BerkeleyLaw Library News BerkeleyLaw Library News en-us Thu, 27 Apr 2017 02:10:57 PDT BerkeleyLaw Library Elbowgrease CRS Report: The American Health Care Act The Congressional Research Service issued its analysis of the pending House legislation to repeal Obamacare. Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT 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. Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST 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. Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST DOJ Appeal Brief on Immigration Executive Order Via Mon, 06 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST 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. Wed, 01 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST CRS Report: The Islamic State The Congressional Research Service has published this report on frequently asked questions regarding the Islamic State. Tue, 01 Dec 2015 00:00:00 PST 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. Tue, 01 Dec 2015 00:00:00 PST 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." Thu, 08 Oct 2015 00:00:00 PDT Submitting Articles to Law Reviews The basics for using Expresso or Scolastica to submit your new research. Students, see <a href="">here</a>. Tue, 18 Aug 2015 00:00:00 PDT What Makes a Law Student Succeed or Fail This paper, available on SSRN, analyzes the factors predicting law school success, with some interesting results. Wed, 12 Aug 2015 00:00:00 PDT Berkeley Law Faculty with High "Scholarly Impact" Profs. Cooter, Davidoff Solomon, Farber, Feeley, Haney-L&oacute;pez, Menell, Merges, Samuelson, Yoo, and Zimring appear in the latest rankings by Sisk et. al. Wed, 12 Aug 2015 00:00:00 PDT 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. Fri, 10 Jul 2015 00:00:00 PDT Law Librarian Oral Histories c/o HeinOnline HeinOnline's YouTube channel includes a series of oral history interviews with law librarians, our own <a href="">Prof. Bob Berring</a> and current law library Director <a href="">Prof. Kathleen Vanden Heuvel</a> among them. Mon, 11 May 2015 00:00:00 PDT 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." Thu, 08 Jan 2015 00:00:00 PST 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. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT 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 <em>Halsbury's Laws of Canada</em> and <em>The Canada Digest</em>. Covers provinces and territories as well as the federal level. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT Shush! 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. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT 27 Years of Uncle Zeb: Cheaper Than a Therapist! Need a few laughs? Visit the Law Library's exhibit on LL2, <em>27 Years of Uncle Zeb</em>, 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. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT An Interview with New Berkeley Law Professor Chris Tomlins Recently arrived from UCI, Prof. Tomlins discusses his approaches to legal history. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT 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." Wed, 25 Jun 2014 00:00:00 PDT 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. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 00:00:00 PDT UC-Berkeley Law Names New Dean <span>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.</span> Fri, 09 May 2014 00:00:00 PDT