Updated Law Library Catalog

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The Texas Tech Law Library has redesigned the library catalog look and feel, to provide better service for our patrons.  There are many features that are intended to assist you while you are conducting your research.  The Law Library faculty and staff will be happy to assist you with any questions you may have.

When you visit the Law Library homepage you will see the search box immediately at the center top of the page.  Performing a search from this screen will provide you with search results that are located here at the Law School.

You can also go directly to the library catalog by visiting this link:   https://ttu-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/search?vid=Law_View&lang=en_US&sortby=rank

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If you wish to search the holdings of other campus collections, click the dropdown menu at the end of the search box.  You will see a list of all of the different campus libraries/collections that you can choose from.

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You are also able to see/manage your library checkouts, fines, etc. from either the Guest link in the upper right part of the screen or the Sign In link that is right below the Search box.    Updated Catalog 4

Click on either the Sign In or Guest link and you will be taken to a screen where you will select the TTU Students, Faculty and Staff (eRaider) option.

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Once you have successfully entered your eRaider login information you will see your personal information in the upper right portion of the library catalog screen.

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By clicking your eraider link you will then be able to select the My Library Card option to see everything that you have checked out from any library on campus, not just the Law Library.  You will also be able to see Requests (ILL/Document Delivery), Fines & Fees, etc.

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In the updated interface, there are links to various items that you might find useful.  There is a link back to the Law Library homepage and a button that will allow you to restart your search from the beginning.  You are also able to access the electronic resources for the University Library as well as the Law Library, using the Databases A-Z and Law Databases links.  Finally, there is a Browse button that allows users that might not really know what they are looking for, to Browse.

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When you have your search results, but there are too many items to looks through, don’t forget the facets on the left hand side that can assist you with narrowing the results to a more manageable number.

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There are some handy tips about using your search results effectively.  When you are searching just the Law Library holdings ALL of your search results will be items physically located here at the Law School or maybe something we provide access to electronically.

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While you are searching in the library catalog, please remember that you can also use the ILL service if you come across something that isn’t currently available.  Click on the Checked Out notice and choose the Get It/Request It option on the next screen.

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You will be automatically taken to the ILL website so that you can fill out the ILL form.  The most important thing to remember is that you have to be logged in with your eraider in order for this to work correctly.

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There are more features that you might find useful and we would be happy to show and explain them.  If you have any questions about the new catalog please contact Sue Kelleher at 806-834-2615 ( sue.kelleher@ttu.edu ) or contact any librarian for assistance.

June 2017 Law Faculty Publications & News

Throughout June 2017, the Law Library received alerts for full-time TTU Law Faculty publications and news. Below is the compilation of daily alerts for June 1 to June 30, 2017.

Published:

Victoria Sutton, Bioengineering and biocrime in The Routledge Handbook of Technology, Crime and Justice, at 228 (Taylor & Francis, 2016).

Articles:
1. Robert T. Sherwin, Evidence? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Evidence!: How Ambiguity in Some States’ Anti-SLAPP Laws Threatens to De-Fang A Popular and Powerful Weapon Against Frivolous Litigation, 40 COLUM. J.L. & ARTS 431 (2017).

2. Catherine Martin Christopher, et. al., Will I Pass the Bar Exam?: Predicting Student Success Using LSAT Scores and Law School Performance, 45 HOFSTRA L. REV. 753 (2017).

3. Wendy-Adele Humphrey, Two-Stepping Around A Minor’s Constitutional Right to Abortion, 38 CARDOZO L. REV. 1769 (2017).

Cited:
1. Prof. Chiappinelli’s textbook CASES AND MATERIALS ON BUSINESS ENTITIES was cited in the following article: Harwell Wells, The Life (and Death?) of Corporate Waste, 74 WASH. & LEE L. REV. 1239 (2017).

