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March 2017


Spring Break Hours

Saturday 3/4 8 am to 5 pm
Sunday 3/5 Closed
Monday 3/6 - Saturday 3/11 8 am to 5 pm
Sunday 3/12 8 am to 2 am

For more library hours, visit the Hours of Operation webpage.


Meet our new Circulation Assistant Nina Guzman!

By Endia Paige

Tell us a little about yourself.
Hi everyone! My name is Nina and I am so excited to be working at the UGA Law Library as the new Circulation Assistant. I was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico but have been living in the states from a very young age. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences from Florida State University and I moved to Athens, GA the day after graduation. Since then I have tried my hand at different jobs around town while working as a freelance writer.

Before working at UGA, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had
The most unusual job I’ve ever had was a couple of years ago when I was living in Western Australia and the only work I could find was as a server in a catering company for funerals. Fun fact: the cemetery the catering company was based in (Fremantle Cemetery) is the resting place for none other than Bon Scott, the lead singer of AC/DC.

What book did you read last?
Reading is a favorite hobby of mine so choosing just one book to talk about is pretty much impossible for me. Lately I’ve been enjoying ‘Atlas of Remote Islands: Fifty Islands I Have Never Set Foot on and Never Will’ by Judith Schalansky and ‘Mad Girl’s Love Song: Sylvia Plath and Life before Ted’ by Andrew Wilson. If you ever want to talk about books or need recommendations, I am your gal.


DVDs to Watch Over Spring Break: Freedom of the Press

By Suzanne Graham & Zanada Joyner

The Law Library DVD Collection features movies, television shows, and documentaries exploring freedom of the press. The Law Library DVD Collection is located near the front of the Library behind the computers. We also have electronic versions of films available for streaming online.

Peruse the collection of documentaries including:
If you would prefer a suspenseful evening on the sofa munching on popcorn check out:
Finally, for the binge-watcher in you, the library has the complete seasons 1-4 of “House of Cards.”
Enjoy your time away from campus but never too far away from the law!

Photo by Jennifer Moo. Some rights reserved.

 


Women in the Profession: 100 Years of Georgia Women Lawyers Exhibit

By Sharon Bradley

To celebrate Women’s History Month, the Law Library is presenting the display, Women in the Profession: 100 Years of Georgia Women Lawyers. The exhibit is part of the law school’s year-long Georgia Women in Law Lead (Georgia WILL) initiative.
 
The materials in the exhibit were created by the Women in the Profession Committee which is part of the Young Lawyers Division of the Georgia Bar. “They did such a great job on this exhibit,” commented Sharon Bradley, Special Collections Librarian. “I’m really pleased they let us borrow these materials and that more people get to see the exhibit.”
 
The library was not able to borrow everything. For instance there was a display of professional wear for women lawyers loaned by the Atlanta History Center that could not be brought to Athens. Copies of the exhibit guide will be available so visitors can read about all of the items in the original display.
 
Two important individuals in the history of women lawyers in Georgia are Minnie Hale Daniel and Edith House. “I’ve created research guides so everyone can learn more about these inspiring women,” said Bradley.

Research Guides:

 


HeinOnline's Women and the Law Collection

By Wendy Moore

In honor of Women’s History Month in March, this month’s featured Law Library resource is the Women and the Law collection in HeinOnline. This unique collection of materials provides a convenient platform for users to research the progression of women's roles and rights in society over the past 200 years. The collection brings together over a thousand books, biographies, and periodicals dedicated to the role of women in society and the law. In addition to the historical materials, the collection features contemporary contributions from the Emory University Law School's Feminism and Legal Theory Project.


LawDawg of the Month: Ruby

By Anne Burnett

March’s Law Dawg is Ruby! This super cutie is the companion of 3L Rachel Bishop.

All members of the Law School Community (students, faculty and staff) are invited to submit a photo for possible selection as the Law Dawg. The featured entry for each issue will be selected at random from all entries received. Please note that honorary Law Dawgs (i.e. those of the feline, equine, porcine, avian, reptilian, etc. persuasion) are eligible as well. Please send your Law Dawg photo(s) to aburnett@uga.edu.

 

 


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