Lauren Knowlton at the
Circ Desk photo by Professor Bob Brussack
Knowlton Takes Off!
and friendly face at the Circulation Desk is leaving for new adventures
week. Circulation Assistant Lauren Knowlton departs to begin her new
position as Youth Services Supervisor at the Conyers-Rockdale
Library System. Lauren is nearing completion of her Master's in
Library Science, and she also brings her past work with juvenile
offenders and as a preschool teacher to her new job.
began working at the Circulation Desk in the summer of 2005. In
addition to assisting you at the desk, she has been responsible for
uploading the bulk of our e-reserves. She's also been a
key player in the Law Library's public relations activities and was the
motivating force behind such events as the Staff Chili Cookoff and
Library staff will miss her greatly, but we know that the children and
young adults visiting her department will benefit greatly from her
enthusiasm, creativity and strong work ethic.
New Resource: Hein World Trials
Database Sharon Bradley
The Hein Online service is fabulous and just keeps getting better. Most
of the Law School community is familiar with the Law Journal Library
which contains PDF versions of law reviews and journals from the ABA
approved law schools. But the service is so much more: it contains
federal primary materials, English materials, publications of the
American Law Institute, treaties, and publications of Congress and the
Office of the President. All of the material is in PDF.
One of the newest databases is the World Trials Library.
Everyone loves a good trial as evidenced by coverage of trials
involving actors or sports figures. The collection is primarily
materials published in the 18th and 19th centuries and contains
important works such as John Lawson's American State Trials, Howell's
State Trials, Law Reports of Trials of War Criminals, and Sixty Famous
Cases. Also included is the full trial collection from Cornell
University Law Library, one of the most complete collections in the
United States. In addition to trial transcripts, the collection
includes monographs and biographies. Some of the interesting items
included are the argument of John Quincy Adams before the Supreme Court
in the Amistad case, the trial of the conspirators in the assassination
of Abraham Lincoln, and the trial of Susan B. Anthony for voting in the
presidential election of 1872.
Internet Legal Research Continuing
Legal Education Seminar Carol
On Friday, February 29, the UGA law librarians presented a continuing
legal education seminar on Internet Legal Research to more than 110
lawyers at the Marriott Gwinnett Place hotel in Duluth. We received
many positive comments on the seminar, which included such diverse
subjects as assessing website credibility, Georgia legal resources,
investigative tools, and legal news sources.
The law librarians have been successfully presenting on current topics
related to internet legal research for the Georgia Institute of
Continuing Legal Education for more than ten years. We hope to see you
at one of our future seminars when you graduate and are seeking
continuing legal education credit!
by Donovan Sharon Bradley
James Donovan, Faculty and Access Services Librarian, is the author of
the recently published Legal Anthropology: An Introduction
from AltaMira Press. Dr. Donovan, who holds a Ph.D. in anthropology
from Tulane University and a J.D. from Loyola University of New
Orleans, is an adjunct instructor in the UGA Department of
Anthropology. He is also the author of Sexual Orientation and the
Law: A Research Bibliography Selectively Annotating Legal Literature
Through 2005 and two editions of Anthropology & Law.
This most recent book offers
an initial overview of the challenging debates surrounding the
cross-cultural analysis of legal systems and outlines the historical
landmarks in the development of the discipline, identifying both
strengths and weaknesses of each stage and contribution.
February Dr. Donovan made
a presentation to faculty and students of the Anthropology Department
discussing his research and suggesting areas of future research in
social regulation and dispute resolution. The Law Library hosted a
reception after the presentation.
Library Hours over Spring Break
For those students planning to linger in town rather than venture
abroad for Spring Break, the Law Library will be on reduced hours:
Note that 2 am closings resume the Sunday before classes begin.
And don't forget that daylight savings begins on March 9th!!
Interactive Crossword Puzzle James Donovan
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