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.

Bloomberg Law: Litigation Analytics – Searching by Law Firm

This is the third of a four part series spotlighting Bloomberg Law Analytics.

Today we will perform a search by firm with the firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. This firm has offices in offices all across the world, including Dallas and Houston.

Narrowing the Date Range at the top of the page, we see that there are 158 appearances by Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP within the past year.

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And they appeared in these types of cases over the last year:

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And in these jurisdictions:

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After narrowing by different case types at the top of the page, you can track the firm’s litigation history below by clicking on the second chart tab.

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Again, each time you filter your search, the resulting dockets will generate under the charts.

You can also narrow your results by case type, represented company, and jurisdiction at the top of the page.

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

June 2017 New Books

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

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ANIMAL LAW

  1. Eisenstein, Yolanda and Bruce Wagman, eds., Wildlife law & ethics : a U.S. perspective (2017).

CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE

  1. Monahan, Edward C. and James Clark, eds., Tell the client’s story : mitigation in criminal and death penalty cases (2017).
  2. Brick, John, Forensic alcohol test evidence (FATE) : a handbook for law enforcement and accident investigation (2017).
  3. Light, Caroline E., Stand your ground : a history of America’s love affair with lethal self-defense (2017).

DISPUTE RESOLUTION

  1. Schmitz, Amy J. and Colin Rule, The new handshake : online dispute resolution and the future of consumer protection (2017).

HEALTH LAW AND POLICY

  1. Sinnott-Armstrong, Walter, ed., Finding consciousness : the neuroscience, ethics, and law of severe brain damage (2016).
  2. Bambra, Clare, Health divides : where you live can kill you (2016).
  3. Zabawa, Barbara J. and JoAnn Eickhoff-Shemek, Rule the rules of workplace wellness programs (2017).
  4. Clinton, Chelsea and Devi Sridhar, Governing global health : who runs the world and why? (2017).
  5. Miller, Dinah and Annette Hanson, Committed : the battle over involuntary psychiatric care (2016).
  6. Delaney, Courtney, et.al., What are . . . medicare and medicaid secondary payer laws (2016).

LEGAL EDUCATION

  1. Funk, Andrea Susnir, The art of assessment : making outcomes assessment accessible, sustainable, and meaningful (2017).
  2. Schwartz, Michael Hunter, et.al., What the best law teachers do (2013).

LEGAL RESEARCH AND LIBRARIES

  1. Albitz, Becky, et.al. eds., Leading in the new academic library (2017).
  2. Lankes, R. David, The Atlas of New Librarianship (2011).

PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE

  1. McEntire, Sawnie A., Mastering the art of depositions (2016).
  2. Friedman, Rick, Becoming a trial lawyer : a guide for the lifelong advocate (2015).

RELIGION

  1. Brady, Kathleen A., The distinctiveness of religion in American law : rethinking religious clause jurisprudence (2015).
  2. Hussin, Iza R., The politics of Islamic law : local elites, colonial authority, and the making of the Muslim state (2016).
  3. Turner, Bryan S., Religion and modern society : citizenship, secularisation, and the state (2011).
  4. Hollander, David A., Legal scholarship in Jewish law : an annotated bibliography of journal articles (2017).

STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT LAW

  1. Leiter, Richard A., National survey of state laws (2015).

SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES

  1. Kalman, Laura, The long reach of the Sixties : LBJ, Nixon, and the making of the contemporary Supreme Court (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.

