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Core Clinics at UCI Law

Sources and starting points for law students.

Treatises & Practice Guides

Major Treatises

Practice Materials

Practice guides, form books, and jury instructions are frequently more helpful in the clinical setting than dense scholarly treatises. To check what we have in print on the shelves in the Law Library, look for them at

  • KF 8810 - 9075 - upstairs - for Federal practice materials
  • KFC 1010 - 1047 - downstairs - for California practice materials

Court Rules

Court Dockets

Bloomberg is the best source to begin your docket research. It provides free access to PACER (federal district court and appellate court dockets), plus selective state court docket coverage. (Don't have an account? See the Password FAQ.) 

Bloomberg Law's docket search features are continually evolving, so please stop by the Reference Desk to talk with a law librarian about your docket research. Current advanced features include searching federal district court cases by both Nature of Suit and by Cause of Action (statute), customized docket search alerts, and docket update alerts.

Public Records Research

FOIA and CPRA

50-State Surveys

A 50-state or multi-state survey is a compilation of laws on a particular topic across states. Check for a pre-compiled survey that you can update or adapt to your needs to save significant time on multi-state research projects.

Books in the Clinic Office

See a call number above? It means there's a copy in the Law Library, too.