Many of you have expressed confusion about
what types of beverage containers are allowed in the Law Library. The official
written policy on beverage containers is straightforward: "[b]everages
are permitted in the Law Library, but only if they are in containers with
Paper or styrofoam coffee cups with pop-on
lids are not allowed. Neither are soda cans, open cups, milk cartons, or
any other beverage container without a screw-on lid. Please do not ask
Circulation and Reference to store your beverages for you, but do feel
free to leave beverages in unapproved containers on the table provided
for this purpose next to the Law Library entrance in the lobby.
Several of the law students who work at
the Circulation Desk will be graduating next month, and the Law Library
would like to congratulate them on completing their legal education. Shawanda
Brown, Rasheda Cylar, Kimberly Ellison, Amy Goodwin, Broderick Grady, Nathan
Horsley and Amber Vink will finish school in mid-May. We thank them for
all their hard work in the Library and wish them the best as they head
off to begin their legal careers.
The Law Library's hours through the end
of the semester are:
Regular Opening Hours; closing 1:00 a.m.
7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
- Friday, May 15 -
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
May 17 (Law School Graduation) 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Fines Effective April 18
Please note that during the time the Law
Library is open for extended hours (April 18 through May 13), Reserve items
are fined at the enhanced rate of $5.00 for up to the first hour and $10.00
per hour thereafter. For example, an item that is due at 4:35 pm but is
turned in at 6:45pm will accrue a fine of $25.00. Copies of a detailed
fine schedule are available at the circulation counter.
Email & Web Space
Available to Graduating Students
Continuing a longtime UGA practice, the
e-mail and web space access offered to UGA students will continue to be
available to graduating students for a period of one year after graduation.
This year, that means the Arches accounts of all graduating law students
will be migrated to our new email system starting May 19th (the Monday
after graduation). Users who connect via the web will notice
no pre- or post-migration difference.
For additional migration information:
Electronic resources are so good at bridging
distances. So, please do keep these bought-and-paid-for resources
in mind and use them. The Computing Services staff will be glad to
communicate with you about resources, features and options. The University
help desk can also help. Help desk real people answer questions at 542-3106
from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays; from 8 to 6 on Fridays;
and from noon to 6 on weekends. Or e-mail the UGA help desk at <email@example.com>.
see new web interface at
drop-in orientation at Tate Center, Wednesday, May 7
watch your email
As many of you know, the student Lexis
IDs and Westlaw passwords go dormant over the summer while students are
out of school. If you will be attending the Law School over the summer,
however, you are eligible for active Lexis and Westlaw access.
Students who are attending summer school
classes or working on projects for law professors are eligible, as are
those who have law journal or moot court responsibilities over the summer.
In addition, for Lexis only, a student working for "an unpaid, public interest
externship not including federal, state or local government and courts" is eligible to use the Lexis ID.
If you have any questions about whether
you qualify for summer access, please get in touch with Westlaw's Nan Harley
at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Lexis's Kimberly Brennen at email@example.com.
To register for summer access with either
company, just go to the homepage and look for the link to the summer registration
IndexMaster is a great way to find secondary
legal titles. They compile thousands of titles from large and small legal
publishers, put them into one searchable database and provide the actual
index and tables of contents to assist researchers in locating on-point
titles. These tables of contents and indexes, in PDF form, are actual
images from the book itself. IndexMaster is searchable as a database
from the library's web page. Just click on Research Resources on
the left hand column and scroll down to IndexMaster. Clicking
on this link takes you to the IndexMaster search page where you can search
for secondary materials by title, author, keyword or publisher.
IndexMaster is also available off-campus
to Law School faculty, staff and students at the address: http://0-www.indexmaster.com.gavel.law.uga.edu/im2/redesign/searchpage.htm.
If you access IndexMaster off campus,
you will be prompted for your name and University ID number.
We have also taken an extra step to make
IndexMaster's tables of contents and indexes even more accessible to our
law school community. There are now links to IndexMaster from our
online catalog, GAVEL. Our links take you to the table of contents
and index for many of our monographs. For example, if you search
for the title Information Law by Raymond T. Nimmer you will see
a link near the top of the record which reads: Click on the following
to: Connect to the table of contents. This link takes you to
the IndexMaster database where you can view a PDF version of this book's
table of contents and index. To get back to GAVEL just scroll down
in the top frame and click on the button which says Return to Catalog.
Right now we have links for over 750 of
our books, but we will be adding more on a regular basis. So, go
ahead and search GAVEL for your research needs and when you see these links
go ahead and click!