1L Research Basics
Offers a general strategy for approaching any legal research question; links to online resources for each step in the process; and tips applicable whether you are working on assignments in your Legal Research & Writing or Written & Oral Advocacy classes, matters for a clinical course or externship placement, or client research in a summer associate position.
1L RESEARCH BASICS HTTP://LIBGUIDES.LAW.BERKELEY.EDU/C.PHP?G=507592 OFFERS A GENERAL STRATEGY FOR APPROACHING ANY LEGAL RESEARCH QUESTION; LINKS TO ONLINE RESOURCES FOR EACH STEP IN THE PROCESS; AND TIPS APPLICABLE WHETHER YOU ARE WORKING ON ASSIGNMENTS IN YOUR LEGAL RESEARCH & WRITING OR WRITTEN & ORAL ADVOCACY CLASSES, MATTERS FOR A CLINICAL COURSE OR EXTERNSHIP PLACEMENT, OR CLIENT RESEARCH IN A SUMMER ASSOCIATE POSITION.
Administrative Law Sources
Free, official and other online sources, as well as Boalt Law Library print and online sources, for materials from federal and California executive agencies and administrative bodies.
ADMINISTRATIVE LAW SOURCES HTTP://LIBGUIDES.LAW.BERKELEY.EDU/C.PHP?G=326687
FREE, OFFICIAL AND OTHER ONLINE SOURCES, AS WELL AS BOALT LAW LIBRARY PRINT AND ONLINE SOURCES, FOR MATERIALS FROM FEDERAL AND CALIFORNIA EXECUTIVE AGENCIES AND ADMINISTRATIVE BODIES.
American Indian Law
A guide to the law of the United States as it pertains to the American Indian. Includes print and microform resources held by the Law Library as well as online databases, texts, and web sites.
AMERICAN INDIAN LAW HTTP://LIBGUIDES.LAW.BERKELEY.EDU/C.PHP?G=326659
A GUIDE TO THE LAW OF THE UNITED STATES AS IT PERTAINS TO THE AMERICAN INDIAN. INCLUDES PRINT AND MICROFORM RESOURCES HELD BY THE LAW LIBRARY AS WELL AS ONLINE DATABASES, TEXTS, AND WEB SITES.
Armed Conflict and International Law: Boalt Research Guide
Designed to cover research on issues related to international humanitarian law, including law of war and law of armed conflict. Sections include locating international instruments, cases, national law, and more.
ARMED CONFLICT AND INTERNATIONAL LAW: BOALT RESEARCH GUIDE HTTP://LIBGUIDES.LAW.BERKELEY.EDU/ARMEDCONFLICT
DESIGNED TO COVER RESEARCH ON ISSUES RELATED TO INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN LAW, INCLUDING LAW OF WAR AND LAW OF ARMED CONFLICT. SECTIONS INCLUDE LOCATING INTERNATIONAL INSTRUMENTS, CASES, NATIONAL LAW, AND MORE.
Briefs: Boalt Research Guide
Online and other sources for finding legal briefs from cases filed in state and federal courts. See U.S. Supreme Court tab for information regarding availability of recordings and transcripts of oral arguments.
BRIEFS: BOALT RESEARCH GUIDE HTTP://LIBGUIDES.LAW.BERKELEY.EDU/C.PHP?G=326760
ONLINE AND OTHER SOURCES FOR FINDING LEGAL BRIEFS FROM CASES FILED IN STATE AND FEDERAL COURTS. SEE U.S. SUPREME COURT TAB FOR INFORMATION REGARDING AVAILABILITY OF RECORDINGS AND TRANSCRIPTS OF ORAL ARGUMENTS.
A guide to business information and an annotated list of the best electronic resources for the legal researcher available at Cal.
BUSINESS RESEARCH HTTP://LIBGUIDES.LAW.BERKELEY.EDU/BUSINESSRESEARCH
A GUIDE TO&NBSP;BUSINESS&NBSP;INFORMATION&NBSP;AND AN ANNOTATED LIST OF THE BEST ELECTRONIC RESOURCES FOR THE LEGAL RESEARCHER AVAILABLE AT CAL.
California Administrative Law (UC Hastings)
UC Hastings Law Library Research Guide provides direction on finding and updating current California regulations as well as finding superseded regulations and regulatory history.
