Tax Research

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.

New on the shelves – August 2013

Our list of new books is now updated.

book coverIn August, the Law Library received books on legal history, environmental law, international law, and patent law, among other topics. One title is particularly timely: The ethics of preventative war, edited by Deen K. Chatterjee.

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.

Treatises in Lexis Advance

Update 9/20  Most Lexis links are working now! Clicking on the Lexis icon in our guide to Legal Treatises should bring you to the first page of the first chapter. To see the table of contents, check up on the right.
lexis-footer-logo Using treatises in Lexis got a little more complicated this summer when Lexis moved to Advance as its default platform. The change broke all of the Lexis links in our guide to Legal Treatises. Lexis will provide new links later this year.

To get to a Lexis treatise, for now, you should log in to advance.lexis.com, then choose the treatise. To do so:

  1. Click “Browse Sources” above the big red search bar.
  2. Use the Sources search box in the tab on the left to search for a title.
  3. Click on the title of the treatise to see your options, or click on “View table of contents.”

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New on the shelves – July 2013

Our list of new books is now updated.

new-books-2013-07In July, the Law Library received books on legal history, environmental law, and international law, among other topics. We also received several new study aids to supplement our core collection, including three new titles in the Understanding series: Environmental Law, Evidence, and Trusts and Estates.

If you’re wondering what other study aids are at the Law Library, we have more information under Students > Study Aids.

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.

Source Collection 2013 – Materials

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.

Study Rooms

studyroomThis year, there are two significant changes to our study room policies:

  • First-come, first-served policy for some rooms. Four study rooms (2080, 2082, 2084, and 2088) are now open for unrestricted use by UCI Law students. There are no check outs, no overdue fines, and no group-use requirement. (Standard library rules still apply.)
  • Three-hour checkout for the rest. The other six Group Study Rooms are restricted to groups of two or more, and you have to check out a key at the Service Counter. These rooms check out for three hours at a time.

Please speak to a Law Library staff member for more information.