New on the shelves – February 2016

book cover imageOur list of new books is now updated. Last month, the Law Library received several new Matthew Bender practice guides, as well as books covering a wide variety of topics from the law of chocolate, to legal issues in climate change, to a history of the American legal professoriat.

One of our new titles is Waging War, by First Circuit Court of Appeals Judge (and former Harvard Law professor) David J. Barron. The New York Times reviewer said the book is a “rich and detailed history” that “offer[s] a political analysis about how far Congress has been prepared to push its interventions over the years and how defiant presidents have been willing to be.”1

Check it out upstairs in the Reading Room at KF 5060 .B37 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.

1. Jeremy Waldron, The American Battle Over War Powers, N.Y.Times (Nov. 18, 2016), https://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/20/books/review/waging-war-david-j-barron.html (referring also to a pair of 2008 Harvard Law Review articles by Barron and Martin S. Lederman, in HeinOnline at 121 Harv. L. Rev. 689 and 121 Harv. L. Rev. 941)

Supreme Court Insight – New

Looking for briefs that aren’t on SCOTUSblog? We’ve got you covered.

ProQuest’s new Supreme Court Insight will eventually have scanned records and briefs from 1975 – current. Right now, they have cases starting with 2004; they’re adding earlier years throughout 2017.

Check out a sample “Landmark case”: Roper v. Simmons, 543 US 551 (2005)

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Screenshot – ProQuest Supreme Court Insight

Note: this subscription is restricted to the UCI community.

New on the shelves – December 2016

new-book-cover-2017-01Our list of new books is now updated. Last month, the Law Library received books on a variety of legal topics, including many casebooks for the Spring 2017 course reserves and a couple of titles about famous lawyers who are women.

One of our newly-purchased titles is Sandra Day O’Connor : How The First Woman on The Supreme Court Became Its Most Influential Justice by visiting professor Joan Biskupic. A 2006 New York Times review called it a “well-researched and… revealing account… [That] gets across O’Connor’s blend of smarts and pearls.” 1

Check it out upstairs in the Reading Room at KF 8745.O25 B57 2006.

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.

1. See Emily Bazelon, The Swing Vote, N.Y. Times, Feb 5, 2006, http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/05/books/review/the-swing-vote.html

Hours – December and January

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Our hours are different in December and early January because of Reading & Exam period and Winter Break. 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 — Dec 5 through Dec 20 — only UCI Law students and UCI faculty and staff can use the Law Library.

Related links: UCI Law Academic Calendar | Law Library Hours

Brownies in Courtyard

 

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The library will host a courtyard table with brownies on Tuesday, Oct. 18, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm.

The brownies are a thank you to the 2Ls and 3Ls who completed the survey on legal research and lawyering skills. If you still need to take the survey, you can find it here.