CALIFORNIA ADMINISTRATIVE LAW (UC HASTINGS) HTTP://LIBGUIDES.UCHASTINGS.EDU/CALIFORNIA-ADMINISTRATIVE-LAW
UC HASTINGS LAW LIBRARY RESEARCH GUIDE PROVIDES DIRECTION ON FINDING AND UPDATING CURRENT CALIFORNIA REGULATIONS AS WELL AS FINDING SUPERSEDED REGULATIONS AND REGULATORY HISTORY.
California legislative history research
A guide to doing a California legislative history at the Boalt Law Library.
CALIFORNIA LEGISLATIVE HISTORY RESEARCH HTTP://LIBGUIDES.LAW.BERKELEY.EDU/C.PHP?G=326647
A GUIDE TO DOING A CALIFORNIA LEGISLATIVE HISTORY AT THE BOALT LAW LIBRARY.
How to find text, analyses, arguments, status, history, and case law relating to California ballot initiatives, referenda and recall elections, including information on attempted ballot measures that failed to qualify for the ballot.
CALIFORNIA PROPOSITIONS HTTP://LIBGUIDES.LAW.BERKELEY.EDU/C.PHP?G=326615
HOW TO FIND TEXT, ANALYSES, ARGUMENTS, STATUS, HISTORY, AND CASE LAW RELATING TO CALIFORNIA BALLOT INITIATIVES, REFERENDA AND RECALL ELECTIONS, INCLUDING INFORMATION ON ATTEMPTED BALLOT MEASURES THAT FAILED TO QUALIFY FOR THE BALLOT.
Corporate Accountability: Boalt Research Guide
This guide covers researching corporate accountability, including locating international standards, relevant international organizations, and other resources.
CORPORATE ACCOUNTABILITY: BOALT RESEARCH GUIDE HTTP://WWW.LAW.BERKELEY.EDU/LIBRARY/DYNAMIC/GUIDE.PHP?ID=51 THIS GUIDE COVERS RESEARCHING CORPORATE ACCOUNTABILITY, INCLUDING LOCATING INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS, RELEVANT INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS, AND OTHER RESOURCES.
Court Rules & Procedures
Sources for state and federal local court rules, rules of court, etc.
COURT RULES & PROCEDURES HTTP://LIBGUIDES.LAW.BERKELEY.EDU/C.PHP?G=326752
SOURCES FOR STATE AND FEDERAL LOCAL COURT RULES, RULES OF COURT, ETC.
Docket Information and Court Filings
Tips for searching free and fee-based court-sponsored or subscription resources for viewing docket sheets and for downloading underlying, filed documents from federal and state cases.
DOCKET INFORMATION AND COURT FILINGS HTTP://LIBGUIDES.LAW.BERKELEY.EDU/C.PHP?G=326643
TIPS FOR SEARCHING FREE AND FEE-BASED COURT-SPONSORED OR SUBSCRIPTION RESOURCES FOR VIEWING DOCKET SHEETS AND FOR DOWNLOADING UNDERLYING, FILED DOCUMENTS FROM FEDERAL AND STATE CASES.
From Fordham University Law Library, this guide provides information on where to find statistics and datasets, by
topic, both legal and non legal resources are included as are resources for
statistical data analysis.
EMPIRICAL RESEARCH HTTP://RESEARCHGUIDES.LAWNET.FORDHAM.EDU/EMPIRICALRESEARCHGUIDE
FROM FORDHAM UNIVERSITY LAW LIBRARY, THIS GUIDE PROVIDES INFORMATION ON WHERE TO FIND STATISTICS AND DATASETS, BY
TOPIC, BOTH LEGAL AND NON LEGAL RESOURCES ARE INCLUDED AS ARE RESOURCES FOR
STATISTICAL DATA ANALYSIS.
Employment Law Guide (U.S. Dept. of Labor)
The Guide describes the major statutes and regulations administered
by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) that affect businesses and
workers and is designed mainly for those needing "hands-on" information to
wage, benefit, safety and health, and nondiscrimination policies for
EMPLOYMENT LAW GUIDE (U.S. DEPT. OF LABOR) HTTP://WWW.DOL.GOV/COMPLIANCE/GUIDE/INDEX.HTM
THE GUIDE DESCRIBES THE MAJOR STATUTES AND REGULATIONS ADMINISTERED
BY THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (DOL) THAT AFFECT BUSINESSES AND
WORKERS AND IS DESIGNED MAINLY FOR THOSE NEEDING "HANDS-ON" INFORMATION TO
WAGE, BENEFIT, SAFETY AND HEALTH, AND NONDISCRIMINATION POLICIES FOR
Environmental Law Basic Resources
Basic resources for finding cases, regulations, statutes, and secondary sources.
