The University of Houston's O'Quinn Law Library has research guides on Texas Legal Ethics and Texas Legislative History.
The South Texas College of Law's Fred Parks Law Library has a research guide on Texas Statutes and Codes and one on Texas Legislative History.
Southern Methodist University's Dedman School of Law Underwood Law Library has LibGuides on a variety of Texas-specific areas of law, from Texas Child Support to Texas Divorce.
Texas Tech University's Law Library has research guides on Texas Legislative History and on Texas Probate.
The University of Texas' Tarlton Law Library includes research guides on Finding Texas Law at Tarlton, Texas Death Penalty Law, Texas Legal Research on the Web, and Texas Legislative History Research.
Texas Wesleyan University's (Now known as Texas A&M School of Law) Dee J. Kelly Law Library has LibGuides on Finding Texas Administrative Law Materials, Finding Texas Case Law, Texas Forms and Formbooks, and Texas Guardianship.
Texas has revised statutes and a civil code. The Texas Legislative Council has been working since 1963 to incorporate all provisions of the revised statutes into the civil code. Disposition tables show the location of revised statute material in the civil code. Derivation tables show where code provisions were located in the statutes. The statutes and the code are officially known as:
Texas Revised Civil Statutes Annotated (also known as Vernon's or the Black Statutes)
Texas Codes Annotated
Both are located at the Oklahoma City University Law Library.
(Information from the Practice Resources Research Guide by Lee Peoples, 2005)
Texas session laws are found in Vernon's Texas Session Law Service (a pamphlet publication) and in General & Special Laws of Texas, which is the final publication.
Electronically, the session laws may be accessed on HeinOnline from the Session Laws Library.
"The Texas judiciary consists of the Supreme Court of Texas, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, fourteen courts of appeals, district courts, constitutional county courts, county courts at law, probate courts, municipal courts and justice of the peace courts." Brandon D. Quarles and Matthew C. Cordon, Legal Research for the Texas Practitioner 73 (New York: Hein, 2003).
For more information about the court system, consult the guides available from the website of the Office of Court Administration, accessible at: http://www.courts.state.tx.us/
Cases are published in the following:
South Western Reporter
Texas Criminal Reports
Texas Court of Appeals Reports
Texas Digest, 2d
Texas administrative law is found in the Texas Register and in the Texas Administrative Code. Both are available in print and from the Texas Secretary of State's website at http://www.sos.state.tx.us/
Harasimchuk, Cathleen C., Texas Rules of Evidence Handbook (Houston: Jones Publishing, 2000) Call # KFT 1740 .T39
O'Connor's Litigation Series
West's Texas Practice Guides are more practice oriented than the treatise series. They include forms and checklists. The series is available through Westlaw in the Texas database. Oklahoma City University School of Law has the following two titles in print:
There are titles in the West's Texas Practice Guides that the Oklahoma City University Law Library does not have in print but that are accessible through Westlaw.
Texas Jurisprudence, 3d (St. Paul: West, 2000). The Law Library no longer updates as of 2001, but it is available through Westlaw.
Texas Legal Directory (Legal Directories Publishing Co., 2008) (Library no longer subscribes) Call # JK 4830 .T38. Contains information about attorneys, pictorial directory of judges, and courthouse contact information.
Smith, Earnest E., Texas Law of Oil and Gas (Lexis Publishing, 2000--no longer updated) Call # KFT 1485 .A1
West's Texas Practice Series are essentially treatises focusing on substantive areas of Texas law. Oklahoma City University Law Library has only the following two volumes:
Other titles in the series that Oklahoma City University Law Library does not have include:
Texas Rules of Form, 12th ed., Texas Law Review, eds. (Also known as The Greenbook). Call # KFT 1275 .T4 2010. Intended to supplement The Bluebook and provide additional guidance in citing Texas materials.