The federal government is famous – or infamous – for creating acronyms. Entire sentences can be spoken in “governmentese” with only a few proper nouns thrown in. So if you need to know which FAR regulations apply to the RFP for the DOE, check out: GovSpeak: A Guide to Government Acronyms and Abbreviations.
Martin Luther King, Jr. was born January 15, 1929. This weekend we celebrate his birthday and his life. One of the best ways to learn about Martin Luther King, Jr. is to read his speeches and letters. Hastings has a good collection of books written by and about Martin Luther King, Jr. Search the library… Continue reading
Recently a student was overheard to say, “Wow, using the book version of the California Codes is way easier than using it online.” The California Codes are divided into 29 titles beginning with Business & Profession and ending with Welfare & Institutions. The state of California does not publish an official code. Most lawyers use… Continue reading
Welcome back everyone! This is the Bloggy Notion, the online news of the Hastings Law Library. We will have regular postings of information about the Library (including holiday hours, renovation information, and policies), plus legal research tips, notices, news and views.
Wondering where to find information on circuit splits now that U.S. Law Week doesn’t publish an intermittent column on the subject? The void has been filled on blogosphere, at Professor A. Benjamin Spencer’s Circuit Splits blog: http://splitcircuits.blogspot.com/. There are entries for new circuit split decisions, and you can search the archives, which go back to… Continue reading
From the Hastings Bookstore– Happy New Year and Welcome back! The bookstore is open this week on Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Starting Monday, Jan. 8th, the hours will be Mon – Thurs 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday until 4:00 p.m. Regular bookstore hours start Tuesday Jan.16, after Martin… Continue reading