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