February 2019

Spring Break Hours


Fri. 3/8                                  7am – 5pm

Sat. 3/9                                 8am – 5pm

Sun. 3/10                             CLOSED

M. – Sat. 3/11- 3/16            8am – 5pm

Sun. 3/17                             Resume normal hours


Spotlight on Faculty Scholarship Collections

By Rachel Evans

One of the many purposes of the School of Law’s institutional repository Digital Commons is preserving and promoting the scholarship of our faculty. The repository is part of a larger network of university libraries featuring works which span all niches of the law as well as other interdisciplinary topics. With more than 12,000 scholarly works uploaded to date, our repository platform bepress works with SSRN to track faculty impact and improve discovery across the web, including popular search engines like Google. Since it was established, more than 550,000 faculty works have be downloaded by more than 30,000 different institutions from a variety of industries and from more than 200 locations across the globe. Faculty are featured in more than 25 collections in our repository. In addition to scholarly works, other important contributions can be found in “Conferences & Symposia”, “Popular Media”, “Faculty Colloquia”, and “Faculty Books”.

One of the more recent additions to our faculty book collection, Healthism: Health Status Discrimination and the Law, written by our own Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs Elizabeth Weeks will be discussed later this month on Wednesday February 27th at 3:30 PM in Classroom A. The event will feature a panel including Ani Satz (Emory University), Jennifer Bennett Shinall (Vanderbilt University), Nicholas Terry (Indiana University) and Stacey Tovino (University of Nevada, Las Vegas) and will be followed by a reception. This is the first in a series of book events hosted by the School of Law this year to celebrate faculty publications. Additionally Research and Copyright Services Law Librarian Stephen Wolfson will discuss Healthism and the recent scholarship efforts of UGA Law’s faculty with Dean Weeks later this month in advance of the book’s celebration as an episode of the library’s podcast On Reserve.

To explore the breadth of our faculty’s scholarship visit:

The law library’s podcast On Reserve and the faculty podcast Speaker Sidebar can also both be found in Digital Commons at: Copies of Weeks’ Healthism and other faculty books are also a part of the law library collection. Check out a copy today!


CLE and ICJE Presentations

By Stephen Wolfson

As you are undoubtedly aware, the librarians at the University of Georgia Law School teach numerous classes, including 1L legal research, advanced legal research, and various lunch and learn sessions. But did you know that they teach research to legal professionals from outside of the school as well?

On that note, UGA will be hosting two legal education seminars in February. First on February 21, the Institute for Continuing Legal Education will hold a seminar on internet legal research at the law school. Along with librarians from law schools around Georgia, Special Collections Librarian Sharon Bradley will teach a session on duty of competency and internet research and Research and Copyright Services Librarian Stephen Wolfson will teach a session on advanced internet research tips and tricks. Then, on February 28, the Institute for Continuing Judicial Education will hold a training session for new magistrate. At this event, Associate Director for Research Services TJ Striepe and Information Technology Librarian Jason Tubinis will teach sessions on Georgia legal research fundamentals.

Online Resources to Enhance Your Job Search

by Sharon Bradley

On Wednesday, Feb. 13, the Law Library, along with the Career Development Office, is presenting a program on useful job hunting resources. Some of the databases available through the library can be particularly useful in researching the current legal industry and learning about particular potential employers.

  • Time: 12:30
  • Location: Classroom C

See the information and the links from the Feb. 6 presentation on the professional use of email:

Profile of Victor Lawrence, Web Coordinator and Developer

By Leslie Grove

The Law School’s IT Department welcomes Victor Lawrence, our new Web Coordinator and Developer.  Victor comes to us from the world of software startup consulting and brings a fresh perspective as we work to update all of our web content management systems. He is a resident of Gainesville, Georgia and a graduate of Columbus State University, with an extensive background in theatrical prop design.  He enjoys co-producing an indie variety show and volunteering at the Northeast Georgia History Center.  Stop by room A207 in the Law Library Annex and say hello! But approach quietly, he may be writing code.






Law Dawgs of the Month: Clementine & Corinth 

By Anne Burnett


February’s Law Dawgs belong to Legal Fellow Simone Cifuentes

Clementine aka Clementine aka Clementugler aka Boot aka Dogface aka My Eldest was rescued the streets of the Ninth Ward in New Orleans in the fall of 2006 when she was about 5 or 6 months old. She is an old soul and likes very few people including her human (most of the time). She enjoys avoiding most human contact, herding waves, keeping her younger sister in check, letting everyone know her human is home, and waiting patiently for you to get out of her spot on the couch until finally giving up and just awkwardly squeezing in next to you.

Corinth responds to Corrie, Corrie-beaux, Munchkin, Monkey or Puppyface when she decides to respond at all. She enjoys you, whatever you’re doing, whatever you’re eating, and especially your hands on her head or belly. She also enjoys running in the woods, teasing her brother (who was adopted by a close family friend) with a toy she won’t share, cautiously playing with other doggos, and hogging the bed.  She was adopted at 6 weeks by her human, Legal Fellow Simone Cifuentes, when a school mate found Corrie and her siblings with their mama dog near LSU in 2009.

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