October 2015

Sohn Library Rededication

By Anne Burnett

The rededication of the Louis B. Sohn Library on International Relations, in its new home in the renovated Dean Rusk International Law Center, will take place on Monday, October 26, from 4-6 p.m. in the Larry Walker Room on the fourth floor of Dean Rusk Hall. A reception and tours of the center will follow. For more about the event, see
Professor Sohn was an international law scholar, teacher and advisor who participated in the drafting of the United Nations Charter in 1945. During his long career as a professor at Harvard Law School, the University of Georgia School of Law, and George Washington University School of Law, Professor Sohn built an extensive private collection of materials on international law and related subjects. His donation of this private collection serves as the core of the Sohn Library, and the Alexander Campbell King Law Library continues to add to this special collection with a focus on Professor Sohn's interests in international law, human rights and law of the sea.

Lunch & Learns for Student Groups

By Zanada Joyner

The Library now offers Lunch & Learn sessions for student groups. Today the library kicks off our Lunch & Learn series with the Health Law Society  “Researching Health Law Regulations.” Our librarians work in concert with the student group to develop a topic that is interesting and useful to the group’s membership. One of our research librarians makes a presentation and the library provides lunch for the group.
Any student group that would be interested in scheduling a Lunch & Learn is encouraged to contact, Zanada Joyner, Research and Instructional Services Librarian at or 706.542.5149.

Centuries of Foreign Primary Sources at Your Fingertips

By Anne Burnett

Are you looking for French forestry laws from the 1600s? How about early 20th Century Egyptian mining regulations? Or do you need to trace the development of Argentina’s commercial code over the past 150 years? The Law Library has a database for you!
The Making of Modern Law: Foreign Primary Sources, 1600-1970 includes historical codes, session laws, regulations, journals, and commentary  from a number of foreign jurisdictions. This rich resource provides access to 1500 titles, totaling 1.4 million pages and spanning several centuries of foreign primary law.
Search by date, jurisdiction, keyword, author, subject and title. Note that multiple jurisdictions can be searched simultaneously.
Access this great historical collection through the Law Library’s Research Resources page.

  Diagram of a “deep trench fly-proof latrine” in the Egyptian Department of Mines _Rules and Regulations as to Mining_, Cairo, 1921, accessed in the Making of Modern Law: Foreign Primary Sources, 1600-1970, on October 9, 2015.


Law Dawg of the Month: Tucker

By Anne Burnett

October’s Law Dawg is Tucker, the brother-in-law of 2L Ron Chicken. Tucker is a standard Schnauzer with a lot of energy. He loves playing with his ball, meeting new people, and guarding the backyard (he asks that all visitors focus their attention on petting him).
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