New on the shelves – July 2016

modern-leg-veto-coverOur list of new books is now updated. Last month, the Law Library received books on the WTO, climate change, privacy, and legal history, among other topics.

One of our new titles is The Modern Legislative Veto: Macropolitical Conflict and the Legacy of Chadha. From the publisher’s abstract:

Using an original dataset of legislative veto enactments, Berry finds that Congress has actually increased its use this oversight mechanism since Chadha, especially over defense and foreign policy issues.

Check it out upstairs in the Reading Room at KF 4944 .B47 2016.

The Law Library’s collection is constantly growing as we purchase books and other resources to support the scholarly and clinical work of faculty and students. Please let us know if you have a suggestion for a new book.

Stream Movies & Documentaries

Stream award-winning documentaries, foreign films, and theatrical-release movies on Kanopy (with UCI VPN).

Kanopy is an on-demand streaming video service for universities that provides access to more than 26,000 films. The range of content will inspire anyone, whether you are looking to relax, learn, or relax and learn. Categories include Gender StudiesCriminal Justice, and Environmental Sciences.

This librarian recently found herself with extra time, and was enlightened by watching a 2013 documentary on Anita Hill called Anita: Speaking Truth to Power (77 mins). Later, this librarian also watched a cheesy romantic comedy. The name of which shall remain a secret!

Stream content through Kanopy and enjoy your summer!

Mobile bar prep

New on the iPad in the upstairs Reading Room: Critical Pass flashcard app. We hope that some of our summer bar studiers will try out this new addition to our collection. Note that the personalized options, like notes and highlighting, are not private. Anybody who picks up the iPad in the Law Library can use the app.critical-pass

Interested in buying a copy of the app so that you can have it on your own phone or tablet? See CriticalPass.com for more information.

Net yet at the bar-preparation stage? UCI Law’s Registrar has information about Planning for the State Bar for law students.

Hours – Reading & Examination, Summer

library-hoursOur hours are different in late April and early May because of Reading & Exam period. After that, hours will change again for the summer. Check our up-to-date calendar: Law Library Hours.

Our visitor policy is also different during the Reading & Exam period so that our space is conducive to study. During that time — April 21 through May 6 — only UCI Law students and UCI faculty and staff can use the Law Library.

Related links: UCI Law Academic Calendar | Law Library Hours

New on the shelves – March 2016

cover imageOur list of new books is now updated. Last month, the Law Library received books on immigration, intellectual property, and international law, among other topics.

One of our new titles is Rutgers v. Waddington: Alexander Hamilton, the End of the War for Independence, and the Origins of Judicial Review, a University of Kansas Press title from historian Peter Charles Hoffer. From the publisher’s abstract:

Through this little-known but remarkable dispute over back rent for a burned-down brewery, Peter Charles Hoffer recounts a tale of political and constitutional intrigue involving some of the most important actors in America’s transition from a confederation of states under the Articles of Confederation to a national republic under the U.S. Constitution.

Check it out upstairs in the Reading Room at KF 228.R877 H64 2016.

Hamilton fans: this case took place during the time covered by Act 1’s finale, Non-Stop, when Hamilton practiced law in New York. It’s not specifically called out in the song’s lyrics, but Waddington got quite a bit of coverage in Chapter 10 of the 2004 Chernow biography.

The Law Library’s collection is constantly growing as we purchase books and other resources to support the scholarly and clinical work of faculty and students. Please let us know if you have a suggestion for a new book.

Legal Research in Practice – Mon. 5/9

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Monday May 9.
9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in MPAA 420.
Select two sessions and get practical tips on research and job success in different jurisdictions and settings. RSVP by filling out our online form.

Session 1 – 60 minutes (choose one)

  • California research
  • Federal research
  • Policy research

Break – coffee & cookies

Session 2 – 60 minutes (choose one)

  • Working for a judge
  • Working for an attorney

Raffle

  • Law students who attend both sessions will have a chance to win an iPad!

Can’t make it? Want to go to more than one? Look out for a follow-up email with links to online documentation.