Interested in education law and related issues? Here are some research pointers based on the Law Library presentation to students enrolled in Professor Glater’s Education Law seminar. Some of the major resources we covered include:
Legal Research Sources
Education Research Sources
For students who are interested in tax and related issues, here are some research pointers based on a the Law Library presentation to students enrolled in Professor Lawsky’s Fall 2013 Federal Income Tax class. Highlights from the presentation include:
Related links: Slides and research assignment. Lawnet ID required.
Materials from this week’s training for Fall 2013 externs are available:
Here’s some of the material from today’s Law Library presentation to the new editorial staff of the UCI Law Review.
Congratulations to the new editors! We in the Law Library look forward to working with you this year.
Law Library tours and related Library orientation activities are this week! Here’s some useful information for 1Ls, transfers, and visiting students.
Course & study materials – a few places to start:
Books in print or online – three places to start:
- ANTPAC – for books and journals at UCI campus libraries, including the Law Library.
- Melvyl – for books, journals, and other resources at libraries all over the world — resources that you can borrow via ILL (Inter-library loan.)
- Encore - for books at UCI, as well as journal articles from 5 databases.
Off-campus access to Law Library resources usually needs the VPN (Virtual Private Network.) Check VPN Instructions from UCI Law IT.
Westlaw, Lexis, and Bloomberg Law questions can go to representatives.
- Lexis: Michelle C. Yacoob,email@example.com
- Westlaw: Kelly Z. Stein, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Bloomberg Law: Will Thompson, email@example.com
Hours for the Law Library are updated on our website.
Here’s a summary of our May 10 Legal Research in Practice Workshop, as well as selected material from the small group sessions.
Summer Research Tips
Want to start with a good secondary source?
Planning to use a database this summer?
Connecting from off campus?
- Ask a librarian! If you don’t have one at work, ask us. We’d love to help you make a good impression! Stop by, call, or email. [ (949) 824-6746 | firstname.lastname@example.org ]
Our summer hours are 9 to 5 (closed for lunch)
- Try a law library close to your job. Check our list of Southern California Law Libraries
Law Librarians Brendan Starkey and Jackie Woodside spoke last week to students about the ins and outs of regulatory research.
When: 9:00 a.m. to noon
Where: EDU 1111
On May 10, the Law Library will offer students Legal Research in Practice (formerly known as “Boot Camp”), a half day of legal research training in preparation for their summer jobs. The program will include plenty of hands-on experience and tips for dealing with common summer assignments.
RSVP by filling out our online form to guarantee your spot. Space is limited.
10:30 a.m. – Noon
The entire UCI Law Community is welcome to the Fourth Annual Celebration of Books and the Grand Re-Opening of the Law Library. Join us as we highlight and acknowledge the publications authored and co-authored by UCI Law Faculty from April 2012 through March 2013 in our new space.
This year we are happy to honor professors Joseph DiMento, Bryant Garth, Richard Hasen, Carrie Menkel-Meadow, and Dean Erwin Chemerinsky.
Coffee and pastries will be offered beginning at 10:30 a.m. in the Library vestibule. The event, including remarks by the authors, will begin at approximately 10:45 a.m.
11:15 to 11:35 am (or later) in Law 3650
Get an introduction to legislative history, with lots of time for questions at the end.
Highlighted resources include the ones that do the work for you, i.e. sources of compiled legislative histories like:
[ Handout - Legislative History ]
(This training is in response to a student request. Any UCI Law student is welcome to attend. Or request your own small-group training online!)