2. Prof. Soonpaa’s article Stress in Law Students: A Comparative Study of First-Year, Second-Year, and Third-Year Students was cited in the following article: Raymond H. Brescia, Law and Social Innovation: Lawyering in the Conceptual Age, 80 ALB. L. REV. 235 (2017).

3. Prof. A. Pearl’s article The Tragedy of the Vital Commons was cited in the following article: Samantha Hepburn, Public Resource Ownership and Community Engagement in a Modern Energy Landscape, 34 PACE ENVTL. L. REV. 379 (2017).

4. Prof. Watts’ article Tyranny by Proxy: State Action and the Private Use of Deadly Force was cited in the following article: Darrell A. H. Miller, Self-Defense, Defense of Others, and the State, 80 LAW & CONTEMP. PROBS. 85 (2017).

5. Prof. Casto’s academic works were cited in the following article: Kevin Arlyck, The Courts and Foreign Affairs at the Founding, 2017 B.Y.U. L. REV. 1 (2017).

6. Prof. Casto’s essay Attorney General Robert Jackson’s Brief Encounter with the Notion of Preclusive Presidential Power was cited in the following article Chase Harrington, Zivotofsky II and National Security Decisionmaking at the Lowest bb, 66 DUKE L.J. 1599 (2017).

7. Prof. Casto’s article The Tort Liability of Insane Persons for Negligence: A Critique was cited in multiple sections of the following treatise: RESTATEMENT (THIRD) OF TORTS (2017 Update).

8. Prof. Beyer’s Statutory Fill-In-the-Blank Will Forms, PROB. & PROP., Nov.-Dec. 1996, Statutory Fill-in Will Forms—the First Decade: Theoretical Constructs and Empirical Findings, 72 OR. L. REV. 769 (1993), Statutory Will Methodologies—Incorporated Forms vs. Fill-In Forms: Rivalry or Peaceful Coexistence?, 94 DICK. L. REV. 23 (1990) were all cited in RESTATEMENT (THIRD) OF PROPERTY (WILLS & DON. TRANS.) § 3.1 TD No 2 (2017 Update).

9. Prof. Velte’s article Egging on Lesbian Maternity: The Legal Implications of Tri-Gametic In Vitro Fertilization was cited in the following treatise: PRINCIPLES OF THE LAW OF FAMILY DISSOLUTION § 2.03 (2017 Update).

10. Prof. Benham’s article Dirty Secrets: The First Amendment in Protective-Order Litigation was cited in the following article Hon. Craig Smith & Tom Melsheimer, Open Courts the Role of Rule 76a in Our Civil Justice System, 80 TEX. B.J. 355 (2017).

11. Prof. Camp’s article, ‘Loving’ Return Preparer Regulation, was cited in the following article: James Alm, Jay A. Soled, W(h)ither the Tax Gap?, 92 WASH. L. REV. 521 (2017).

12. Prof. Casto’s article The New Federal Common Law of Tort Remedies for Violations of International Law was cited in the following article: Gwynne L. Skinner, Expanding General Personal Jurisdiction over Transnational Corporations for Federal Causes of Action, 121 PENN ST. L. REV. 617 (2017).

13. Prof. Krahmer’s work is extensively cited in 2 ILL. PRAC., UCC FORMS ANNOTATED (2017 Update).

14. Prof. Murphy’s article Can They Do That? The Due Process and Article III Problems of Proposed Findings of Criminal Contempt in Bankruptcy Courts was cited in § 2:23 Equitable jurisdiction—Contempt powers, 1 Bankruptcy Law Manual § 2:23 (5th ed.).

15. Prof. Murphy’s work in § 12:22 Exceptions to the exhaustion requirement, 4 ADMIN. L. & PRAC. § 12:22 (3d ed.) was cited in ¶ 205,195 THERSIA J. KNAPIK, PLAINTIFF, V. MARY HITCHCOCK MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, DEFENDANT., LABOR & EMPL. L. P 205195.

