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Legal Research for Undergraduates

This guide provides information on legal research for UCLA undergraduates and non-law graduate students, faculty, and staff.

Labor and Employment Law Resources for Undergraduates

This page provides resources specifically for undergraduates enrolled in Professor Koonse's Labor & Employment Law class.

MLA Citation

For most citations, your professor has asked you to use MLA format. You can find information on MLA format at the following links:

For legal citations, your professor has suggested using the typical formats used in legal practice, such as Brown v. Board of Education, 347 U.S. 483 (1954) for a U.S. Supreme Court case and 17 U.S.C. § 304 for a federal statutes.

For more information on the typical formats used in legal practice, see this guide's page on Legal Citation and Writing.

Legal Encyclopedias and Treatises on Labor and Employment Law

When researching labor and employment law, try starting with the following treatises:

For a full list of labor and employment law treatises on Nexis Uni, browse to Menu > All Sources > Practice Areas & Topics: Labor & Employment > Category: Law Reviews and Journals > Category: Select multiple: Practice Guides and Treatises.

Alternately, click the direct link below:

Recommended Encyclopedia and Treatise Sections (Winter 2021)

Recent teacher strikes and strikes due to COVID

Union organizing drives at Google, Tesla, and Whole Foods

Whether Uber and Lyft drivers are independent contractors or employees

Legislative History Materials on Uber and Lyft Independent Contractor Classification (Winter 2021)

One of your possible paper topics deals with the recent controversy over whether Uber and Lyft drivers are considered independent contractors or employees. The California legislature passed AB 5 (2019) which said that they were employees, but this was repealed by Proposition 22 (2020).

The relevant legislative history materials for this topic are available at the following links: