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February is African American History Month

Published on: Author: Teresa L

Check out these resources to celebrate African American History month: At the UC Hastings Law Library: Library catalog search: Martin Luther King, Jr. Library catalog search: African-American biographies Supreme Court Decisions Ten Supreme Court Decisions in Black History Key Supreme Court Cases for Civil Rights Websites African American History Month at the  Law Library of… Continue reading

Database Highlight: CEB Onlaw

Published on: Author: Teresa L

Connect to CEB Onlaw Overview: Searchable online resource for California practice guides, reporters, and Action Guides published by CEB (Continuing Education of the Bar). This database currently covers 90 publications and includes links to case law, statutes and forms. Coverage: CEB practice guides organized by legal areas including business law, civil litigation, criminal law, employment… Continue reading

Constitution Annotated

Published on: Author: Teresa L

The Constitution Annotated Website “contains legal analysis and interpretation of the United States Constitution, based primarily on Supreme Court case law. This regularly updated resource is especially useful when researching the constitutional implications of a specific issue or topic. The Featured Topics and Cases page highlights recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions that demonstrate pivotal interpretations… Continue reading

Plainsite Dockets

Published on: Author: Teresa L

Happy New Year to everyone! Today we would like to highlight Plainsite, a site which contains over 750,000 California county-level dockets from six counties, including San Francisco County, Contra Costa County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, San Mateo County and Santa Cruz County. The site usefully cross-links the attorney, firm and party records with attorney,… Continue reading

California Digital Newspaper Collection

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California Digital Newspaper Collection A freely Accessible Digital Repository of historical California Newspapers published 1846-1922, as well as issues of several current California newspapers. Search the collections by keyword, or browse by title or date. A calendar showing available issues can be found by selecting the Search Newspapers button on the left, and then selecting… Continue reading

November is Native American Heritage Month

Published on: Author: Teresa L

November is Native American Heritage Month. Check out these resources for Native American Law: UC Hastings American Indian Research Guide lists primary and secondary resources available in the UC Hastings library. Scout Report : Native American resources lists many website with information for American Indian Research. Cornel LII: American Indian Law provides summaries of the law and important primary and secondary… Continue reading

Collection Highlight: Family Law Databases

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Get your research started with the Family Law Subject Guide, by Hilary Hardcastle, for print and online resources available at UC Hastings and elsewhere. Databases at UC Hastings Forms & checklists – Family law library (LoisLaw) Forms and checklists on LoisLaw related to Family Law, including forms for drafting prenuptial agreements, valuation strategies in divorce,… Continue reading

The Racial Dot Map

Published on: Author: Teresa L

The Racial Dot Map is a visual map of racial distribution in the United States, using color-coded dots that provides “an accessible visualization of geographic distribution, population density, and racial diversity of the American people in every neighborhood in the entire country.” A zoom function allows you to focus on different areas. The map was designed… Continue reading

Environmental Protection Agency: Water Science

Published on: Author: Teresa L

The EPA’s Water Science page contains scientific information and innovative technologies provided by researchers working in support of the Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water Act. You can learn through articles, statistical data and guides about issues ranging from air and water quality to health and safety and green living; look at science and… Continue reading

Courtroom View Network (CVN)

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New database available! “Courtroom View Network” allows UC Hastings students to stream real courtroom videos, highlighted with expert commentary and analysis. The database also includes training libraries, which feature video clips of attorneys executing essential litigation skills and techniques. To sign up, go to https://lawschool.cvn.com/signup. Use your UC Hastings email address to create an individual… Continue reading