16. Prof. Beyer’s article Pet Animals: What Happens When Their Humans Die? was cited in Trusts for the care of animals or inanimate objects, The Law Of Trusts And Trustees § 165 (2017 Update).

17. Prof. Beyer’s article Estate Planning for Digital Assets was cited in What may be the trust res?, THE LAW OF TRUSTS AND TRUSTEES § 112 (2017 Update) and The necessity for a trust subject matter, THE LAW OF TRUSTS AND TRUSTEES § 111 (2017 Update).

18. Prof. Loewy’s article The Cowboy and the Cop: The Saga of Dudley Hiibel, 9/11, and the Vanishing Fourth Amendment was cited in the following article: Jonathan Weinberg, Proving Identity, 44 PEPP. L. REV. 731 (2017).

19. Prof. Shannon’s article Debarment and Suspension Revisited: Fewer Eggs in the Basket? was cited in the following article: Robert F. Meunier, Trevor B. A. Nelson, Is It Time for A Single Federal Suspension and Debarment Rule?, 46 PUB. CONT. L.J. 553 (2017).

20. Prof. Camp’s article The Play’s the Thing: A Theory of Taxing Virtual Worlds was cited in the following article: Linda Beale, Reining in Intellectual Property Tax Avoidance, 2017 TXN MAGAZINE 26-38.

21. Prof. Sutton’s textbook LAW AND BIOTERRORISM was cited in the following note: Nicole H. Kalupa, Black Biology: Genetic Engineering, the Future of Bioterrorism, and the Need for Greater International and Community Regulation of Synthetic Biology, 34 WIS. INT’L L.J. 952 (2017).

22. Prof. Camp’s article The Failure of Adversarial Process in the Administrative State was cited in the following article: Rhett Larson, Brian Payne, Unclouding Arizona’s Water Future, 49 ARIZ. ST. L.J. 465 (2017).

23. Prof. Krahmer’s article Foreign Currency Instruments Under the Uniform Commercial Code was cited in § 4-210 FORM 2. Clause Regarding Charge—Back of Foreign Currency Instruments, 7 WASH. PRAC., UCC Forms § 4-210 FORM 2 (2017 Update).

24. Prof. Loewy’s article The Use, Nonuse, and Misuse of Low Value Speech was cited in the following article: Dr. JoAnne Sweeny, Trapped in Public: The Regulation of Street Harassment and Cyber-Harassment Under the Captive Audience Doctrine, 17 NEV. L.J. 651 (2017).

Quoted:
1. Prof. Murphy’s article A “New” Counter-Marbury: Reconciling Skidmore Deference and Agency Interpretive Freedom was quoted in the following article: Kurt Eggert, Deference and Fiction: Reforming Chevron’s Legal Fictions After King v. Burwell, 95 NEB. L. REV. 702 (2017).

2. Prof. Robert Sherwin’s article #HaveWeReallyThoughtThisThrough?: Why Granting Trademark Protection to Hashtags Is Unnecessary, Duplicative, and Downright Dangerous was quoted in the following article: Alexandra J. Roberts, Tagmarks, 105 CAL. L. REV. 599 (2017).

News:
1. On June 7, Prof. Beyer was the lead-off speaker at the 41st Annual Advanced Estate Planning and Probate Course, a three-day CLE program sponsored by the State Bar of Texas. His presentation to approximately 400 attorneys and accompanying article covered recent judicial developments in Texas relating to intestate succession, wills, estate administration, trusts, and related matters.

2. On June 9, Prof. Beyer was a featured speaker at the 44th Annual Midwest Estate, Tax & Business Planning Institute held in Indianapolis, Indiana. To a live audience of approximately 150 attorneys and other estate planning professionals with streaming to virtual attendees across the region, Prof. Beyer presented two papers: (1) What Estate Planners in Common Law Marital Property States Need to Know About Community Property and (2) Avoiding the Estate Planning “Blue Screen of Death” with Competent and Ethical Practices.

