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Legal Research in Practice – Fri. 5/12

 

 

 

Friday, May 12.
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 online by April 30 so that we can tailor the sessions to your job placements and guarantee enough snacks.

For the students who will be doing transactional or international legal work this summer, you are welcome to attend but you may also want to set up an individualized training with a librarian. For transactional, email Lisa Junghahn at ljunghahn@law.uci.edu. For international, email Jessica Pierucci at jpierucci@law.uci.edu.

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

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 24 through May 10 — only UCI Law students and UCI faculty and staff can use the Law Library.

Related links: UCI Law Academic Calendar | Law Library Hours

Like stats?

stata pictureSTATA is now available in the law Library! We’ve installed STATA/IC (up to 2,047 variables) for all of your non-R data-crunching needs. It’s on just one PC in the law library computer lab for now. (Let us know if you think a different arrangement would work better for the student body!)

book coverSTATA is a popular statistics package that can handle datasets that are larger than what Excel can work with. Looking for some tips? We’ve got you covered there, too. Before you go to the lab, stop downstairs to grab A Gentle Introduction to Stata, in the stacks on the first floor at HA 32 .A26 2016.

Celebration of Books – 4/10

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Professor Michele Goodwin, Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, Professor Richard Hasen, and Professor Christopher Whytock at the 2016 Celebration of Books.

The entire UCI Law Community is welcome to the Law Library’s Eighth Annual Celebration of Books on Monday, April 10, 2017.  Join us in the Reading Room as we highlight and acknowledge the publications authored and co-authored by UCI Law Faculty from March 2016 through March 2017.

  • 10:00 a.m.: Coffee and pastries in the Library vestibule.
  • 10:15 a.m.: The event, including remarks by the authors, begins.

This year, we are honored to celebrate Dean Erwin Chemerinsky and Joe DiMento, Catherine Fisk, Melody Lembke, Christopher Leslie, Carrie Menkel-Meadow, Katie Porter, Tony Reese, and Song Richardson.

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