The Law Library was established as part of the UCDavis School of Law in 1965, sharing space in temporary buildings on campus until King Hall was completed in 1969.
An addition to King Hall, and recent renovation library spaces, provides students with upgraded reading rooms, group study areas, and more collaborative space throughout King Hall.
Thanks to a generous gift from the William and Inez Mabie Family Foundation, in 2006, the Law Library was named the Mabie Law Library. The library is under the direction of the Dean of the School of Law, with advice from the faculty. The Director of the Library is a member of the faculty.
The Mabie Law Library supports the research, scholarship, and curriculum needs of its faculty and students by developing a law library with relevant resources, in both print and electronic formats, and providing legal research assistance to its constituents.
Librarians are involved in many aspects of the law school program, including:
- Legal Research Training: Librarians teach an elective 2-unit Advanced Legal Research course, and provide customized research training for student RA’s, clinical students, externs, summer associates, and journal editors.
- Liaison Program: Every faculty member is assigned a research librarian to assist with research, scholarship, and teaching
- In Class Course Support: Librarians provide in-class lectures on course specific resources, to help students better utilize resources that focus on specific area of laws
- Legal Research Assistance: Librarians regularly provide legal research training and help locating legal resources to students, faculty, alums, members of the Bench and Bar, and members of the public.
Mabie Law Library Namesakes
The Mabie Law Library is named in honor of the William and Inez Mabie Family Foundation. The Mabie Family Foundation is directed by Ron Malone and is dedicated to providing philanthropic support to worthy causes, principally in the areas of education and medicine. The Foundation was founded by William and Inez Mabie during their lifetimes to facilitate their charitable giving. William and Inez Mabie were engaged in substantial ranching, farming, and real estate ventures, principally in the Northern California counties of Santa Clara and San Benito. Upon their deaths in 1995, the Foundation received the bulk of its assets from the estate of Inez Mabie, and the Foundation continues the charitable giving initiated by Mr. and Mrs. Mabie during their lifetimes.
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Services for Students with Disabilities
The U.C. Davis Student Disability Center maintains adaptive computer equipment (password required) for UCDavis affiliates. The terminals located on the first floor, Shields library, in the Reading Room behind the Information Desk are for the use of disabled UC Davis students registered with the Student Disability Center. See also Library Services to Patrons with Disabilities at: http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/ul/services/disabil-access.php . The U.C. Davis Student Disability Center is located at 160 South Silo. Telephone: (530) 752-3184; (530) 752‑6833 (TTY); email: http://drc.ucdavis.edu/
The Mabie Library welcomes suggestions for book purchases, library policies or any matters related to its collection or services. Book requests can be made using forms located at the Circulation/Reserve desk or by email. Contact: 752.3328 or firstname.lastname@example.org.