Amicus Briefs - News from the Alexander Campbell King Law Library
September 2009
In This Issue James H. Cromartie glicee of United States Supreme Court
 United States Supreme Court giclée print 
by artist James H. Cromartie
New Art in the Law Library

The Alexander Campbell King Law Library is the proud recipient of a spectacular gift from an anonymous alumnus/a. It is a fine art giclée print of a painting of the United States Supreme Court building by noted artist James H. Cromartie. A giclée print is created when the original painting is scanned into a computer and reproduced by spraying special archival inks onto canvas producing an original painting-like effect.

You can see a picture of the print and learn more about the artist at this web site:

Better still, come see the real thing. It is hanging over the antique bookcase just inside the Annex door from the bridge. An unexpected gift is the best kind, and when it comes to us with the message that this alum loves the law library, we are touched and humbled. We thank the anonymous donor with all our hearts for this extraordinary addition to our permanent collection!

Current and Superseded State Codes
As a research library, the Law Library retains superseded versions of several types of materials, including the official codes for the fifty states and District of Columbia.

To clearly distinguish the codes currently in force from those that are superseded, our staff has affixed bright yellow C stickers to the spines of the most current texts of the codes. The most current codes are also the first items under a state's name on the shelves in the Law Library Annex.

Older codes also are shelved in the Annex. They are stamped "superseded" in red ink on the top of the book and do not have C stickers on their spines.

When you search for the codes in GAVEL, a quick shorthand is to do a title search for "Current code of ______" (fill in state name). All the codes now have this handy additional title added to the record.
sample "current" sticker
sample "current" spine sticker

Lunch-n-Learn with the Law Library: Taking Care of You While You Take Care of Business

Law Library Serials Associate Susan Clay, who is also a Certified Massage Therapist, will discuss ways to make your study posture more supportive. She will also offer general tips for reducing strain at work.

Date: Friday, September 18, 2009
Time: 12:30 - 1:00pm
Where: Classroom B

We'll provide the pizza - you bring a beverage!
Law Dawg of the Month
The September Law Dawg is Bojangles, a 10 month old Rottweiler belonging to  1L Lennon Haas.

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. Send your Law Dawg photo to

Bojangles is Law Dawg of the Month!
September's Interactive Puzzle
by James Donovan


First Year of Law School

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