Race & Poverty Law Journal

          This page includes information about how to research race & poverty law. It includes print resources available in the Hastings Law Library, Lexis & Westlaw online resources, and key Internet links.

          Finding a Note Topic

          Several publications and websites provide current awareness information about evolving legal issues of interest to Race & Poverty lawyers.

          Topical Newsletters

          Race Relations Law Reporter (at the SFPL)

          State Bar of Texas Poverty Law Section Reporter

          Newsletters on Lexis Advance and WestNext

          WestNext contains databases of current newsletters on various current legal topics of interest.  You can search the database Journals Magazines & Newsletters  on Westlaw Next. You can access newsletter databases on Lexis Advance by clicking “Browse Sources”” on the main page and searching by the keyword “newsletters” in the search source box.

          Legal News

          Both Lexis and Westlaw have a good selection of US newspapers, where you can read about new legal issues. Findlaw News covers legal articles written by the Associated Press. It is a good place to locate current legal news items. Lexis Advance has a News and Legal News Database which you can access by clicking the tab “all content type” on the main page and selecting “Legal News” and/or “News. Westlaw Next has the News database.

          Blogs

          Arizona State University Law Journal for Social Justice

          Homelessness Law Blog

          Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles legal news

          Blog Search tools

          Westlaw Next has a Blog database

          Google Blog search

          Search the blog databases with the following keywords to find materials related to race and poverty law:

          race poverty

          race law

          poverty law

          family poor law

          government benefits poor

          homeless law

          housing law poor

          legal assistance poor / legal assistance racial

          Social Security poor (or poverty)

          Other Websites

          The websites of various law libraries, organizations and law firms have materials covering many different Race & Poverty topics:

          Center for the Study of Race & Race Relations, University of Florida Levin College of Law

          Clasp

          Duke Center of Law, Race & Politics

          Georgetown Poverty Law Research Guide

          National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty

          National Women Law Center: Poverty

          Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law

          Southern Poverty Law Center

          University of Cincinnati Center for Race, Gender and Social Justice

          Virginia Law Center for the Study of Race and Law Scholarship

          Doing a Preemption Check

          Hastings has created an easy-to-use seven-step online guide to doing a preemption check. 

          This page was created by the library to assist journal members in selecting article topics. It is set-up to allow you to quickly check various online research tools to make sure that an article has not already been researched and published about your selected topic.  Follow the seven preemption check steps below before you start writing your article.

          Race & Poverty Law Research Resources at Hastings

          Library Catalog

          Search the catalog with the following keywords to find materials related to race and poverty law:

          race poverty

          race law

          poverty law

          family poor law

          government benefits poor / government benefits race

          homeless law

          housing law poor

          legal assistance poor / legal assistance race

          Social Security poor

          e-journals

          Search available titles by “title contains all words,” and use the keyword “race” or the keyword “poverty” to bring up a list of relevant titles.

          Research Guides:

          Constitutional law research guide

          Family law research guide

          State & Local Government law research guide

          Online Databases:

          LexisNexis

          Westlaw

          Bloomberg Law

          Other Online Resources at UC Hastings 

          There are several new online resources that may help you with your Note research.

          HeinOnline - Searchable, online collections:

          Law reviews, and legal periodicals [including numerous international law reviews]

          Poverty & Race (Proquest Central)

          The Journal of Race, Gender, and Poverty