Index to Foreign Legal Periodcials: Print Edition

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Part Three in a Four Part Series.

HeinOnline provides the print edition of the Index of Foreign Legal Periodicals (IFLP) online. A user can search for the appropriate IFLP based on the year of publication. This index is provided by the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. In addition to searching by year, there is also a general search box.

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After clicking on the applicable year, the digital copies of the pages appears. On the left-hand side of the screen is a Table of Contents that provides for easy navigation.

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At the top of each page is a comprehensive search bar that allows a user to download a PDF version, email, and easily navigate the pages.

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This is an easy to navigate system that allows a user to find foreign legal periodicals and essays easily.

Access to HeinOnline: The Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals database is available through the Texas Tech Law Library website under the Electronic Databases tab.

HeinOnline:

http://heinonline.org/HOL/Index?collection=iflp

Streaming Audio Study Aids

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One of the neat new features of the West Academic Study Aids is the addition of audio lectures. Both the Sum and Substance series and the Law School Legends series are now available to stream 24/7.

The interface is very user friendly. There is a handy menu to select the exact lectures on particular topics that you would like to stream.

To access the audio lectures, go to the Law School’s website:

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Click on the Library tab at the top, and select the West Academic Study Aids link under Research and Reference:

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This takes you to the West Academic Study Aids site. From here you may either search by subject, select by series, etc. To select by series, choose the appropriate drown down menu to find all of the available series:

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From this list select either the Law School Legends Audio Series or the Sum and Substance Audio. After choosing a particular series, a list of all the available titles will appear:

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Select the desired title, in this case Wills and Trust by our own Professor Beyer:

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Once a title is selected a window will appear with a play button, fast forward button, and reverse button, as well as a tracks play list. You may play it from the beginning or just play the topic you are interested in.

Another really great part about the audio lectures is that they work great on your cell phones and other mobile devices.  No need to download files or deal with CDs.

Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals: Using the Search Bar

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Part Two in a Four part Series.

One of the most useful search tools on the Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals (IFLP) is the search bar. With the multiple search options, a researcher can readily and easily limit the scope of the contents. The subparts of these different tabs are organized in a user friendly manner. For example, most of the tabs have the contents organized in alphabetical order.

The Subjects tab allows a user to search various subject areas based on the first letter of the subject title.

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The Publication Title tab allows researchers to search for various periodical, journals, or essay collections based on the first letter of the publication title.

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Finally, the Print Edition tab allows a researcher to search through the book form of the IFLP online. The editions include everything from 1960-2015.

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Once a particular year is selected, the table of contents tab on the left provides for easy navigation.

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Access to HeinOnline: The Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals database is available through the Texas Tech Law Library website under the Electronic Databases tab.

HeinOnline:

http://heinonline.org/HOL/Index?collection=iflp

Summer ELR Courses: Registration Opens April 3rd!

Summer 2017 ELR Schedule

It’s almost that time-to register for the law library’s awesome summer Excellence in Legal Research Program classes!

Registration will open via Blackboard on Monday, April 3rd at 9:00am.

Here’s what we’re offering:

EL 12: Special Topic: Law Practice Technology & Legal Ethics (Dell):  Monday, May 22nd, from 1:00-3:00pm

EL 5: Practice and Litigation Materials (Baker):  Tuesday, June 6th from 2:30-4:30pm

RE 4: Case Finding Tools (Drake):  Monday, June 26th from 2:30-4:30pm

RE 3: Federal Administrative Materials (Drake):  Tuesday, July 25th from 3:00-5:00pm

If you’re going to be around Lubbock this summer, it’s a wonderful opportunity to get a jump start on the program or make some major progress.  Need to know what classes you still need to complete the program?  Be on the lookout for an email from Alyson Drake, the Director of the Excellence in the Legal Research Program, with your progress report before the end of March.  Want to register for the program?  Email Alyson at alyson.drake@ttu.edu.

The fall schedule will be released this summer.

Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals: Overview

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Part One in Four Part Series.

The Index of Foreign Legal Periodicals (IFLP) provides a comprehensive and complete resource to international materials, including periodicals and essays. This database includes materials from 1984 to date.

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The search bar includes choices to search by subject, country subject, region, title, and print edition.

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Search parameters can be narrowed based off of a date range and using keywords, author, and article title.

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Search tips also allow a researcher foreign materials in a more efficient matter, including searching with non-English terms.

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Access to HeinOnline: The Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals database is available through the Texas Tech Law Library website under the Electronic Databases tab.

