Category Archives: Library news

New on the shelves – May 2015

whats-wrong-with-copying-cover Our list of new books is now updated.

In May, the Law Library received books on women and the law, human rights, intellectual property, and international law, among many other topics.

One of our new books is What’s Wrong with Copying? by Professor Abraham Drassinower. From the publisher’s abstract:

“[The author] frames an author’s work as a communicative act and asserts that copyright infringement is best understood as an unauthorized appropriation of another person’s speech. According to this interpretation, copyright doctrine does not guarantee an author’s absolute rights over a work but only such rights as are consistent with both the nature of the work as speech and with the structure of the dialogue in which it participates.”

Check it out upstairs in the Reading Room at K 1447.15 .D73 2015.

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.

New on the shelves – April 2015

psychology-of-law-coverOur list of new books is now updated.

In April, the Law Library received books on women and the law, human rights, intellectual property, and EU legal issues, among many other topics.

One of our new books is The Psychology of Law: Human Behavior, Legal Institutions, and Law, an American Psychological Association title by Professors Bruce D. Sales and Daniel A. Krauss. From the publisher’s abstract:

“[T]he authors present a roadmap for how criminal justice and forensic researchers can use research to describe, explain, predict, and provide solutions for legal situations that can have a real impact on judges, juries, and the legal profession at large.”

Check it out upstairs in the Reading Room at KF 385 .S25 2015.

Interested in this area? You can also check out books on campus by UCI Professor Elizabeth Loftus—a leading expert on human memory and eyewitness testimony—by searching the catalog for author: Loftus, Elizabeth.

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.

New on the shelves – March 2015

coverOur list of new books is now updated.

In March, the Law Library received books on criminal law, international law, federalism, and legal careers, among many other topics.

One of our new books is Happiness & the Law, a University of Chicago Press title by Professors John Bronsteen, Christopher Buccafusco, and Jonathan S. Masur. From the publisher’s abstract:

“Drawing on new research in psychology, neuroscience, and economics, the authors. . . assess how the law affects people’s quality of life—and how it can do so in a better way. Taking readers through some of the common questions about and objections to the use of happiness research in law and policy, they consider two areas in depth: criminal punishment and civil lawsuits.”

Check it out downstairs in the Stacks at K 380 .B765 2015.

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.

Put the pieces together

library-puzzle Take a break from studying and work on the UCI Law Library community puzzle. Look for it downstairs, right at the bottom of the stairs.  (Next to the annotated and official United States Code volumes in print!)

Brought to you by the Law Library’s Access & Circulation department staff members.

NYTimes.com for UCI Law

nyt-mobileNew! New York Times digital subscriptions for members of the UCI Law community!

In case you missed the April 1 email from one of the law librarians, instructions for registration are available:

NYT @ UCI Law Q&A – docs.google.com/a/lawnet.uci.edu

You’ll need to log in with your @lawnet account to view the instructions.

This subscription is limited to the Law School community. Contact the reference desk with questions.

New on the shelves – February 2015

appealing-to-justice-coverOur list of new books is now updated.

In February, the Law Library received books on legal history, international law, and legal practice, among many other topics.

One of our new books is by UC Irvine criminology scholars Kitty Calavita and Valerie Jenness: Appealing to Justice: Prisoner Grievances, Rights, and Carceral Logic. From the publisher’s abstract:

“Drawing on sometimes startlingly candid interviews with [California] prisoners and prison staff, as well as on official records, the authors walk us through the byzantine grievance process, which begins with prisoners filing claims and ends after four levels of review, with corrections officials usually denying requests for remedies. Appealing to Justice is both an unprecedented study of disputing in an extremely asymmetrical setting and a rare glimpse of daily life inside this most closed of institutions.”

Check it out downstairs—shelved with other titles about California criminal law—in the California Room at KFC 1181.5 C35 2015.

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.

Celebration of Books – Thurs. 3/19

Prof. Southworth

Professor Ann Southworth at the first Celebration of Books, in 2010.

