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Texas Tech Law Library Newsletter          May 2023


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

EL 8: Factual Research 
June 12 - June 25

EL 11: Evaluating Resources
June 25 - July 3

All classes this summer will be virtual and asynchronous so students can complete them from anywhere. 


Intersession & Summer Hours

Intersession (May 13 - June 4, 2023) 
Monday - Friday       8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Summer Hours (Begining June 5, 2023)
Monday - Thursday       8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday  12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sunday 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Modified Hours
Memorial Day - May 29th, 2023 -Closed
Juneteenth - June 19th, 2023 - Closed
Fourth of July - July 4th, 2023 - Closed

New Resources in the Law Library

In April, the Law Library added many new titles to the collection to support the research and curricular needs of the Law School Community. 

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

Law Library Social Media
Make sure to follow the Law Library's various social media profiles to stay up-to-date with the latest news and programs:



Continuing students will automatically have access to Westlaw over the summer for unpaid, non-commercial research, and no special registration is required.

If continuing students are working for a firm or a for-profit organization, you should use the Westlaw account provided by your employer.

Graduating students can register for Westlaw's Westlaw Grad Elite program. Your “Grad Elite” access gives you 60-hours of usage per month, with no restrictions against using them for professional purposes. Your post-graduation access will conclude at the end of the 18th month after your graduation date.

You must opt into Grad Elite access by logging on to West, use the drop-down menu by your name to go to Grad Elite Status.

Lexis +

Continuing students will have unlimited Lexis +access this summer for any purpose at school or at work, including any paid or unpaid legal work, though employers may prefer summer associates use a firm-provided ID for client work.

Graduating 3Ls will automatically have continued access to Lexis upon graduation. The Graduate Program gives extended access to Lexis+ to spring graduates via our law school IDs through December 31, 2023.

Graduates who work directly for a non-profit or charitable organization can apply to the ASPIRE program.  ASPIRE provides 12 months of free access to federal and state cases, codes, regulations, law reviews, Shepard's® Citation Service, and Matthew Bender® treatises.

Bloomberg Law

Continuing students will have full access to Bloomberg Law over the summer. May 2023, graduating law students will have 6 months post-graduation unlimited and unrestricted access to Bloomberg Law.

If you have access issues to those databases, please contact the Electronic & Digital Services Librarian, Dajiang Nie.

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