SCOTUS blog: Supreme Court vacancy on Scalia’s Death

SCOTUS blog has a special section to news relating to Justice Antonin Scalia’s death this past Saturday, and President Obama’s possible Supreme Court nominees. Read the blog posts here.

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…”

Read full article

Holiday Library and Reference Desk Hours

Library Holiday Hours DECEMBER 2015 – Semester Recess
Friday December 18 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday December 19 12 noon – 6:00 PM
Sunday December 20 12 Noon – 6:00 PM
Monday December 21 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday December 22 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday December 23 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Thursday December 24 through CLOSED
Sunday January 3, 2016


The UC Hastings Reference Desk will  be closed on December 21-23. On those dates,  please send reference requests to libref@uchastings.edu or contact the circulation desk at 415-565-4750.

 

New Study Room Reservation Process

Sign up for study rooms starting Wednesday, November 25th, 2015, for use of rooms beginning Wednesday, November 25th, 2015 until December 18th, 2015!

(A minimum of 3 students is required to reserve a study room)

To reserve a study room, sign into the  Astra Room Reservation Schedule using your Hastings email (omit @uchastings.edu) and password, click “Scheduling Grid” on the main page, and choose “Study Room Calendar”from the “Choose Calendar” drop down menu at the top right of the grid. Then complete the following steps:

 

  • Read the complete S15 Study Room Reservations instructions before making your first reservation.
  • Select a date using the calendar.
  • Select an available timeslot and room. Please refer to the Thanksgiving Holiday Building Hours and Exam Period Building Hours (sent out to students in an email from Student Services) before settling on a time. Pay special attention to the instructions regarding when reservations begin for weekdays (even hours) or weekends (odd hours).
  • Follow the instructions on how to schedule into a seminar room exactly.
  • Please title all study room reservations using your FULL NAME.
  • Click “Send Notification” to submit your reservation and send yourself a notification.

Rules for Study Rooms