December 2021 New Resources

In December 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

Bremer-Kovacs Collection:  Historic Documents Related to the Administrative Procedure Act of 1946 – A new comprehensive collection from HeinOnline, designed to make the APA’s history more accessible and understandable. The Collection begins in 1929 with the APA’s first predecessors: bills to regulate administrative procedure that were introduced in Congress but never enacted. The Collection’s coverage expands in 1933, tracking heightened interest in administrative reform following President Roosevelt’s first inauguration and spurred on by the New Deal expansion of the federal administrative apparatus. The Collection includes a comprehensive legislative history of the Walter-Logan Bill of 1940, which Congress approved but President Roosevelt vetoed, as well as later bills that culminated in the Administrative Procedure Act of 1946 (APA).

New Books

BANKRUPTCY LAW

1. Lynn M. LoPucki, Christopher R. Mirick, and Christopher G. Bradley, Strategies for Creditors in Bankruptcy Proceedings (2021).

COMMERCIAL LAW

2. Elizabeth S. Dillon and James A. Goniea, eds., Franchise Law Compliance Manual (2021).

3. Suzanne McSorley, Richard Tyler, and Erin Krejci, eds., Construction Defects:  Assessment, Analysis, and Resolution (2021).

4. Deborah S. Coldwell and Robert M. Einhorn, eds., The Franchise Litigation Handbook (2021).

COURTS

5. Cynthia M. Pigott, Diary of a Mad Juror:  An Inside Look at a Record-Breaking Wrongful-Death Trial That Fell Short of the Truth (2021).

CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE

6. Stephen E. Henderson, Our Constitutional Constraints:  Adjudication (2021).

7. William Harmening, The Deadly Force Script:  How the Police in America Defend the Use of Excessive Force (2021).

DOMESTIC RELATIONS

8. Steven N. Peskind, The Divorce Trial Manual:  From Initial Interview to Closing Argument (2021).

9. Karen Greenberg, Michael Voorhees, Larry Jenkins, and Mark Fiddler, Contested Adoptions:  A Lawyer’s Guide to All Sides (2021).

EDUCATION LAW

10. Laura Rothstein and Scott F. Johnson, Special Education Law (2021).

FOOD AND DRUG LAW

11. Tommy Tobin, ed., Food Law:  A Practical Guide (2021).

IMMIGRATION LAW

12. Cesar Cuauhtemoc Garcia Hernandez, Crimmigration Law (2021).

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW

13. Steven M. Richman, The Photography Law Handbook (2021).

INTERNATIONAL TRADE

14. Dennis Unkovic, Transforming the Global Supply Chain:  Cyber Warfare, Technology, and Politics (2021).

LEGAL EDUCATION

15. James R. Elkins, The Law School Journey:  A Calendar of Readings (2020).

LEGAL RESEARCH AND LIBRARIES

16. Elyse H. Fox, Tell Your Story:  Writing and Publishing for Law Librarians (2020).

17. Nancy Falciani-White, Creativity:  A Toolkit for Academic Libraries (2021).

MEDICAL JURISPRUDENCE

18. Carol A. Fichtelman, Marijuana Law:  A Legal Research Guide (2021).

PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE

19. Paul Mark Sandler, The Fine Art of Trial Advocacy:  A Young Lawyer’s Resource for Success (2021).

20. Robert M. Cary, Craig D. Singer, and Simon A. Latcovich, Federal Criminal Discovery (2021).

PROPERTY–PERSONAL AND REAL

21. Dean N. Alterman, How to Draft Easements (2021).

RACE AND ETHNICITY

22. Richard A. Paschal, Jim Crow in North Carolina:  The Legislative Program From 1865 to 1920 (2021).

23. Teri A. McMurtry-Chubb, Race Unequals:  Overseer Contracts, White Masculinities, and the Formation of Managerial Identity in the Plantation Economy (2021).

RETIREMENT SECURITY

24. Kenney F. Hegland and Lawrence Frolik, Why Did I Walk Into This Room?:  A Thinking Person’s Guide to Growing Older (2020).

SENTENCING AND PUNISHMENT

25. United States Sentencing Commission, Inter-District Differences in Federal Sentencing Practices:  Sentencing Practices Across Districts From 2005-2017 (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.

October 2021 New Books

In October 2021, 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. Vivek Seharwat, Drones and the Law:  International Responses to Rapid Drone Proliferation (2021).

CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE

2. Kathy Swedlow, Core Criminal Law:  Learning Through Multiple-Choice Questions (2021).

EDUCATION LAW

3. James G. Dwyer and Shawn F. Peters, Homeschooling:  The History and Philosophy of a Controversial Practice (2019).

FIRST AMENDMENT

4. Avichai Levit, Legislative Deliberative Democracy:  Debating Acts Restricting Freedom of Speech During War (2021).

5. Ian Rosenberg, The Fight for Free Speech:  Ten Cases That Define Our First Amendment Freedoms (2021).

LAW AND SOCIETY

6. Deborah Lupton, Clare Southerton, Marianne Clark and Ash Watson, The Face Mask in COVID Times:  A Sociomaterial Analysis (2021).

LEGAL EDUCATION

7. Shailini Jandial George, The Law Student’s Guide to Doing Well and Being Well (2021).

LEGAL PROFESSION

8. David Zetoony, Building a Legal Practice One Article at a Time:  Rainmaking Through Publishing (2021).

LEGISLATION

9. Shannon Edmonds, 2021-2023 Legislative Update:  Highlighting Changes to Texas Laws, As Amended Through the 2021 Regular Session of the 87th Legislature (2021).

MEDICAL JURISPRUDENCE

10. Caldwell G. Collins and Robert A. Chu, eds., An Introduction to Tort-Based Healthcare Litigation (2021).

PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE

11. Rachel Landy, Beyond the Work Product:  A Guide to Relationship-Driven Transactional Lawyering (2021).

12. G. Nicholas Herman and Melissa A. Essary, Client Interviewing, Counseling, and Decision-Making:  A Practical Approach (2021).

RELIGION

13. Tanya D. Marsh and Daniel Gibson, Cemetery Law:  The Common Law of Burying Grounds in the United States (2015).

RETIREMENT SECURITY

14. Lydia S. Terrill, The Family Law Practitioner’s Guide to Social Security (2020).

WATER LAW

15. Anoulak Kittikhoun and Susanne Schmeier, eds., River Basin Organizations in Water Diplomacy (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.

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.

2021 February 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

VerdictSearch– Provides verdict and settlement research. Each report includes a full narrative of the facts, allegations, injuries, damages and result. Other key data points include, when available and relevant, expert witnesses, attorneys and law firms, insurers and coverage limits, settlement offers and demands, and docket information, such as the caption, index number, court and judge.

New Books

BANKING AND FINANCE

1. Pierre-Hugues Verdier, Global Banks on Trial:  U.S. Prosecutions and the Remaking of International Finance (2020).

2. Philipp Hacker, et.al. eds., Regulating Blockchain:  Techno-Social and Legal Challenges (2019).

COURTS

3. Richard Susskind, Online Courts and the Future of Justice (2019).

CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE

4. Seth W. Stoughton, Jeffrey J. Noble, and Geoffrey P. Alpert, Evaluating Police Uses of Force (2021).

GAMING

5. Robert M. Jarvis, J. Wesley Cochran, and Ronald J. Rychlak, Gaming Law and Gambling Law:  Cases, Materials, and Problems (2021).

IMMIGRATION LAW

6. Julia Rose Kraut, Threat of Dissent:  A History of Ideological Exclusion and Deportation in the United States (2020).

INFORMATION PRIVACY

7. Mark Burdon, Digital Data Collection and Information Privacy Law (2020).

JUDGES

8. Charles Gardner Geyh, James J. Alfini, and James Sample, Judicial Conduct and Ethics (2020).

9. Renee Knake Jefferson and Hannah Brenner Johnson, Shortlisted:  Women in the Shadows of the Supreme Court (2020).

10. Herbert M. Kritzer, Judicial Selection in the States:  Politics and the Struggle for Reform (2020).

LEGAL ANALYSIS AND WRITING

11. Mary Beth Beazley and Monte Smith, Briefs and Beyond:  Persuasive Legal Writing (2021).

LEGAL EDUCATION

12. Primary Research Group, Inc., Survey of Law Libraries:  Best Practices in Docket Searching (2019).

POLITICS

13. Mark Tushnet, Taking Back the Constitution:  Activist Judges and the Next Age of American Law (2020).

PRESIDENT/EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

14. Laura Notton, ed., Federal Regulatory Guide (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.