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CRS Report: The American Health Care Act

The Congressional Research Service issued its analysis of the pending House legislation to repeal Obamacare.

Last edited 17 March 2017

CRS Legal Sidebar: The Law and Leaks to the Press

This CRS Legal Sidebar provides a brief rundown of federal laws prohibiting disclosure of executive branch and classified information by government officials to the press. References to Whistleblower statutes protecting certain leaks are also included.

Last edited 27 February 2017

The Essential Neil Gorsuch Reader - CRS Legal Sidebar

Judge Gorsuch has a voluminous judicial record. CRS attorneys have prepared this tabular listing of notable cases or other written material which could potentially illuminate his views on various matters of law.

Last edited 15 February 2017

DOJ Appeal Brief on Immigration Executive Order


Last edited 6 February 2017

California Law School Deans Want Bar Exam Pass Score Lowered

Deans of 20 California law schools, including Interim Dean Melissa Murray, are asking the California Supreme Court to temporarily lower the bar exam's minimum passing score to allow the State Bar to study whether the number is unjustifiably high.

Last edited 1 February 2017

CRS Report: The Islamic State

The Congressional Research Service has published this report on frequently asked questions regarding the Islamic State.

Last edited 1 December 2015

Screening Process for Refugee Entry into the United States

From the White House, a step by step guide for refugee entry into the United States.

Last edited 1 December 2015

C-SPAN Landmark Cases

"Landmark Cases explores the human stories and constitutional dramas behind some of the most significant and frequently cited decisions in the Supreme Court's history. This 12-part series delves into cases that represent some of the tipping points in our nation's story and in our evolving understanding of rights in America."

Last edited 8 October 2015

Submitting Articles to Law Reviews

The basics for using Expresso or Scolastica to submit your new research. Students, see here.

Last edited 18 August 2015

What Makes a Law Student Succeed or Fail

This paper, available on SSRN, analyzes the factors predicting law school success, with some interesting results.

Last edited 12 August 2015

Berkeley Law Faculty with High "Scholarly Impact"

Profs. Cooter, Davidoff Solomon, Farber, Feeley, Haney-López, Menell, Merges, Samuelson, Yoo, and Zimring appear in the latest rankings by Sisk et. al.

Last edited 12 August 2015

Open Access Law Reviews and Commentary MetaSearch

This custom Google search targets open access sources for legal scholarship and commentary. Includes sources from Canada, U.S., and Europe.

Last edited 10 July 2015

Law Librarian Oral Histories c/o HeinOnline

HeinOnline's YouTube channel includes a series of oral history interviews with law librarians, our own Prof. Bob Berring and current law library Director Prof. Kathleen Vanden Heuvel among them.

Last edited 11 May 2015

Charlie Hebdo at Moffitt

From UC Berkeley University Librarian Tom Leonard: "The Front Pages displayed in front of Moffitt Library are well worth a look today to see the global reaction in word and image to the horrible crime in Paris. The value that the Library places on free expression is summed up here. In dramatic form."

Last edited 8 January 2015

Tools for Empirical Legal Research

The Law Library now maintains a small collection of useful texts about quantitative and qualitative research and analysis. These titles may be checked out for four hours of in-library use. There is also a workstation in the Law Library computer lab equipped with Stata and R.

Last edited 24 October 2014

LexisNexis Quicklaw for Canadian Legal Research

A comprehensive collection of primary and secondary sources for Canadian law, including court decisions, legislation, commentary and news. Also includes Halsbury's Laws of Canada and The Canada Digest. Covers provinces and territories as well as the federal level.

Last edited 28 August 2014


That's right, this is a library. You're here to study. If you need a relatively non-confrontational way to help your schoolmates put a damper on the decibels, see our selection of "Shush!" cards at the Reference Desk. They're free.

Last edited 26 August 2014

27 Years of Uncle Zeb: Cheaper Than a Therapist!

Need a few laughs? Visit the Law Library's exhibit on LL2, 27 Years of Uncle Zeb, featuring one incomparable page from each year of the Zeb Book. Become part of the tradition! Submit your questions to Uncle Zeb in the Zeb Book at the Reference Desk on LL1.

Last edited 25 August 2014

An Interview with New Berkeley Law Professor Chris Tomlins

Recently arrived from UCI, Prof. Tomlins discusses his approaches to legal history.

Last edited 15 August 2014

Free Access to Washington Post Digital

"[R]eaders can view the Web site anywhere at no cost by logging in with their ... .edu e-mail addresses."

Last edited 25 June 2014

New Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law, and Justice Issue of Women in Legal Education

The Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law and Justice has just published an entire volume on women in legal education. The papers respond to Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia, edited by Angela Harris (UC Davis), Carmen Gonzalez (Seattle University School of Law), et al.

Last edited 13 June 2014

UC-Berkeley Law Names New Dean

Sujit Choudhry, a renowned expert in comparative constitutional law, has been named dean of the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. Choudhry, the Cecelia Goetz Professor of Law at New York University School of Law and founder of its Center for Constitutional Transitions, will begin a five-year term beginning July 1, 2014.

Last edited 9 May 2014

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