Law librarians and library staff are available to help you find your way around the library and its legal materials, provide research support, and assist you in locating materials that are not in our library. You can find the latest information about our hours and services on the library homepage. There are several ways to contact us:
In Person: The Borrowing Services Desk and Reference Office are on the main floor of the law library. Online and in-person appointments with the reference staff can be made from the library homepage.
Borrowing Services Desk: (650) 723-2477
Reference Desk: (650) 725-0800
Notes or Comments often focus on recent cases or developments in the law. You may encounter possible topics during your summer jobs, externships, or by talking to your professors. This section contains resources to help you discover topic ideas for your Note or Comment.
Blog posts are good sources to spark topic ideas because they often cover recent developments in the law much more quickly than law review articles or books. The following are a few popular, general-interest blogs that cover legal issues, but you can also find many subject-specific law blogs.
Many law reviews have online companions that publish short, timely pieces of legal scholarship. For instance, the Stanford Law Review Online publishes pieces that are 3,000 words or fewer, inclusive of footnotes (in contrast, articles published in the Stanford Law Review usually are up to 25,000 words in length). Because legal scholarship in online companions are published on a much faster timeline, these pieces can offer interesting ideas that you may wish to explore further in a Note or Comment. Check the list from LSB (thought it is a bit dated), or search for topics in the ABA-recommended Online Law Review/Journal Search.
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