September’s Law Dawgs: Popover & Paçoca

Popover (right) and Paçoca (left) live with Professor Thomas Kadri and his partner, Natalia. Popover, a wise and cranky labradoodle, turns 7 this month. His defining feature is that he can never be more than 5 ft away from his spiky blue ball. Paçoca, a daft and exuberant Kooikerhondje, was born just last year. Her defining feature is that the bottom half of her body moves independently from the front half, especially when she’s happy. This has led to one of her many nicknames, “Bunda Mágica.” On that note, both Popover and Paçoca are now trilingual and can speak English, Portuguese, and Dog.

All members of the Law School Community (students, faculty and staff) are invited to submit a photo for possible selection as the Law Dawg. 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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August’s Law Dawg: Gus

August’s Law Dawg is Gus. He lives with 2L Riley Creamer. Gus is a 1.5 year old hound mutt and his nicknames include Gustopher, GusGus, and Mister Muffin. He just finished his 1L year, and his favorite class was Pawperty. He loves going to the dog park every day, long walks, and falling asleep on casebooks while his mom reads. His favorite snack is pupperoni…or peanut butter…or cheese. He’s not sure. His favorite law school memory so far is when his mom’s classmates came to his birthday party last October!

All members of the Law School Community (students, faculty and staff) are invited to submit a photo for possible selection as the Law Dawg. 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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Congratulations to Our Graduating Law Dawgs!

May’s Law Dawgs all belong to graduating 3Ls:

  • Cora (Mitchell Tuck)
  • Peavey & Poco (Greg O’Connell)
  • Ringo (Julia Silverman)
  • Sawyer (Wess Helton)
  • Benji (Annefloor de Groot)
  • Prince (Thomas Whiddon)
  • Ruthie (Riley Ruppel)
  • Betty (Nicole Galli Baptista)

We are so proud of all of our Law Dawgs!


Cora’s graduate is Mitchell Tuck. Mitchell and his wife and got Cora in November from the ACC shelter, and she’s absolutely wonderful! She is a little over 1 year old. She’s tall and lanky with a playful personality, but she gets really cuddly and gentle at night. Follow Cora on Insta @corathechewer

Peavey and Poco

Peavey and Poco’s graduate is Greg O’Connell. Peavey (small) & Poco (big), both rescues, had a wonderful time during the pandemic because they were always with their humans.   


Ringo’s graduate is Julia Silverman. Her fluffy buddy enjoys playing fetch, exploring outside, and cheering on the Dawgs!


Sawyer’s graduate is Wess Helton. Sawyer is an energetic two-year-old English Cream Golden Retriever. He is a social butterfly and loves to meet new people and four-legged friends. Sawyer also enjoys retrieving, playing in the mud, and swimming in the lake.


Benji’s graduate is Annefloor de Groot. Benji is a 5-month-old Goldendoodle, but some may mistake him for a big ball of fluff. He is the happiest puppy, who loves all people and fellow doggos. Benji plays hard (and naps hard), and he will do just about anything for a treat!


Prince’s graduate is Thomas Widdon. Prince is a 1.5 year-old Boykin Spaniel. His hobbies include demolishing socks, snuggling, and running as fast as be can at all times – especially with his best friend, Sawyer. Prince has never met a person who he wouldn’t greet, sports a fine mohawk, and has been his dad’s greatest comfort throughout law school.


Ruthie’s graduate is Riley Ruppel. Ruthie is named after Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and is an 8.5 lb miniature dachshund who will turn one year old on May 23. She enjoys sleeping in, barking at the neighbors, and playing with her dog-mates. She is very excited her mom is moving closer to the beach this fall but is sad to leave Athens. 


Betty’s graduate is Nicole Galli Baptista. Betty is a 9-year old dachshund mix from Florida. Her favorite things are blankets, sweaters, and mozzarella. She also loves sunbathing, riding in her stroller, playing with her treats puzzle, and laying on strangers’ laps at house parties.

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Resource Spotlight on the Daily Report Online: State Legal News, Including Court Decisions & More

This afternoon the law library is presenting a session at 2:30 PM in classroom F to share a variety of tips, reminders and resources to help prepare students for summer. Part of this session will include a selection of resources that you might be asked to use in your summer placement positions, including the Daily Report. If you haven’t read or heard of the Daily Report yet, now is a great time to familiarize yourself with it.