HeinOnline:

http://heinonline.org/HOL/Index?collection=iflp

Microsoft Academic and the Law Library’s ScHOLAR

Microsoft Academic is a digital repository. It claims to compile “. . . the most personally relevant papers, research news, conferences, people, and ideas, powered by artificial intelligence (AI) bots that read, understand, and deliver the scientific information to further your work.” The information, which is mostly scientific in nature, is organized into 19 fields of study. Depending on the amount of data, each field of study is further classified into various subtopics. Law, for example, is found under Sociology.
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One can search each field of study for news, papers, or a combination of both. For example, a search for “criminal procedure” (without the quotes), retrieves over 8,000 hits. Date, author, affiliation, the field of study, and journal title can then further refine the results. All papers are available for download. Also, the citation count of each article is available. Microsoft describes the citation count as an “estimation based on a statistical model which takes advantage of both the local statistics of individual publications and the global statistics of the entire academic graph to determine the estimates of citation counts.”
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arturo blog 3.jpgNot unlike Microsoft Academic, the Law Library’s ScHOLAR, in part, collects, preserves, and makes available the scholarly papers of the Texas Tech University School of Law faculty. ScHOLAR encompasses more than just faculty scholarship, though. In addition to Law Faculty Scholarship, ScHOLAR contains four additional “communities” or collection types—Special Collections, Law School History, Law Library History, and Regional Legal History. For example, under the Law School History collection, one can find some interesting information about the School’s past. One can read about two of our most respected, senior members of the faculty—Professor Weninger’s Jail Term Findings (p. 6) and Professor Krahmer’s accomplishments (p. 5)—in the 1984 issue of Cornerstone­­­­ (a magazine for the alumni, friends, and supporters of the Texas Tech School of Law). A little exploring can turn up fascinating historical tidbits about the history of the law school.
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February 2017 Law Faculty Publications & News

Throughout February 2017, the Law Library’s Faculty Services & Scholarly Communications Department received alerts for full-time TTU Law Faculty publications and news. Below is the compilation of daily alerts for February 1, 2017 to February 28, 2017.

Published:

  1. Richard Murphy, Administrative Law and Practice – 3 Admin. L. & Prac. (3d ed 2017).
  1. Sally McDonald Henry, Paying-to-Play in Chapter 11, 17 J. Bus. & Sec. L. 113 (2016).
  1. Gerry W. Beyer & Brooke Dacus, Estate Planning for Mary Jane and Other Marijuana Users, 55-2 REPTL Reporter 50 (2017).
  1. Brie D. Sherwin, Joseph F. Mudge, Jaclyn E. Cañas-Carrell, Heather A. Lanza, Thomas R. Rainwater, Steven G. Platt, Scott T. McMurry, and Todd A. Anderson, Organochlorine Pesticide Residues in Caudal Scutes of Belize Morelet’s Crocodiles (Crocodylus moreletii), 50 (4) Journal of Herpetology 552–558 (2016).
  1. John Krahmer, Commercial Transactions, 2 SMU L. Rev. 103 (2016).

Cited:

