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,

Research Training for Clinics – Aug. & Sept.

The reference librarians are here to help you with research related to your clinic projects! Over the past few weeks we have visited the Core Clinic Orientation and taught longer sessions in the International Justice Clinic, the Immigrant Rights Clinic, and the Criminal Justice Clinic.

  • Check out our research guide with suggested resources for each of the core clinics: UCI Law Library – Core Clinics.
  • Come by the Reference Desk with questions during the weekdays, email, or call (949) 824-6746.
  • Ask for a longer research consultation or request a “20-Minute Training.

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 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.