3. On June 15, Prof. Beyer was a speaker at the 2017 State Bar of Arizona Annual Convention in Tucson during a program entitled “Dealing With the Unusual and Unexpected: Challenging Assets in Estate Planning and Administration.” His presentations and accompanying papers were entitled Cyber Estate Planning & Administration and Aiming High and Getting High: Estate Planning for Guns and Marijuana.

4. For the twenty-fifth consecutive year, the American Bar Association has appointed Prof. Beyer as the editor of the Keeping Current—Probate column for Probate & Property magazine.

5. On June 24, Prof. Beyer was in Washington, DC where he was a speaker at a program entitled Teaching Techniques at a Workshop for New Law School Teachers sponsored by the Association of American Law Schools.

6. On June 30, Prof. Kyle Velte was interviewed by Double T 97.3FM for and quoted in the following article: Texas Supreme Court questions right of benefits for gay spouses. The article can be found here.

7. On June 9, the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal published an article It’s Debatable: Fighting over Irish snubbing Pence where Prof. Arnold Loewy and Charles Moster debated Notre Dame graduates walking out on Vice President Mike Pence. The article can be found here.

8. On June 20, Prof. Loewy was interviewed by FOX34 News concerning recent decision where the Supreme Court found that law restricting registered sex offenders from using social media in North Carolina violated the legitimate exercise of First Amendment rights. The article can be found here.

June 2017 New Books

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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.

EBSCO: Index to Legal Periodicals and Books: Using the System

Part Three in a Four Part Series.

The EBSCOhost Index of Legal Periodicals and Books (ILP) provides a comprehensive way to find sources on important legal topics. This blawg will show the different tools available once a search term has been entered.

On the home page, I placed “American Indian Law” in the search box and limited the sources to periodicals. The ILP search results provided a lot of potential sources.

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On the left side of the page, there was a box showing the current search and also a way to limit the sources further. Each result also showed if there was a link the full PDF, a way to find it, or a way to request the source.

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Once a source is selected, ILP provides many useful tools. There is an abstract, subject words, and an easy access way to download the PDF.

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If ILP has the PDF, there is a myriad of tools to use within the PDF itself. For example, there is a tool to manage the table of contents and a way to print, email, or save the source.

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Access to EBSCOhost: Index to Legal Periodicals and Books database is available through the Texas Tech Law Library website under the Electronic Databases tab.

 

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May 2017 Law Faculty Publications & News

Throughout May 2017, the Law Library received alerts for full-time TTU Law Faculty publications and news. Below is the compilation of daily alerts for May 1, 2017 to May 31, 2017.

Published:
1. John L. Watts, A Confused Sea: Vicarious Liability for Punitive Damages Under Maritime Law, 91 TUL. L. REV. 691 (2017).

2. Gerry W. Beyer, Recent Developments from the Texas Courts, EST. PLAN. DEV. FOR TEX. PROF., Apr. 2017, at 1.

3. Gerry W. Beyer, Keeping Current—Probate, 31-June PROB. & PROP. 29 (2017).

4. Gerry W. Beyer, America’s Next Top Probate Model, JOTWELL (May 5,2017) (reviewing Katherine M. Arango, Trials and Heirs: Antemortem Probate for the Changing American Family, 81 BROOK. L. REV. 779 (2016)), http://trustest.jotwell.com/americas-next-top-probate-model/.

5. Brie D. Sherwin, Pride and Prejudice and Administrative Zombies: How Economic Woes, Outdated Environmental Regulations, and State Exceptionalism Failed Flint, Michigan, 88 U. COLO. L. REV. 653 (2017).

6. William R. Casto, The Abiding Importance of Procrastination: In Grading Law School Final Examinations, 20 GREEN BAG 2d 235 (2017).

