UGA Law Library Orientation Program Makes the Georgia Library Association’s Spotlight!

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The Georgia Library Association is now spotlighting our Law Library Incoming Student Orientation Program on their website! Strike team members who helped to organize this year’s programming included International Law Librarian Anne Burnett, Access Services Manager Marie Mize, Collection Services Manager David Rutland and Metadata Services Librarian Rachel Evans. The team share in this piece (which will also appear in the forthcoming Fall issue of the Georgia Library Quarterly) about the planning process, how it differed from last year’s event, the types of things that inspired the gamified stamp cards, and the various table offerings. Check it out online at: https://gla.georgialibraries.org/ugalawlibrary/

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Movies to Inspire Your Legal Career Path from the Library DVD Collection

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The National Jurist has a new article out that you can pick up in print in the library or read online. Among the films they selected as inspiring your legal career path, several are in our law library DVD collection including these two favorites:

West of Memphis – HV6534.W47 W47 2013

large_vwtbmcg9fgkvq5vtlzixqnakom1“This true story centers around a new investigation surrounding the 1993 murders of three 8-year-old boys in the town of West Memphis, Arkansas. The evidence surrounding the murders exposes the wrongful conviction of teenagers who lost 18 years of their lives, imprisoned for crimes they did not commit.” This film is particularly on point as the Georgia Law Review annual symposium approaches, focusing this year on “Criminal Justice Reform” on October 24, 2019.

Unlocking the Cage – HV4708 .W572 2016

“This film follows animal rights lawyer Steven Wise in his unprecedented challenge to break down the legal wall that separates animals from humans. After thirty years of struggling with ineffective animal welfare laws, Steve and his legal team, the Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP), are making history by filing the first lawsuits that seek to transform an animal from a thing with no rights to a person with legal protections. Supported by affidavits from primatologists around the world, Steve maintains that, based on scientific evidence, cognitively complex animals such as chimpanzees, whales, dolphins, and elephants have the capacity for limited personhood rights (such as bodily liberty) that would protect them from physical abuse. Using writs of habeas corpus (historically used to free humans from unlawful imprisonment), Wise argues on behalf of four captive chimpanzees in New York State. Unlocking the Cage captures a monumental shift in our culture, as the public and judicial system show increasing receptiveness to Steve’s impassioned arguments. It is an intimate look at a lawsuit that could forever transform our legal system, and one man’s lifelong quest to protect “nonhuman” animals.”

Check them out at the circulation desk today!

 

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RSVP for Next Week’s Lunch n’ Learn!

RSVP for this event!

There’s more to the library than books and a pretty view! Join us!!

WHERE: Classroom A, Hirsch Hall

WHEN: Wednesday, September 25th from 12 to 1 PM

WHAT: Everything You EVER Wanted to Know including…

  • Navigating the library facility, browsing the shelves by subject, and emergency prep info
  • Other items (other than books!) that are available for checkout
  • How to find and request items in Course Reserves or through Interlibrary Loan
  • How to search GAVEL (the library catalog) and use subject headings to discover related items by topic
  • What our most popular databases are (other than Westlaw and Lexis Nexis) and how to use our A to Z list and research guides
  • What types of questions the Circulation Desk and the Reference Desk can answer

Food will be served! Bring your own beverage. All students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend.

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Celebrate Constitution Day with FDLP Resources!

constitutionday480Every fall in September Federal depository libraries across the Nation celebrate Constitution Day. Did you know the Alexander Campbell King Law Library is a Federal depository library? We are! Join us today at the front of the library for Constitution Day trivia, a display of related items from the collection and to pick up a copy of the constitution.

Can’t make it into the library today? There are many online resources you can explore, including the Constitution Center’s 10 Fun Facts about Constitution Day.

There are also a wide variety of FDLP libguides at: https://libguides.fdlp.gov/:

  • Community Guides – This group of guides are created by libraries and agencies outside of GPO and housed on the creating institution’s websites.
  • FDLP InformationThese guides contain resources and guidance for depository libraries and are intended to simplify your depository operations by helping them provide services to their users. 
  • Hot TopicsLooking for a set of guides on a current hot topic? These guides are pulled from the GPO as well as depository library sites to provide a collection of resources for current and special interest areas. *INCLUDING CONSTITUTION DAY*
  • Subject Guides – For guides with lists of resources and search tips related to specific topics and tools on a particular subject check out this collection. Subjects include: America at War, Career and Employment, Genealogy, Natural Disasters, Opioids, and more.

 

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SAVE THE DATES: Lunch n’ Learn on 9/25 and Other Upcoming Events

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There’s more to the library than books and a pretty view! Join us in classroom A on Wednesday September 25th from 12 to 1 PM. Learn about the useful and not-so-obvious services the law library has to offer. RSVP for this event! Topics covered will include:

  • Navigating the library facility, browsing the shelves by subject, and emergency prep info
  • Other items (other than books!) that are available for checkout
  • How to find and request items in Course Reserves or through Interlibrary Loan
  • How to search GAVEL (the library catalog) and use subject headings to discover related items by topic
  • What our most popular databases are (other than Westlaw and Lexis Nexis) and how to use our A to Z list and research guides
  • What types of questions the Circulation Desk and the Reference Desk can answer

Food will be served! Bring your own beverage. All students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend.

Other Upcoming Events Of Interest:

Hispanic Heritage Month – Sep. 15th to Oct. 15th

  • Look out for displays, events and other celebrations sponsored by the Hispanic Law Students Association at UGA Law

UGA Signature Lecture – Oct. 1st at the Chapel

  • “Preserving Global Cultural Heritage in Times of War and Conflict” – Irina Bokova

Faculty Book Celebration & Panel – Oct. 3rd at 4 pm

  • Defending the Public’s Enemy: The Life and Legacy of Ramsey Clark (Stanford University Press, 2019)

UGA Law Wellness Week – Oct. 7th to Oct. 11th

  • Look out for student-focused wellness and mental health programming throughout the week!
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Law Dawg of the Month: Ollie

By Anne Burnett

September’s Law Dawg is Ollie, whose person is 1L Suzanne Thompson. Ollie is a rescue and is mostly husky and poodle, but his person attributes his chill demeanor to the Great Pyrenees he has in him as well.

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All members of the Law School Community (students, faculty and staff) are invited to submit a photo for possible selection as the 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 aburnett@uga.edu.

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Meet Chris Boston: Instructional Support Specialist

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By Leslie Grove

Chris was first introduced to many of us as the husband of Admissions Administrative Associate Jessica Boston.  Together they have volunteered as fosters to dozens of cats over the years, including newborn kittens who require around-the-clock care.  As a fellow cat lover, I was delighted to sit down with Chris and learn more about his background.

He grew up in Texas, and, after serving in the Marine Corps, spent a few years painting airplanes and earning a Bachelor of IT degree, majoring in networking.  Settling in the Athens area with Jessica, Chris worked as a field technician for Charter Communications.  He installed and repaired all manner of equipment, braving high rooftops and spider-infested crawl spaces!  Now Chris brings his excellent troubleshooting and customer service skills to our classrooms, making sure the faculty have the technology they need to teach, that it’s working properly, and that they understand how to use it.

We are fortunate to have him on our team, and Chris is happy to be working in an environment with far fewer spiders.  Stop by the IT Help Desk in the Law Library Annex to say hi and admire the newly reorganized office space.

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