May 2017 New Books

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

COURTS

  1. Hoffer, Peter Charles, The Federal Courts: An Essential History (2016).

CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE

  1. Norwood, Doug, Constructive Possession in Criminal Law (2017).

DISPUTE RESOLUTION

  1. Frenkel, Douglas, The Practice of Mediation: A Video-Integrated Text (2012).

ENERGY AND UTILITIES LAW

  1. Dernbach, John C., Shale Gas and the Future of Energy: Law and Policy for Sustainability (2016).

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW

  1. Barnett, Cynthia, Rain: A Natural and Cultural History (2015).

IMMIGRATION LAW

  1. Wheeler, Charles, Immigration Law and the Family: A Practical Guide to Family-Sponsored Immigration, (2013).

LAND USE

  1. Korngold, Gerald, Private Land Use Arrangements: Easements, Real Covenants and Equitable Servitudes (2016).

LAW AND SOCIETY

  1. Friedman, Lawrence M., Impact: How Law Affects Behavior (2016).

LEGAL ANALYSIS AND WRITING

  1. Cupples, Deborah E., Grammar, Punctuation & Style: A Quick Guide for Lawyers and Other Writers (2013).

LEGAL PROFESSION

  1. Siskind, Gregory H., The Lawyer’s Guide to Marketing on the Internet (2017).
  2. Allen, Jeffrey, Technology Tips for Lawyers and Other Business Professionals (2016).

POLITICS

  1. Downey, Arthur T., The Cold War: Law, Lawyers, Spies, and Crises (2016).

PSYCHOLOGY AND PSYCHIATRY

  1. Singh, Lilly, How to be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life (2017).

REPRODUCTION

  1. Mason, Mary Ann, Babies of Technology: Assisted Reproduction and the Rights of the Child (2017).
  2. Wilson, Joshua C., The New States of Abortion Politics (2016).

SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES

  1. Johnson, Timothy Russell, Oral Arguments and Decision Making on the United States Supreme Court (2004).
  2. Forsythe, Clarke D., Abuse of Discretion: The Inside Story of Roe v. Wade (2013).

WATER LAW

  1. Kidd, Michael, Water and the Law: Towards Sustainability (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 2017 – New Books List

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

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CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, GENERALLY

  1. Zoltan Balazsan, The Principle of the Separation of Powers: a Defense (2016).
  2. Gary Lawson, “A Great Power of Attorney”: Understanding the Fiduciary Constitution (2017).

CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE

  1. James Forman, Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America (2017).

CYBER LAW

  1. Kevin F. Steinmetz, Hacked: A Radical Approach to Hacker Culture and Crime (2016).
  2. Daniel B. Garrie, Law Firm Cybersecurity (2017).

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW

  1. Albert I. Telsey, The ABCs of Environmental Regulation (2016).

FIRST AMENDMENT

  1. Randy Bobbitt, Free Speech on America’s K-12 and College Campuses: Legal Cases from Barnette to Blaine, (2017).

HEALTH LAW AND POLICY

  1. Daniel Sledge, Health Divided: Public Health and Individual Medicine in the Making of the Modern American State (2017).

HUMAN RIGHTS LAW

  1. Stephen A. Simon, The U.S. Supreme Court and the Domestic Force of International Human Rights Law (2016).

INDIAN AND ABORIGINAL LAW

  1. David E. Wilkins, Dismembered: Native Disenrollment and the Battle for Human Rights (2017).

INTERNATIONAL LAW

  1. Thomas Alan Lund, The Creation of the Common Law: The Medieval “Year Books” Deciphered (2015).
  2. John Eaton, Finding English Law: Quick Access to Key Titles (2017).

LEGAL ANALYSIS AND WRITING

  1. Elizabeth Fajans, Scholarly Writing for Law Students: Seminar Papers, Law Review Notes and Law Review Competition Papers (2017).

LEGAL HISTORY

  1. Brian Tierney, Liberty and Law: The Idea of Permissive Natural Law, 1100-1800 (2014).

LEGAL PROFESSION

  1. Heidi K. Gardner, Smart Collaboration: How Professionals and Their Firms Succeed by Breaking Down Silos (2016).
  2. Stephen R. Covey, First Things First: To Live, to Love, to Learn, to Leave a Legacy (1994)(2003 ed.).
  3. Jonathan McDowell, From Law School to Lawyer: Tools, Procedures, and Steps to Grow Your Practice (2015).

LEGAL RESEARCH AND LIBRARIES

  1. Jessie Daniels, Being a Scholar in the Digital Era: Transforming Scholarly Practice for the Public Good (2016).
  2. Andy Tattersall, Altmetrics: a practical guide for librarians, researchers and academics (2016).