7. Richard W. Murphy, Reviving and Refining a Pragmatic Approach to Finality, JOTWELL (April 17, 2017) (reviewing William Funk, Final Agency Action After Hawkes, 11 N.Y.U. J. L. & LIBERTY (forthcoming 2017), available at SSRN), http://adlaw.jotwell.com/reviving-and-refining-a-pragmatic approach-to-finality/.

Cited:
1. Prof. Beyer’s article Statutory Fill-in Will Forms–the First Decade: Theoretical Constructs and Empirical Findings was cited in the following article: Mark Glover, Freedom of Inheritance, 2017 UTAH L. REV. 283 (2017).

2. Prof. Camp’s article The Play’s the Thing: A Theory of Taxing Virtual Worlds was cited in the following note: Zachary B. Johnson, I Got 988 Problems but Bitcoin Ain’t One: The Current Problems Presented by the Internal Revenue Service’s Guidance on Virtual Currency, 47 U. MEM. L. REV. 633 (2016).

3. Prof. Camp’s article A History of Tax Regulation Prior to the Administrative Procedure Act was cited in the following article: Brian Boyd, State v. Saldierna, 61 N.Y.L. SCH. L. REV. 175 (2017).

4. Prof. Camp’s article Theory & Practice in Tax Administration was cited in the American Bar Association’s comments on recent practice changes at the Internal Revenue Service Appeals Division: William Caudill, ABA Members Comment on Recent Appeals Division Practice Changes (Section 1014 — Basis of property acquired from a decedent), 2017 TNT 89-10.

5. Prof. Camp’s article The Failure of Adversarial Process in the Administrative State was cited in the following article: Michael Asimow & Yoav Dotan, Open and Closed Judicial Review of Agency Action: The Conflicting U.S. and Israeli Approaches, 64 AM. J. COMP. L. 521 (2016).

6. Prof. Casto’s book Foreign Affairs and the Constitution in the Age of Fighting Sail was cited in the following article: John L. Watts, A Confused Sea: Vicarious Liability for Punitive Damages Under Maritime Law, 91 TUL. L. REV. 691 (2017).

7. Prof. Casto’s article Attorney General Robert Jackson’s Brief Encounter with the Notion of Preclusive Presidential Power was cited in the following article: Zivotofsky II and National Security Decisionmaking at the Lowest Ebb, 66 DUKE L.J. 1599 (2017).

8. Prof. Casto’s article The ATS Cause of Action Is Sui Generis was cited in the following article: Anonymous, Clarifying Kiobel’s “Touch and Concern” Test, 130 HARV. L. REV. 1902 (2017).

9. Prof. Casto’s article Foreign Affairs and the Constitution in the Age of Fighting Sail was cited in the fighting article: Alex H. Loomis, The Power to Define Offenses Against the Law of Nations, 40 HARV. J.L. & PUB. POL’Y 417 (2017).

10. Prof. Humphrey’s article ‘‘Let’s Talk About Sex”: Legislating and Educating on the Affirmative Consent Standard was cited in the following article: Professor Andrea A. Curcio, Institutional Failure, Campus Sexual Assault and Danger in the Dorms: Regulatory Limits and the Promise of Tort Law, 78 MONT. L. REV. 31 (2017).

11. Prof. Humphrey’s article ‘‘Let’s Talk About Sex”: Legislating and Educating on the Affirmative Consent Standard was cited in the following article: Eleanor Murphy, No Means No: A Critical Examination of the Effectiveness of the “Yes Means Yes” Law, 39 T. JEFFERSON L. REV. 93 (2017).

12. Prof. Metze’s article Speaking Truth to Power: The Obligation of the Courts to Enforce the Right to Counsel at Trial was cited in the following article:
Paul George, The Cost of Ab 193: Constitutional Guarantees Sacrificed for Ineffective Means, 17 NEV. L.J. 517 (2017).

13. Prof. Murphy’s article Chenery Unmasked: Reasonable Limits on the Duty to Give Reasons was cited in the following article: Michael Asimow &Yoav Dotan, Open and Closed Judicial Review of Agency Action: The Conflicting U.S. and Israeli Approaches, 64 AM. J. COMP. L. 521 (2016).

