A PBS series on the history of the Supreme Court begins tonight. “An unprecedented series exploring the history, impact and drama of America’s highest court.” Narrated by David Strathairn, the series will air on Channel 9/KQED at 10:00 p.m.
Do you need FOOD while you study? Try a local cafeteria. Outside the peak of lunch hour (approximately 11:45 AM – 1:45 PM), cafeteria seating is often ample, and may be available well after cafeteria hours of operation.
Federal Building Cafeteria
450 Golden Gate Ave
(After passing through the guard station and metal detector, take the elevator to the second floor.)
The cafeteria Food Area is open from 6:30 AM – 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Monday – Friday.
The nearby Coffee Cart area is large and is open from 6:30 AM – 4:00 PM, Monday – Friday.
State Building Russell’s Cafeteria
455 Golden Gate Ave
(After passing through the Golden Gate Avenue guard station and metal detector, the cafeteria is located to the left up several open stairs.)
The cafeteria is open from 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Monday – Friday. Vending machines are in the area and available after the cafeteria closes.
Café Asia at the Asian Art Museum
200 Larkin Street (between Fulton and McAllister)
If you like tea with Torts, you can enter the Museum at no charge if your destination is Café Asia only. You will be given a cafeteria pass at the entrance desk.
The cafeteria is open from 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM, Tuesday through Sunday, and 10:00 AM – 8:30 PM on Thursday, and closed on Monday.
Let’s say you read an article at SFGate today about global warming and you wondered what Congress was doing about it. Where would you start? A great subscription database to search is CRS.
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) works exclusively for members and committees of the United States Congress. An arm of the Library of Congress, the agency is renowned for its non-partisanship and its in-depth analysis of issues.
Here’s a report reviewing “the status of energy efficiency and renewable energy legislation introduced during the 110th Congress.”
The First Floor Library collection contains Reference, Course Reserves placed by professors, Witkin, Shepards, popular legal treatises, primary legal materials, and books beginning with call numbers A-G, L-N, Q-V. If the book you are looking for has a call number that starts with H, J, K, or P, you can request it from retrievable storage. Books brought from storage are available the following business day by 2 p.m.
For the following Westlaw training sessions, please bring your laptop to follow along with the instructor.
12:40 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Room E
2:40 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Room A
3:40 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Room A
12:40 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Room 219
11:40 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Room A
12:40 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Room A
3:40 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Room E
Developed by Ellen Callinan, JUST ASK is a great acronym to remember whenever you begin a research project.
U Useful tips
S Scope of Research
T Terms of Art
K Key cost constraints
A close-up look at the new carpeting that will be on the renovated library’s 6th floor.
If you’re looking for the transcript of a Congressional Hearing, check out GPO Access, which has selected hearings from the 105th Congress to the current (110th), at http://www.gpoaccess.gov/chearings/index.html. Both House and Senate hearings are available. Most Congressional hearings are published two months to two years after they are held. Only hearings from the committees that are released to the Government Printing Office get published. If you want a copy of a hearing transcript from the last two months, the web page for the Committee that hosted the hearing is the best place to look. Be warned, though, not all hearing transcripts are released.
Congratulations to Hastings 3Ls Laura Back, John Dermody, Brandon Hollinder, Tao Leung, and Lisa Sofio for the recent publications of their notes.
Back, Laura E. Note. Improperly Performed Abortion as Fetal Homicide: an uneasy coexistence becomes more difficult. 18 Hastings Women’s L.J. 117-134 (2007).
Dermody, John. Note. Beyond Good Intentions: can hybrid tribunals work after unilateral intervention? 30 Hastings Int’l & Comp. L. Rev. 77-102 (2006).
Hollinder, Brandon. Note. A Golden State Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Water Conflict. 30 Hastings Int’l & Comp. L. Rev. 103-130 (2006).
Leung, Tao. Note. Misconceptions, Miscalculations, and Mistakes: P2P, China, and copyright. 30 Hastings Int’l & Comp. L. Rev. 151-171 (2006).
Sofio, Lisa. Note. Recent Developments in the Debate Concerning the Use of Foreign Law in Constitutional Interpretation. 30 Hastings Int’l & Comp. L. Rev. 131-150 (2006).
When it comes to using the Law Library, do you feel uncertain? Confused? Frustrated? If so, you are not alone. One of the Hastings Reference Librarians has worked here for more than 30 years. Can you imagine how many students she’s helped? They ALL had to learn to use the Law Library. They were all uncertain, confused and frustrated at times, and that’s why the Reference Librarians are here — to help YOU with your research. Call, visit, or email the Reference Department. No questions are too small, no request too obscure.