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.

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 For international, email Jessica Pierucci at

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

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,

Research Training for Clinics – Aug. and 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!