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.
Beginning Monday, August 19th, the Law Library will be open:
- Monday – Thursday: 8am-11pm
- Friday: 8am-6pm
- Saturday: 1pm-6pm
- Sunday: 1pm-10pm
Related links: UCI Law Academic Calendar | Law Library Hours
This 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.
Law Library tours and related Library orientation activities are this week! Here’s some useful information for 1Ls, transfers, and visiting students.
Course & study materials – a few places to start:
Books in print or online – three places to start:
- ANTPAC – for books and journals at UCI campus libraries, including the Law Library.
- Melvyl – for books, journals, and other resources at libraries all over the world — resources that you can borrow via ILL (Inter-library loan.)
- Encore - for books at UCI, as well as journal articles from 5 databases.
Off-campus access to Law Library resources usually needs the VPN (Virtual Private Network.) Check VPN Instructions from UCI Law IT.
Westlaw, Lexis, and Bloomberg Law questions can go to representatives.
- Lexis: Michelle C. Yacoob,email@example.com
- Westlaw: Kelly Z. Stein, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Bloomberg Law: Will Thompson, email@example.com
Hours for the Law Library are updated on our website.
Our list of new books is now updated.
In June, the Law Library received books on international law, trial practice, and same-sex marriage, among other topics. One of our new titles is Mrs. Shipley’s ghost : the right to travel and terrorist watchlists, by Jeffrey Kahn. From the review in the Chronicle of Higher Education:
Ably navigating an alphabet soup of agencies and watchlists, Kahn draws on interviews with a feisty set of officials, including Timothy Healy, until this spring the head of the TSC, and Michael Jackson, formerly deputy secretary at the Department of Homeland Security. “Ask yourself a prudential question,” Jackson urges. “Would you rather those people have the authority to err on the side of caution?”1
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.
1 Nina C. Ayoub, The Talented Mrs. Shipley, Chron. Higher Educ., May 24, 2013, at B16. (book review), http://chronicle.com/article/The-Talented-Mrs-Shipley-/139259/.
The Law Library will be closed on Thursday, July 4th because of the of the holiday. We will reopen with our standard summer hours on Friday, July 5th.
Westlaw printers in MPAA will be leaving before August 1 because Westlaw is removing all support for law school printers this summer. In email communication with law school contacts, Westlaw representatives cited several reasons:
- Practitioners do not have designated printers, so students will be more prepared for a practice environment.
- Practitioners prefer electronic document options like highlighting, adding notes, using folders, and email.
- Promoting electronic alternatives to print is consistent with Thomson Reuter’s environmental goals.
- Printing is now less than half of what it used to be before WestlawNext was launched.
Lexis printers, however, will remain where they are.
Questions? Contact UCI Law’s Westlaw Account Manager about printing or saving from Westlaw.
Our list of new books is now updated.
In May, the Law Library received books on legal careers, immigration, and legal history, among other topics. If you’re interested in courts and clerking, these titles are especially noteworthy:
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
Shelves downstairs are getting repaired on the first floor of the Law Library on Wednesday. Earplugs are available at the Service Counter.
We apologize for the inconvenience.
The coffee cart in the courtyard is closed June 17 – 21.
It will reopen on Monday, Jun 24, with summer hours: 8:30am – 1pm.