By Amy Taylor
Attend a lecture and reception at 1:30 in the Chapel. The lecturer is Carol Berkin, Presidential Professor of History Emerita at Baruch College & the Graduate Center, City University of New York.
Check out the library’s resources on the Constitution:
- American Founding Era Collections, searchable digital editions of the papers of many major figures from the Founding Era under the Constitution, including The Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution
HeinOnline's World Constitutions Illustrated, current constitution for every country in its original language format and an English translation, as well as substantial constitutional histories for selected countries
Constitute, access to the world’s constitutions that users can systematically compare them across a broad set of topics tagged by the Comparative Constitutions Project
Biographies, books about major figures from the Founding Era, as well as prominent Supreme Court Justices, such as "Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg" by Irin Carmon & Shana Knizhnik and "Alexander Hamilton" by Ron Chernow (the book that inspired the Broadway musical “Hamilton”)
By Jason Tubinis
By Sharon Bradley
The month of September raises awareness for Emergency Preparedness. UGA is hosting an interesting lecture on Thursday September 13th from 1 to 2 pm in the Tate Center on "Current Trends in Terrorism" which will feature two intelligence analysts from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The lecture will include discussions about vehicle ramming, IEDs and elevated shooters. There will also be a full test of UGA Alert notification system later this month on Thursday September 27th at 10:45 am.
The University of Georgia School of Law has an excellent quick reference guide with several resources related to emergencies including weather, personal prep, active threats and other potential situations. Visit the UGA Law Quick Reference guide for a full list of resources, including actions plans specific to School of Law buildings.
Prepare yourself by bookmarking these key resources:
- UGA's Emergency news and information site at http://emergency.uga.edu/.
- UGA Alert Emergency notification system at http://www.ugaalert.uga.edu/ allows you to receive emergency messages on multiple devices in the event of crisis or disaster.
- UGA's Office of Emergency Preparedness "What to do" webpage at http://www.prepare.uga.edu/emergency-what-to-do/ has a list of best practices for various situations including active shooters, bomb threats, chemical spills, fire, medical emergency, disability procedures, utility failure, and severe weather.
We're back with more library staff sharing their favorite fictional lawyers from television, films and literature. Follow the library's blog for past and future installments of this series: https://ugalawlibrary.wordpress.com/tag/favorites-from-fiction/
By Leslie Grove, Web Developer
By Dan Riggs, Serials Associate
By Rachel Evans, Web Coordinator
By Rachel Evans
Ten years ago, the September 8, 2008 issue of this Law Library newsletter was published. In that issue the editor at the time, International Law Librarian Anne Burnett, shared the first installment of Law Dawgs. This initial piece featured 11 photos of librarians and library staff pets including 14 dogs and 3 cats - wow! It is no surprise that Athens is an animal-friendly place to live, and UGA is clearly a pet-friendly place to study and work. Over the years, features in our newsletter have come and gone, but Law Dawgs has remained a constant favorite and is by far our most popular piece in each and every issue. To date more than 200 Law Dawgs and honorary Law Dawgs (including birds, cats, horses, lizards, pigs, and chickens) have graced the newsletter. Take a look back at our past issues in Digital Commons to view the all of the past entries and keep an eye on our kiosk for photos: https://digitalcommons.law.uga.edu/law_lib_amicus/
By Anne Burnett
September’s Law Dawg is Khloe, the adopted child of 2L David Ian and his wife Hannah Ian. Her parents don't know what breed she is, but she is likely part duck tolling retriever and part collie. Besides watching UGA football and playing with her toys, she enjoys Bluebooking and reading whichever law school textbook makes the best headrest for her afternoon naps. Also, she is a sucker for belly rubs.
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) w/ a brief description to firstname.lastname@example.org.