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)

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,

Hours – December and January


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



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.

Bluebooking?! Get tips.

Learning Bluebook?!


Drop by for a library-sponsored Bluebook training; focus is on case law citation and quick tips for navigating this super “absurd” book.

Mon., Oct. 17
11:00 am to 11:50 am
MPAA 430


Wed., Oct. 19
11:00 am to 11:50 am
Law 3600

Librarians want you to be successful. 

We can help you develop great research and citation skills! Stop by the Reference Office, call (949) 824-6746, or email

Custom Research Training for Seminars

The Law Library offers custom research instruction for all types of classes.

3d_hierThis fall, librarians are directly supporting courses for which students will research and write. This includes working with students on business law, land use, and Lawyering Skills.

Librarians are here to help students develop positive research habits, stay organized, and produce quality papers and memos! We work with students in class, by appointment, or at the Reference Office.  Contact Lisa with questions, or to schedule a training,

Students:  Ask questions. We can help save you time and make you look even more awesome! Stop by the library, or email,