Global Women’s Leadership Project: What is it?

This is the first in a four part series highlighting Penn Law’s Global Women’s Leadership Project Database.  Each segment of this series will introduce a different aspect of this database.

“The Global Women’s Leadership Project (GWLP) at Penn Law, developed under the auspices of Under Secretary General and Executive Director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, has created a clearing house of information on laws that govern women’s status in the family, as the first phase of the UN Women’s Family Law database.

The GWLP is one of the first efforts to map the panoramic sweep of laws that regulate a woman’s role in the family and society, including laws governing property, inheritance, custody, guardianship, marriage, divorce, residence, citizenship, domicile, age of marriage, guardianship, female genital mutilation (FGM), “husband obedience ” and sex-selective reproductive decisions. The first phase of the database covers the 54 African countries; the 19 civil law countries in Latin America and 32 states of Mexico; the 51 independent states of Europe; Israel; India; and Pakistan. The research on the Middle East is ongoing.”

This database can be accessed here. Below is a view of the homepage.


From this site, users can also access a world map that outlines family law in various countries as it relates to women’s roles in the family.


For convenient navigation there is also a list of the database’s featured content on the left side of the page.


The Database can be accessed here.

May 2020 New Resources

database resources

In May 2020, 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

While no new resources that were added to the Law Library’s collection this month, remember that there are a wide-variety of resources to help you with your studies. Electronic resources can be accessed through our “Electronic Resources: Databases, Journals, and Site” webpage. As a Texas Tech University student you also have access to the resources available through the main university library’s website. If you need additional resources you can also request items through ILL. All you need to do is sign-in using your eRaider and password and fill out the ILL form with information for the item you are requesting.

New Books

This month there are no new books to announce. We were not able to catalog or add new books while staff is working from home.

If you have any book or circulation questions, please contact the circulation desk at either 806-742-3957 or

All electronic databases are available through the Library’s webpage,

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.


Legal Responses to Coronavirus (COVID-19)


The UCLA School of Law Hugh & Hazel Darling Law Library has compiled a timely guide ( to help locate legal responses to COVID-19.  According to the guide, “many units of government at all levels (federal, state, and local) have issued, and continue to issue, legal responses to the coronavirus epidemic, and some states have laws pre-dating the epidemic but that have become more relevant, such as quarantine statutes and requirements for paid sick leave.  This [sic] goal of this guide is to provide links to primary sources and high-quality summaries to these.”


The federal materials provided in the guide include links to items published by various federal agencies as well as Public Laws about COVID-19.  While the major focus of the guide is on federal and California resources, there are sections dedicated to other state and local jurisdictions.

There is also a useful section that provides links to “Other Resources” that users might find educational.


Among the Other Useful Resources is the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Kit from LexisAdvance and the COVID-19 Workforce Virtual Toolkit from the HHS.






For assistance with locating further information on COVID-19, please contact the Law Library Reference Desk between the hours of 8:30am and 4:30pm Monday through Friday via email or phone.


Phone:  806-742-7155


Bloomberg BNA’s Corporate Law Report: Perform an Advanced Search

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

Today, we will highlight the website’s advanced search function. It is a very helpful tool and is fairly simple to use. it is Accessible from the Corporate Law Home Page

First, you will select the magnifying glass at the top right of the page then the Advanced search option in green below.


That would lead you to the filter options. Here you can narrow your search by keyword, topic, agency, tribunal, type, and date.




Each of the filter options also has a drop down list you can choose from highlighted in green below.


This search should produce a more refined and tailored list of articles for your needs.


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: Exploring an Article

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

Today, we will explore an article from the homepage of the Corporate Law Report.

Scrolling down the home page, the most recent news articles are shown, an article shown below, allows a reader to utilize many different features.


By using the links at the top of the page readers can quickly switch between different articles on the site.



The article also has links to a couple of related articles on the site as well.



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