The UC Law SF Library offers a variety of services to our professors. These services are available to full-time, emeritus and visiting professors through our librarian-liaison program. Each UC Law SF faculty member is matched with a librarian to ensure the best possible support. To look up who your liaison is, see the Librarian-Liaison page.
Services are available for adjunct faculty by contacting the Reference Desk via email or phone: 415-565-4751.
Support and Resources
Faculty can use ExpressO at https://law.bepress.com/expresso/. You can access the institutional account for UC Law SF here. Please call the Academic Dean’s Office if you have any difficulties with your ExpressO account.
Consult the Washington and Lee University Submissions and Ranking matrix. This resource an be used to rank or sort journals by subject. you can also submit articles directly on this site to journals. Includes submission rules and policies, addresses, and cost information.
Information for Submitting Articles to Law Reviews and Journals, by Nancy Levit & Allen Rostron.
The Faculty Services Librarian compiles the searchable UC Law SF Faculty Bibliographies. These listings contain the complete UC Law SF faculty bibiliographies and links to the full text of articles published by the faculty. Use Firefox, Edge, or Safari to access the listings; the site does not work with Chrome.
The Library also maintains the UC Law SF Faculty Scholarship Repository on Bepress. Faculty articles are uploaded to the repository to enable access to the works by scholars of all disciplines, through Internet searches and the UC Law SF website.
Faculty who wish to upload their papers to SSRN can do so in two ways:
- By contacting our Faculty Services Librarian
- By uploading it to SSRN themselves, and the Faculty Services Librarian will add it to the UC Law SF paper series
You may submit requests for corrections to papers uploaded to SSRN to our Faculty Services Librarian.
Email the faculty achievements list to have your SSRN paper added to the UC Law SF Faculty Bibliographies site and your faculty profile page on the UC Law SF website.
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.
To obtain a Lexis, Westlaw or Bloomberg Law password, contact the Law Library Reference Desk by email or phone (415) 565-4751. For all other databases, your UC Law SF credentials are required to get access to our electronic resources off-campus. Contact the Reference Desk if you experience difficulties connecting from off-campus.
Orientation: An orientation with a reference librarian can be arranged for research assistants. Please encourage your research assistants to contact your librarian-liaison for an orientation or for any research concern. In early June, summer research assistants are offered a special group orientation concerning library resources and research.
Borrowing Privileges: Research Assistants may check out books in your name to be passed on to you.
Lexis/Westlaw/Bloomberg Law Training: Research Assistants who need basic or specialized training on Lexis or Westlaw should contact their faculty librarian-liaison. Students’ individual Lexis and Westlaw passwords are not active in the summer months and each student must register with Lexis and Westlaw online as a research assistant for summer coverage. Please ask at the Reference Desk if you need help with summer access.
Law reviews, bar journals, subject periodicals, newsletters, and newspapers are available for routing. To be placed on a routing list for a periodical publication, contact your librarian-liaison.
Request new titles for the collection by contacting the your librarian-liaison or by completing the Book Purchase Request Form on the Law Library’s Sharknet site. Titles may be checked out and routed to you when they are received. The Library purchases one copy of all assigned casebooks and holds them on reserve in the Library. Most casebooks in the Library’s collection are received as gifts from the Faculty.
Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg BNA, and many other online research resources to which the library subscribes allow you to set up search alerts. Searches can be customized to your research or course needs.
If you need help setting up any of these alerts, please contact your librarian-liaison.