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Texas Tech Law Library Newsletter          December 2022

Happy Holidays from the Texas Tech Law Library! 
Register for Spring ELR Courses 

Register TODAY for the Law School’s renowned Excellence in Legal Research Program.

EL 4: Legislative History Research:
Jan 16 - Jan 30

RE 4: Boolean Searching:
Jan 30 - Feb 13

EL 2: Advanced Statutory Research:
Feb 13 - Feb 27

RE 3: Legal Analytics:
Feb 27 - March 13

EL 2: Fastcase & Free/Low-Cost Resources:
March 13 - March 27

RE 6: Dockets:
March 27 - April 10

EL 9: Current Awareness:
April 10 - April 24

Study Guides

As finals approach, we want to remind you that the Law Library has plenty of resources that can help you prepare for finals.

General Online Study Guides

  • The West Academic Study Aids resource contains many of your favorite study aid series, such as Exam Pro (now with Quizzes), Flash Cards, Blackletter Outlines, and Gilberts to name just a few. 
  • CALI: The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction resource consists of 1,000+ interactive legal tutorials written by law professors.
  • The Wolters Kluwer Study Aid Library is a new resource that the Law Library is providing to our Law School community.  There are over 200 tiles from some of the most popular study aid series, including Examples & Explanations (E&E’s), Crunchtimes, Glannon Guides, among several others.

First Semester 1L Study Guides

  • How to Write Law Exams, IRAC Perfected by S.I. Strong: This book goes into a detailed explanation of the IRAC method of writing exams and gives sample student responses with detailed critiques.
  • A Students Guide to Legal Analysis, Thinking Like a Lawyer by Patrick M. McFadden: This book explores the “A” in IRAC.
  • Getting to Maybe, How to Excel on Law School Exams by Richard Michael Fischl and Jeremy Paul: Advice on how to prepare for exams and where to spend your valuable time.
  • Other guides: Examples & Explanations, Emanuel’s Law Outlines, Siegel’s Essay and Multiple-Choice Questions and Answers.

Finals - Nov 27 - Dec 16:

Sunday 1:00 pm - 11:55 pm 
Monday  Friday 7:30 pm - 11:55 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Intersession -  Dec 17 - Dec 24:

Sunday Closed
Monday  Friday 7:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Saturday Closed

We will be closed Dec 24th - Jan 2nd for the Holidays
To view faculty news and scholarship, see the Law Library's compilation of faculty news & scholarship alerts from November. 

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

If you would like to check out any of the titles, please contact the circulation desk at either 806-742-3957 or

New Items at the Circulations Desk 
The library has acquired several new items for our students: 
  • New Laptops 
  • New Chargers for Laptops, iPhones, and Android Phones
  • New Adapters 
The Current Index to Legal Periodicals list has been updated at the link above. 

Any faculty who would like to set up a customized email list to stay abreast of new articles on various topics, please contact your faculty information consultant
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