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.
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.
The Reference Desk will close at 5 pm on Thursday, Feb. 15 and Friday, Feb. 16. It will be open on Saturday, Feb. 17 from 9 am to 5 pm. You can also email research questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
On President’s Day (Monday, February 19)
the library will be open 10 am – 6 pm
The Reference Desk will close at 5 pm on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. It will reopen at 10 am on Thursday, January 18. Feel free to email research-related questions to email@example.com.
Friday January 12
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday – Sunday
January 13-14 10:00 AM -6:00 PM
Monday January 15
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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