Welcome Class of 2018!

Welcome to UC Hastings! The Law Library staff is eager to help you make your law school experience a success. Please feel free to drop by the Reference Desk anytime we’re open – we’re happy to answer all your questions concerning library resources and legal research. Please stop by if you’re having any difficulties with your LW&R assignments. We can point you to the right resources and show you how to use them.
When you get a chance, check out the First Year Legal Research Resources page on the library’s website. And the Research Tutorials page is also a great place to help with your research.

We look forward to meeting you all!

– The Library Staff at UC Hastings

Law in the News: The Biggest Calif. Court Decisions So Far In 2015

The California Supreme Court handed down a series of far-reaching decisions in the first half of the year that lawyers say will trigger more challenges to pay-for-delay pharmaceutical patent settlements under state antitrust law, empower cities to impose affordable housing requirements on builders and give state courts greater leeway to reject arbitration awards in employment and consumer disputes.

Here’s a closer look at five significant rulings from the first six months of 2015.

Read article on Law360

SPCA Dog Therapy Program April 2015

GetFileAttachment The SPCA Dog Therapy program is coming back to the Law Library beginning Monday, April 27th. Dog therapy is designed to be a fun stress-reliever for our busy students, a gift of some happy-go-lucky play with a furry friend as relief from studying. So take a break and let one of these trained, friendly dogs help you forget all about the law for a few minutes.photo22

Our doggie “therapists” will be located on the fourth floor of the 200 McAllister building in the Library. Students are welcome to sign up for 10-minute stress break sessions. All dogs are friendly and trained and accompanied by experienced SPCA volunteers. Sign-up sheets and more information can be found at the Library circulation desk.  Read here about the science of eye to eye contact between humans and dogs.

Dogs therapy is being offered in Study Room 412 in the Library at the following times:

Monday, April 27th, 2015 10:30-12:00 Hank German Shepard / Terrier Mix
Monday, April 27th, 2015 2:00 – 3:30 Brixton Golden Retriever
Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 10:30-12:00 Prancer & Dasher Cavalier King Charles Spaniels
Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 2:00 – 3:30 Angie Golden Retriever
Wednesday, April 29th, 2015 10:30-12:00 Lana Shepard Mix
Wednesday, April 29th, 2015 2:00 – 3:30 Brixton Golden Retriever
Thursday, April 30th, 2015 10:30-12:00 Ollie Golden Retriever
Thursday, April 30th, 2015 2:00 – 3:30 Igor Black Labrador


Chuck Marcus
UC Hastings College of the Law Library