ENVIRONMENTAL LAW BASIC RESOURCES HTTP://LIBGUIDES.LAW.BERKELEY.EDU/C.PHP?G=326719
BASIC RESOURCES FOR FINDING CASES, REGULATIONS, STATUTES, AND SECONDARY SOURCES.
European Union Law: Boalt Research Guide
This guide focuses on both print and electronic sources for researching EU law.
EUROPEAN UNION LAW: BOALT RESEARCH GUIDE HTTP://WWW.LAW.BERKELEY.EDU/LIBRARY/DYNAMIC/GUIDE.PHP?ID=52 THIS GUIDE FOCUSES ON BOTH PRINT AND ELECTRONIC SOURCES FOR RESEARCHING EU LAW.
Fifty State Statutory Surveys
How to find compilations of state statutory law on specific topics.
FIFTY STATE STATUTORY SURVEYS HTTP://LIBGUIDES.LAW.BERKELEY.EDU/C.PHP?G=326691
HOW TO FIND COMPILATIONS OF STATE STATUTORY LAW ON SPECIFIC TOPICS.
Finding Freely Available Resources for Research
A starting point for students, faculty, alumni, and members of the public who want free remote access to online research materials. Many commercial databases and electronic journals provided by the libraries at UC Berkeley, including the Law Library, are limited to computers in the UC Berkeley campus network. This is due to our license agreements with the vendors of these electronic resources.
FINDING FREELY AVAILABLE RESOURCES FOR RESEARCH HTTP://GUIDES.LIB.BERKELEY.EDU/FREERESOURCES
A STARTING POINT FOR STUDENTS, FACULTY, ALUMNI, AND MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WHO WANT FREE REMOTE ACCESS TO ONLINE RESEARCH MATERIALS. MANY COMMERCIAL DATABASES AND ELECTRONIC JOURNALS PROVIDED BY THE LIBRARIES AT UC BERKELEY, INCLUDING THE LAW LIBRARY, ARE LIMITED TO COMPUTERS IN THE UC BERKELEY CAMPUS NETWORK. THIS IS DUE TO OUR LICENSE AGREEMENTS WITH THE VENDORS OF THESE ELECTRONIC RESOURCES.
First Year Study Aids: Boalt Research Guide
Study aids, including Nutshells, Examples & Explanations, Understanding Series and Outlines are introductory texts that help you prepare for class and exams. They compliment your own reading, class preparation and outlining, explaining various topics of law in a straightforward, narrative manner.
FIRST YEAR STUDY AIDS: BOALT RESEARCH GUIDE HTTP://LIBGUIDES.LAW.BERKELEY.EDU/C.PHP?G=326651 STUDY AIDS, INCLUDING NUTSHELLS, EXAMPLES & EXPLANATIONS, UNDERSTANDING SERIES AND OUTLINES ARE INTRODUCTORY TEXTS THAT HELP YOU PREPARE FOR CLASS AND EXAMS. THEY COMPLIMENT YOUR OWN READING, CLASS PREPARATION AND OUTLINING, EXPLAINING VARIOUS TOPICS OF LAW IN A STRAIGHTFORWARD, NARRATIVE MANNER.
Foreign and Comparative Law: Boalt Research Guide
Guidance on researching foreign (non-U.S.) law and comparative law. While specific countries are not covered, the guide does point out relevant research guides, English-language translations, and other useful resources.
FOREIGN AND COMPARATIVE LAW: BOALT RESEARCH GUIDE HTTP://WWW.LAW.BERKELEY.EDU/LIBRARY/DYNAMIC/GUIDE.PHP?ID=56 GUIDANCE ON RESEARCHING FOREIGN (NON-U.S.) LAW AND COMPARATIVE LAW. WHILE SPECIFIC COUNTRIES ARE NOT COVERED, THE GUIDE DOES POINT OUT RELEVANT RESEARCH GUIDES, ENGLISH-LANGUAGE TRANSLATIONS, AND OTHER USEFUL RESOURCES.
The GATT and the WTO: Boalt Research Guide
How to locate documentation, dispute resolution materials, secondary sources, and other relevant electronic resources in researching both GATT and WTO.