14. Prof. Robert Sherwin’s article #HAVEWEREALLYTHOUGHTTHISTHROUGH?: Why Granting Trademark Protection to Hashtags Is Unnecessary, Duplicative, and Downright Dangerous was cited in the following article: Stacey B. Steinberg, #advocacy: Social Media Activism’s Power to Transform Law, 105 KY. L.J. 413 (2017).

15. Prof. Robert Sherwin’s article #HAVEWEREALLYTHOUGHTTHISTHROUGH?: Why Granting Trademark Protection to Hashtags Is Unnecessary, Duplicative, and Downright Dangerous was cited in the following article: Debbie Chu, #CautionBusinesses: Using Competitors’ Hashtags Could Possibly Lead to Trademark Infringement, 25 CATH. U. J. L. & TECH 387 (2017).

16. Prof. Weninger’s article The Abolition of Plea Bargaining: A Case Study of El Paso County, Texas was cited in the following article: Eric S. Fish, Prosecutorial Constitutionalism, 90 S. CAL. L. REV. 237 (2017).

17. Prof. Batra’s article Judicial Participation in Plea Bargaining: A Dispute Resolution Perspective was cited in the following article: Eric S. Fish, Prosecutorial Constitutionalism, 90 S. CAL. L. REV. 237 (2017).

18. Many of Prof. Beyer’s past articles and studies were cited in the following article: Jacob Arthur Bradley, Antemortem Probate Is A Bad Idea: Why Antemortem Probate Will Not Work and Should Not Work, 85 MISS. L.J. 1431 (2017).

19. Prof. James’s article No Help for the Helpless: How the Law Has Failed to Serve and Protect Persons Suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease was cited in the following article: Roy G. Spece Jr. et al., (Implicit) Consent to Intimacy, 50 IND. L. REV. 907 (2017).

20. Prof. Sutton’s article Environment and Public Health in a Time of Plague was cited in the following article: Christopher Ogolla, First Do No Harm: The Manipulation of Public Health for Non-Public Health Purposes and Its Legal Consequences, 50 IND. L. REV. 849 (2017).

21. Prof. Spain’s article Collaborative Law: A Critical Reflection on Whether a Collaborative Orientation Can Be Ethically Incorporated into the Practice of Law was cited in the following article: Rachel Rebouché, A Case Against Collaboration, 76 MD. L. REV. 547 (2017).

22. Prof. Weninger’s article Amended Federal Rule of Evidence 408: Trapping the Unwary was cited as a principal law review article for understanding Rule of Evidence 408 in § 408.12 Law review articles and other commentary on Rule 408, 5A WASH. PRAC., EVIDENCE LAW AND PRACTICE § 408.12 (6th ed.), a June 2017 update to the Washington Practice Series.

23. Prof. Watts’s article Fairness and Utility in Products Liability: Balancing Individual Rights and Social Welfare was cited in the following article: A. Mayer Kohn, A World After Tincher v. Omega Flex: Pennsylvania Courts Should Preclude Industry Standards and Practices Evidence in Strict Products Liability Litigation, 89 TEMP. L. REV. 643 (2017).

24. Prof. Watts’s article Differences without Distinctions: Boyle’s Government Contractor Defense Fails to Recognize the Critical Differences Between Civilian and Military Plaintiffs and Between Military and Non-Military Procurement was cited in the following treatise: Dan B. Dobbs, Paul T. Hayden & Ellen M. Bublick, The Law of Torts § 352 (2d ed. 2017).

25. Prof. Beyer and William R. Buckley’s article Videotape and the Probate Process, the Nexus Grows was cited in the following treatise: Eunice L. Ross and Thomas J. Reed, Will Contests § 14:14 (2d ed. 2017).

