Reserve a Study Room Online!

study room collage

The Law Library is happy to announce that the Law School Community may now book rooms online.  You no longer need to come to the Reference & Information Desk to check on room availability or to book a room!

To book a room online:

  • Go to the Law School’s homepage and select “Library” from the dropdown menu.
  • Click on “Law Library Home.”
  • On the Law Library’s homepage, you can find “Room Reservation” links in the following locations:
    • Under the “Patron Services” tab
    • In “Quick Links” near the bottom of the page
  • The “Room Reservation” link will open the “Law Library Room Reservations” page. On the page are instructions and guidelines for reserving a room.
  • To book a room, read the instructions and guidelines and click “Book Now” to proceed to the room reservation calendar.

Step-by-step instructions are located here.

When reserving a room, please keep the following guidelines in mind:

  • Rooms are only available to Law Students, Law Faculty and Law Staff.
  • Rooms are available for booking 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Each study room booking defaults to a maximum 2-hour reservation.
  • Law Students may reserve two 2-hour blocks per day for a total of 4-hours maximum for study rooms per day.
  • The 2-hour reservations may be consecutive, or may be split.
  • The same study group should not book the same room for more than 4 hours a day.
  • You are expected to use the room while you have it reserved, please do not leave the room empty for an extended period of time.
  • If you are finished with a study room before your reservation has expired, please stop by the Reference & Information Desk and inform the staff so they can adjust the reservation.

June 2018 New Books

2018 June covers

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.

March 2018 New Books

2018 March new books

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

CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE

  1. Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington, The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist: A True Story of Injustice in the American South (2018).

EMPLOYMENT PRACTICE

  1. Stephen Martin Kohn, The New Whistleblower’s Handbook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Doing What’s Right and Protecting Yourself (2017).

ENERGY AND UTILITIES LAW

  1. Ruven Fleming, Shale Gas, the Environment and Energy Security: A New Framework for Energy Regulation (2017).

HEALTH LAW AND POLICY

  1. Irwin W. Sherman, The Power of Plagues (2017).

INFORMATION PRIVACY

  1. Lothar Determann, Determann’s Field Guide to Data Privacy Law: International Corporate Compliance (2017).

INTERNATIONAL LAW

  1. Victoria J. Szymczak, Charting the Legal Systems of the Western Pacific Islands: A Legal Research Guide (2017).
  2. Jim Freedman, A Conviction in Question: The First Trial at the International Criminal Court (2017).

LEGAL EDUCATION

  1. Roy Stuckey, Best Practices for Legal Education: A Vision and a Road Map (2007).

LEGAL PROFESSION

  1. Mark Robertson and J. Harris Morgan, How to Draft Bills Clients Rush to Pay (2018).
  2. Douglas Hand, The Laws of Style: Sartorial Excellence for the Professional Gentleman (2018).
  3. Neil W. Hamilton, Roadmap: The Law Student’s Guide to Meaningful Employment (2018).

LEGAL RESEARCH AND LIBRARIES

  1. Frans L. Leeuw with Hans Schmeets, Empirical Legal Research: A Guidance Book for Lawyers, Legislators and Regulators (2016).
  2. Heidi Frostestad Kuehl and Megan A. O’Brien, International Legal Research in a Global Community (2017).
  3. Lauren M. Collins, Veterans Benefits: A Legal Research Guide (2017).

POLITICS

  1. Steven M. Gillon, Separate and Unequal: The Kerner Commission and the Unraveling of American Liberalism (2018).

PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE

  1. Thomas M. Melsheimer and Judge Craig Smith, On the Jury Trial: Principles and Practices for Effective Advocacy (2017).
  2. Richard K. Neumann, Transactional Lawyering Skills: Client Interviewing, Counseling, and Negotiation (2013).

PROPERTY–PERSONAL AND REAL

  1. Aaron Perzanowski and Jason Schultz, The End of Ownership: Personal Property in the Digital Economy (2016).

PSYCHOLOGY

  1. David Emerald, The Power of TED: The Empowerment Dynamic (2016).

RELIGION

  1. Nicolas Howe, Landscapes of the Secular: Law, Religion, and American Sacred Space (2016).
  2. Nelson Tebbe, Religious Freedom in an Egalitarian Age (2017).

SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES

  1. Joel Richard Paul, Without Precedent: John Marshall and His Times (2018).

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 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.

Spring 2018 ELR Schedule

ELR has record registration numbers this fall, so many of our classes are full, but don’t forget that Prof. Drake keeps a wait list that you can be added to!  Almost every class has a few people pull out the week before class, so a few extra people can always get in the week of the class.

In addition to the classes on our poster below, we’ve added a section of each of our required classes, so our required classes are now offered on the following dates:

RE 6: Secondary Sources: Tuesday, January 9th, 5:00-7:00 p.m., Friday, January 12th, 2:00-4:00pm, OR Saturday, January 13th, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

RE 3: Federal Administrative Materials: Tuesday, January 30th, 4:00-6:00pm, Wednesday, January 31, 5:00-7:00 p.m., OR Friday, February 2, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

RE 4: Case Finding Tools: Sunday, February 11th, 1:00-3:00 p.m., Monday, February 12th, 5:00-7:00 p.m., OR Friday, February 16th, 2:00-4:00pm

RE 5: Using Citators: Monday, February 19th, 5:00-7:00 p.m., Thursday, February 22nd, 5:00-7:00 p.m., OR Friday, February 23rd, 2:00-4:00pm

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.

What can I get at the Circulation desk?

Students, don’t forget the staff at the Circulation desk are here to help you!  They are here to ensure you get what you need, when you need it.  Here are some of the services and helpful items that are available to you from the Circulation desk:

Office Supplies:  Whether you forget your pencil bag at home or urgently need to staple an assignment minutes before class starts, the Circulation desk has what you need. Pens, pencils, erasers, calculators, paper clips, rulers, staplers, hole punch, tape, and scissors are all available upon request.

Umbrellas:  It doesn’t rain in West Texas very often, but when it does you might need an umbrella.  The Circulation desk has a limited number of umbrellas available to keep you, and your pricey books, dry when the rain catches you unprepared.  All we ask is, if you borrow an umbrella, please return it so we can loan it out again!

Electronics and Chargers:  Forget your charger at home? The Circulation desk has a wide variety of charging cords available so you can spend less time commuting and more time studying. Additionally, the Circulation desk also carries thumb drives and cords for connecting to video equipment, small camcorders, and projectors.

Pain Medication:  Headaches and muscle aches can slow your study pace to a crawl, so it is important to get relief as soon as possible.  The Circulation desk has ibuprofen, acetaminophen, and aspirin available upon request.

First Aid Supplies:  The Circulation desk has a variety of bandages, alcohol pads, and antiseptic available for minor cuts and abrasions. A bigger first aid kit is also available for more serious situations.  Additionally, the Law Library has two defibrillators: one by the 1st floor elevator and one out side the Library entrance, under the message board.

Cleaning Supplies:  For life’s little messes, the Circulation desk has an assortment of cleaning supplies you may borrow at your convenience.

Study Room Reservations:  Law Library Study Room reservations can be made at the Circulation desk.  If you want to make sure a study room is available for you at the time you need it, come by the Circulation desk and reserve the room you need.

Last but most importantly, the Circulation desk has Answers!  If you need help, but are not sure where to go or who can help; the Circulation Desk staff can help!  Ask, and the Circulation desk staff will either provide you the answer or connect you with the person who can help.