Celebration of Books – 3/13

Dean Richardson gesturing and smiling during her talk at the 2017 event with books in the background.
Dean Richardson at the 2017 Celebration of Books

The entire UCI Law Community is welcome to the Law Library’s Ninth Annual Celebration of Books on Tuesday, March 13, 2018.  Join us in the Reading Room upstairs on the second floor, as we highlight and acknowledge the publications authored, co-authored, edited, or co-edited by UCI Law Faculty in the last year.

  • 5:00 p.m: Wine and snacks in the library vestibule.
  • 5:30 p.m.: The event, including remarks by the authors, begins.

This year, we are honored to celebrate Chancellor Howard Gillman and Professors Jennifer Chacon, Richard Hasen, Alexandra Natapoff, and Christopher Whytock.

New on the shelves – July 2017

Our list of new books is updated at Research > New Books. In July, the Law Library received titles on Abortion, International Law, Intellectual Property, and Employment Discrimination, among other topics.

We also received several new editions of legal study aids in print, including books covering First Amendment
Wills and Estates, Appellate procedure, Criminal law, and Estate Tax. “Legal Study aids” are meant to help students with coursework, or provide a very brief introduction to a legal topic. Series titles include Nutshells, Understanding, and Concise Hornbooks. More information about study aids — including access to online versions from West Academic and LexisNexis Digital Library — is online at Research > Study Aids.

Our collection supports the scholarly and clinical work of faculty and students. Let us know if you have a suggestion for a new book: apps.law.uci.edu/libraryfeedback.

New on the shelves – June 2017

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Our list of new books is updated. Last month,  Law Library received titles on family law, legal writing, legal history, and international law, among other topics.

One of our new titles is “Unequal: How America’s Courts Undermine Discrimination Law,” from Oxford University Press, written by law professors Sandra F. Sperino and Suja A. Thomas. From the publisher at oup.com:

By tracing the modern history of employment discrimination, Sperino and Thomas provide an authoritative account of how our legal system evolved into an institution that is inherently biased against workers making rights claims.

This title is shelved upstairs in the Reading Room at KF 4755 .S965 2017.

Our collection supports the scholarly and clinical work of faculty and students. Let us know if you have a suggestion for a new book.

New on the shelves – May 2017

cover image Our list of new books is updated. Last month, the Law Library received titles on employment law, legal writing, legal history, and international law, among other topics.

One of our new titles is Federal Civil Procedure Before Trial, edited by James M. Wagstaffe and published by LexisNexis. That name might sound vaguely familiar because Mr. Wagstaffe used to write and edit a Rutter guide covering the same topic. Now his treatment is available in print in mostly-white binders with jaunty pops of red and black, a somewhat daring color combination for a legal title.

This new three-volume set is shelved upstairs in the Reading Room at KF 8900 .W35.

Our collection supports the scholarly and clinical work of faculty and students. Let us know if you have a suggestion for a new book.

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 ljunghahn@law.uci.edu. For international, email Jessica Pierucci at jpierucci@law.uci.edu.

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 refdesk@law.uci.edu

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