Digital Collection

The library offers access to a wide variety of e-books and databases with legal information. Our e-book collection includes various practice guides, legal treatises, and self-help materials that can be borrowed and read in your Web browser or on an e-reader like a Kindle or an iPad. Our legal databases provide access to downloadable legal forms, case law, law review articles, and other legal information. Use the links on this page to access our e-books and legal databases.

You will need your library card number and have your library account in good standing in order to borrow e-books and access most of our legal databases. Don't have a library account? Texas residents can register for a library account from home! Learn more about how to register for a library account from home.

The titles below are available to you from home if you have a current library account with us. If you don't have a library account with us, Texas residents can register online. Learn more about how to register online.

Texas Titles

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    By Ronald Beal. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 1997.

    This two volume set covers administrative procedure in Texas including the most recent major revisions to the Rules of Practice and Procedure for the State Office of Administrative Hearings and the latest development from judicial rulings. All steps of the administrative procedure are explained in detail from prehearing to hearing to post-hearing to judicial review.

    View the table of contents for this multi-volume set.

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    By Staff, Publishers Editorial. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 2016. 2016.

    This title contains the complete Family Code with relevant annotations. Covering topics such as domestic relations, juvenile justice, and child welfare, the Texas Annotated Family Code is an easy-to-read resource for these subject matters.

General/Federal Titles

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    By Chris McNeil. Published by National Institute for Trial Advocacy. 2015. 1st edition.

    "Whenever the government tries to deny a benefit or take away a license, the parties affected by the action have the right to a fair hearing before an impartial adjudicator. Protecting that right takes some planning. This book is designed to offer practical suggestions about how to prepare for agency hearings. It's a guide for lawyers, clinical assistants, law students, and laymen who want to gain an accurate understanding of what to expect in litigating with a local, state, or federal governmental agency." - from the publisher

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    By Richard Pierce. Published by Foundation Press. 2012. 2nd edition.

    "This mini-treatise discusses and analyzes principal concepts of administrative law and process, including the political and legal nature of administrative law; legislative control of administrative discretion; executive control of administrative discretion; judicial control of agency discretion (threshold issues, procedural issues, substantive issues); and access to private and public information." - from the publisher

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    By Alfred Aman. Published by Thomson West. 2014. 3rd ed.

    "This treatise sets forth a comprehensive analysis of administrative law in the United States. Administrative law continues to evolve in interesting ways in all of its various dimensions. The authors address the new developments in the law of standing, congressional attempts to make agencies more accountable, and the continuing evolution of Chevron deference, among other issues. The fundamental purposes of this book are to assess and explain fundamental doctrines of administrative law, placing some of the most important aspects of those doctrines in a historical context, and setting forth the current state of the law. The book is intended to serve practitioners, scholars and students of administrative law." - from the publisher

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    By Ernest Gellhorn. Published by Thomson West. 2006. 5th edition.

    "Governmental agencies have grown significantly in the last half-century, as has the importance of governing administrative law. This volume reviews general principles, policy considerations, and the methods of analysis of federal, state, and local agency procedures. Chapters discuss authority delegation; political controls over agency action; scope of judicial review; acquiring and disclosing information; informal administrative processes; procedural due process; formal adjudications; procedural shortcuts; rules and rulemaking; and obtaining judicial review." - from the publisher

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    By Keith Werhan. Published by Thomson West. 2008. 1st edition.

    An accessible, yet sophisticated treatment of the essential principles of administrative law.

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    By Keith Werhan. Published by Thomson West. 2014. 2nd edition.

    An accessible, yet sophisticated treatment of the essential principles of administrative law.

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    By Keith Werhan. Published by Thomson West. 2014. 2nd edition.

    "This book provides an accessible, yet sophisticated treatment of the essential principles of administrative law. Topics covered include a history of the American administrative state; theories of agency behavior; separation of powers and procedural due process, as they are implicated by the administrative process; the procedural framework of the Administrative Procedure Act; formal adjudicatory procedure; informal rulemaking procedure; and the availability, timing, and scope of judicial review. The book includes charts and diagrams that assist the reader in visualizing the major elements of the administrative process." - from the publisher

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