Employment Law Research

photo of employment law booksFor students who are interested in employment, labor, and related issues, here are some research pointers based on a the Law Library presentation to students enrolled in Professor Robinson-Dorn’s Spring 2014 Employment Law class. Highlights include:

  • Suggested sources and starting points – see our Labor & Employment Research Guide.
  • For more information about primary and secondary tax sources, see Chapter 5: Federal Labor and Employment Law in Specialized Legal Research.
  • Important online tools for federal and California labor and employment sources include:
    • BNA
    • BloombergLaw (BNA content, plus PLI treatises) As of February, 2014, Bloomberg’s “Law Reports” app is only available for iOS. See Bloomberg Law Reports at itunes.apple.com.
    • CCH Labor & Employment sources – available in Westlaw
    • CEB – California-specific treatises
  • VPN — required for many law-only resources — is supported by UCI Law IT Services.

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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