Amicus Briefs - News from the Alexander Campbell King Law Library  
January 2009
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CALR training

1Ls: remember to sign up for Lexis and Westlas training!

Lexis and Westlaw Training for 1Ls

The required Lexis and Westlaw training for 1Ls starts next week. As part of your Research & Writing class you must attend two training sessions for each system. The first session covers case materials and the second session covers statutory materials.

A message was sent to all 1L students before the holidays and hopefully you've already registered. If not, the training schedules and instructions for registering online are available at

Also, make certain that your accounts with both systems are activated and working before you arrive for your first training session! If you need assistance with your Lexis or Westlaw account, stop by the Reference Desk.

Lunch-n-Learn Sessions for Spring 2009
Come one, come all to the Law Library's Spring 2009 Lunch-n-Learn sessions. This semester we will offer a variety of topics, including Bluebooking tips, job-hunting resources, Google maps, Georgia legal research online, and Atlanta law library resources.

Our first session, which will provide Bluebooking tips, is specifically designed to assist 1Ls as they "bluebook" their briefs. Keep an eye out for our email and signs letting you know the specific date, time and location.

As always, we'll provide pizza!
Law Dawg of the Month

This month's Law Dawg is Loki, a Norwegian Elkhound-Corgi mix who shares a home with 1L Jamie Dervin.

If you'd like your pet to go in the mix for future random drawings to choose the Law Dawg, send your photo to

Law Library Hours
The Law Library's regular hours are:

Monday - Thursday
8am - 2am
7am - 2am
7am - 9pm
8am - 9pm

Over the Martin Luther King holiday, the hours will change as follows:

Monday, January 19
6pm - 2am

The complete schedule is at

Crossword Puzzle

Presidential Inaugural Trivia

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