Twenty-four hour library access for law students is coming soon!
This week, the construction team is working on a new doorway to the California room downstairs. When the law library is closed, law students will be able to use a key card to open the doors downstairs and get into the California room for late-night study.
The main entry to the Law Library will remain upstairs, and we’ll continue to use the existing lobby for check outs. This way, we’re doing a cost-effective building update that provides expanded access for law students who prefer to study late at night or early in the morning. We’re also preserving the quiet space downstairs when the library is open, to support our students who work best without distractions.
We are very excited about showing off these improvements next month when our students are back on campus. Look out for further updates!
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.
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.
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.
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.
STATA 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!)