Conducting judicial research can provide many strategic advantages for both practicing attorneys and law students. As an attorney, researching a judge you will appear before in court will allow you to understand the judge’s ruling style, how his or her courtroom is run and to calculate the best way to present your case to that particular judge. Similarly, law students interested in clerking for a judge will be able to use information about that judge’s prior decisions, past legal and educational background and other personal affiliations to prepare for an interview with the judge.
Off-Campus Access to Library Databases
Due to subscription and licensing agreements, certain library resources are restricted to UC faculty, staff, and currently enrolled students.
If you are a currently enrolled student, UC faculty, or staff member and are trying to access restricted library materials from off campus or otherwise outside the campus network, you must use either the login for off campus access or the UC VPN.
For additional information about UC VPN, please see the Frequently Asked Questions page.