August 2016

Welcome Back

By Carol Watson

Welcome new 1Ls and welcome back to all our returning law students!  The Law Library staff is always excited at this time of year to meet the incoming 1Ls as well as to hear about the summer adventures of the 2Ls and 3Ls.   We hope your summer has been as busy, productive and exciting as ours.

We have been busy planning events and acquiring resources to make your upcoming year as successful as possible.   We are excited about introducing you to new online legal research resources.  Stay tuned for articles in Amicus Briefs to learn more about our new services and resources

We’ve also been improving the library facilities.  The front entrance furniture has been updated, the carpet replaced and the entrance walls have been painted.  You’ll notice new carpet on the bridge to the Annex as well.  We’re adding an information kiosk to the copy room so you soon can see the latest library news while picking up your print outs.

Don’t forget:  Reference Librarians are available to assist you Monday-Thursday, 9am – 6 pm; Friday, 9 am – 5 pm; and Sunday, 2 pm – 6 pm.  You can also reach the reference librarians:

AND…you can get nearly anything you want at the Circulation Desk. In addition to reserve books, we have chargers for every kind of electronic device, headphones, ear plugs, tape, paper clips, calculators, umbrellas, book stands, and even a couple of iPads with keyboards.  If you need something, don’t hesitate to ask.

Whether you are seeking a quiet place to study, a collaborative environment or an opportunity to experiment with the latest legal research resources and technology, I hope you will make the law library the heart of your intellectual life during the upcoming academic year.  Whether you’re visiting us digitally or in person, you are welcome here.

New Outreach and Research Services Librarian

By Sharon Bradley

On Monday of this week the Law Library welcomed Endia Sowers Paige as the new Outreach and Research Services Librarian. Endia comes to us from the Washington DC area where she most recently worked at George Mason University School of Law and the Library of Congress. She earned her JD and MLS through the dual degree program at North Carolina Central University and then spent nearly four years at Howard University School of Law as a reference librarian.

Endia has lived in several places including Germany but has deep roots in South Carolina.

"I spent childhood summers at my grandmother’s house in rural South Carolina. My cousins and I would spend our days picking blackberries, milking honeysuckle flowers, and chasing fireflies. I believe those summers helped to develop my deep love of nature and being outdoors."

Be sure to say hello when you see Endia and maybe ask her about her experiences in the Peace Corps.


Reference Desk Hours

By Jason Tubinis

Welcome back law students! If you're starting on a big research project, trying to decipher a weird looking cite, or are just looking for a book or database, you can stop by the reference desk. We're located at the entrance of the law library (next to the circulation desk), and our librarians and research assistants will be available to help you from:

9:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday through Thursday, and

9:00 am to 5:00 pm Friday

Get Job Search Books in the Career Development Resource Center

By Wendy Moore

The Law Library has books to help with job search skills in the Career Development Resource Center (Hirsch Hall 127). These books offer helpful interviewing tips, guides to develop networking skills, and strategies for starting your legal career. You can browse these books in the Career Development Resource Center or, if you want to take a book home to read, just bring it up to the Law Library Circulation Desk where it will be checked out to you for 4 weeks.

More books on law school success and career skills can be found in the Career & Professional Resources Collection in the Law Library main reading room.



Law Dawg of the Month: Freya

By Anne Burnett

August's Law Dawg is Freya, a rescued flat coat retriever/sheltie mix. Freya's person is 2L Lee Whatling. Freya loves to hang out at Memorial Park with other local dogs!

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, etc. persuasion) are eligible as well. Please send your Law Dawg photo(s) to