to support the research and curricular needs of our faculty and students.

CIVIL PROCEDURE

  1. Erichson, Howard M., Inside Civil Procedure: What Matters and Why (2018).

COMMERCIAL LAW

  1. Morse, Edward A., ed., Electronic Payment Systems: Law and Emerging Technologies (2018).

COMPARATIVE AND FOREIGN LAW

  1. Bali, Asli U., Constitution Writing, Religion and Democracy (2017).

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, GENERALLY

  1. West, Thomas G., The Political Theory of the American Founding: Natural Rights, Public Policy, and the Moral Conditions of Freedom (2017).

CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE

  1. Miller, T. Christian and Ken Armstrong, A False Report: A True Story of Rape in America (2018).
  1. Goluboff, Risa Lauren, Vagrant Nation: Police Power, Constitutional Change, and the Making of the 1960s (2016).
  2. Lawlor, Bruce M., When Deadly Force is Involved: A Look at the Legal Side of Stand Your Ground, Duty to Retreat, and Other Questions of Self-Defense (2017).

DISPUTE RESOLUTION

  1. Knolton, Cristina C. and H. Nyree Gray, Win or Go Home: A Guide to Negotiation Success in Competition and in Life (2017).

ECONOMICS

  1. Hien, Josef and Christian Joerges, eds., Ordoliberalism, Law and the Rule of Economics (2017).

ELDER LAW

  1. Frolik, Lawrence A., Elder Law and Later-Life Legal Planning (2017).
  2. Frolik, Lawrence A., The Law of Later-Life Healthcare and Decision Making (2018).

ENERGY AND UTILITIES LAW

  1. Bouthillier, Yves Le ed., et. al., Law and Policy of Biofuels (2017).

EVIDENCE

  1. Miller, Jim, ed., From the Trenches II: Mastering the Art of Preparing Witnesses (2017).

HOUSING LAW

  1. Rothstein, Richard, The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America (2017).

JUVENILES

  1. Kendall, Virginia M. and T. Markus Funk, Child Exploitation and Trafficking: Examining Global Enforcement and Supply Chain Challenges, and U.S. Responses (2017).

LEGAL ANALYSIS AND WRITING

  1. Kletzer, Christoph, The Idea of a Pure Theory of Law (2018).

LEGAL EDUCATION

  1. Edwards, Linda Holdeman, The Doctrine-Skills Divide: Legal Education’s Self-Inflicted Wound (2017).
  2. Grant, Emily, Sandra Simpson, and Kelly Terry, eds., Experiential Education in the Law School Curriculum (2018).
  3. Hay, Iain, How to be an Academic Superhero: Establishing and Sustaining a Successful Career in the Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities (2017).
  4. Townsend, Keith and Mark N.K. Saunders, How to Keep Your Research Project on Track : Insights from When Things Go Wrong (2018).
  5. Moosa, Imad A., Publish or Perish: Perceived Benefits Versus Unintended Consequences (2018).
  6. McGuire, Saundra Yancy with Stephanie McGuire, Teach Students How to Learn: Strategies You Can Incorporate into any Course to Improve Student Metacognition, Study Skills, and Motivation (2015).

LEGAL PROFESSION

  1. Rhodes, Jill D. and Robert S. Litt, eds., The ABA Cybersecurity Handbook: A Resource for Attorneys, Law Firms, and Business Professionals (2018).
  2. Cuban, Brian, The Addicted Lawyer: Tales of the Bar, Booze, Blow, and Redemption (2017).
  3. Healy, Shawn and Jeffrey Fortgang, The Full Weight of the Law: How Legal Professionals Can Recognize and Rebound from Depression (2017).
  4. Box, John P., The Millennial Lawyer: How Your Firm Can Motivate and Retain Young Associates (2018).
  5. Silver, Marjorie A., Transforming Justice, Lawyers and the Practice of Law (2017).
  6. Siegel, Daniel J. and Pamela A. Myers, The Ultimate Guide to Adobe Acrobat DC (2017).