THE GATT AND THE WTO: BOALT RESEARCH GUIDE HTTP://WWW.LAW.BERKELEY.EDU/LIBRARY/DYNAMIC/GUIDE.PHP?ID=57 HOW TO LOCATE DOCUMENTATION, DISPUTE RESOLUTION MATERIALS, SECONDARY SOURCES, AND OTHER RELEVANT ELECTRONIC RESOURCES IN RESEARCHING BOTH GATT AND WTO.
Global Migration: Boalt Research Guide
Covers research on issues related to global migration, including human rights, refugees, public policy, etc. Sections include locating international instruments, UN documents, national legislation and country information, statistics and data, and more.
GLOBAL MIGRATION: BOALT RESEARCH GUIDE HTTP://WWW.LAW.BERKELEY.EDU/LIBRARY/DYNAMIC/GUIDE.PHP?ID=58 COVERS RESEARCH ON ISSUES RELATED TO GLOBAL MIGRATION, INCLUDING HUMAN RIGHTS, REFUGEES, PUBLIC POLICY, ETC. SECTIONS INCLUDE LOCATING INTERNATIONAL INSTRUMENTS, UN DOCUMENTS, NATIONAL LEGISLATION AND COUNTRY INFORMATION, STATISTICS AND DATA, AND MORE.
A Guide for Accessing California Legislative Information on the Internet
Guide written by the California Office of Legislative Counsel, a nonpartisan public agency that drafts legislative proposals, prepares legal opinions, and provides other confidential legal services to the Legislature and others. The Legislative Counsel also publishes California codes, senate and assembly bills on the internet.
A GUIDE FOR ACCESSING CALIFORNIA LEGISLATIVE INFORMATION ON THE INTERNET HTTP://WWW.LEGINFO.CA.GOV/GUIDE.HTML
GUIDE WRITTEN BY THE CALIFORNIA OFFICE OF LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL, A NONPARTISAN PUBLIC AGENCY THAT DRAFTS LEGISLATIVE PROPOSALS, PREPARES LEGAL OPINIONS, AND PROVIDES OTHER CONFIDENTIAL LEGAL SERVICES TO THE LEGISLATURE AND OTHERS. THE LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL ALSO PUBLISHES CALIFORNIA CODES, SENATE AND ASSEMBLY BILLS ON THE INTERNET.
Immigration Executive Orders
Provides information and links to resources on researching President Trump's executive orders, and immigration law generally.
IMMIGRATION EXECUTIVE ORDERS HTTP://LIBGUIDES.LAW.BERKELEY.EDU/IMMIGRATIONEO PROVIDES INFORMATION AND LINKS TO RESOURCES ON RESEARCHING PRESIDENT TRUMP'S EXECUTIVE ORDERS, AND IMMIGRATION LAW GENERALLY.
International & Foreign Law Source Collecting: Boalt Research Guide
This quick guide is aimed at those who are collecting sources for an article on an international or foreign law topic. There is also some guidance on putting citations into Bluebook format.
INTERNATIONAL & FOREIGN LAW SOURCE COLLECTING: BOALT RESEARCH GUIDE HTTP://WWW.LAW.BERKELEY.EDU/LIBRARY/DYNAMIC/GUIDE.PHP?ID=59 THIS QUICK GUIDE IS AIMED AT THOSE WHO ARE COLLECTING SOURCES FOR AN ARTICLE ON AN INTERNATIONAL OR FOREIGN LAW TOPIC. THERE IS ALSO SOME GUIDANCE ON PUTTING CITATIONS INTO BLUEBOOK FORMAT.
International Business Transactions: A Boalt Research Guide
This IBT guide covers researching national laws related to international business transactions. It covers specific topics: arbitration, commercial law, competition/antitrust, labor, securities regulation, and more.
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS: A BOALT RESEARCH GUIDE HTTP://LIBGUIDES.LAW.BERKELEY.EDU/C.PHP?G=326627
THIS IBT GUIDE COVERS RESEARCHING NATIONAL LAWS RELATED TO INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS.&NBSP; IT COVERS SPECIFIC TOPICS: ARBITRATION, COMMERCIAL LAW, COMPETITION/ANTITRUST, LABOR, SECURITIES REGULATION, AND MORE.