Quoted:
1. Prof. Huffman’s article Margin of Error: Potential Pitfalls of the Ruling in the Prosecutor v. Ante Gotovina was quoted in the following article: Mark “Max” Maxwell & Richard V. Meyer, The Innocent Combatant: Preserving Their Jus in Bello Protections, 5 PENN ST. J.L. & INT’L AFF. 111 (2017).

News:
1. As the 2015 winner of the Gardener DeMallie Award for the highest rated speaker at the Douglas W. Conner 36th Annual Advanced Estate Planning and Administration Seminar, Prof. Beyer was invited to return to Williamsburg, Virginia speak at the 38th Annual Program on May 6, 2017. To an audience of over 200 estate planning attorneys, Prof. Beyer presented his paper entitled Anticipating Wills Contests and How to Avoid Them.

2. Prof. Brian Shannon addressed the Lubbock Area Bar Association’s monthly meeting on May 10, 2017, on the topic, “NCAA Litigation & Legislation: They are Student-Athletes, Right?”

3. Prof. Brian Shannon served as the Master of Ceremonies at the Newton Excellence in Education 2017 Award Gala in Lubbock, Texas, on May 10, 2017.

4. Prof. Beyer presented six hours of continuing education for the Texas Association of Counties’ 2017 Probate Academy held in Lubbock, Texas on May 10-11 with approximately 120 Constitutional County Court judges and their clerks in attendance. The topics Prof. Beyer covered included: a probate legislative update, types of wills and what makes a will, an appellate case update, intestacy issues and property passage, digital assets – planning and administration, multiple-party bank accounts, regular and NFA weapons, and a probate question and answer session.

5. On May 12, Prof. Beyer traveled to Amarillo, Texas to serve as a speaker for the Twenty-Sixth Annual Institute on Estate Planning sponsored by the Amarillo Area Estate Planning Council. Prof. Beyer’s presentations and accompanying papers were as follows: Transfer on Death Deeds, Cyber Estate Planning and Administration, and Estate Planning for “Weaponized” Clients.

6. Prof. Baker’s efforts to combat SCOTUS link rot were recognized in 22 NO. 4 INTERNET L. RESEARCHER NL 5 (2017).

7. Prof. Bryan Camp was interviewed for and quoted in the following article: Marie Sapirie, No Equitable Tolling for Late-Filed Innocent Spouse Petition, 2017 TXN MAGAZINE 20-16.

8. On May 17, Prof. Beyer was the guest speaker at a meeting of the Estate Planning Council of North Texas in Plano, Texas. His presentation was entitled Estate Planning & Administration for Digital Assets and Guns and was accompanied by his two articles: (1) Cyber Estate Planning and Administration and (2) Estate Planning for “Weaponized” Clients.

9. On May 18, Prof. Beyer was the guest speaker at a meeting of the Houston Area Disability Elder Law Attorney Association. His topic and accompanying paper were entitled Morals from the Courthouse: A Study of Recent Texas Cases Impacting the Wills, Probate, and Trust Practice.

10. On May 30, Prof. Beyer was the guest speaker for a meeting of the Probate, Trusts, and Estates Section of the Houston Bar Association. His presentation and accompanying article were entitled Avoiding the Estate Planning “Blue Screen of Death” with Competent and Ethical Practices.

11. Prof. Vickie Sutton was interviewed in the following article: Michael Todd, Scared Straight: Evidence Makes for Better Biosecurity Rules (2016). The article can be found here.

12. Prof. Huffman was interviewed in the following article: Matt Dotray, Lubbock at the doorstep in getting new VA super clinic, LUBBOCK AVALANCHE-JOURNAL, May 20, 2017, available at 2017 WL 15752799.

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.

Bloomberg Law: Litigation Analytics – What is it?

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This is the first of a four part series spotlighting Bloomberg Law’s Litigation Analytics.

Bloomberg Law’s Litigation Analytics is a newly developed tool that allows a user to search current litigation statistics by firm, by represented client, or by judge. It contains dynamic charts for the user to interact with.

