Exam Prep with CALI Jason Tubinis, Information Technology Librarian
are just around the corner, and that means it’s time to hit the books.
One option to help supplement your study time is material from CALI
(Computer Assisted Legal Education). CALI offers a plethora of
resources, from targeted lessons in topics ranging from Con Law to
Securities, podcasts, eBooks, and even specialized lessons that supplement certain casebooks. The authorization code for creating an account is available at the reference desk (and also available by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org), as well as CDs for offline use of CALI.
Library launched a new search interface, tentatively called GAVEL &
Beyond, during the fall semester. GAVEL & Beyond’s single search box
retrieves a vast array of materials from GAVEL (our local online
catalog), the electronic databases in GALILEO, online journal
collections, websites, and eBooks.
GAVEL is still the best place to start for a treatise, code or reporter,
but GAVEL & Beyond can help when you engage in new research and
don’t know where to start looking.
These search results can be quickly refined by selecting relevant
facets. A search for “criminal law” pulls 801,056 hits, but clicking on
“Georgia” under the geography facet and “Harvard Law Review” under the
publication facet distills the results list down to two articles (both
available as PDF downloads).
Give it a try with your own search, and let us know what you think.
GAVEL & Beyond is provided by the Law Library in partnership with the UGA Libraries and EBSCO.
Recommended Reads for the Break
Looking for a bit of non-casebook/non-law review reading over the break?
Here are some titles recommended by members of our law faculty:
Professor Andrea Dennis The Cutting Season by Attica Locke
Professor Jaime Dodge Physics for Future Presidents: The Science Behind the Headlines by Richard A. Muller
Professor Ron Ellington
I am an inveterate mystery reader and have enjoyed a trove of foreign detective fiction. I recommend The Devil's Star by Jo Nesbo (set in Norway) and Resurrection Men by Ian Rankin (set in Scotland). Both are international best selling authors and crime writing award winners.
Professor Tim Meyer A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1) by George R.R. Martin
Professor Joe Miller Becoming Justice Blackmun: Harry Blackmun's Supreme Court Journey
Professor Logan Sawyer It is impossible to be anxious or unhappy while reading
the adventures of Bertie Wooster and his gentleman’s gentleman,
Jeeves. Right Ho, Jeeves! is a one of a host of possible recommendations. P.G. Wodehouse is the author.
Law Library Hours: Thanksgiving, Exams and Semester Break
Thanksgiving Holiday and Weekend
Wed Nov 21 – 7am-5pm
Thanksgiving, Nov 22 – closed
Fri Nov 23 – 10am-10pm
Sat Nov 24 – 10am-10pm
Sun Nov 25 – 8am-2am
Exam Period Extended Hours Nov 26-Dec 12
Mon - Fri 7am-2am
Interim Period (Dec 13-Dec 24)
Mon 12/24 8am - noon
The November Law Dawg is Juno, a three-legged Miniature Aussie-X rescued by IT Librarian Jason Tubinis
and family about 3 years ago from a shelter in Kentucky. She loves
swimming and being soaked in water in general (and swims quite well
given that she's down one paw). As far as Jason knows, she's the only
dog that will dive face first into water and go around underwater
looking at things.
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)
Law Dawg Juno at Memorial Park
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