Research Support

          Faculty Liaison Program

          The UC Hastings Law Library has a variety of services available to our professors. All services are available to full-time, emeritus and visiting professors through our Librarian-Liaison program, which pairs each faculty member with a Librarian to ensure the best possible support for our professors. To look up who your Liaison is, see the Librarian-Liaison page. Faculty should contact their liaison for all library services.

          New and Visiting Faculty

          Faculty Services Librarian Chuck Marcus is the contact for all new UC Hastings faculty.


          Hilary Hardcastle
          Deputy Director
          (415) 565-4792

          Chuck Marcus
          Faculty Services Librarian
          (415) 565-4838

          Hadas Livnat
          Reference Librarian

          Tony Pelczynski
          Reference Librarian
          (415) 565-4768

          Vincent Moyer
          Foreign, Comparative and International Law
          (415) 565-4752

          Camilla Tubbs
          Library Director

          Angela Wang
          Digital Initiatives Librarian


          Reference Desk Hours 

          During the Academic year, the reference desk is open--

          Monday - Thursday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
          Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
          Saturday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
          Sunday CLOSED

          Hours are subject to change. Please check UC Hastings Law Library News for updates.
          We are available in person at the Desk, by Phone at (415) 565-4751, by Email or online Chat.

          Law Review Article Submissions

          Faculty can use ExpressO at You can access the institutional account for U.C. Hastings here. Please call Roz Foy (ext. 4935) if you have any difficulties with your ExpressO account.

          Consult the Washington and Lee University Submissions and Ranking 2006-2013 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

          Research Assistants

          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.

          Faculty Publications

          Tony Pelczynski compiles the searchable UC Hastings Faculty Publications. The repository contains faculty bibiliographies and the full text of articles published by the faculty.

          Lexis, Westlaw and Bloomberg Law

          To obtain a LEXIS or WESTLAW or Bloomberg Law password, contact Chuck Marcus (ext. 4838).

          Off-campus Access to Electronic Resources

          Your name and the barcode number on your ID are required to get access to our electronic resources off-campus. Contact the Reference Desk: (415) 565-4751 if you experience difficulties connecting from off-campus.

          Routing of Journals

          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.

          Book Purchase Requests

          Request new titles for the collection, or contact your librarian-liaison. Titles may be checked out and routed to you when they are received. The Library does not purchase casebooks.  Most casebooks in the Library's collection are received as gifts from the Faculty.  The Library no longer purchases multiple copies of books.

          Alert Services


          This is the online edition of Current Index to Legal Periodicals, which provides topical access to over 500 legal publications, organized into 100 relevant subjects. SmartCILP is published every Friday. The online citations in SmartCILP are directly linked to the full text of LEXIS and WESTLAW. Your online subscription allows you to limit the report sent to your areas of interest. To receive SmartCILP or modify your current SmartCILP record:

          • Obtain the faculty authorization code from your librarian-liaison.
          • Go to
          • Fill out the SmartCILP User Profile and enter the authorization code.
          • Your e-mail address must be used in setting up your SmartCILP profile.
          • Mark the subject categories and journal titles of interest to you.

          SSRN and bepress Working Papers

          These web sites give you access to the newest works of scholarship before they are published. On SSRN you can set up subject, author, or repository-specific searches. The results will automatically be forwarded to you. The bepress Legal Repository notification service allows you to get keyword or author notifications sent to you at the schedule you set.

          Database Alerts

          Lexis, Westlaw, Proquest Research Library and many other of the Online 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.


          Last updated May 20, 2014
          Prepared by Chuck Marcus, Faculty Services Librarian