To access this feature, you will need your Bloomberg Law login. After logging in, you will click on the litigation and dockets tab at the top of the page. Under Litigation and Dockets, select Litigation Analytics.

This is the starting homepage, displayed is an example of search by company, specifically Apple Inc.

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This is an excellent tool to research all kinds of litigation, such as what firms are currently representing some of your clients in another jurisdiction, which firm represents an opposing party, the frequency of appearances for each firm, and what judges are hearing these cases. Data is downloadable into PDF, Word, and Excel Reports. After you locate the data that you need, click on the printer icon on the right hand side, then this window will pop up with a variety of options.

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To begin, you will want to select what type of party you are searching at the top. This will either be company, law firm or judge.

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For more general information about the resource, visit https://www.bna.com/litigation-analytics/.

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

EBSCO: Index to Legal Periodicals and Books: Folders

Part Four in a Four Part Series.

The EBSCOhost Index to Legal Periodicals and Books (ILP) also allows users to save searches and materials to folders. When a specific source is open that a user wants to save, the folder button is located on the right side of the screen.

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A user can access the folder at any point during the search as it is located on the blue search bar at the top of the page.

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The folder automatically places sources into different sections based on the type of source. In addition, the ILP Folder also stores search alerts and journal alerts.

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Finally, the ILP Folder is easy to manage with tools to print, email, and delete sources.

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Overall, the ILP is a very useful tool to find periodical and books sources on a variety of legal topics. It is easy-to-use and well-organized.

Access to EBSCOhost: Index to Legal Periodicals and Books database is available through the Texas Tech Law Library website under the Electronic Databases tab.

EBSCOhost:
http://eds.a.ebscohost.com/ehost/search/basic?sid=b159672d-eb1e-495c-9c8c-ccdc48b22e89%40sessionmgr4008&vid=7&hid=4202

 

EBSCO: Index to Legal Periodicals and Books: Search Bar

Part Two in a Four Part Series.

The EBSCOhost Index to Legal Periodicals and Books (ILP) also has a very useful Search Bar at the top of the search box.

blue barOne the left side, the ILP provides a New Search tab that takes a user back to the home page. There is also a Publications tab that provides access to an alphabetical publication database. Finally, there is a Thesaurus tab which provides a search tool based on the different legal meaning of terms.

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On the right side there are useful tabs, such as the Preferences, which allows a user to set up the presentation of the searched material.

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There is also a Languages tab and an Ask a Librarian tab which takes users to the Tech Law website to submit a question.

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Access to EBSCOhost: Index to Legal Periodicals and Books database is available through the Texas Tech Law Library website under the Electronic Databases tab.

EBSCOhost:
http://eds.a.ebscohost.com/ehost/search/basic?sid=b159672d-eb1e-495c-9c8c-ccdc48b22e89%40sessionmgr4008&vid=7&hid=4202

 

EBSCO: Index to Legal Periodicals and Books: Overview

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Part One in a Four Part Series.

The Index to Legal Periodicals and Books (ILP), an EBSCOhost search tool, provides a comprehensive approach to finding online book and periodical materials. This tool provides multiple ways of narrowing and developing search parameters.homeILP provides a useful search bar. There are also helpful search options, such as Advanced Search and Search History. There is also a tool that will limit the database based on subject.

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ILP also provides a Search Options mode that has search modes and expanders that are helpful. Further, there is tool to limit a search based on publication type, date, full text link, and publication date.

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Overall, ILP is a very helpful tool to access several article and books in an easy-to-use manner. It is user friendly and contains many sources.

Access to EBSCOhost: Index to Legal Periodicals and Books database is available through the Texas Tech Law Library website under the Electronic Databases tab.

EBSCOhost:

http://eds.a.ebscohost.com/ehost/search/basic?sid=b159672d-eb1e-495c-9c8c-ccdc48b22e89%40sessionmgr4008&vid=7&hid=4202