New on the shelves – July 2017


Our list of new books is updated at Research > New Books. In July, the Law Library received titles on Abortion, International Law, Intellectual Property, and Employment Discrimination, among other topics.

We also received several new editions of legal study aids in print, including books covering First Amendment
Wills and Estates, Appellate procedure, Criminal law, and Estate Tax. “Legal Study aids” are meant to help students with coursework, or provide a very brief introduction to a legal topic. Series titles include Nutshells, Understanding, and Concise Hornbooks. More information about study aids — including access to online versions from West Academic and LexisNexis Digital Library — is online at Research > Study Aids.

Our collection supports the scholarly and clinical work of faculty and students. Let us know if you have a suggestion for a new book: apps.law.uci.edu/libraryfeedback.

Source Collection 2017 – Materials

Here are the slides from the recent Law Library presentation to new editorial staff of the UCI journals.

Congratulations to the new editors! We look forward to working with you this year.

Chicago Manual of Style – 17th Edition

CMOS cover imageA new edition is here! The online version is live, and the print arrives in early September. (We’ve been waiting patiently since it was announced in March at CMOSShoptTalk.com.)

Changes include:

  • Internet is no longer a proper noun; it’s just lowercase internet.
  • The singular they is the preferred personal pronoun, even in formal writing.
  • Twitter gets citation samples.

In September, the new print Chicago Manual will live with other general-purpose dictionaries and style guides, downstairs at Z 253 .U69. Online, UCI community members can use www.chicagomanualofstyle.org. (Off-campus users: log into the VPN beforehand.) The free online Q&A section also provides gleefully opinionated guidance on style and grammar minutia.

Law students should (of course) still consult specialized sources for legal writing like the Bluebook for citation and Bryan Garner’s classic Redbook—among other titles—for grammar and style. In print, both of these titles live upstairs in the KF 250 call number range. The Chicago Manual, however, can supplement these sources when you’re drafting scholarly papers and other types of writing for a more general audience.

Audio @ the Law Library

headphones graphicAre you tired of your current podcast selections? Looking for new legal stuff to listen to at the gym or during your commute? The UCI Law Library collection includes a couple of options that you can try out.

  • Courtroom View Network. CVN has audio case files. Yes, you can listen to somebody read the text of opinions that are covered in your law school classes.
    • Audio files are downloadable as .mp3 files.
  • West Academic Study Aids – Audio Lectures. West Academic Study Aids has audio lectures in the Law School Legends and Sum and Substance Audio series. Readers of the Law School Legends series include law professors like the founding dean of UCI Law, Erwin Chemerinsky.
    • Audio files are played directly in the browser.

To register for and use these systems:

  1. Start on the UCI Law network – either by using the Law VPN on your own device, or by using one of the public computers in the law library.
  2. Create an account online.
  3. Log in on your laptop or mobile device with your account information. (Once you have an account, you don’t need to be on the UCI Law network anymore.)

New on the shelves – June 2017

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Our list of new books is updated. Last month,  Law Library received titles on family law, legal writing, legal history, and international law, among other topics.

One of our new titles is “Unequal: How America’s Courts Undermine Discrimination Law,” from Oxford University Press, written by law professors Sandra F. Sperino and Suja A. Thomas. From the publisher at oup.com:

By tracing the modern history of employment discrimination, Sperino and Thomas provide an authoritative account of how our legal system evolved into an institution that is inherently biased against workers making rights claims.

This title is shelved upstairs in the Reading Room at KF 4755 .S965 2017.

Our collection supports the scholarly and clinical work of faculty and students. Let us know if you have a suggestion for a new book.

New on the shelves – May 2017

cover image Our list of new books is updated. Last month, the Law Library received titles on employment law, legal writing, legal history, and international law, among other topics.

One of our new titles is Federal Civil Procedure Before Trial, edited by James M. Wagstaffe and published by LexisNexis. That name might sound vaguely familiar because Mr. Wagstaffe used to write and edit a Rutter guide covering the same topic. Now his treatment is available in print in mostly-white binders with jaunty pops of red and black, a somewhat daring color combination for a legal title.

This new three-volume set is shelved upstairs in the Reading Room at KF 8900 .W35.

Our collection supports the scholarly and clinical work of faculty and students. Let us know if you have a suggestion for a new book.