November 2017

Thanksgiving Library Hours, Stress Busters, and Study Guides

By Marie Mize & Wendy Moore

The library will observe special holiday hours during Thanksgiving break:

Wednesday November 22nd 7:00 am to 6:00 pm
Thursday November 23rd Closed
Friday November 24th 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
Saturday November 25th 8:00 am to 9:00 pm
Sunday November 26th 8:00 am to 2:00 am

As we gear up for reading days and final exams, the library will offer the following events to help alleviate stress, including:

  • Coloring
  • Puzzles
  • Bowling in the Basement
  • Golf
  • Word Search
  • Seated Massage


Study Guides Available at the Law Library

The Law Library provides online access to Nutshells and Hornbooks through the West Academic Study Aids Subscription. You can get online interactive tutorials in CALI Lessons. There are also current study guides available in print on Course Reserve. These include titles from the popular "Examples & Explanations" series, as well as the "Understanding" series, the "Acing" series, and Nutshells. Search for the term "study guides" under the Course Reserve Course Name to see the full selection of subjects available.

Spotlight on the Louis B. Sohn Library on International Relations

By Anne Burnett

Researchers searching in GAVEL for materials on international law and international relations will likely discover items with a location of “Louis B. Sohn Library on International Relations.” This special collection, housed in the Dean Rusk International Law Center, includes the extensive library that Professor Louis B. Sohn built through years of working with the United Nations and the United States government as well as decades of teaching at Harvard Law School, the University of Georgia School of Law, and George Washington University School of Law.

As a young legal scholar, Louis Sohn left Poland two weeks before the invasion by Hitler's Germany. He stayed in his first position, as a Harvard law professor, until 1981 at which time he came to the University of Georgia School of Law at the invitation of former Secretary of State Dean Rusk.

Professor Sohn also served as a member of the U.S. delegation to the San Francisco Conference of 1945, at which the United Nations Charter was signed. During the Conference he helped draft the statute establishing the International Court of Justice. From 1974 to 1982 he was involved in the conference which drafted the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.

During his lengthy and distinguished career, Professor Sohn built his collection around situations he perceived as impacting international relations, including books on history, philosophy, religion, demographics, customs, economics, geography, language and, of course, law. Because of this extraordinary effort, a researcher using these materials can assemble a full, three-dimensional picture of the conditions that prevailed as the situation developed.

The Alexander Campbell King Law Library has long been proud of our connection to Professor Sohn and of the collection he donated to the library. We continue to add new titles to this collection, and we encourage researchers to use these important resources.

If you would like to check out materials from the Sohn Library, or just want to visit the collection, head on over to the Dean Rusk International Law Center in Rusk Hall, where Center staff will assist you. You may return any Sohn Library items you check out to either the Center or the Law Library.

Photo of Louis B. Sohn © Paige Otwell.

Book Repair Clinic is Open for Business

By Nina K. Guzman

You finally did it! This semester you set a goal, you studied early in the morning and late into the night and have lived to do the whole thing over for another semester. While your grades reflected this commitment, your textbooks have suffered from overuse. But fear not overachiever. From November 13-16 the Book Repair Clinic is back in session to return your textbooks to their former functioning glory. The process is simple. Just drop your books off at the Circulation Desk then give our wonderful Book Repair elves 24 hours to work their magic. We will email you when your book is ready for pick up. If this sounds too good to be true, it should also be mentioned that this is completely free!


Ethics in Dispute Resolution Resources

By Wendy Moore

This Thursday, November 9th the law school is hosting Judge Stanley F. Birch Jr. who will speak on the “Ethics in Dispute Resolution” in the Hatton Lovejoy Courtroom. Birch served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit from 1990 to 2010. The talk will include a Q&A session and a reception following the lecture. This lecture is a part of UGA's Ethics Awareness Week, an institutional observance to promote an ethical culture on campus and raise awareness about ethics resources available at UGA.

The law library has many resources on both ethics and on dispute resolution. Here are four highlights from the collection related to the topic of Judge Birch's lecture:

The Practice skills toolkit: tips on ADR, discovery & ethics

KF9084 .P73 2013

Location: Career & Professional Resources collection

A theory of mediators' ethics: foundations, rationale, and application

K123 .S535 2016

Location: Balcony

Dispute resolution ethics: a comprehensive guide

KF9084.A75 D578 2002

Location: Balcony

Dispute resolution: examples & explanations

KF9084 .M655 2014

Location: Balcony


Law Dawg of the Month: Phoebe

By Anne Burnett

November’s Law Dawg is Phoebe. Her person is 3L Oliver TumSuden, who says that Phoebe is just not very interested when he talks to her about securities law.

All members of the Law School Community (students, faculty and staff) are invited to submit a photo for possible selection as Law Dawg. The featured entry for each issue will be selected at random from all entries received. Please note that honorary Law Dawgs (i.e. those of the feline, equine, porcine, avian, reptilian, etc. persuasion) are eligible as well. Please send your Law Dawg photo(s) to


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