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.

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Resource Spotlight: Job Search Books in the Career Development Resource Center

cdrcThe Law Library has books to help with job search skills in the Career Development Resource Center (Hirsch Hall 127). These books offer helpful interviewing tips, guides to develop networking skills, and strategies for starting your legal career. You can browse these books in the Career Development Resource Center or, if you want to take a book home to read, just bring it up to the Law Library Circulation Desk where it will be checked out to you for 4 weeks.

More books on law school success and career skills can be found in the Career & Professional Resources Collection in the Law Library main reading room.

By Wendy Moore

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

Meet the Library’s New Outreach and Research Services Librarian: Endia

endia_1On Monday of this week the Law Library welcomed Endia Sowers Paige as the new Outreach and Research Services Librarian. Endia comes to us from the Washington DC area where she most recently worked at George Mason University School of Law and the Library of Congress. She earned her JD and MLS through the dual degree program at North Carolina Central University and then spent nearly four years at Howard University School of Law as a reference librarian.

Endia has lived in several places including Germany but has deep roots in South Carolina.

“I spent childhood summers at my grandmother’s house in rural South Carolina. My cousins and I would spend our days picking blackberries, milking honeysuckle flowers, and chasing fireflies. I believe those summers helped to develop my deep love of nature and being outdoors.”

Be sure to say hello when you see Endia and maybe ask her about her experiences in the Peace Corps.

By Sharon Bradley

Posted in In the Building, Just News, staff profile

A Welcome From the Law Library Director

asc5766Welcome new 1Ls and welcome back to all our returning law students!  The Law Library staff is always excited at this time of year to meet the incoming 1Ls as well as to hear about the summer adventures of the 2Ls and 3Ls.   We hope your summer has been as busy, productive and exciting as ours.

We have been busy planning events and acquiring resources to make your upcoming year as successful as possible.   We are excited about introducing you to new online legal research resources.  Stay tuned for articles in Amicus Briefs to learn more about our new services and resources

We’ve also been improving the library facilities.  The front entrance furniture has been updated, the carpet replaced and the entrance walls have been painted.  You’ll notice new carpet on the bridge to the Annex as well.  We’re adding an information kiosk to the copy room so you soon can see the latest library news while picking up your print outs.

Don’t forget:  Reference Librarians are available to assist you Monday-Thursday, 9am – 6 pm; Friday, 9 am – 5 pm; and Sunday, 2 pm – 6 pm.  You can also reach the referencereferenceco librarians:

AND…you can get nearly anything you want at the Circulation Desk. In addition to reserve books, we have chargers for every kind of electronic device, headphones, ear plugs, tape, paper clips, calculators, umbrellas, book stands, and even a couple of iPads with keyboards.  If you need something, don’t hesitate to ask.

Whether you are seeking a quiet place to study, a collaborative environment or an opportunity to experiment with the latest legal research resources and technology, I hope you will make the law library the heart of your intellectual life during the upcoming academic year.  Whether you’re visiting us digitally or in person, you are welcome here.

By Carol Watson

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

Welcome Back Students!

Library_08162016_fbAs Fall Semester 2016 classes begin, here’s some quick info to help get you into the groove:

Questions? Just ask! Stop by the Circulation Desk or call (706) 542-1923

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Great summer viewing from our DVD collection!

Movies, Television & Documentary DVDsLooking for some summer viewing? Have you checked out our DVD collection, yet? You’ll be surprised at the variety. See classic and contemporary films! Binge-watch legal-themed TV shows! Learn about the historical impact of law & public policy! Come in for a look! Questions? Call the Circulation Desk at (706) 542-1923.

 

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Memorial Day Holiday Hours

The Alexander Campbell King Law Library will be closed in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday on Sunday, May 29th and Monday, May 30th.  We will resume regular summer hours on Tuesday, May 31st.

Tues-Thurs 5/24-5/26:   8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Fri-Sat 5/27-28:   8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sun 5/29 – Mon 5/30:  Closed
Tue 5/31:  8 a.m. – 9 p.m.

View our schedule.

Have a great holiday!

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