  1. Prof. Murphy’s Punitive Damages, Explanatory Verdicts, and the Hard Look, was cited in the February 2017 update of: 1 Fed. Jury Prac. & Instr. § 8:8 (6th ed.)
  1. Prof. Camp’s article, The Failure of Adversarial Process in the Administrative State, was cited in the February 2017 update of: 2:13 Deriving procedural norms, 1 Admin. L. & Prac. (3d ed.)
  1. Prof. Murphy’s & Afsheen John Radsan’s article Measure Twice, Shoot Once: Higher Care for Cia-Targeted Killing, was cited in the following research article: Jennifer Varriale Carson, Assessing the Effectiveness of High-Profile Targeted Killings in the “War on Terror”. Criminology & Pub. Pol’y J. doi:10.1111/1745-9133.12274 (2017).
  1. Prof. Camp’s articles Tax Administration as Inquisitorial Process and the Partial Paradigm Shift in the IRS Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998, and Theory and Practice in Tax Administration were cited in the following article: Joshua D. Blank & Leigh Osofsky, Simplexity: Plain Language and The Tax Law, 66 Emory L.J. 189 (2017).
  1. Prof. Loewy’s article Rethinking Search and Seizure in a Post-9/11 World, was cited in the following article: Ric Simmons, Quantifying Criminal Procedure: How to Unlock the Potential of Big Data in Our Criminal Justice System, 2016 Mich. St. L. Rev. 947 (2016).
  1. Prof. Loewy’s essay Morals Legislation and the Establishment Clause was quoted in the following note: Charles B. Straut, Due Process Disestablishment: Why Lawrence v. Texas Is a First Amendment Case, 91 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 1794 (2016).
  1. Prof. Beyer’s article Ante-Mortem Probate: A Viable Alternative was cited in the following article: Mark Glover, Probate-Error Costs, 49 Conn. L. Rev. 613 (2016).
  1. Prof. Beyer’s article Ante-Mortem Probate: A Viable Alternative was cited in the following article: Kyle Frizzelle, Better to Play Dead? Examining North Carolina’s Living Probate Law and Its Potential Effect on Testamentary Disposition, 39 Campbell L. Rev. 187 (2017).
  1. Prof. Camp’s article The Play’s the Thing: A Theory of Taxing Virtual Worlds was cited in the following article: Adam Chodorow, Bitcoin and the Definition of Foreign Currency, 19 Fla. Tax Rev. 365, 398 (2016).
  1. Prof. Camp’s was cited in the following article: Michelle Lyon Drumbl, Joint Winners, Separate Losers: Proposals to Ease the Sting for Married Taxpayers Filing Separately, 19 Fla. Tax Rev. 399 (2016).
  1. Prof. Camp’s article The Early Supreme Court Justices’ Most Significant Opinion was cited in the following article: Adam Dec, Controversy and Oversight: Recent Developments in 702 Surveillance and Article III Jurisprudence, 35 Rev. Litig. 293 (2016).
  1. Prof. Murphy’s article Chenery Unmasked: Reasonable Limits on the Duty to Give Reasons, was quoted in: 33 Fed. Prac. & Proc. Judicial Review § 8301 (1st ed.).
  1. Prof. Humphrey’s article ‘‘Let’s Talk About Sex”: Legislating and Educating on the Affirmative Consent Standard was cited in the following article review: Universities and Other Institutions of Higher Learning, 46 J.L. & Educ. 141 (2017).
  1. Prof. Velte’s essay Obergefell’s Expressive Promise was cited in the following colloquium: Marc Spindelman, Obergefell’s Dreams, 77 Ohio St. L.J. 1039 (2016).
  1. Prof. Velte’s essay Obergefell’s Expressive Promise was cited in the following article: Mark P. Strasser, Obergefell’s Legacy, 24 Duke J. Gender L. & Pol’y 61 (2016).
  1. Prof. Beyer’s article The Fine Art of Intimidating Disgruntled Beneficiaries with In Terrorem Clauses, was cited in the following blog post from February 16, 2017: Jonnette Watson Hamilton, Residential Tenancy Agreements, Options to Purchase, In Terrorem Clauses, and Relief from Forfeiture, WLNR 5079390 (2017).
  1. Prof. Loewy’s article, Rethinking Free Exercise of Religion After Smith and Boerne: Charting a Middle Course, was cited in: Teneille Ruth Brown, Medical Futility and Religious Free Exercise, 15 First Amend. L. Rev. 43 (2016).
  1. Prof. Camp’s article, The Retroactivity of Treasury Regulations: Paths to Finding Abuse of Discretion, was cited in the following article: Andy S. Grewal, Why Lenity Has No Place in the Income Tax Laws, 81 Mo. L. Rev. 1045 (2016).
  1. Prof. A. Pearl’s article Redskins: The Property Right to Racism was cited in the following law review: Katelynn Hill, Sports Law in Law Reviews and Journals, 27 Marq. Sports L. Rev. 259 (2016).

Quoted:

  1. Prof. Camp’s articles, The Failure of Adversarial Process in the Administrative State, & Tax Administration as Inquisitorial Process and the Partial Paradigm Shift in the IRS Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998 were cited in: Bret N. Bogenschneider, The Taxing Power After Sebelius, 51 Wake Forest L. Rev. 941 (2016).
  1. Prof. Black’s article A National Tax Bar: An End to the Attorney-Accountant Tax Turf War was quoted in: Victoria Shannon Sahani, Reshaping Third-Party Funding, 91 Tul. L. Rev. 405 (2017).
  1. Prof. Batra’s article Judicial Participation in Plea Bargaining: A Dispute Resolution Perspective was quoted in: Darryl K. Brown, What’s the Matter with Kansas-and Utah?: Explaining Judicial Interventions in Plea Bargaining, 95 Tex. L. Rev. (2017).
  1. Prof. Velte’s article Obergefell’s Expressive Promise was quoted in: Matthew W. Green Jr., Same-Sex Sex and Immutable Traits: Why Obergefell v. Hodges Clears a Path to Protecting Gay and Lesbian Employees from Workplace Discrimination Under Title VII, 20 J. Gender Race & Just. 1 (2017).
  1. Prof. Sutton’s article Whistleblower and Liability Protections for Scientific Laboratory Employees and Insider Adversary Study for the Office of Safeguards and Security: US Department of `Energy. Final Report were quoted in the book: Matthew Bunn and Scott D. Sagan, Insider Treats, 2016.

