Services Librarian Maureen Cahill and Circulation Assistant David
Rutland move boxes filled with the papers of Professor Louis Sohn
Sohn Papers Moved to Harvard Law Library
Some of you may have noticed nearly 300 boxes stacked
on pallets in the Law School's courtyard a couple of weeks ago. These
boxes contained the final shipment of the Louis B. Sohn papers to the
Harvard Law Library Archives.
Professor Sohn taught at Georgia Law from the early 1980's to early
1990's after a long career at Harvard Law School. When he left UGA,
Professor Sohn donated his personal library to our Law Library,
allowing us to create the Louis B. Sohn Collection on International Relations,
which is housed on the Balcony level of the Law Library. Upon his death
in 2006, the Law Library finalized Professor Sohn's previous
arrangements to send his papers to the Harvard archive, which already
contained a number of his papers from earlier in his career.
With the hard work of a crew of students working under the supervision
of Student Services Librarian Maureen Cahill, the papers were removed
from their long-time home in the Law Library's Basement and packed
carefully into the boxes destined for Harvard. Once processed, the
papers will be available to researchers interested in Professor Sohn's
work, which involved the establishment of the United Nations and
decades of work on disarmament, law of the sea, and developing "world
peace through world law" which is also the title of a famous work he
authored with Grenville Clarke. Note: the Law Library has copies of
multiple editions of Professor Sohn's World Peace through World Law at call number JZ4984.5 .C53 (Basement and Sohn locations).
Harvard provides a Finding Aid
to their collection of Professor Sohn's papers up to 1979. When the
recently donated papers are processed, the Finding Aid will reflect
their inclusion in the collection.
Upcoming Lunch-n-Learns Provide Practical Information
The Law Library has lined up a series of very practical Lunch-n-Learn sessions over the next few weeks.
Friday, March 27, 12:30-1:00pm, Classroom A
"Georgia Legal Research Using Free Electronic Resources" with Faculty and Access Services Librarian James Donovan
Friday, April 3, 12:30-1pm, Classroom A
"Access and Services in Atlanta's Law Libraries" with Cataloging Services Librarian Suzanne Graham
Friday, April 10, 12:30-1pm, Classroom A
"Working the Room" with Associate Director for Information Technology Carol Watson
We hope you can join us for free pizza and free info!
Moving Screening: Introducing the Rule of Law in China
In partnership with the
Alexander Campbell King Law Library and the Dean Rusk Center, the
Georgia Society for International and Comparative Law will be
sponsoring a free film screening of "The People's Court: Introducing
the Rule of Law in China." Prof. Don Johnson, Director of both
the Dean Rusk Center and the Georgia Law Summer Program in China, will
lead a discussion following the film.
Film: "The People's Court: Introducing the Rule of Law in China"
Date: Wednesday, April 1
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Room F
Free pizza and drinks will be provided!
Facing mounting domestic and international pressure for a fair and
transparent framework of laws, China is racing to reshape the rules of
its Communist society. Hundreds of thousands of judges and lawyers have
been trained in the past 25 years, but with senior judges under direct
control of the state and citizens taking to the streets in record
number, this transformation has been anything but easy. This
unprecedented Wide Angle report takes viewers inside courtrooms and law
schools in China as it follows itinerant judges, law students, a human
rights lawyer and ordinary Chinese citizens seeking justice.
After we decided to embrace the mysterious carpet stain in the Law Library Reading room,
said stain mysteriously disappeared!
Well, OK, maybe “mysteriously” is not exactly, precisely accurate –
Physical Plant did work on it again – but we contend it was actually
the threat of exposure that caused it to disappear. We KNOW, in
our heart of hearts, that stain was supernatural!
We did have one entry in the contest, from one of the Law Library’s own,
Susan Clay. Her entry came in the form of a cartoon, reproduced below.
For her clever explanation, she received a nice reusable grocery bag
and a book of pretty pictures of Washington, D.C. cherry trees in bloom.
Nothing tacky about that!
Prof. Ann Puckett presents the grand prizes to Serials Associate Susan Clay
the prize-winning entry
Law Librarians in Athens
If your friendly local law librarians seem a little
busier and more distracted than usual, maybe it’s because we’re
branching out into areas of meeting planning we’ve never done before.
April 16-18 we are expecting 200 of our closest friends to meet at the
Classic Center for the annual meeting of the Southeastern chapter of
the American Association of Law Libraries (SEAALL). SEAALL is 69 years
old, and this is the first time the annual meeting has been in
The SEAALL meeting should have little effect on folks around the law
school, except you may see more strangers with name tags wandering
around. We will be giving law library tours, as well as tours of other
campus libraries during and after the meeting.
The heart of the annual meeting is educational programming that allows
librarians to learn cutting edge knowledge and techniques about our
profession and to share our own expertise with our colleagues. This
year’s theme is
Renew, Refresh, Rethink*
*and Rock ‘n’ Roll
The idea is we all have to find ways to be “green” (i.e., sustainable)
in our libraries, but this being Athens, we also wanted to remind our
guests of a couple of other relevant R’s.
This month's Law Dawg is Bailey, who shares a home with 3L Bryan Stillwagon and enjoyed our lovely snowfall a few weeks ago.
For all you Law Dawg fans, please keep an eye out for our next issue of Amicus Briefs. We'll be featuring all of the wonderful Law Dawgs submitted over this past school year.
Dan Coenen's "Fifteen Famous Supreme Court Cases from Georgia," 38(2) Advocate 10-15 (Spring/Summer 2004)
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