The entire UCI Law Community is welcome to the Law Library’s Sixth Annual Celebration of Books.  Join us in the Reading Room as we highlight and acknowledge the publications authored and co-authored by UCI Law Faculty from April 2014 through March 2015.

  • 10:30 am: Coffee and pastries will be offered in the Library vestibule.
  • 11:00 am: The event, including remarks by the authors, will begin.

This year, we are honored to celebrate Dean Erwin Chemerinsky and Professors Joseph DiMento, Catherine Fisk, Richard Hasen, Sarah Lawsky, Christopher Leslie, Carrie Menkel-Meadow, Douglas NeJaime, Katherine Porter, Gregory Shaffer, and Ann Southworth.

New on the shelves – January 2015

Our list of new books is now updated.

book coverIn January, the Law Library received books on intellectual property, immigration practice, international human rights, and legal writing, among many other topics.

One of our new books is The View from the Bench and Chambers: Examining Judicial Process and Decision Making on the U.S. Courts of Appeals. From the publisher’s abstract:

“[The book combines] a series of quantitative analyses of judicial decisions with the perspectives gained from in-depth interviews with the judges and their law clerks.”

Check it out upstairs—shelved with other titles about U.S. appellate courts—in the Reading Room at KF 8750.B69 2014.

January can be a busy month as we process the end-of-year rush; this January we put over 150 new books and movies on the shelves. Other titles that might interest law students include:

  • Crude. 2009 documentary. The filmmakers call it “[a]n inside look at the infamous $27 billion “Amazon Chernobyl” case.” KF 1298 .C78 2009
  • Redeeming the Dream: the Case for Marriage Equality. By Hollingsworth attorneys David Boies and Theodore Olson. KF 228.H645 B65 2014
  • Beginner’s Guide to Public Housing Conversion under RAD. Published by the ABA Forum on Affordable Housing. KF 5729 .M33 2014

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.

New on the shelves – December 2014

Our list of new books is now updated.

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In December, the Law Library received books on legal careers, trial practice, international law, and the WTO, among other topics.

One of our new books is Law, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Terrorism, by Roger Douglas. Published by University of Michigan Press, the book:

“compares responses to terrorism by five liberal democracies—the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand—over the past 15 years. [It also] examines each nation’s development and implementation of counterterrorism law, specifically in the areas of information-gathering, the definition of terrorist offenses, due process for the accused, detention, and torture and other forms of coercive questioning.”

Check it out downstairs in the Stacks at K 5256 .D68 2014.

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.

Legal Research for the 1L (Intersession)

Congratulations to UCI Law 1Ls for finishing your first term of law school!

You have successfully made the transition to thinking like a lawyer.  From now on, law school will be busy and (at times) stressful – but never as hard as your first classes!

Your first class as a seasoned law student is Legal Research (Intersession).

This class will run from Monday, January 5 to Friday, January 9, and will include a pre-class assignment (due by 11.59 p.m. on January 4) and a final assignment (due by 11.59 p.m. on January 30).

The class is designed to prepare you to take on the research assignments typically encountered at school and in the workplace.  Concepts will build on those introduced in your first semester of Lawyering Skills.

Before the first class, you will need to login to TWEN, and

  1. Read the syllabus.
  2. Complete Class 1 Reading.
  3. Complete a Pre-Class multiple choice assignment.

The Pre-Class assignment is located in the Homework Drop Box.  You will need to use your Student Paper Number as your TWEN Anonymous ID.  Access your anonymous Student Paper Number through MyCourses, http://apps.law.uci.edu/mycourses/

The Pre-Class assignment is five questions, and worth 5% of your course grade.  You will have one hour to complete the five questions from the time of starting.

The law librarians are very excited about this class, and look forward to working with each of you to further develop your legal research skills.   We have made every effort to integrate our course learning goals with the law school curriculum, and to ensure a positive student experience!

Send pre-class questions to your course instructor or to Lisa at Ljunghahn@law.uci.edu.