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, ljunghahn@law.uci.edu

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

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 RefDesk@law.uci.edu, 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 CriticalPass.com 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.

New on the shelves – March 2016

cover imageOur list of new books is now updated. Last month, the Law Library received books on immigration, intellectual property, and international law, among other topics.

One of our new titles is Rutgers v. Waddington: Alexander Hamilton, the End of the War for Independence, and the Origins of Judicial Review, a University of Kansas Press title from historian Peter Charles Hoffer. From the publisher’s abstract:

Through this little-known but remarkable dispute over back rent for a burned-down brewery, Peter Charles Hoffer recounts a tale of political and constitutional intrigue involving some of the most important actors in America’s transition from a confederation of states under the Articles of Confederation to a national republic under the U.S. Constitution.

Check it out upstairs in the Reading Room at KF 228.R877 H64 2016.

Hamilton fans: this case took place during the time covered by Act 1’s finale, Non-Stop, when Hamilton practiced law in New York. It’s not specifically called out in the song’s lyrics, but Waddington got quite a bit of coverage in Chapter 10 of the 2004 Chernow biography.

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 – February 2016

hidden-weath-of-nations-coverOur list of new books is now updated. Last month, the Law Library received books on topics ranging from criminal justice reform to shopping malls, demonstrating the wide variety of interests held by our faculty and students.

One of these new titles is The Hidden Wealth of Nations, a University of Chicago Press title from economics professor Gabriel Zucman with a forward by Thomas Piketty. From the publisher’s abstract:

[Zucman] offers an inventive and sophisticated approach to quantifying how big the problem is, how tax havens work and are organized, and how we can begin to approach a solution. His research reveals that tax havens are a quickly growing danger to the world economy.

Check it out downstairs in the Stacks at HJ 2336 .Z8313 2015.

A related reminder for students who are interested in tax policy: the next presentation for this Spring’s “Current Issues in Tax Law and Policy Colloquium” (organized by Professor Omri Marian) is on March 28. See law.uci.edu/events/business-law/tax-colloquium.html

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 – Tues. 3/22

Dean Chemerinsky
Dean Chemerinsky at the 2015 celebration.

The entire UCI Law Community is welcome to the Law Library’s Seventh 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 March 2015 through March 2016.

  • 10:00 am: Coffee and pastries will be offered in the Library vestibule.
  • 10:15 am: The event, including remarks by the authors, will begin.

This year, we are honored to celebrate Dean Erwin Chemerinsky and Professors Michele Goodwin, Rick Hasen, and Christopher Whytock.