Flu shots in the Law Library

promo imageThe UCI Student Health Center is providing a walk-in flu shot clinic for students* this week, inside the Law Library. No appointment is necessary!

  • Thursday & Friday, August 23 & 24
  • 10:30 am — 1:30 pm
  • Downstairs in the California Room
  • Free for students on the UCSHIP plan.
  • $25 for students with private insurance; can be billed to a Zot account.

Questions? Call SHC (949) 824-5304

* Faculty and staff are welcome at other Flu Shot events on campus later in the school year. But this event is for students only.

Construction update

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July 25: Construction team member works on the new after-hours access doors in the California Room

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!

Coffee & Treats

photo of pastriesWe have coffee and pastries available this morning, upstairs near the stairway.

The staff of the law library would like to wish all of the students good luck with writing and studying during this exam period!

(Looking for online or print study aids, like Concise Hornbooks? We’ve got you covered: Law Library > Research > Study Aids.)

 

Celebration of Books – 3/13

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Dean Richardson at the 2017 Celebration of Books

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.

Librarian Weekend Hours

We are happy to offer special hours for the reference desk this weekend:

Noon to 4:00pm.
Saturday, November 11, 2017

Student journal editors: come to the desk with any final source questions! And if you can’t make it in to the law library, email us at refdesk@law.uci.edu.

New on the shelves – July 2017


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.

New on the shelves – June 2017

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Our list of new books is updated. Last month,  Law Library received titles on family law, legal writing, legal history, and international law, among other topics.

One of our new titles is “Unequal: How America’s Courts Undermine Discrimination Law,” from Oxford University Press, written by law professors Sandra F. Sperino and Suja A. Thomas. From the publisher at oup.com:

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.

This title is shelved upstairs in the Reading Room at KF 4755 .S965 2017.

Our collection supports the scholarly and clinical work of faculty and students. Let us know if you have a suggestion for a new book.

New on the shelves – May 2017

cover image 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.

Our collection supports the scholarly and clinical work of faculty and students. Let us know if you have a suggestion for a new book.

Like stats?

stata pictureSTATA 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!)

book coverSTATA is a popular statistics package that can handle datasets that are larger than what Excel can work with. Looking for some tips? We’ve got you covered there, too. Before you go to the lab, stop downstairs to grab A Gentle Introduction to Stata, in the stacks on the first floor at HA 32 .A26 2016.