Featured Acquisition: Business and the Roberts Court

102087317Edited by Jonathan H. Adler
New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2016
Balcony KF889 .B835 2016

In recent years, the Supreme Court appears to have taken a greater interest in “business” issues. Does this reflect a change in the Court’s orientation, or is it the natural outcome of the appellate process? Is the Court “pro-business”? If so, in what ways do the Court’s decisions support business interests and what does that mean for the law and the American public? Business and the Roberts Court provides the first critical analysis of the Court’s business-related jurisprudence. In this volume, prominent academics examine the Roberts Court’s handling of business-related cases, through a series of empirical and doctrinal analyses. Issues covered include securities law, antitrust, labor law, preemption, and environmental law, among others. Business law and regulatory cases touch on many important legal doctrines and can have far-reaching effects. Understanding the bases upon which the Supreme Court decides business-related cases is of tremendous importance to practitioners and academics. It can also further greater understanding of one of the nation’s most important government institutions. These issues are of interest to academics, but also of practical importance to Supreme Court and business practitioners.

For more highlights of the library’s most recent acquisitions, visit: http://www.law.uga.edu/featured-acquisitions

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International Day of Peace

The International Day of Peace is observed annually on September 21. The United Nations General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.

The 2016 theme is “The Sustainable Development Goals: Building Blocks for Peace”

The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (UN 2030 Agenda) were unanimously adopted by the 193 Member States of the United Nations at a summit of the world’s leaders in New York in September 2015. The UN 2030 Agenda aims to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all. “Access to information” is a crucial component of many of the 2030 Agenda’s 17 goals.

In honor of the day, we share the Libraries for Peace (L4P) web portal, which provides resources related to library activities promoting peace, including measures aimed at supporting the targets related to access to information within the UN 2030 Agenda’s Goals.

By Anne Burnett

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Study Guides Available at the Law Library

By Wendy Moore

The Law Library provides online access to Nutshells and Hornbooks through the West Academic Study Aids Subscription. 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.

Posted in Lost in the Stacks (Reference), Resource Spotlight

Celebrate Constitution Day!

icon_ratificationCelebrate Constitution Day today, September 16th, by using some of the constitutional resources available from the Law Library:

By Wendy Moore

Posted in In the Building, Lost in the Stacks (Reference), Resource Spotlight

Best Pokémon Go Spots in the Law Library

By Jason Tubinis

If you’re a fan of augment-reality game Pokémon Go, you’ve probably realized the University of Georgia (and Athens in general) is a pretty great place to play the game: lots of places to gather Poké Balls, frequent appearances by the bizarre little creatures, and an active gym scene (go Team Instinct!). The Law Library is no exception, so here’s a quick guide to some of the best places to catch ‘em all.
A quick disclaimer: for some reason, the PokéStop by the entrance of the library is displayed as the “University of Georgia Law Library Annex”, while the Stop closer to annex shows up as the “University of Georgia Law Library”  ¯\_()_/¯ 

The Law Library Entrance: Plenty of new, comfortable seating and well within range of the Annex PokéStop. If you just need a quick break between classes, this is a great place catch up with friends as they wander in and out of the library (and snag a few digital critters in the meantime).

Sentell Bust Area:
A little further in the library, the next spot is just before you enter the bridge for the Annex. Relax in some of the plusher furniture available in the law library while you get a jump on your weekly reading, admire the changing foliage through the reading room window (and possibly spot Law Hawk!) , and reap the benefits between the Annex and Law Library PokéStop.
First Floor Annex:
Probably the best Pokémon spot/study area in the library is on the bottom floor of the Annex, closest to the far wall/fountain. Complete with a standing desk and plush seating, you’re right next to the UGA Fountain PokéStop, which sees frequent lures and lots of water-type Pokémon (which can be tricky to find here). And you’re still within range of the Law Library stop to boot! Of course, the first floor of the Annex is for serious, quiet studying, so make sure your phone is silenced and try to keep your Poké Ball flinging as discreet as possible.
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Labor Day Weekend – Library Hours

Our Labor Day Weekend Hours of Operation:

Today: closing 9PM
SAT, September 3: 8AM-9PM
SUN, September 4: 8AM-9PM
MON, September 5 (Labor Day): 5PM-2AM

Questions about our hours or services? Call our Circulation Desk at (706) 542-1923.

Posted in Lost in the Stacks (Reference)

Featured Acquisition: Chain of Title

chain-of-titleChain of Title: How Three Ordinary Americans Uncovered Wall Street’s Great Foreclosure Fraud by David Dayen
New York: New Press, 2016
Balcony and Online KF697.F6 D39 2016

In the depths of the Great Recession, a cancer nurse, a car dealership worker, and an insurance fraud specialist helped uncover the largest consumer crime in American history–a scandal that implicated dozens of major executives on Wall Street. They called it foreclosure fraud: millions of families were kicked out of their homes based on false evidence by mortgage companies that had no legal right to foreclose. Lisa Epstein, Michael Redman, and Lynn Szymoniak did not work in government or law enforcement. They had no history of anticorporate activism. Instead they were all foreclosure victims, and while struggling with their shame and isolation they committed a revolutionary act: closely reading their mortgage documents, discovering the deceit behind them, and building a movement to expose it. Fiscal Times columnist David Dayen recounts how these ordinary Floridians challenged the most powerful institutions in America armed only with the truth–and for a brief moment they brought the corrupt financial industry to its knees.

View more highlights of the Law Library’s most recent purchases.

Posted in Lost in the Stacks (Reference)