World Trials Collection offers online access to trial transcripts of
famous and important cases and other official court documents in pdf
format. It also provides supporting secondary literature, including
legal monographs and biographies.
The collection currently spans three hundred years (from the 1700s
through the 1900s) of U.S. and British legal history, and it continues
to grow. In January, HeinOnline added 91 more documents to the 1813
These documents are searchable in GAVEL (http://gavel.law.uga.edu/).
GAVEL queries for topics as disparate as a contemporary report of
Parliament's trial of Queen Caroline in 1820, the U.S. Supreme Court's
hearing of Case of the Cherokee Nation against the State of Georgia in
1831, and documents from the International Military Tribunal at
Nuremberg (1945-1946) will retrieve results in the World Trials
you spend any time in the law library, you surely have noticed the big
ugly stain lying directly in the path of anyone who walks from the
reading room across the bridge to the Annex. We first began noticing
the stain many months ago. No one knows what it is or how it got there.
Physical Plant has tried repeatedly to clean it, bringing in ever more
sophisticated machinery for the purpose. Sometimes it seems to fade for
a day or two, only to return larger and uglier than before. We despair.
It seems the only real cure would be to replace the carpet, a solution
that may be elusive in this budget climate.
In the meantime, we propose to deal with the stain, not by removing it,
but by embracing it. We invite our public to create a new law school
legend about the stain. Tell us what it is, what it means, how it got
there. No tale too eerie or too far fetched. Is it the sweat of
untenured law professors wondering what the editors are doing to their
articles? Is it the tears of frantic first years facing their first
moot court argument? Or is it Something Else....??? Give it your best
shot. A secret committee of judges will pick the favorite legend and
come up with some tacky prize for the winner.
Here are The Rules:
1. Must be a student, employee, or faculty member of the Law School.
2. Must limit entry to 250 words.
3. Must submit entry to the Circulation Desk by 5 p.m. on St. Patrick’s Day.
be sure we have full contact information so we can get your tacky prize
to you. Names of winners and runners up will be published in the April
issue of Amicus Brief
This month's randomly-selected Law Dawg is Josie, a puggle (beagle-pug mix) who shares a home with 2L Lauren Holtzclaw.
If you'd like your pet to go in the mix for future random drawings to choose the Law Dawg, send your photo to firstname.lastname@example.org.
March's Interactive Crossword Puzzle by James Donovan
The Well-Versed Judiciary
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