November 2015

Library Hours for the Exam Period

By Maureen Cahill

Thanksgiving: Wed.  11/25 7am – 10pm
  Thurs. 11/26 CLOSED
  Fri.     11/27 10am – 10pm
  Sat.    11/28 10am – 10pm

Beginning Sun. 11/29, the Library is open until 2am EVERY night, including Friday and Saturday, until the end of exams.

M-F opening: 7am; Sat & Sun opening: 8am.


During Exams: Take a Break—In the Law Library

By Maureen Cahill

Throughout the exam period, the law library offers a variety of stress relieving activities. When you need to re-charge your tired brain, try one of these:

  • Jigsaw puzzles at the reference desk
  • Putting greens in the law review stacks
  • Nerf bowling in the basement
  • Puzzle and coloring books at circulation

AND, on Monday 11/30; Wed 12/2; and Friday 12/4, 10 minute chair massage upstairs off the balcony. Stay tuned for information on how to sign up for a session.


Book Repair Week

By Rachel Evans

Last spring the library's book repair clinic was such a hit that library staff have extended the clinic this fall to a full week! Students and faculty are encouraged to drop off any damaged books between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. any day between November 16th and 19th. Books can be left at the library's circulation desk. Allow 24 hours for repairs to be made and for glue to dry. Library staff will email you once your book is ready for pick up.


Discover PLUS from PLI

By Wendy Moore

Discover PLUS is an ebook library with treatises, course handbooks, answer books, program transcripts and legal forms in 22 practice areas from Practising Law Institute, a non-profit continuing legal education organization.  In addition to areas such as Corporate and Securities, Litigation, Health Care Law, and International Law, there is also a section on Professional Skills.  For example, one can find in the ebook Basic Negotiation Skills 2015 a chapter by attorney Anthony Grumbach on “Tips for Successfully Launching Your Legal Career.”  You do not need to create an individual account to use Discover PLUS, but if you do, you can then save ebooks to your bookshelf, make notes, and utilize their iOS based app.

Remembering the Nuremberg Trials

By Sharon Bradley

November 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the beginning of the Nuremberg trials. When the Nuremberg trials are mentioned most people are aware of the first trial. The one which included Herman Goerring and Rudolf Hess. This trial of accused war criminals was held by the International Military Tribunal (IMT). The IMT proceeding, between November 14, 1945 and October 1, 1946, was held under the aegis of an international court with judges and prosecutors from the United States, Great Britain, the Provisional Government of France, and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. The proceedings were conducted in four languages with simultaneous voice translations and documents translated into four languages. The IMT prosecuted those major war criminals who were the leaders of the Nazi regime.

The Nuremberg Military Tribunals (NMT) began in October 1946 and continued through May of 1949. These trials focused on many of the actual perpetrators of the war crimes. These trials were held before U.S. military courts, not before the IMT, but took place in the same rooms at the Palace of Justice. The judges and prosecutors of these war criminals were exclusively American.
Georgia Law has a direct connection to the trials. Major Eugene Phillips (ABJ ’39) was the Public Information Officer, Office of the Chief of Counsel for War Crimes. The University of Georgia School of Law became one of 12 repositories in the United States where complete records of the trials were deposited. Major Phillips presented the records to Chancellor Harmon W. Caldwell.
Read more about the trials and the collection and view available documents:

Law Dawg of the Month

By Anne Burnett

This month's Law Dawgs are Mattie and Stella. They live with LL.M. student Deborah Nogueira-Yates. Mattie is an Australian Shepherd/Border Collie mix who came from a goat farm in Madison County. She understands both English and Portuguese. Stella is a rescue from Athens-Clarke County. She is the sweetest dog ever! She can make friends with anyone and any other animal. Stella will be one year in January 2016. They are always together and at dinner time, neither one will eat from her bowl until the other has food too!

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

  Mattie & Stella