International Commercial Arbitration: Boalt Research Guide
The guide includes information on locating treaties, awards, national laws, and other information. Includes both print and electronic sources, including databases like KluwerArbitration.
INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION: BOALT RESEARCH GUIDE HTTP://LIBGUIDES.LAW.BERKELEY.EDU/C.PHP?G=326736
THE GUIDE INCLUDES INFORMATION ON LOCATING TREATIES, AWARDS, NATIONAL LAWS, AND OTHER INFORMATION.&NBSP; INCLUDES BOTH PRINT AND ELECTRONIC SOURCES, INCLUDING DATABASES LIKE KLUWERARBITRATION.
International Human Rights Law: Boalt Research Guide
This guide to international human rights research covers strategy and sources, both print and electronic.
INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS LAW: BOALT RESEARCH GUIDE HTTP://LIBGUIDES.LAW.BERKELEY.EDU/C.PHP?G=326748
THIS GUIDE TO INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS RESEARCH COVERS STRATEGY AND SOURCES, BOTH PRINT AND ELECTRONIC.
International Legal Research Tutorial (Duke Law School)
Designed to teach research strategies and methodology for researching print and electronic sources for treaties, agreements and the documentation of international organizations. Includes review questions to help solidify understanding of how these materials are organized and how to locate them.
INTERNATIONAL LEGAL RESEARCH TUTORIAL (DUKE LAW SCHOOL) HTTP://WWW.LAW.DUKE.EDU/ILRT/ DESIGNED TO TEACH RESEARCH STRATEGIES AND METHODOLOGY FOR RESEARCHING PRINT AND ELECTRONIC SOURCES FOR TREATIES, AGREEMENTS AND THE DOCUMENTATION OF INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS. INCLUDES REVIEW QUESTIONS TO HELP SOLIDIFY UNDERSTANDING OF HOW THESE MATERIALS ARE ORGANIZED AND HOW TO LOCATE THEM.
International Organizations: Boalt Research Guide
Guide to researching international organizations, including the UN, EU, ILO and more.
INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS: BOALT RESEARCH GUIDE HTTP://LIBGUIDES.LAW.BERKELEY.EDU/C.PHP?G=326744
GUIDE TO RESEARCHING INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS, INCLUDING THE UN, EU, ILO AND MORE.
International Trade Law: Boalt Research Guide
Guidance on locating information related to international trade law. It includes sections on the FTAA, NAFTA, GATT/WTO, and more.
INTERNATIONAL TRADE LAW: BOALT RESEARCH GUIDE HTTP://WWW.LAW.BERKELEY.EDU/LIBRARY/DYNAMIC/GUIDE.PHP?ID=60 GUIDANCE ON LOCATING INFORMATION RELATED TO INTERNATIONAL TRADE LAW. IT INCLUDES SECTIONS ON THE FTAA, NAFTA, GATT/WTO, AND MORE.
Intro to International & Foreign Legal Research: Boalt Research Guide
This guide provides an introduction to researching international and foreign legal issues. It includes sources for definitions and abbreviations, research guides and other introductory sources, and references to materials for further research.
INTRO TO INTERNATIONAL & FOREIGN LEGAL RESEARCH: BOALT RESEARCH GUIDE HTTP://WWW.LAW.BERKELEY.EDU/LIBRARY/DYNAMIC/GUIDE.PHP?ID=61 THIS GUIDE PROVIDES AN INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCHING INTERNATIONAL AND FOREIGN LEGAL ISSUES. IT INCLUDES SOURCES FOR DEFINITIONS AND ABBREVIATIONS, RESEARCH GUIDES AND OTHER INTRODUCTORY SOURCES, AND REFERENCES TO MATERIALS FOR FURTHER RESEARCH.
Introduction to Planning & Environmental Law & Land Use Controls
Basic land use and environmental law print and online resources, aimed at assisting students in two courses offered by the Department of City & Regional Planning at the College of Environmental Design: Introduction to Planning and Environmental Law (205) and Land Use Controls (252).
INTRODUCTION TO PLANNING & ENVIRONMENTAL LAW & LAND USE CONTROLS HTTP://WWW.LAW.BERKELEY.EDU/LIBRARY/DYNAMIC/GUIDE.PHP?ID=87
BASIC LAND USE AND ENVIRONMENTAL LAW PRINT AND ONLINE RESOURCES, AIMED AT ASSISTING STUDENTS IN TWO COURSES OFFERED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF CITY & REGIONAL PLANNING AT THE COLLEGE OF ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN: INTRODUCTION TO PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENTAL LAW (205) AND LAND USE CONTROLS (252).