LEGAL RESEARCH AND LIBRARIES

  1. Lewis, David W., Reimagining the Academic Library (2016).

MILITARY, WAR, AND PEACE

  1. Ohlin, Jens David, Research Handbook on Remote Warfare (2017).

PHILOSOPHY

  1. Bratman, Michael, Shared Agency: A Planning Theory of Acting Together (2014).

POLITICS

  1. Tsai, Robert L., America’s Forgotten Constitutions: Defiant Visions of Power and Community (2014).
  2. Chinn, Stuart, Recalibrating Reform: The Limits of Political Change (2014).
  3. Bookheim, Louis W., et.al., Reports of U.S. Presidential Commissions and Other Advisory Bodies: A Bibliographic Listing (2017).

RELIGION

  1. Kilcrease, Bethany, The Great Church Crisis and the End of English Erastianism, 1898-1906 (2017).

SENTENCING AND PUNISHMENT

  1. Bessler, John D., The Death Penalty as Torture: From the Dark Ages to Abolition (2017).

SOCIOLOGY

  1. Beard, Mary, Women & Power: A Manifesto (2017).

TRIAL PRACTICE

  1. Bender, Daniel J., R. Jason Fowler, and Pierre E. Kressmann, Demonstratives: Definitive Treatise on Visual Persuasion (2017).

WATER LAW

  1. Fleck, John, Water is for Fighting Over: And Other Myths About Water in the West (2016).
  2. Hollo, Erkki J., Water Resource Management and the Law (2017).

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.

HeinOnline – Research Tips and Tricks

If you’ve forgotten, HeinOnline is a database which includes many types of legal information including, the Law Journal Library, the U.S. Code, U.S. Statutes at Large, English Reports, and many more.  HeinOnline is an essential piece of your legal research toolkit.  Here are some ways to keep up with what’s new at HeinOnline.

An easy way to find out what’s new in the HeinOnline collection is to subscribe to the HeinOnline Blog (click to see what the blog is like).  The blog provides tips and tricks for better research; covers new databases, content, and tools; and takes current events and relates them to the wealth of material available in HeinOnline.  To subscribe go to; forms.feedblitz.com/7b8,  fill out the quick form (name and email address), then click on “Subscribe.”

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In case you have any questions while using HeinOnline, remember, you can call, email holsupport@wshein.com, or visit help.heinonline.org for FAQs, training videos, and more.

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MyHein is available to anyone using HeinOnline.  You create an account which allows you to bookmark articles and other documents, create and save search queries, and set up eTOC alerts for any serial publication.  To access go to HeinOnline through the library’s homepage and click on the link to HeinOnline under “Research and Reference.”  Once at HeinOnline, click the down arrow next to “MyHein” to get started.

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Another feature of HeinOnline is their Dropbox integration.  You can download pdfs from HeinOnline directly into your Dropbox account from your search results.

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HeinOnline has introduced a new search tool called, “More Like This.”  The new tool reads article text to determine “interesting words” and then looks for similar articles using these words.  If you want to find out more about the new search tool just click on this link for More Like This.  HeinOnline also has a “Searching 101 Quick Reference Guide” to help users search the system more effectively.

These are just some of the features and help available to you from HeinOnline.  Take advantage of these tools to help improve and expand your research.

 

 

November 2017 New Books

In November 2017, the Law Library added the following new titles to the collection to support the research and curricular needs of our faculty and students.

EVIDENCE

  1. Julian Moore, Speed Learning Graphology: the art of handwriting analysis (2012).

HEALTH LAW AND POLICY

  1. Anne-Emanuelle Birn, Textbook of Global Health (2017).
  2. Mara Buchbinder, Michele Rivkin-Fish, and Rebecca L. Walker eds., Understanding Health Inequalities and Justice: new conversations across the disciplines (2016).

LEGAL EDUCATION

  1. Wendy Nelson Espeland and Michael Sauder, Engines of Anxiety: academic rankings, reputation, and accountability (2016).

RELIGION

  1. Kathryn Rountree, Contemporary Pagan and Native Faith Movements and Nationalist Impulses (2013).

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.

October 2017 New Books

In October 2017, the Law Library added the following new titles to the collection to support the research and curricular needs of our faculty and students.