What is the Daily Report?

The Daily Report is Georgia’s source for news about the business and practice of law. In past years many attorneys in the state were familiar with a print version. Today your best bet is powered by, an industry-leading media platform facilitating access to over 18 online U.S. national and regional award-winning legal publications. While delivers news, rankings, reports, and strategy all designed to give lawyers the competitive intelligence to prepare for and anticipate opportunities for future success, the Daily Report online synthesizes state of Georgia specific legal news including court decisions, noteworthy developments, and articles about the practice of law.

How Can I Use the Daily Report?

Navigating content from the Daily Report online is easiest using their menu across the top. Browse alphabetically by topic, including Litigation, Transactional Law, Legal Technology or Cybersecurity. also makes searching for and finding popular Surveys and Rankings as well as Case Digests user friendly. There are also sections dedicated to Public Notice, Classifieds and even Court Calendars.

How Do I Access the Daily Report Online?

Find the Daily Report in our A to Z database list at, or by searching our online library catalog GAVEL If you experience any issues, please reach out to us by emailing or chatting with a member of our reference team by visiting:

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TODAY: Hit the Ground Running this Summer!

Join Law Librarians Rachel Evans, Savanna Nolan, and Geraldine Kalim this afternoon for a quick library basics refresher, advice on obtaining research help this summer, and guidance on common summer assignments. Grab a snack, get your questions answered, and gain some confidence and peace of mind about starting your summer position. We are here to support you now and all summer long!

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Law Dawg April 2022: Star!

April’s Law Dawg is Star! This adorable 12 year old miniature dachshund’s person is 3L Katie Graham. Katie rescued Star through Pup & Cat Co. in Winder this past fall. Star loves sporting her UGA gear and burrowing in her blankets. 

All members of the Law School Community (students, faculty and staff) are invited to submit a photo for possible selection as the Law Dawg. 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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From the Archives: The First 5 Women to Receive Law Degrees from the University of Georgia

For women’s history month, our display of books and other resources from the collection near the library’s entrance are joined by some additional signage spotlighting the trailblazing women at the University of Georgia School of Law. We have shared items from the archives in previous posts to help illustrated our school’s earliest diverse graduates, including Edith E. House (LL.B. 1925 for whom our longstanding House Lecture Series is named) and Sharon N. Tucker (J.D. 1974 who was our school’s first Black female student to earn a Juris Doctorate). Both of these individuals are a part of the “Milestones in Diversity” physical and digital exhibits featuring a visual canvas timeline. Today, we want to expand this history to include four other early women graduates: Gussie Brooks (1925), Dorothy Levy (1926), Mathilda Upson (1926), and Margaret Wall (1930).

Gussie Brooks, LL.B. 1925


The most well-known female graduate from University of Georgia School of Law has already been mentioned: Edith House. House graduated with an LL.B. in the class of 1925. Born in 1903 in Winder, GA she stood out for her ability to compete with her male counterparts so well that she event took on the nickname “Pete” while in law school. House may have been successful in the legal field, with a long career that led to her becoming the first woman to be appointed U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, but she was technically the second female law graduate, since alphabetically her name came after her classmate Gussie Brooks. Brooks was born in Athens, GA and was active in Moot Court. A note from the 1925 yearbook states that Brooks was “clever and witty” and that more than once she “outwitted her opponent in the vast halls of the Moot Court.” She was also a member of the Grady Speaking Club and Pioneer Club.

Dorothy Levy & Mathilde Upson, LL.B. 1926

In the class immediately following Brooks and House, the third and fourth female law students graduated in 1926. The third graduate was Dorothy Ida Levy, fondly referred to by classmates as “Dot”, she was from Augusta, GA. The note in the 1926 Pandora Yearbook states that she has “the face of a Dresden Doll, and a mind of scintillating brilliance”. The fourth graduate was Mathilde Upson, from Athens, GA with a yearbook note of “a destined lawyer for her state…” and “socially popular” she was a member of the Pan-Hellenic Council. 


Margaret Wall, LL.B. 1930


The law school’s fifth female graduate did not grace another class until four years later, when Margaret McEachern Wall from Richland, GA recieved her LL.B. degree in 1930. Margaret was also a member of the Pan-Hellenic Council as well as the Pioneer Club. Unfortunately it wouldn’t be until 1971 that the law school would admit African American women to study, and 1974 before the first woman of color, Sharon Nyota Tucker, would graduate with a J.D.

