February 2015

Focus on Kui Wang

by Rachel Evans

There are many library staff members you may not see very often. Though they aren't in a public facing position, their job is just as central to the operation of the law school as anyone else. As a part of the Information Technology team, database administrator Kui Wang is in just such a position.  Since 2002 she has been primarily responsible for implementing and maintaining the law school's administrative databases. She is one of those behind the scenes staff members whose work is rarely seen by law students or other employees, but is so vital to the school's inner-most workings.

Recently, she has developed new database solutions for the law school budget office, the law school administrative records, and for the law library's bookkeeping. She also regularly runs reports for the development office related to alumni contact information, giving data, locations and more. In addition to working with alumni data from external affairs GAIL system, she also deals with data from the Banner system related to student registration information, as well as faculty and staff contact information.

Outside of the workplace Kui is a wife and mother to two brilliant children, the eldest of which was recently accepted to Duke University where he plans to study this fall. Kui also shares her home with their family's beloved pet, Lewis, who is an adorable half chihuahua half jack russell terrier


Digital Commons 1,000,000th Download

by T.J. Striepe

Digital Commons@Georgia Law, the institutional repository of the University of Georgia School of Law recently achieved its 1,000,000th download!  This repository run by the Law Library captures the intellectual output of the School of Law and preserves its institutional history.  There will be a celebration for this momentous event on February 20th in the First Floor Lounge (East of the Sutherland Courtyard) from 1:30 – 3:30.  Please come join the party!


Mandatory Westlaw Password Reset

by Sharon Bradley

You may already have received a message from Westlaw about resetting your password. The messages started going out to faculty and staff on Sunday, February 8. Students will get the messages during the week of February 9.
If you reset your password after October 1, 2014 or registered the password after October 1, 2014, you’re good. You should not even receive a message. Your username does not have to change.
Why wait for the message? Change your password now.
  • Go to
  • After signing on, click on the Update link in the upper left hand corner of the home page.
  • At the Manage Account screen, click on the Manage OnePass Profile button.
  • Make the changes in the Username and Password section.
  • Don’t forget to click Save at the bottom of the screen.


Legal Tech Audit Part 2: The Auditing

by Jason Tubinis

In case you missed one of our Legal Tech Audit sessions, fear not! We will be offering a second round of presentations, starting with Excel on February 25th at 2:30 p.m. in classroom B.

What is the Legal Tech Audit? It’s a simple way of gauging your competence with the technology used most frequently in the practice of law. You may be able to type in Word and read a PDF, but can you truly word process and create documents like a professional? Come to all three sessions, complete an assessment for each, and get certified in the skills that are in-demand at law firms.





by T.J. Striepe

The Law Library recently acquired access to Law360.  This product from LexisNexis publishes more than 175 articles across 40+ practice, industry, and state sections. It’s a one-stop source for the legal news and analysis you need to stay current in your legal specialty.  Students and Faculty can sign up for daily newsletters by providing their e-mail address. 


Law Dawg of the Month: Layla

by Anne Burnett
This month's Law Dawg is the lovely Layla, who ably and loyally assists 3L Emily Scheible with her studies.
All members of the Law School Community (students, faculty and staff) are invited to submit a photo for possible selection as 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
  Law Dawg Layla



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