This week in the Law Library we’re providing summer access information, preparing for the bar exam, and celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.
Summer Access & Hours
The Law Library and College of Law building will be available to law students the following hours:
- Monday — Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm
- Saturday & Sunday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Accessing Other UC Libraries
To enter library facilities, all UC students must display a ‘Green’ pass to security guards on the UC COVID Check App. Faculty, staff and visitors may also use the UC COVID Check App in order to secure a green pass or will be asked screening questions to gain entry to all locations. For more information on the UC COVID app, please visit https://www.uc.edu/publichealth/return-to-campus-guide/covid-check-app.html. With limited exceptions, there is no browsing of library materials in the stacks. The Click & Collect retrieval and pickup service allows UC users to request printed library materials in the Library Catalog for pickup at designated locations. Requests made daily Monday-Friday are typically available the next business day. Users should wait for an e-mail pickup notice before coming to the library to pick up requested items. There is a limit of 10 items per request/25 a week. Pickup location details are available on the Libraries Click & Collect webpage.
Some campus buildings or library locations require a UC i.d. for entry, so it is advised to be prepared and always have your i.d. while on campus.
Accessing Databases During the Summer
You can still access Law Library and University e-resources 24/7 this summer! Lexis summer access is unlimited for any purpose and you don’t need to take any special steps for your access. Bloomberg Law also is allowing unlimited summer access but if your employer has a Bloomberg Law account, you should use that one for summer work. Westlaw provides limited summer access. You can only use it for noncommercial research, so nothing where a client might be billed. You will also continue to have 24/7 access to databases such as HeinOnline, ProQuest Legislative Insight, Cheetah, and Hannah. UC Libraries provides access to over 800 databases. Visit the A-Z Database List to discover some of these great resources! You’ll just need to authenticate using your UC credentials. For more information about authenticating in order to use Law Library and University Library e-resources, visit our Accessing Databases & E-Resources page on the Law Student Guide to the Law Library.
Bar Exam Preparation
The Bar Exam is not a sprint, it’s a marathon so pace yourself! Check out this week’s Bar Exam Resource highlights below.
National Conference of Bar Examiners COVID-19 Updates
ABA Young Lawyer’s Division Webinar: Bar Exam Prep: 30 Tips to Survive the Marathon Study Schedule
Brazitte Poole, Ten Tips for Preparing for the Bar Exam, ABA Student Lawyer (Jan. 22, 2021)
Ashley Heidemann, How to Effectively Prepare for the Bar Exam, The National Jurist (Dec. 10, 2018)
Bar Exam Success by (West Academic study aid subscription)
May Is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month!
This month we’re continuing to celebrate Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month!
More Resources to Learn More About Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders:
ABA Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2021 Webinar Series
Intersection of Identities: Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and the Asian American and Pacific Islander Experience
May 24, 1:00 p.m.
Being LGBTQ+ and Asian American and Pacific Islander has its own unique challenges. While there are an estimated 324,600 LGBTQ+ Asian American and Pacific Islander adults in the United States, it can be difficult for many to find other similarly situated individuals, especially in the legal community. Our panel of legal experts, justices, academics, and activists will examine this unique intersection of identities and offer their personal perspectives and journeys on issues such as: the historical contexts of attitudes toward AAPI LGBTQ+ individuals; the role of specific AAPI cultural values, norms or traditions in the development and expression of AAPI LGBTQ+ individuals identity; and the unique risks faced by AAPI LGBTQ+ individuals through the lens of multiple minority stress or stigma.
Dignity Rights in Asia: Humanitarian Toll of Economic Sanctions
May 25, 12:00 p.m.
Dignity Rights emphasizes the foundational role of human dignity in actualizing a robust and just rule of law. A panel of legal experts, academics, and activists address the nexus of international human rights, social justice, and economic sanctions. In the past decade, companies in the Asia Pacific region have faced higher risk of primary and secondary sanctions. This shift has occurred due to the companies’ foray into Western markets, where primary sanctions jurisdiction is most likely to exist, and the disbalanced efforts by Western governments to investigate and prosecute activities alleged to threaten their security or foreign policy objectives. Compliance with foreign sanctions is often the only commercially reasonable choice for companies that desire continued access to Western markets. This panel will discuss the humanitarian impact of sanctions in the context of Iran, Yemen, and Palestine.
A Literary Guide to Combat Anti-Asian Racism in America
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Exhibits & Collections
NAPABA’s Hate Crimes Resources