This essay is designed to help new law students prepare for the first few weeks of class. It explains what judicial opinions are, how they are structured, and what law students should look for when reading them.
Kerr, Orin S., How to Read a Legal Opinion: A Guide for New Law Students. 11 The Green Bag 2d 51 (2007). ; GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 414; GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 414. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1160925
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com directly if you have any questions.
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.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Neil Gorsuch, picked by President Donald Trump and confirmed by the Republican-led Senate, was sworn in as a U.S. Supreme Court justice at the White House on Monday and was poised to have an instant impact on a court once again dominated by conservatives.
Gorsuch took his judicial oath in a White House Rose Garden ceremony with Trump watching on, filling a vacancy that lingered for nearly 14 months after the death of conservative Justice Antonin Scalia in February 2016. The oath was administered by Justice Anthony Kennedy, for whom Gorsuch worked as a clerk as a young lawyer.
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The UC Hastings Law Library is pleased to welcome the newest member of our staff. Angela Wang has joined the Law Library in the position of Digital Initiatives Librarian. Angela joins us with an impressive background, having curated digital collections and archives at St. Mary’s University Law Library and Texas Tech University School of Law Library. In her new role at UC Hastings, Angela will focus on maintaining the Law School’s existing digital repositories and creating new ones that showcase our school and its collections.
The Reference Desk will close at 5 pm today, March 29. We will reopen tomorrow morning at 9 am.
The Reference Desk will close at 4:45 pm today – Monday, 2/27/17. It will reopen tomorrow morning at 9 am.