Issues in Legal Education
A selection of recent important studies, reports, scholarship, news, etc., relating to several facets of legal education. Topics include ABA and California Bar developments, audiences pursuing legal education, student identity groups and law journals, global partnerships, institutes and research centers, the economics of law school, and mentoring.
ISSUES IN LEGAL EDUCATION HTTP://LIBGUIDES.LAW.BERKELEY.EDU/ISSUESINLEGALED A SELECTION OF RECENT IMPORTANT STUDIES, REPORTS, SCHOLARSHIP, NEWS, ETC., RELATING TO SEVERAL FACETS OF LEGAL EDUCATION. TOPICS INCLUDE ABA AND CALIFORNIA BAR DEVELOPMENTS, AUDIENCES PURSUING LEGAL EDUCATION, STUDENT IDENTITY GROUPS AND LAW JOURNALS, GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS, INSTITUTES AND RESEARCH CENTERS, THE ECONOMICS OF LAW SCHOOL, AND MENTORING.
J.D. Writing Requirement and Seminar Papers: Boalt Research Guide
This guide provides step-by-step information and resources for choosing a topic, conducting research, organizational tools (zotero and refworks), and publishing as a student author, including information on Expresso. An essential starting place for seminar papers and the writing requirement.
J.D. WRITING REQUIREMENT AND SEMINAR PAPERS: BOALT RESEARCH GUIDE HTTP://LIBGUIDES.LAW.BERKELEY.EDU/C.PHP?G=326607
THIS GUIDE PROVIDES STEP-BY-STEP INFORMATION AND RESOURCES FOR CHOOSING A TOPIC, CONDUCTING RESEARCH, ORGANIZATIONAL TOOLS (ZOTERO AND REFWORKS), AND PUBLISHING AS A STUDENT AUTHOR, INCLUDING INFORMATION ON EXPRESSO. AN ESSENTIAL STARTING PLACE FOR SEMINAR PAPERS AND THE WRITING REQUIREMENT.
Legal Advice and Referrals
Suggestions for self help services, finding a lawyer, and locating organizations that provide specialized legal help.
LEGAL ADVICE AND REFERRALS HTTP://LIBGUIDES.LAW.BERKELEY.EDU/C.PHP?G=326635
SUGGESTIONS FOR SELF HELP SERVICES, FINDING A LAWYER, AND LOCATING ORGANIZATIONS THAT PROVIDE SPECIALIZED LEGAL HELP.
Legal Research and Writing: Introduction to Law Library Resources
A brief survey of basic legal and non-legal research tools, including print and online aids to writing legal documents, both scholarly and practical.
LEGAL RESEARCH AND WRITING: INTRODUCTION TO LAW LIBRARY RESOURCES HTTP://LIBGUIDES.LAW.BERKELEY.EDU/C.PHP?G=326723 A BRIEF SURVEY OF BASIC LEGAL AND NON-LEGAL RESEARCH TOOLS, INCLUDING PRINT AND ONLINE AIDS TO WRITING LEGAL DOCUMENTS, BOTH SCHOLARLY AND PRACTICAL.
LLM Survival Guide
Library resources and good starting points for basic legal research and writing skills, geared to LLM candidates at Berkeley Law.
LLM SURVIVAL GUIDE HTTP://LIBGUIDES.LAW.BERKELEY.EDU/C.PHP?G=326826
LIBRARY RESOURCES AND GOOD STARTING POINTS FOR BASIC LEGAL RESEARCH AND WRITING SKILLS, GEARED TO LLM CANDIDATES AT BERKELEY LAW.
Local Government Legal Resources
Suggested sources of information pertaining to municipal or county legal research, with a special emphasis on California local government.
LOCAL GOVERNMENT LEGAL RESOURCES HTTP://LIBGUIDES.LAW.BERKELEY.EDU/C.PHP?G=326671
SUGGESTED SOURCES OF INFORMATION PERTAINING TO MUNICIPAL OR COUNTY LEGAL RESEARCH, WITH A SPECIAL EMPHASIS ON CALIFORNIA LOCAL GOVERNMENT.
