March 22nd Book Talk with Prof. Joel Paul
Please join us on Thursday, March 22nd at 3:45 in the Library for our first ever book talk featuring Professor Joel Paul discussing his new book Without Precedent: Chief Justice Marshall and His Times.

Christian Science Monitor:

‘Without Precedent’ brings shrewd legal perspective to the career of Supreme Court Justice John Marshall. The book’s narrative is especially strong when relating the turbulent legal and political infighting of Marshall’s years as chief justice.

SF Chronicle:

Joel Richard Paul, a professor of constitutional and international law at UC Hastings College of the Law, has added a well-written and admiring biography to the long line of Marshall scholarship. The first sentence of “Without Precedent” establishes the stakes: “None of the founding generation of American leaders had a greater impact on the American Constitution than John Marshall, and no one did more than Marshall to preserve the delicate unity of the fledgling republic.”

Enjoy wine and cheese courtesy of the library!

The Hastings Library Book Talk Series is a new forum for law school faculty, students and staff to engage in critical discussions outside the classroom.

New Titles in the Library for November 2017

The 2017 A201 deskbook.
State and local construction projects: an attorney’s handbook.
ADR advocacy, strategies, and practices for intellectual property and technology cases.
Nonprofit law: a practical guide to legal issues for nonprofit organizations.
Handbook on global social media law for business lawyers.
Patent freedom to operate searches, opinions, techniques, and studies.
Power dynamics and regional security in Latin America.
Baistrocchi, Eduardo A global analysis of tax treaty disputes.
Bano, Samia Gender and justice in family law disputes: women, mediation, and religious arbitration.
Behrens, Paul Holocaust and genocide denial: a contextual perspective.
Brian, Brad D. Internal corporate investigations.
Casas Zamora, Kevin Dangerous liaisons: organized crime and political finance in Latin America and beyond.
Connolly, Brian J. Local government, land use, and the First Amendment: protecting free speech and expression.
Davis, Angela J., Policing the Black man: arrest, prosecution, and imprisonment.
Evangelista, Matthew Do the Geneva Conventions matter?.
Fombad, Charles Manga Constitutional adjudication in Africa.
Karar, Eiman Freshwater governance for the 21st century.
Katvan, Eyal, Too many lawyers?: the future of the legal profession.
Kehoe, Dennis P. Ancient law, ancient society.
Koskenniemi, Martti International law and religion: historical and contemporary perspectives.
Langford, Malcolm The human right to water: theory, practice and prospects.
Seagrave, S. Adam The accessible Federalist: a modern English translation of 16 key Federalist papers.
Slater, Laura, Beyond bias: unleashing the potential of women in law.
Smedinghoff, Thomas J. Guide to cybersecurity due diligence in M&A transactions.
Suárez, Marcial The legal challenges of social media.
Achen, Christopher H. Democracy for realists: why elections do not produce responsive government.
Adams, Kenneth A., 1961- A manual of style for contract drafting.
Allgeyer, David A. Arbitrating patent disputes: a practical guide.
Applewhite, Ashton Cutting loose: why women who end their marriages do so well.
Applewhite, Ashton This chair rocks: a manifesto against ageism.
Aspinwall, Marla J. Taxation and funding of nonqualified deferred compensation: a complete guide to design and implementation.
Auslin, Michael R., 1967- The end of the Asian century: war, stagnation, and the risks to the world’s most dynamic region.
Bandler, John Cybersecurity for the home and office: the lawyer’s guide to taking charge of your own information security.
Bargh, John A. Before you know it: the unconscious reasons we do what we do.
Ben-Porath, Sigal R., 1967- Free speech on campus.
Black, Derek W. Education law: equality, fairness, and reform.
Borch, Frederic L., 1954- Military trials of war criminals in the Netherlands East Indies 1946-1949.
Brilmayer, Lea International claims commissions: righting wrongs after conflict.
Brown, H. Lowell The American constitutional tradition: colonial charters, covenants, and revolutionary state constitutions, 1578-1780.
Chemerinsky, Erwin Constitutional law: principles and policies.
Czajkowski, Kimberley, 1987- Localized law: the Babatha and Salome Komaise archives.
Davies, John (John Michael), 1942- The red atlas: how the Soviet Union secretly mapped the world.
Dempsey, Paul Stephen Public international air law.
Elnoury, Tamer American radical: inside the world of an undercover Muslim FBI agent.
Feldman, Noah, 1970- The three lives of James Madison: genius, partisan, president.
Feldman, Robin Drug wars: how big pharma raises prices and keeps generics off the market.
Fishman, James J. Nonprofit organizations: cases and materials.
Gerstmann, Evan Same-sex marriage and the Constitution.
Gillmer, Jason A. Slavery and freedom in Texas: stories from the courtroom, 1821-1871.
Gislason, Barbara J. Pet law and custody: establishing a worthy and equitable jurisprudence for the evolving family.
Gomberg-Muñoz, Ruth Becoming legal: immigration law and mixed-status families.
Grisham, John The Rooster Bar.
Guillemin, Jeanne, 1943- Hidden atrocities: Japanese germ warfare and American obstruction of justice at the Tokyo Trial.
Harvey, David, 1946 December 31- Collisions in the digital paradigm: law and rule-making in the internet age.
Hathaway, Oona Anne The internationalists: how a radical plan to outlaw war remade the world.
Healy, Shawn The full weight of the law: how legal professionals can recognize and rebound from depression.
Henricksen, Wes Making law review: a guide to the write-on competition.
Hogan, Milana L. Grit, the secret to advancement: stories of successful women lawyers.
Janis, Mark D. Trademark and unfair competition in a nutshell.
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 The papers of Thomas Jefferson. Retirement series.
Kuhne, Cecil C., III, 1952- Business bribes: corporate corruption and the courts.
Laycock, Douglas Modern American remedies: cases and materials.
Letsou, Peter V. Cases and materials on corporate mergers and acquisitions.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 Abraham Lincoln, slavery, and the Civil War: selected writings and speeches.
Lind, Douglas W. Dred Scott v. Sandford: opinions and contemporary commentary.
Mann, Ronald J., 1961- Bankruptcy and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Manning, John, 1961- Legislation and regulation: cases and materials.
McClurg, Andrew J., 1954- 1L of a ride: a well-traveled professor’s roadmap to success in the first year of law school.
Merlo, Alida V. Reaffirming juvenile justice: from Gault to Montgomery.
Metzmeier, Kurt X. Writing the legal record: law reporters in nineteenth-century Kentucky.
Mezzullo, Louis A., 1944- An estate planner’s guide to buy-sell agreements for the closely held business.
Miceli, Thomas J. The economic approach to law.
Mosier, Samantha L. Creating organic standards in U.S. states: the diffusion of state organic food and agriculture legislation, 1976-2010.
Mosten, Forrest S., 1947- Unbundled legal services: a family lawyer’s guide.
Muir, Ronda Beyond smart: lawyering with emotional intelligence.
Murray, Charles A. Coming apart: the state of white America, 1960-2010.
Nard, Craig Allen The law of patents.
Nelson, Arthur C. Market demand-based planning and permitting.
Neudorf, Lorne, 1982- The dynamics of judicial independence: a comparative study of courts in Malaysia and Pakistan.
O’Brien, David M. Justice Robert H. Jackson’s unpublished opinion in Brown v. Board.
O’Brien, David M. Storm center: the Supreme Court in American politics.
Parijs, Philippe van, 1951- Basic income: a radical proposal for a free society and a sane economy.
Perlmutter, Mark Why lawyers (and the rest of us) lie and engage in other repugnant behavior.
Plokhy, Serhii, 1957- Lost kingdom: the quest for empire and the making of the Russian nation, from 1470 to the present.
Posner, Eric A., 1965- Contract law and theory.
Reséndez, Andrés The other slavery: the uncovered story of Indian enslavement in America.
Rhodes, Jesse H. (Jesse Hessler), 1980- Ballot blocked: the political erosion of the Voting Rights Act.
Ricard, Matthieu Altruism: the power of compassion to change yourself and the world.
Richardson, Janice, 1961- Law and the philosophy of privacy.
Robinson, Kimberly American justice 2017: the Supreme Court in crisis.
Singer, Joseph William, 1954- Property law: rules, policies, and practices.
Sitkoff, Robert H. Wills, trusts, and estates.
Sklansky, David A., 1959- Evidence: cases, commentary, and problems.
Spruill, Marjorie Julian, 1951- Divided we stand: the battle over women’s rights and family values that polarized American politics.
Stucke, Maurice E. Big data and competition policy.
Sunstein, Cass R. Impeachment: a citizen’s guide.
Suri, Jeremi The impossible presidency: the rise and fall of America’s highest office.
Taylor, Alan, 1955- The internal enemy: slavery and war in Virginia, 1772 -1832.
Techera, Erika J. International law of sharks: obstacles, options and opportunities.
Vitale, Alex S. The end of policing.
Voermans, Wim, 1961- Constitutional preambles: a comparative analysis.
Whaley, Douglas J. Problems and materials on the sale and lease of goods.
Wilkins, David E. (David Eugene), 1954- Dismembered: native disenrollment and the battle for human rights.
Wilson, Richard, 1964- Incitement on trial: prosecuting international speech crimes.
Winter, Harold, 1960- Issues in law and economics.
Worden, Robert E. Mirage of police reform: procedural justice and police legitimacy.


