Uga Is A Law Dawg! Here is Uga VII presiding
over the 2009 Law School Homecoming BBQ.
|Uga Is A Law Dawg
Suzanne Graham, Cataloging Services Librarian
| “No matter what we do in our lives … [we] will never be as famous as that dog.” It’s a classic line from the movie Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
that refers to our own Uga. The line is uttered by Kevin Spacey’s
character as a he walks Uga V around Forsyth Park in Savannah.
UGA Law School alumnus Frank “Sonny” Seiler received a white English
bulldog pup as a gift in April 1956 when Seiler was a second year law
student. Prior to Uga, other bulldogs had served at mascot, but
the team was looking for a new one at the start of the 1956 season. When
Uga attended the season opener in a red t-shirt with a black G on the
front, he quickly won the job. Since Uga I’s retirement on October 22,
1966, eight of his off-spring, all owned and care for by the Seiler family, have served as the football team’s mascot.
Before filming began on Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, director Clint Eastwood petted Uga V and said, “I’m going to make you a celebrity” to which Cecelia Seiler replied, “Uga is already a celebrity.”
Uga regularly attends the Law School's Homecoming BBQ. Photos of this annual event are included in the Law School's photo gallery.
Here at UGA, it’s not just members of the Law School community who are
extraordinary but their pets, too. Remember to give your pet a little
limelight by submitting him or her to be a Law Dawg.
Note: both the movie and book versions of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil are available in the Law Library.
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|ALM Legal Intelligence |
|The Law Library has purchased access to a new database to help with your job search: ALM Legal Intelligence.
It includes in-depth reports on over 300 law firms, with news about the
firms, compensation data, mid-level associate satisfaction rankings,
and details of the firms’ corporate representation and capital markets
In addition, there are more than 50 surveys and ranking lists with
information about firm hiring practices, demographics, and revenues.
Finally, our subscription includes a directory of corporate legal
departments for over 1000 firms. The law firm reports are searchable, so
your research can focus on firms in certain locations or on offices
that represent clients in a specific industry.
If you are off-campus, just use your UGA MyID to access ALM Legal Intelligence.
|Join Us for
Lunch: Upcoming Programs
|Lead Me to a Job: Databases for the Job Search
Monday, October 7
Special Collections Librarian Sharon
Bradley will present
suggestions and tricks for using library databases in your job search.
Databases include The Leadership Library, ALM Legal Intelligence, and
perhaps a few other surprises.
Wednesday, October 30
Learn about popular legal and productivity apps for your mobile device with Acquisitions Librarian Wendy
The Law Library will provide lunch at
both sessions, but bring your own
|Fewer and Fewer Bottles
|They’re moving in slowly:
• First on the second floor of the Law Library Annex,
• then in the hallway near the student lockers,
• then on the third floor near Classroom J,
• and most recently on the Law Library’s Main Floor.
We’re talking about the water bottle refilling fountains. The first
three feature sensor-activated dispensing and between them have resulted
in almost 25,000 fewer plastic bottles in the landfill.
Because of space constraints the most recent fountain had to be
modified. Accessibility rules require that aisles be of a minimum width.
The sensor-activated fountain projected from the wall just a little too
much. But we think the fountain with a manually operated spigot is
still a vast improvement. Keep up the good work keeping those bottles
out of the trash.
Dawg of the Month:
| This month's Law
Dawg is Joey who lives with
Professor Diane Amann and
family. Joey is an
8-year-old cocker spaniel, in
temperament very much like
Lady in Disney’s Lady
& the Tramp. Her family
rescued her when she was 5
months old from a house
where the older dog, a boxer,
had made it fiercely clear
that she was an unwelcome
trespasser on his turf. Joey
has been part of Professor
Amann's family ever since, in
Los Angeles, in Berkeley, and
now in Athens, where she
accents her daily routine of
snoozing in the sun with the
occasional chase of a
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Law Dawgs on our Library
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