AIR AND SPACE LAW

  1. Donna A. Dulo, ed., Unmanned Aircraft in the National Airspace: critical issues, technology, and the law (2015).

CIVIL RIGHTS, GENERALLY

  1. Louis Filler, ed., Wendell Phillips on Civil Rights and Freedom (1965).

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, GENERALLY

  1. W.B. Allen and Gordon Lloyd, eds., The Essential Antifederalist (2002).

CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE

  1. Benjamin Rachlin, Ghost of the Innocent Man: a true story of trial and redemption (2017).

FAMILY LAW

  1. Forrest S. Mosten and Elizabeth Potter Scully, Unbundled Legal Services: a family lawyer’s guide (2017).

INFORMATION PRIVACY

  1. John Bandler, Cybersecurity for the Home and Office: the lawyer’s guide to taking charge of your own information security (2017).
  2. Stephen S. Wu, A Guide to HIPAA Security and the Law (2016).

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW

  1. Jay Dratler, Jr., Cyberlaw: intellectual property in the digital millennium (2000).

JUDGES

  1. Rebecca Shriver Davis, Justice Leah Ward Sears: seizing serendipity (2013).

JURISPRUDENCE

  1. Bryan A. Garner, et. al., The Law of Judicial Precedent (2016).

LEGAL PROFESSION

  1. Milana L. Hogan, Grit, the Secret to Advancement: stories of successful women lawyers (2017).
  2. Ronda Muir, Beyond Smart: lawyering with emotional intelligence (2017).

SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES

  1. Ted Stewart, Supreme Power: 7 pivotal Supreme Court decisions that had a major impact on America (2017).

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.

July 2017 New Books

In July 2017, 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. Sarah E. Redfield, ed., Enhancing Justice: reducing bias (2017).

AIR AND SPACE LAW

  1. Timothy M. Ravich, Commercial Drone Law: digest of U.S. and global UAS rules, policies, and practices (2017).

BANKING AND FINANCE

  1. Jesse Eisinger, The Chickenshit Club: why the Justice Department fails to prosecute executives (2017).

LEGAL EDUCATION

  1. The Chronicle of Higher Education, Inc., 24 Tips for Teaching Writing (2017).

LEGAL HISTORY

  1. William E. Nelson, The Common Law in Colonial America: The Middle Colonies and the Carolinas, 1660-1730 (2016).
  2. G. Edward White, Law in American History (2012).

LEGAL PROFESSION

  1. Gary P. Bauer, Solo Lawyer by Design: a plan for success in any practice (2017).
  2. Jocelyn K. Glei, Unsubscribe: how to kill email anxiety, avoid distractions, and get real work done (2016).
  3. Jo Ellen Dardick Lewis, Telling Your Story: a step-by-step guide to drafting persuasive legal resumes and cover letters (2017).

LEGAL RESEARCH AND LIBRARIES

  1. Peter Hernon, Robert E. Dugan, and Joseph R. Matthews, Getting Started with Evaluation (2014).
  2. Robert E. Dugan, Peter Hernon, and Danuta A. Nitecki, Viewing Library Metrics from Different Perspectives: inputs, outputs, and outcomes (2009).
  3. Peter Hernon, Robert E. Dugan, and Joseph R. Matthews, Managing with Data: using ACRLMetrics and PLAmetrics (2015).
  4. John M. Budd, Six Issues Facing Libraries Today: critical perspectives (2017).
  5. John Palfrey, BiblioTech: why libraries matter more than ever in the age of Google (2015).
  6. R. David Lankes, Expect More: demanding better libraries for today’s complex world (2016).
  7. Beth McNeil, Fundamentals of Library Supervision (2017).
  8. Masanori Koizumi, Inherent Strategies in Library Management (2017).
  9. Yago S. Cura and Max Macias, eds., Librarians with Spines: information agitators in an age of stagnation (2017).

POLITICS

  1. Pietro S. Nivola and David W. Brady, eds., Red and Blue Nation?: characteristics and causes of America’s polarized politics (2013).

SENTENCING AND PUNISHMENT

  1. Todd C. Peppers, with Margaret A. Anderson, A Courageous Fool: Marie Deans and her struggle against the death penalty (2017).

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LAW

  1. Vincent A. Gallagher, Worker Injury Third Party Cases: recognizing and proving liability (2017).

All of these books are available at 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.