Learn More About Our Graduates From The “Milestones in Diversity” Exhibit

Many other individuals identified as the first of diverse backgrounds are included in the Rotunda exhibit, located on the third floor of Hirsch Hall. For more information on our earliest diverse graduates and to see examples of their class photographs visit the law school’s Hirsch Hall Rotunda where our exhibit highlighting their legacy continues to unfold. You can also explore the digital exhibit by visiting:

You can also learn more by reading our related blog posts:

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March 2022 Law Dawg: Rockxy!

The Law Dawg for March is Rockxy! This 4 year old Scotty belongs to LL.M. Ciro Pazmino’s family. Rockxy likes to play games with Ciro’s daughter, and she also enjoys long trips in the car and airplane.

All members of the Law School Community (students, faculty and staff) are invited to submit a photo for possible selection as the Law Dawg. 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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From the Archives: Physical & Digital Exhibits Celebrate the 113th Birthday of Dean Rusk Along with Open-House Event

Exhibit in honor of Dean Rusk on his 113th birthday, currently on display in Rusk Hall.

This Wednesday, February 9, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. faculty, staff and students are invited to an open-house event hosted by the Dean Rusk International Law Center. Taking place in the Rusk Hall atrium and in the Center’s Sohn Library items from the school’s physical and digital collections about Dean Rusk will be on display. Masks warmly welcomed. Refreshments will be offered to take with you.

More About Dean Rusk

As I Saw It

David Dean Rusk (1909 – 1994) served as U.S. secretary of state from 1961 to 1969, the second longest tenure in that office (after Cordell Hull, 1933-44). He was only the second Georgian to be named to the office. During that period of service under U.S. presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, he was a primary architect of U.S. intervention in the Vietnam War (1964-73) on the side of the South Vietnamese. He was known, too, for his dedication to arms control negotiations with the Soviet Union and other early manifestations of détente, as well as for his skill in seeking a diplomatic resolution to the Cuban missile crisis of 1962 (excerpt from the New Georgia Encyclopedia).

Physical Items From the Collection

Spread of photographs featuring Dean Rusk and John F. Kennedy

Among the items on display in the exhibit case in Rusk Hall, you will find a copy of Dean Rusk’s memoirs As I Saw It (available in the law library catalog), historic event memorabilia including 1986 Commencement program, a newspaper from the October 1977 Rusk Center dedication ceremony, articles from the Advocate Magazine archive, and original and reproduced photographs of Dean Rusk with guest speakers, presidents, and law students. Items particular of note from our special collections include two framed photographs of Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson with signed personal notes each president addresses to Rusk. Scrapbooks, audio and video cassette tapes are also among the physical items presented in the display case.

Newly Digitized Open Access Resources

Portions of both the physical display and the digital exhibit were made possible through a recent digitization grant from the Digital Library of Georgia awarded to the Law Library in collaboration with the Law School’s Office of Public Relations and Communications. Visitors able to stop by the event in Rusk Hall this week are encouraged to use their smart phone to interact with the psychical exhibit which includes QR codes and short URLs for listening to related digitized resources, including a recording of a phone call between JFK and Rusk from the 1960’s. Even if you cannot visit the open-house in person, we invite you to explore the digital exhibit at where you will find items like this recording of Rusk’s own speech from the Center’s dedication ceremony in 1977:

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Tech Skills Webinar: Fantastic Forms & Cool Calendars

Planning an event? Pulling together a lot of information from different sources? Trying to schedule a meeting for a large group? All the above? What if we told you there are a suite of tools and resources you have access to that could make those projects way easier?

Today at 1 PM the Law Library will present “Fantastic Forms and Cool Calendars” to show you how to use Google Forms, Qualtrics, Zoom, and Outlook to take all the messy parts out of event planning and let you focus on the important stuff. This event is open to faculty, staff, and students!

This session is happening virtually, and you can sign up to the event start time to get the link to join by visiting our Zoom registration form (a perfect example of the kind of thing you will learn how to set up if you attend!).

If you can’t make it, don’t worry! This event will be recorded and later added to our new guide with screen captures, how-to steps, links to related resources and more. The presentation and the guide also share key contact information for who to turn to if you need additional assistance.

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