Author Archives: Chuck Marcus

Summer Research Assistant Orientation – June 6, 2017

The UC Hastings Librarians are holding an orientation and training for Summer Research Assistants on Tuesday, June 6th, 2017 at 12 noon – 1:30 PM, in classroom D (198 Building). We will be serving lunch and refreshments.

If you are working as a summer research assistant  please click here to fill out a form with your  name, email and research area or send an email to marcusc@uchastings.edu

During the orientation session, research assistants will meet with their faculty-liaison librarians to discuss research projects and review relevant resources.  Each research assistant will be able to consult with the librarian about their research projects over the course of the summer.

Individual appointments with the appropriate liaison librarian are available for students who are unable to attend the orientation.  Please feel free to contact marcusc@uchastings.edu directly if you have any questions.

Crash Course in Legal Research – May 17th @ 5:30 PM

Have a summer job? Need to brush up on your legal research skills? The UC Hastings Law Library is offering a Crash Course in Legal Research, focused on the practical skills you’ll need to get started on your first assignment.

Come by Room J in the 198 Building from 5:30PM to 7:00PM on Wednesday, May 17, for pizza and expert advice. 1Ls, 2Ls, and graduates welcome.

If you are interested, please RSVP here.

Register to Vote!!

Click here and you can register to vote online right now

 Registration Deadline

The deadline to register or re-register to vote in the upcoming November election is 11:59:59 p.m. Pacific Time on October 15th, 2016. If you submit an application after this time, your application will still be processed for future elections.

What You Will Need

To register online you will need

  • Your California driver license or California identification card number,
  • The last four digits of your social security number and
  • Your date of birth.

Your information will be provided to the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to retrieve a copy of your DMV signature.

If you do not have a California driver license or California identification card, you can still use this form to apply to register to vote by completing the online interview by 11:59:59 p.m. Pacific Time on October 15th, 2016.

July 2017 CA Bar will have a different format

The State Bar of CA made it official:
https://admissions.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/4/documents/Examinations/NoticeTwoDay0815_R.pdf

Effective July 2017: The California Bar Exam is a two-day test with three components:

Sixth Floor is Back Open

Construction on the the Sixth Floor of the 200 McAllister St. building has been completed. The Sixth Floor is now available as a quiet space for Bar Study. There are six individual study rooms and several open tables for student use.

Westlaw – Lexis – Bloomberg – Summer Access 2016

WESTLAW

Continuing Students: In order to have full summer access to Westlaw, continuing students will need to extend their passwords. Look for the registration banner once you log in to Westlaw.

Summer password extension is available only if a student has a permissible academic use for the password this summer such as:

  • School-related work or for school credit
  • Law review and journal, including write-on competitions
  • Moot court
  • Research assistant positions
  • Unpaid internships / externship

Students who do not register for extended summer access will get 60 hours of access per month in June and July and full access in August.

Graduating Students: Graduating students may extend access while studying for the bar by registering for Grad Elite program. Look for the registration tile once you login to Westlaw.

Registered students will retain Westlaw access for 60 hours through November 30th 2016.


LEXIS ADVANCE

No registration for summer access is required if you already have a registered Lexis Advance ID.

Continuing students: Continuing students will have free and unlimited Lexis Advance access this summer.  Registration is not required and there are no restrictions on the use of your law school IDs.

Graduating Students: Graduating students will have access through their law school IDs through December 31st 2016.  You may register for Lexis ASPIRE Program (link is external), which will permit job-related access to Lexis Advance for the duration of your public interest work, even if beyond December, 2016.


BLOOMBERGLAW

All registered students will have unlimited BloombergLaw access during summer. Graduating students will have unlimited and unrestricted Bloomberg access for 6 months following graduation.