Tarlton Law Library has a long history of specialized publications. Three series are produced in Special Collections: The Legal History Series, The Oral History Series, and the Faculty Publications Newsletter.
The Legal History Series
Now closely associated with the annual Rare Books Lecture, the Tarlton Law Library Legal History Series is celebrating its tenth year in production. In the preface to the inaugural volume -- Guillermo Margadant, Illustrations of the Sachsenspiegel: A Medieval German Law Book -- former director Roy Mersky expressed the hope that the series would inspire "exploration of the rich sources of our legal heritage," and that the series itself demonstrate the "importance of libraries and archives to legal history."
New! No. 13 - Warren M. Billings, An Unexpected Collector:
The Making of an Historian’s Law Library,
Austin: Jamail Center for Legal Research, 2013. Press release
Series editor: Elizabeth Haluska-Rausch
Image from Eike von Repgow. Sachsenspiegel: die Wolfenbütteler Bilderhandschrift Cod. Guelf. 3.1 Aug. 2. Berlin: Akademie Verlag, 1993. Facsimile in Special Collections.
The Oral History Series
In 1986, Tarlton Law Library began collecting and publishing the oral histories of oustanding alumni and faculty members. In 2005 it became clear that the collection warranted its own series, and with the publication of an interview with alumnus Joe Jamail (UT Law 1953), the series was born. Each year the library strives to add two edited volumes to this growing collection, and so preserve the history and legacy of outstanding members of the UT Law School community in their own words.
New! No. 14 Stanley M. Johanson: An Oral History Interview. William J. Chriss, interviewer. Austin: Jamail Center for Legal Research, 2012. Press release.
Faculty Publication Newsletter
The newsletter Faculty Publications-UT Law is published on a monthly basis as a serial bibliography of faculty publications. Material published as scholarly and popular books, book chapters, articles, audio/visual productions, book reviews and similar contributions all appear in the newsletter -- forthcoming works are not listed. Typically the current month's newsletter includes the previous months new citations. As a courtesy, the new publications are added to faculty profiles at the same time.
For additional information please see our guidelines for submission to the newsletter.