Amicus Briefs - News from the
                Alexander Campbell King Law Library
October 2012
In This Issue   2L Anne Horn checks out iPad from Circulation
2L Anne Horn Takes One of Our iPads for a Test Drive 
iPads Now Available for Check Out

The Law Library now has two iPads that students can check out. We have loaded them with a variety of  legal apps so students can try out the mobile versions of familiar tools like Lexis Advance, Westlaw Next, and Hein Online, and learn about new utilities like LawStack, Oyez Today, and Rate Driver. The devices also have several productivity apps such as GoodReader, Office2 HD, and DropBox.

We hope that students who try out the iPads will bring suggestions of additional apps that we can make available. 

[Curious about productivity apps? Be sure to attend this week's Lunch-n-Learn!]

New Resource: Supreme Court Nominations Database

The Law Library now has access to the History of Supreme Court Nominations  in HeinOnline. This resource allows full text searching of documents relating to every Supreme Court nomination from John Jay to Elena Kagan.  

This database provides information on both successful and unsuccessful attempts at confirmation, and researchers can browse the materials by Justice, resource title, or by specific document.

Available documents include transcripts of the entire confirmation hearing, judiciary committee hearings, House and Senate reports, law review articles on the nominations of justices, pre-nomination speculation, memoranda on the nomination, and much more.   

Refill Your Water Bottles Here!

Tired of tilting your reusable water bottle at an awkward angle only to get a half-filled bottle?

Struggle no more!

The Law Library recently joined the select locations on the UGA campus equipped with a water bottle refilling station. The station replaces our old drinking fountain on the 2nd Floor of the Annex (near the women's restroom).

When you place your water bottle in the dispenser, a sensor detects its presence and begins filling automatically.

Now it's easy to be green and stay hydrated!

Dan Riggs fills bottle at new station
Serials Associate Dan Riggs Demos
New Water Bottle Refilling Station

Lunch-n-Learn: Tools, Not Toys!
Student Services Librarian Maureen Cahill and Information Technology Librarian Jason Tubinis will demonstrate productivity apps, including several designed specifically for lawyers.

Wednesday, October 17
Classroom B

We'll provide the pizza - you bring a beverage!

Law Dawgs of the Month
The October Law Dawgs are Phoenix and Lily. They live with Law School alum and King Research Fellow Christopher Stokes (J.D., 2012).

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 Dawgs Phoenix and Lily
Phoenix and Lily
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.