Locating International & Foreign Law Journal Articles: Boalt Research Guide
This research guide provides information on locating journal literature on international and foreign legal topics using legal journal indexes, law-related journal indexes, and full-text sources.
LOCATING INTERNATIONAL & FOREIGN LAW JOURNAL ARTICLES: BOALT RESEARCH GUIDE HTTP://WWW.LAW.BERKELEY.EDU/LIBRARY/DYNAMIC/GUIDE.PHP?ID=63 THIS RESEARCH GUIDE PROVIDES INFORMATION ON LOCATING JOURNAL LITERATURE ON INTERNATIONAL AND FOREIGN LEGAL TOPICS USING LEGAL JOURNAL INDEXES, LAW-RELATED JOURNAL INDEXES, AND FULL-TEXT SOURCES.
Preemption Checking: Checklist
A guide for student authors to make sure the paper you’re writing hasn’t been written by someone else.
PREEMPTION CHECKING: CHECKLIST HTTP://LIBGUIDES.LAW.BERKELEY.EDU/C.PHP?G=404969
A GUIDE FOR STUDENT AUTHORS TO MAKE SURE THE PAPER YOU&RSQUO;RE WRITING HASN&RSQUO;T BEEN WRITTEN BY SOMEONE ELSE.
Prep for Your Clerkship InterviewUCB only
Resources and tips for finding out about biographical and career history, caseload and docket profiles, and jurisdictional facts about a specific judge.
PREP FOR YOUR CLERKSHIP INTERVIEW HTTP://LIBGUIDES.LAW.BERKELEY.EDU/C.PHP?G=707562
RESOURCES AND TIPS FOR FINDING OUT ABOUT BIOGRAPHICAL AND CAREER HISTORY, CASELOAD AND DOCKET PROFILES, AND JURISDICTIONAL FACTS ABOUT A SPECIFIC JUDGE.
Refugee Law: Boalt Research Guide
This guide covers researching refugee law, including print and electronic sources. There is a section on U.S. immigration research, as well as a section on locating foreign law.
REFUGEE LAW: BOALT RESEARCH GUIDE HTTP://LIBGUIDES.LAW.BERKELEY.EDU/C.PHP?G=326611
THIS GUIDE COVERS RESEARCHING REFUGEE LAW, INCLUDING PRINT AND ELECTRONIC SOURCES. THERE IS A SECTION ON U.S. IMMIGRATION RESEARCH, AS WELL AS A SECTION ON LOCATING FOREIGN LAW.
Refugee Law: Country Conditions/Country of Origin Research
Research guide focusing on country conditions and country of origin (COI) research. Includes government reports, IGO and NGO documents, news and more.
REFUGEE LAW: COUNTRY CONDITIONS/COUNTRY OF ORIGIN RESEARCH HTTP://LIBGUIDES.LAW.BERKELEY.EDU/C.PHP?G=458043 RESEARCH GUIDE FOCUSING ON COUNTRY CONDITIONS AND COUNTRY OF ORIGIN (COI) RESEARCH. INCLUDES GOVERNMENT REPORTS, IGO AND NGO DOCUMENTS, NEWS AND MORE.
Source Collection: Triage Guide
Covers the basics of reading, sorting through and tracking down a list of sources you are assigned to collect for a journal's cite-checking project. Step by step tips on understanding what kind of source you are looking for and how to find books, articles, and more.
SOURCE COLLECTION: TRIAGE GUIDE HTTP://LIBGUIDES.LAW.BERKELEY.EDU/C.PHP?G=326675
COVERS THE BASICS OF READING, SORTING THROUGH AND TRACKING DOWN A LIST OF SOURCES YOU ARE ASSIGNED TO COLLECT FOR A JOURNAL'S CITE-CHECKING PROJECT. STEP BY STEP TIPS ON UNDERSTANDING WHAT KIND OF SOURCE YOU ARE LOOKING FOR AND HOW TO FIND BOOKS, ARTICLES, AND MORE.
State Legislative History Research Guides (Indiana University School of Law Library, Bloomington)
An index of state legislatures and online legislative history research guides for all fifty states hosted by University of Indiana's law school.
STATE LEGISLATIVE HISTORY RESEARCH GUIDES (INDIANA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW LIBRARY, BLOOMINGTON) HTTP://WWW.LAW.INDIANA.EDU/LAWLIBRARY/RESEARCH/GUIDES/STATELEGISLATIVE/INDEX.SHTML
AN INDEX OF STATE LEGISLATURES AND ONLINE LEGISLATIVE HISTORY RESEARCH GUIDES FOR ALL FIFTY STATES HOSTED BY UNIVERSITY OF INDIANA'S LAW SCHOOL.