MILITARY, WAR, AND PEACE

  1. Michael N. Schmitt (ed.), Tallinn Manual 2.0 on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Operations (2017).

PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE

  1. Bob Ward, The Most Interesting Mock Trial Case Files in the World (2016).
  2. Glenn C. Altschuler, Ten Great American Trials: Lessons in Advocacy (2016).

PROFESSIONAL ETHICS

  1. William H.F. Altman, The Guardians on Trial: The Reading Order of Plato’s Dialogues from Euthyphro to Phaedo (2016).
  2. Frank Anechiarico, Legal but Corrupt: A New Perspective on Public Ethics (2017).
  3. Amos N. Guiora, The Crime of Complicity: The Bystander in the Holocaust (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.

Finals Help

Finals are looming and your brain may be starting to fail; you may need an extra boost to help you make it through the afternoon, the day, or the week.

We are here to help.  The Law Library can provide access to streaming audio study aids, improved West Academic Study Aids, general information on study aids,  we even have the Collaborative Commons where you can get together and study!

candy jarAs wonderful as these resources are, sometimes you need more! Sometimes you need candy!!!

When you find you are in need of candy, come by office 127A, off of the Collaborative Commons.  If the light is on and the door is open, come on in and get some candy.  If the light is on but the door is closed, knock and I will let you in to get candy!

Sometimes the little things help you get through the day and through your work.  As an extra bonus, if you have a reference question I can help with that as well.

Our contact information is:

Circulation Desk
806-742-3957
circulation.law@ttu.edu

Reference Services
806-742-7155
reference.law@ttu.edu

Good luck on your studies!!!

Databases to Help Jumpstart Your Legal Research Quest

Welcome back!  This is one of the most exciting times of the semester.  All possibilities are open and everything is new.  Soon, you will need to start researching; whether it’s for class, papers, or journal comments, the search for information will begin.  Here are some resources to help get you started on your research quest!

One of our favorite go-to databases is HeinOnline.  This database is a collection of primary and secondary legal resources.  If you are looking for current federal law, historical state statutes, federal administrative law, U.S. Supreme Court cases, and especially law journals, then HeinOnline is a great place to start your search.  One fairly unique feature of HeinOnline is that all of the material is available as PDF files.  This means that each document is a scan of the actual physical item and not just an electronic copy of the data that may differ in content and appearance from the original print copy.  It’s easy to get to from the Texas Tech University Law Library’s main web page, just scroll down to “Research and Reference” and click on “HeinOnline.”

databasesAnother resource we have to help you locate difficult-to-find government documents is ProQuest Congressional.  This database has an extensive collection of legislative histories, committee hearings, prints, reports, and bill texts and tracking.  This database is also easily located from the Texas Tech University Law Library’s main web page (see image above).

As a reminder, don’t forget that there are many interdisciplinary databases and materials available to you from the main University Library’s webpage. While the Law Library’s collection of books and materials is focused on law and legal research and is the best place to start when doing legal research, the main University Library has material covering many other topics that can help you with interdisciplinary research.

mainThe main University Library database collection includes Academic Search Complete and EBSCO.  They also have access to JSTOR, which is a collaborative collection of digitized journals and books.  If you have the name of a journal and want to know if articles from it are available, start your search in E-Journals A-Z.

The main University Library is also the place to get materials through ILL (Interlibrary Loan).  If there is something you need and we don’t have it in our collection, use “Document Delivery” and get the item sent to you from another library.  It is free of charge and easy to use.

This is just a quick peek at some of the materials that are available to you to help with your research projects. As always, if you need help with your research, ask a librarian!  It’s what we’re here to do.

If you’re a student, contact Alyson Drake (alyson.drake@ttu.edu) with questions. If you’re a faculty member, contact Jamie Baker (jamie.baker@ttu.edu) or your faculty liaison for assistance.

During regular business hours, there is also an on-call librarian who can help. Stop by the Circulation Desk to ask for the on-call librarian.