Hours – Reading & Examination, Summer

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 – May 7 — only UCI Law students and UCI faculty and staff can use the Law Library.

Kurzban’s Immigration Law Sourcebook – now online

cover-kurzbanPlus more titles from the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), at ailalink.aila.org.

Kurzban is the go-to guide for practical immigration questions; our clinic students and faculty rave about it. When the print copies aren’t checked out to somebody working on a clinical or pro bono issue, they live upstairs in the Reading Room at KF 4819.85.

Please note:

  • This site is restricted to UCI Law. Law students: see the VPN information in Technical Resources from UCI Law IT Services.
  • Only eight people at a time can use this site. If you can’t get to it, wait for a bit and try again. And please let us know.

Celebration of Books – Tues. 4/1

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10:30 a.m. – Noon

Join us in the Reading Room as we highlight and acknowledge the publications authored and co-authored by UCI Law Faculty from April 2013 through March 2014.  Coffee and pastries will be offered beginning at 10:30 a.m.

This year we are happy to honor professors Erwin Chemerinsky, Rachel Croskery-Roberts, Elizabeth Loftus, Carrie Menkel-Meadow, and Christopher Whytock.

The event, including remarks by authors, will begin at approximately 10:45 a.m.

Phone chargers now available

noun_project_batteryWe now have phone chargers that you can check out to use in the Library. Our chargers work with iPhone 5s, older iPhones, and most other major brands (Blackberry, HTC, Kyocera, LG, Motorola, Nokia, Palm, Samsung, Sanyo, Sony).
Ask at the Service Counter for more details.

New on the shelves – January 2014

Our list of new books is now updated.

cover_sasquatchIn January, the Law Library received books on the practice of law, legal history, and environmental law, among other topics. We even added a title to our extremely small collection of books that are officially humorous, at least according to librarians. The emergency Sasquatch ordinance and other real laws that human beings have actually dreamed up, enacted, and sometimes even enforced is shelved with other legal “miscellany,” downstairs in the Stacks at K 183 .U53.

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.

Employment Law Research

photo of employment law booksFor students who are interested in employment, labor, and related issues, here are some research pointers based on a the Law Library presentation to students enrolled in Professor Robinson-Dorn’s Spring 2014 Employment Law class. Highlights include:

  • Suggested sources and starting points – see our Labor & Employment Research Guide.
  • For more information about primary and secondary tax sources, see Chapter 5: Federal Labor and Employment Law in Specialized Legal Research.
  • Important online tools for federal and California labor and employment sources include:
    • BNA
    • BloombergLaw (BNA content, plus PLI treatises) As of February, 2014, Bloomberg’s “Law Reports” app is only available for iOS. See Bloomberg Law Reports at itunes.apple.com.
    • CCH Labor & Employment sources – available in Westlaw
    • CEB – California-specific treatises
  • VPN — required for many law-only resources — is supported by UCI Law IT Services.