Category Archives: Info For Students

Extended bar study hours

As of today, we have extended hours for the bar exam:


July 14 & 15
8:00 AM – 11:00 PM

July 16
10:00 AM – 11:00 PM

JULY 17-22
8:00 AM – 11:00 PM

July 23
10:00 AM – 11:00 PM

July 24-27
8:00 AM – 11:00 PM

July 28
8:00 AM – 9:00 PM

July 29
8:00 AM – 8:00 PM

July 30
10:00 AM – 11:00 PM

July 31
8:00 AM – 11:00 PM

NEW! Online West’s Study Aids

The Law Library is excited to announce that you now have full access to West’s Online Study Aids.  These include the Acing Series, Black Letter Outlines, Career Guides, Concise Hornbooks, the Exam Pro Series, Flash Cards, Gilbert Law Summaries, High Court Case Summaries, Hornbooks, Law Stories, Legalines, Nutshells, the Short & Happy Guides, the Sum & Substance Series, and the Turning Point series.   You can access them here:  If you lose this link, you can find it in the library’s Online Databases list ( and in the library catalog. 


You can search and browse the study aids without creating an account.  If you want to access them in e-book format so you can take notes and add highlights, you will need to create an account by clicking on the “Create Account” link at the top of the homepage.  Please feel free to email the reference librarians at if you have any questions. 



May 23 – June 7: Possible Noise in Parts of the Library from 7am to 3pm

The removal of shelving on the 6th floor will begin on Monday morning May 23rd and will continue through June 7th.  Work will be proceed Monday – Friday 7am to 3pm.

It is expected that there will be noise that may impact students studying on the 6th and 5th floors.   Students are encouraged to study on the 4th floor.

Please contact the 4th floor Library Reference Desk or email the librarians at if you have any questions or concerns.


SPCA Dog Therapy Program April 2016

GetFileAttachment The SPCA Dog Therapy program is coming back to the Law Library beginning Monday, April 25th. 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 25th, 2016 10:30-12:00  Lola Pomeranian / Chihuahua
Monday, April 25th, 2016 2:00 – 3:30 Sammie Yorkie / Bedlington Terrier
Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 10:30-12:00 Dasher and Prancer King Charles Cavalier Spaniels
Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 2:00 – 3:30 Jacee Golden Retriever / Labrador
Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 10:30-12:00 Hank German Shepard / Terrier
Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 2:00 – 3:30 Brixton Golden Retriever
Thursday, April 28th, 2016 10:30-12:00 Jackie Sussex Spaniel
Thursday, April 28th, 2016 2:00 – 3:30 Sierra Golden Retriever


Chuck Marcus
UC Hastings College of the Law Library

Bluebook Revision Wars

From the Washington Post, Feb. 9, 2016:

“War is brewing over the most boring piece of intellectual property imaginable: the “Bluebook,” the 580-page quasi-authoritative source of proper legal citation formats published by the Harvard Law Review, described by Adam Liptak of the New York Times a few months ago as “a comically elaborate thicket of random and counterintuitive rules about how to cite judicial decisions, law review articles and the like [that] is both grotesque and indispensable.

Students at NYU Law School have prepared a new, streamlined, open-access citation system and gotten it ready for publication…”

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