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April 2019

 


Library Hours, Stress Busters & VR Event

By Marie Mize, Szilvia Somodi, Jason Tubinis & Brad Grove

Stress Busters: When you have had enough studying and need a break, bust a little of your exam-related stress with the following activities

  • Giant Word Search - stop by the big screen on your way in and out of the front entrance to contribute to or complete a word search

  • Jigsaw Puzzles - add a piece or two (or a dozen) as you pass the Ref. Desk

  • Coloring - solo or team color-on sheets available at the Ref. Desk

  • Mini Golf - head down to the law library basement for this hidden course

  • Magazines - enjoy leisure reading from the shelf by the Circ. Desk

  • DVDs - check out a movie or TV series from our media collection

  • Tai Chi - Mondays at 8 am in MLC's North Tower, open to all UGA students

 

Escape with VR: The law library will also host a free drop-in event on Friday April 26th from 12 to 4 PM in Classroom L. Join I.T. Services Librarian Jason Tubinis and Help Desk Manager Brad Grove as they share their favorite VR games with the law school community including tetris, zombies, an underwater experience, and more!

Library Hours:  http://www.law.uga.edu/library-hours-operation. During reading days and exam weeks Monday through Friday hours are 7 AM to 2 AM, while Saturday and Sunday hours are 8 AM to 2 AM.

 


New Clinical Services & Research Law Librarian

By TJ Striepe

Dedicated library support to the ever-evolving Clinical and Experiential Learning programs and their faculty at the law school is also expanding with the recent announcement of Amy Taylor's  move into the Clinical Services & Research Law Librarian role this spring. Taylor's  firm librarian and competitive intelligence experiences bring a unique set of valuable niche-skills to the table to better serve the needs of our clinic, practicum, and externship faculty. Check out Amy's full bio online at: http://law.uga.edu/profile/amy-taylor

 

 

 

 

 

 


Spotlight on Clinical & Experiential Program Support

By Rachel Evans

The Law Library was honored to take part in supporting a recent event celebrating 50 years of UGA School of Law's Clinical and Experiential Learning Program History on Friday March 29, 2019. A team of librarians and staff located related articles and photographs, and in collaboration with program directors gathered memories from past and present clinical faculty and students to create an multimedia timeline. In addition to the timeline being presented full screen for event attendee's to interact with at the event, the timeline itself will continue to grow as more memories gathered at the event are added to it. All materials including an embed of the completed timeline will be preserved and made available in our repository Digital Commons.

 

 

 


Legal Graphic Novels from the Collection

By David Rutland & Sharon Bradley

For fun and to give you a break from studying we're featuring some graphic novels that are in our library’s collection. The term “graphic novel” has been around since the mid 1960s, but there still seems to be disagreement about what a graphic novel really is. We like the creative artwork that goes into depicting a scene in the text, and sometimes the format itself makes a controversial or difficult topic seem more friendly and approachable. Check out these and other highlights from our catalog now on display at the front of the library and over the DVD shelves.

 

 


Favorite Superhero From Fiction

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By Stephen Wolfson

When people think of superhero lawyers, Daredevil is usually the first character that comes to mind. However, my favorite has always been She Hulk. If you don't know She Hulk's background, her real name is Jennifer Walters. She gained her powers after receiving an emergency blood transfusion from her cousin, Bruce Banner (a.k.a. the other Hulk). And when she's not punching bad guys, she's working with clients as a lawyer -- a lawyer who happens to be big, green, and super strong, that is.

One of my favorite She Hulk stories is Law and Disorder by Charles Soule. Before getting into comics, Soule was an attorney in New York City, first at Ropes & Gray, LLP, then later with his own practice. So he brings a particularly interesting perspective to a story about a super powered lawyer. Along with She Hulk, Soule has written a number of other Marvel books, including Darth VaderPoe DameronThe Death of Wolverine, and yes, Daredevil.

In Law and Disorder, She Hulk hangs out her shingle, and starts a law practice helping people who have to deal with the the fallout from living in a world with super powered people doing super powered things.  With art by Javier Pulido and Ron Wimberly that perfectly matches the tone of the writing, Law and Disorder never takes itself too seriously, and offers a nice relief from more serious reading (i.e. Securities Regulation casebooks, 19th century due process decisions, Frank Miller comics).

So go check out She Hulk: Law and Disorder. It's great!

 

 


Law Dawg of the Month: Bailey Ann

By Anne Burnett

This 10 year-old English bulldog was adopted through the Georgia English Bulldog Rescue last year by 1L Stephanie Caldwell. Bailey Ann works full-time as a couch pillow when she’s not snoring her way through any law school study period. But in her free time, she’s always down for a car ride or belly rub from new friends.

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.