The librarian-liaisons have the expertise to help the students in your seminar, clinic, and lecture courses by providing subject-specific training in the research resources and methods relevant to your course. If you would like to arrange a presentation on legal research for one of your courses online or in person, please contact your librarian-liaison.
Course Research Guides
Librarians develop course specific research guides on the Library’s website for use by your students. These research guides are useful research portals for students in your class. They are designed to give students access to subject focused online and print resources. If you would like to arrange a web page on legal research for one of your courses, please contact your librarian-liaison.
Course Reserve Requests
Course reserve requests can be made by contacting the Circulation Librarian. There are two loan periods for course reserve materials: a 2-hour or a 24-hour loan. A 2-hour loan item must not leave the Library. An item on 24-hour loan may be taken out of the Library. If you are placing books on course reserve, please notify the Circulation Librarian of the titles prior to the beginning of the semester, in order to ensure their availability when classes start.
Each semester, the Records Office deposits released UC Law SF exams with the Library – these exams are then hosted on our website. Faculty may also submit supplementary material to the Library (i.e., sample answers, model answers, explanatory memos, exams from classes that you taught at other law schools), to be included with the exam questions. All exams and any related material that the Library receives from faculty members and the Records Office are made available to Hastings students on the Library’s web site. Our exam collection covers the current ten years, and is available to students on campus, or off-campus with a Hastings ID name and barcode. Contact Angela Wang to submit past exams and answers or to get further information concerning the exam database.
The Library provides a copy of assigned casebooks for courses offered in the JD curriculum in course reserve. These are not intended to serve as a replacement for students purchasing their own copy of the required text. All casebooks accessioned are fully cataloged and shelved by subject area in the general collection. Faculty may place any casebook in our collection or a personal copy of a casebook on course reserve.
Retention: The Library retains current and superseded casebooks.
Borrowing: Casebooks in the general collection on the 4th and 5th floors of the Library may be borrowed for 30 days. Casebooks on course reserve may be borrowed for 2 hours.