News:

  1. On January 19, 2017, Prof. Shannon participated in a panel presentation at the 2017 NCAA Convention in Nashville. The panel was entitled, “Division I Issues Forum.”
  1. Prof. Beyer was quoted in the January 30, 2017 Tech Romance Ends in Fake Will Scheme, from the Arkansas Business Volume 34; Issue 5.
  1. On January 20, 2017, Prof. Shannon served as Parliamentarian for the third consecutive year at the NCAA Autonomy Business Session, which involves the five NCAA Division I Autonomy conferences (the Big 12, Big 10, Pac 12, ACC, and SEC). Professor Shannon and University of Minnesota President, Eric Kaler, were presiding over the proceedings.
  1. On February 2, 2017, Prof. Shannon addressed the Amarillo Criminal Defense Bar on the topic of Competency to Stand Trial.
  1. On February 2, 2017, Prof. Beyer was the guest speaker at a meeting of the Tarrant County Probate Bar Association. His presentation and accompanying article were entitled Cyber Estate Planning and Administration.
  1. On February 8, 2017, Prof. Beyer was a speaker for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in Lubbock, Texas. His presentation was entitled “Do You Have Annoying Neighbors?” during which he discussed different types of annoyances and the remedies that are available.
  1. On February 10, 2017, Prof. Loewy was interviewed by FOX34 News concerning President Trump’s options on travel ban policy the article can be found here.
  1. Prof. Baker’s blog, The Ginger Law Librarian, was cited in Best of the Legal Blogs in 22 No. 2 Internet L. Researcher NL 3.
  1. On February 15, Prof. Baker’s blog, The Ginger Law Librarian, was listed as one of the Top Ten Blogs for Info Pros.
  1. Prof. Tracy Pearl presented a new film series called Lights, Camera, Law at the local Alamo Drafthouse. This semester, four films relating to law will be shown followed with a discussion about the topics of law discussed in the film.
  1. On February 14, the Daily Toreador published an article about the new film series Lights, Camera, Law and quoted Prof. Tracy Pearl.
  1. On February 16, 2017, Prof. Beyer was the guest speaker at the February meeting of the South Plains Trust & Estate Council in Lubbock, Texas. His presentation and accompanying article were entitled Intestate Succession: What Every Texas Estate Planner Needs to Know.
  1. On February 21, 2017, Prof. Camp and Victor Thuronyi, wrote an article for Forbes titled Disclosing President Trump’s Tax Returns – An Unconventional Idea, Forbes, the article can be found here.
  1. On February 24, 2017, Prof. Beyer presented a two-hour session entitled Digital Assets, Guns, and Pets: Estate Planning Does Not Include Just Grandma’s Cameo Brooch Anymore, as part of a CFP Continuing Education Program held in conjunction with “Opportunity Days” sponsored by the Texas Tech University Department of Personal Financial Planning.
  1. Prof. Velte was among over 200 law professors and law school clinicians that signed a motion in support of the State of Washington who filed suit against Donald Trump in the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. The motion moves the court for permission to file a brief amici curiae opposing the motion to stay the Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) issued by the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington.

American Indian Law Collection – Tribal Legal Sources

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Part Four of a Four part series.

HeinOnline also provides a comprehensive collection of Tribal Constitutions, Acts, and Bylaws.

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Many tribal constitutions can be found both in English and in the Tribes native language. For example, the Constitution of the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma:

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There are also legislative sources that are helpful to understanding the law in Indian Country and tribal made laws. For example, the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA), Acts relating to school systems, and the Acts of 1884-86 written in Cherokee.

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One of the most important inquires when adequately researching is what laws and acts the Tribes themselves have adopted. With this final tool, HeinOnline provides a well-rounded approach to American Indian Law legal research.

Access to HeinOnline: American Indian Law Collection database is available through the Texas Tech Law Library website under the Electronic Databases tab.

HeinOnline: http://www.heinonline.org/HOL/Index?index=alpha/A_amindian&collection=amindian

American Indian Law Collection – Researching Title 25

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Part Three of a Four Part series.

American Indian Law is codified in Title 25 of the United States Code. HeinOnline provides an easy to navigate tool to manage this large chunk of legislation. This includes multiple sharing/downloading options, a search tool, and page navigation.

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HeinOnline also provides a simple navigation tool for the Table of Contents broken down into sections, including page numbers.

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Finally, if past code editions would be helpful, HeinOnline provides them as well.

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Overall, the Title 25 search tab is a very helpful and efficient way to navigate through American Indian Law.

Access to HeinOnline: American Indian Law Collection database is available through the Texas Tech Law Library website under the Electronic Databases tab. 

HeinOnline: http://www.heinonline.org/HOL/Index?index=alpha/A_amindian&collection=amindian