Hours – December and January

hoursOur hours are different in December and early January because of Reading & Exam period and Winter Break. (In general, we are open later during exams.) Check our up-to-date calendar: Law Library Hours.

Our visitor policy is also different during the Reading & Exam period so that our space is conducive to study. During that time — Dec 2 through Dec 18 — only UCI Law students and UCI faculty and staff can use the Law Library.

New on the shelves – October 2013

Our list of new books is now updated.

book coverIn October, the Law Library received books on immigration, labor law, international law, and criminal law, among other topics. One of our new titles, Reflections on Judging, by Judge Richard Posner, was reviewed in the New York Times on November 8, 2013 by Professor Kenji Yoshino.  The book covers the influential judge’s thoughts on the federal judiciary, interpretation, and opinion-writing and advocacy. It’s shelved with other books about appellate practice, upstairs in the Reading Room at KF 9050 .P55.

This title might be familiar to students who follow Professor Rick Hasen’s Election Law Blog, where several recent posts discuss responses to a line in the book about Crawford, an important voter ID case. In the book, Judge Posner characterizes the Indiana voter ID law that he upheld as “a type of law now widely regarded as a means of voter suppression rather than of fraud prevention.”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 Richard A. Posner, Reflections on Judging 84-85 (2013).

New! Find books and articles more easily.

encore logoAre you working on a pro bono or clinical research project? Trying to check a source for an article you’re editing? Looking for some background material for an RA assignment?

Try our new search system, Encore, right from the Law Library’s updated home page. Type in your search and hit Go to see books, articles, and journals, including results from these key legal research systems:

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Multimedia Study Room and new Copier/Scanner

We’re excited to announce two new additions to the first floor: a new copier-scanner, and our new Multimedia Study Room.
media room photoThe second copier-scanner is across from the elevator on the first floor. It works much like the one upstairs – you can send yourself a PDF via email.

The new Multimedia Study Room is downstairs by the Stacks. It can be used by a group or an individual with a technology-related need. Uses include:

  1. View a DVD or streaming video on the room’s 60-inch display.
  2. Work on a document or presentation as a group.
  3. Use the webcam with Skype or Google Hangouts.
  4. Record yourself practicing a speech or presentation.
  5. Connect your personal laptop to the display.

This new room is located on the first floor of the Law Library, with the same general checkout rules as other study rooms. To ensure availability, advance reservations will be accepted for this room.

Speak to a Law Library staff member at the Service Counter for more information.

New on the shelves – September 2013

Our list of new books is now updated.

cover_law-of-the-seaIn September, the Law Library received books on legal writing, environmental law, international law, and labor law, among other topics. A few titles might be of interest to students participating in the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition:

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.

Blankets and Book Stands

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Law students- we now have a couple of book stands for patron use and we have some cozy UCI Law Library blankets to keep you warm during those late night study sessions.

The book stands can be found out in the library and just ask at the Service Counter if you’d like to borrow a blanket.