Check out the new standing desk on the
Balcony and let us know how you like it!
Carol Watson, Director of the Law Library
like to personally welcome the new 1L law students to the Alexander
Campbell King Law Library. And, I’d be remiss if I didn’t say WELCOME
BACK to the returning 2Ls and 3Ls. I hope everyone had a good
break and that you aren’t too water-logged from all of the rain we
received in Georgia this summer. This is the time of year when we look
forward to seeing familiar faces and making new friends.
This past summer, we have been planning events and acquiring resources
to make your upcoming year as productive as possible. We are excited
about introducing you to e-books, new online legal resources, mobile
gadgets and technologies as well as continuing our regular Lunch-n-Learn series.
We are offering new services such as chat reference and improved printing via a campus-supported print kiosk. We have purchased new resources such as ALM’s Legal Intelligence (to assist you with job and career research); Legislative Insight (for legislative history research) and The Making of Modern Law: Foreign, Comparative and International Law 1600-1926 (for historical foreign and international legal research). Stay tuned for articles in Amicus Briefs as well as Lunch-n-Learn presentations to learn more about these new services and resources.
Whether you are seeking a quiet place to study, a collaborative
environment or an opportunity to experiment with the latest legal
research resources and technology, I hope you will make the Law Library
the heart of your intellectual life during the upcoming academic
| Cool Stuff at Circulation
|You can get nearly
anything you want at the Circulation Desk. You know we have the books
with location Reserve. But did you know that we also have chargers for
every kind of electronic device, headphones, calculators, umbrellas,
book stands, and even a couple of iPads with keyboards? And, right on
the counter you can find a stapler that works on any sized stack of
paper, a three hole punch, paper clips, tape, and earplugs. Don’t
despair if you need something not in these lists. Just ask. If we don’t
have it, maybe we can find a way to get it for you.
|Returning law students will notice a couple of big changes to printing in the Law School:
New WEPA Print Kiosk Installed
The Law Library has a new print station in the copy room. This kiosk is one of many WEPA printers that have been located across North Campus. WEPA (Wireless Everywhere. Print Anywhere) printers offer many more choices in how you print. Additional information can be found here.
We will still maintain the old print station to support public and lab
computers but, as of Aug. 11, all wireless printing will only be through
the new kiosk. We will be transitioning entirely to more WEPA kiosks as
the year progresses. If you have any comments or questions, please let
Systems Administrator Jim Henneberger or the Help Desk (email@example.com) know.
Westlaw Removes Student Printers
This summer, Westlaw removed all of their dedicated student printers from law schools nationwide, including here at UGA. Printing Westlaw documents is still possible using regular law school printers but it is not free.
There are alternatives to printing out Westlaw documents:
- Use the Westlaw Folders: You can create as many as you choose, and
they allow you to organize and save documents for as long as you need
them. Lexis Advance and Bloomberg Law also have similar folder systems.
- Download – Instead of printing, choose the download option. Save
documents in a variety of formats, including PDF or Word, and store them
on your computer, USB drive, cloud service like Dropbox, or mobile
|Join Us for Lunch: Upcoming Programs
|The Law Library is kicking off its Lunch-n-Learn series this semester with two sessions geared for 1L students (but note that all Law School students, staff and faculty are welcome!):
Law School Success
Thursday, August 29
Student Services Librarian Maureen Cahill will suggest ways to successfully use law school to build a satisfying life and career.
Thursday, September 5
Learn about ill health among members of the legal profession. Then fortify yourself as Student Services Librarian Maureen Cahill shares tips and resources for establishing a pattern for staying healthy despite the demands and stresses of law school.
The Law Library will provide lunch at both sessions, but bring your own beverage!
|Chat Reference Is Quick and Easy!
|Law faculty and students can get help with brief legal research questions through the Alexander Campbell King Law Library’s Chat Reference service,
which is a quick and convenient way to get reference assistance from
anywhere during normal reference desk hours. In addition to Chat, we
also welcome your questions via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), telephone (706-542-6591) and, of course, at the Reference Desk!
Dawg of the Month: Kitty Gaga
This month's Law Dawg is Kitty Gaga who rules the roost at the home of Law Library Director Carol Watson.
Kitty Gaga is truly a Law Dawg: she was rescued last year by when she wandered into Rusk Hall during a storm!
All members of the Law School Community
(students, faculty and staff) are
invited to submit a photo for possible
selection as the Law Dawg of the Month
in upcoming issues of Amicus Briefs.
The featured entry for each issue will
be selected at random from all entries
received by the issue's deadline. 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 email@example.com.
Law Dawgs on our Library
with a View blog,
also find legal research tips, links
to breaking legal news stories,
and fun tidbits on a variety of
Also check out our Twitter and Flickr pages for even more news and photos!