The Newcal Copy Center, located in the 200 building in room 445, provides reprographic services ranging from full-service copying, resumes, and faxing. Copy and print cards may be purchased at the Copy Center or at one of our convenient card vending machines located in the Research Alcove – 200 McAllister, 4th Floor, and in the Gold Reading Room – 198 McAllister, 3rd Floor. They also provide post-structuralist/deconstruction, semiotic, and hermeneutical services upon request.
West eLearning Center has free web-based modular courses with short lessons (4-10 minutes) to help you become a more efficient researcher. West eLearning allows you to learn at your own pace, on your own schedule and to track your progress online. If you need a refresher, try the Westlaw Fundamentals course: this series of short lessons teaches you the basics so that you can get right to work!
To keep our new Library nice and clean and free of creatures who don’t read, the policy allows drinks only in covered containers. There are some covered drink containers available at the Reference Desk if you need one. No food is allowed in the Library.
Should you be required to pay to find out information about federal government jobs? Is it a violation of U.S. law to solicit for foreign lotteries? Are you aware of the scams out there? If not, take the Grand Scam Challenge and test your consumer savvy.
Use HeinOnline to find .pdf versions of 1,200 law and law-related periodicals. Link to it from the Library’s Subscription Database page.
Besides the Law Journal Library, HeinOnline carries the:
• Federal Register vols 1-72, 1936-current
• US Reports, 1754-2003 and US Reports Slip Opinions, 2002-To date
• Treaty collections: TIAS 11060-12734, UST vols 1-35 [1950-1984], ILM vols 1-45 [1962-2006], and also Bevans, Malloy, Miller, and KAV.
• Phillip C. Jessup Library
• U.S. Attorney General Opinions
• U.S. Presidential Documents
• U.S. Statutes at Large
To all 2Ls and 3Ls who have never borrowed an item from the Library: Stop by the Circulation or Reference Desks in the Library and let us turn your Hastings ID into your library borrowing card, the process takes about a minute. Once completed, you will be able to check your library record online, and you will have access to electronic resources from off-campus.
Most of the study aids in the library are available by asking at the Circulation Desk. This is a list by subject of the study aids in our collection.
lf you’re looking for professional outlines such as Gilbert Law Summaries, they are available in the bookstore at both new and used prices.
The drilling and hammering sounds you hear in the Library are the study tables being constructed. Once installed most will have power connections available. In the meantime, power outlets can be found in the study rooms and in the window seating at the columns.
The Hastings Law Library is on floors 4, 5, and 6 of 200 McAllister. You can only reach the upper floors once you’re inside the Library. There are two inner elevators near the foot of the grand stairway.
The 5th floor has most of the bound law journals, library staff offices, and call numbers A – KF6075 (ending with KF6075 .H65 2006 Holocaust Restitution : perspectives on the litigation and its legacy).
The 6th floor has government documents, some professors’ offices, special collections, the faculty library, and call numbers KF6200 – Z (the last book being ZA5075 .N682 The United States Government Internet Manual).
All three floors of the library have study rooms, copy machines and restrooms.
What does American Jurisprudence look like? Why would I ever want to read an ALR? These answers and more can be found by taking a look at Adam Engelhart’s fantastic photographic field guide to the law library. A Hastings 3L, Adam posted pictures of all of the “principal legal reference works for 1Ls in the Hastings library, along with short descriptions and Bluebook citation rules.”