Certificate in Legal Research Program Starts September 12, 2017

The Legal Research Certificate Program is designed to provide law students of all ability levels with the research tools necessary for success in internships, summer associate positions, or for your first position as a newly-minted attorney.

To find out more, visit the program’s Canvas site:

Fall 2017  Live Class Schedule — All classes meet in Room 640, 200 McAllister St. from 12:00 noon to 12:50.  Lunch served.

09/12  —  Secondary Sources Research
09/19  —  Statutory Research
09/26  —  Case Law
10/03  —  Federal Legislative History
10/10  —  Foreign Law Research
10/17  —  Administrative Law Research
10/24  —  Alternatives to Lexis and Westlaw
10/31  —  Searching with Precision
11/07  —  Print Resources Research

Students have the opportunity to select from a number of classes on different topics of research offered in both the Fall and Spring semesters. Topics cover a wide range of areas and will provide an excellent grounding as you begin to combine the knowledge gained in school with the actual practice of law. Students are free to attend as few or as many classes as desired; however, to complete the Certificate Program, students must attend and complete the quizzes for a total of 12 classes, including 5 in-person classes and 8 required classes, by the time they graduate.

How Do I Earn it?

To earn the certification, a student must:

  • Register for, and attend/view, a total of twelve (12) classes before graduating;
  • Complete the post-class quiz for the twelve (12) courses attended/viewed;
  • Attend at leave five (5) classes in person;
  • Attend/View and complete the post-class quiz for at least one class in each of eight (8) specified categories: (1) Secondary Source Research, (2) Case Law Research, (3) Statutory Research, (4) Free and Low Cost Research Alternatives, (5) Foreign Law Research OR International Law Research, (6) Federal Administrative Law Research OR California Administrative Law Research, (7) Federal Legislative History Research OR California Legislative History Research, and (8) Precision Searching