Amicus Briefs - News from the Alexander Campbell                King Law Library
August 2013
In This Issue
New Standing Desk 
Check out the new standing desk on the
Balcony and let us know how you like it!

Carol Watson, Director of the Law Library

I’d 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 year. 

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.

Printing Updates
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 ( 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 device.

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
Classroom J
Student Services Librarian Maureen Cahill will suggest ways to successfully use law school to build a satisfying life and career.

Be Healthy!
Thursday, September 5
Classroom B
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 (, telephone (706-542-6591) and, of course, at the Reference Desk!

Law 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

Law Dawg Kitty Gaga

Kitty Gaga

See the Law Dawgs on our Library with a View blog, where you'll
also find legal research tips, links to breaking legal news stories,
and fun tidbits on a variety of topics.
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