Student Computing Guide
A guide to computing at Berkeley Law. Covers laptops, the lab, printing, scanning, and other miscellaneous computer-related concerns.
STUDENT COMPUTING GUIDE HTTP://LIBGUIDES.LAW.BERKELEY.EDU/COMPUTING
A GUIDE TO COMPUTING AT BERKELEY LAW. COVERS LAPTOPS, THE LAB, PRINTING, SCANNING, AND OTHER MISCELLANEOUS COMPUTER-RELATED CONCERNS.
Treaties and International Agreements: Boalt Research Guide
Covers researching U.S. treaties and agreements as well as non-U.S. and multilateral treaties and agreements. Both print and electronic resources are included.
TREATIES AND INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS: BOALT RESEARCH GUIDE HTTP://WWW.LAW.BERKELEY.EDU/LIBRARY/DYNAMIC/GUIDE.PHP?ID=65
COVERS RESEARCHING U.S. TREATIES AND AGREEMENTS AS WELL AS NON-U.S. AND MULTILATERAL TREATIES AND AGREEMENTS. BOTH PRINT AND ELECTRONIC RESOURCES ARE INCLUDED.
U.N. Treaties: Boalt Research Guide
This guide provides detailed instructions for how to find treaties and associated treaty actions in the United Nations' Treaty Collection and other websites.
U.N. TREATIES: BOALT RESEARCH GUIDE HTTP://LIBGUIDES.LAW.BERKELEY.EDU/C.PHP?G=326699
THIS GUIDE PROVIDES DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS FOR HOW TO FIND TREATIES AND ASSOCIATED TREATY ACTIONS IN THE UNITED NATIONS' TREATY COLLECTION AND OTHER WEBSITES.
The United Nations: Boalt Research Guide
Both print and electronic sources for researching basic UN legal issues, documents and publications.
THE UNITED NATIONS: BOALT RESEARCH GUIDE HTTP://LIBGUIDES.LAW.BERKELEY.EDU/UNITEDNATIONS
BOTH PRINT AND ELECTRONIC SOURCES FOR RESEARCHING BASIC UN LEGAL ISSUES, DOCUMENTS AND PUBLICATIONS.
Web Searching with Advanced Commands
Genie Tyburski, Web Manager, The Virtual Chase, has prepared a succinct, informative guide to optimizing search results from general Web search engines such as Google, Ask, Yahoo!, and others.
WEB SEARCHING WITH ADVANCED COMMANDS HTTP://WWW.VIRTUALCHASE.COM/ARTICLES/ADVANCED_SEARCH_COMMANDS.HTML GENIE TYBURSKI, WEB MANAGER, THE VIRTUAL CHASE, HAS PREPARED A SUCCINCT, INFORMATIVE GUIDE TO OPTIMIZING SEARCH RESULTS FROM GENERAL WEB SEARCH ENGINES SUCH AS GOOGLE, ASK, YAHOO!, AND OTHERS.
Yearbook of International OrganizationsUCB only
This electronic version of the Yearbook, produced by the Union of International Associations, is a comprehensive resource providing detailed descriptions of over 66,000 international organizations including Intergovernmental Organizations (IGOs) and International Nongovernmental Organizations (INGOs) in 300 countries and territories. Biographical information is provided on principal officers, as well as information on each organization's main publications. Approximately 1,200 new organizations are added each year.
YEARBOOK OF INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS HTTP://YBIO.BRILLONLINE.COM/YBIO/
THIS ELECTRONIC VERSION OF THE YEARBOOK, PRODUCED BY THE UNION OF INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATIONS, IS A COMPREHENSIVE RESOURCE PROVIDING DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS OF OVER 66,000 INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS INCLUDING INTERGOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS (IGOS) AND INTERNATIONAL NONGOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS (INGOS) IN 300 COUNTRIES AND TERRITORIES. BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION IS PROVIDED ON PRINCIPAL OFFICERS, AS WELL AS INFORMATION ON EACH ORGANIZATION'S MAIN PUBLICATIONS.&NBSP; APPROXIMATELY 1,200 NEW ORGANIZATIONS ARE ADDED EACH YEAR.