Congrats to those graduating!


Class of 2018

Congrats to all of our graduating student workers as well as to the class of 2018. Best of luck in your future plans, whatever they may be and no matter where they take you!

Our graduates from Spring 2018 Semester are:
Jamila Toussaint
DeVondrel Banks
Delton Barnes
Megan Dempsey
Destiny Kelley
Levi Lyman-Barner
Joseph Sklar
Jamie McDowell
John Farmer
Zoie Hashim
Sumar Deen
Sofia Economou

And our Graduates at the end of Fall 2017 Semester were:
Lucas Carver
Maureen Sheeran

Stop by the law library today and tomorrow to check out a photo slideshow of law students submitted by the Class of 2018.

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Circulation Manager Marie Mize Elected as Staff Council President!


Marie Mize

Congrats to Marie! Students, faculty and staff alike know Marie as a the face of circulation in our law library. In addition to serving as circulation manager, Marie has been extremely active in both the law school staff representative group and UGA’s staff council for many years. Last month she was elected president of UGA’s staff council to begin her term effective July 1. In addition to other responsibilities Marie will be a part of planning events for staff across campus such as the resource fair which was a first earlier this semester and the annual staff appreciation day which provides a day of fun, prizes and free lunch to all staff each spring. Thanks for your wonderful work Marie, we are so proud to have you as a part of the library staff!

Read more from UGA Today and on the Law School Website.

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Reading Days Review: Stress Busting with Yoga & Putting Mindfulness into Practice


At the end of April just before exams started up the law library invited law students, faculty and staff to enjoy three free yoga sessions. The sessions were intended to help the law school community destress and re-focus as they entered the days and weeks ahead, with stretches to promote relaxation and tips for encouraging mindfulness. The largest number of participants were represented by law school staff who showed up for all three sessions. The final session, which was held outdoors on UGA’s north campus with downtown Athens as a backdrop, had the largest turnout, with law school members, and other faculty, staff and students from across UGA’s schools and colleges.

The sessions were enjoyed and appreciated by those who attended and the library hopes to expand this offering next fall based on feedback from law students. In the future we hope to improve promotional efforts and re-think the timing of this offering to better serve a larger number of law students. We owe a huge thanks to UGA’s Office of Wellbeing, specifically our alumna Kizmet Adams (J.D. ’89) who coordinated with local instructors at M3 Yoga to provide this opportunity to us.


All photos by Jen Wolf.

Whether your exams are finished or you still have a few left, whether you are prepping for your summer internship between 1L and 2L years, or gearing up for commencement and your first legal job out of school, we hope you begin to practice mindfulness techniques learned during these sessions or elsewhere. An ABA for students article in 2016 focused on using mindfulness to your advantage. The article recommends the following simple steps to get started:

A Mindfulness Practice 

  • Bring yourself into a posture that is upright and stable.
  • Lower your eyes (or close them if you prefer).
  • Bring your attention to your breathing, following the in-breath, following the out-breath.
  • Rest your attention on the flow of the breath through your body, with the intention of keeping it there.
  • When you notice your mind wandering, bring your attention back to the breath.
  • Do this for a few moments then lift your gaze or open your eyes.

For more resources on mindfulness check out the display at the front of the law library.

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Law Librarian Contributions in AALL Spectrum


Law Librarian Suzanne Graham and Law Library Director Carol Watson both contributed to articles which were recently published in AALL Spectrum.

Suzanne co-authored “Who Is This?” Moving from Authority Control to Identity Management with Dong Joon Lee, Erik Radio  and Hannah Tarver.

Watson co-authored Rethinking Digital Repositories & the Future of Open Access with  Margaret Schilt and Karen Shephard.

Read both articles in the May/June 2018 issue online at


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Summer Access to Databases

For Returning Students
You can use Thomson Reuters products, including Westlaw, Practical Law, and the Practice Ready solutions, over the summer for non-commercial research. You can turn to these resources to gain understanding and build confidence in your research skills, but you cannot use them in situations where you are billing a client. Examples of permissible uses for your academic password include the following:
  • Summer coursework
  • Research Assistant assignments
  • Law Review or Journal research
  • Moot Court research
  • Non-Profit work
  • Clinical work
  • Externship sponsored by the school
You do not have to do anything to gain access to these tools over the summer.
For May 2018 Graduating Students
You can use Thomson Reuters products, including Westlaw and Practical Law, for 18 months after graduation. Your “Grad Elite” access gives you 60 hours of usage per month, with no restrictions against using them for professional purposes. These tools include:
  • Westlaw
  • Practical Law
  • Practical Law Connect
  • Drafting Assistant Essential
  • Doc and Form Builder
  • ProView
  • West LegalEdCenter* -one-year, no CLE
Extend access by logging into and an agreement box will come up or the direct link is
Please contact Sue Moore at for questions about access or graduation date changes.
For All Students
Prepare to Practice online tutorials and April webinars are now available on To access information, sign on and click on the “Prepare to Practice” link.
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2 Yoga Sessions Down, 1 More Tomorrow!


Students, faculty and staff took time out during reading days to destress with yoga in Rusk Hall.

Wednesday and Thursday yoga sessions in the law library and Rusk Hall were relaxing and revitalizing. Huge thanks to Kiz for offering these to us, and to the staff, faculty and students that attended. There is still one more chance to take advantage of these free sessions tomorrow at 12 noon. Join others from UGA on the North Campus Quad near the Arch for a special outdoor session taught by M3 Yoga. If you are closer to South Campus there is also a South Campus location in front of the Science Learning Center at the same time. The ground may be wet, but as long as it is not raining the event will continue. Bring a towel, a friend, and dress comfortably.


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On Reserve Podcast Episode 3: Destress

In this episode co-hosts Nina Guzman and Rachel Evans discuss stress management with library programs and resources:

  • Advice on managing law school and career stress from Work-life Balance Coordinator from UGA’s Office of Wellbeing Kiz Adams (J.D. ’89)
  • Stress Busters and Book Repair from Circulation Assistant Nina Guzman
  • Meditative Music from Pulse Emitter/Daryl Groetsch (with artist permission)

Download Episode 3: Destress

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