UGA Amicus Briefs
From the Director
by Professor Ann Puckett
The staff of the UGA Law Library welcomes all new and returning law students. We hope your
use of the library is pleasant and successful. It will be if you memorize the one cardinal rule of
library use: if you don't find what you want, ASK! To make asking convenient, we put the
Reference Desk near the entrance to the library where you can't miss it (visual cue: foot-high
all-caps sign reading REFERENCE). It is staffed most of the hours the library is open, and you
can call the reference librarian on duty if you cannot come to the library in person (542-6591). All
the professionals on the staff have advanced degrees in law, library science, or both. We all know
secrets about this library and about legal research that took years to learn -- and we don't charge a
penny extra for teaching you our secrets.
We ask that you observe a few standards of conduct that will make using the library more
pleasant for you and your classmates:
GAVEL, the Law Library's on-line catalog, is now complete. Virtually all of the library's records
are in GAVEL, so you don't usually need to check the card catalog any more. However, you
should consult a reference librarian if you don't find what you want in GAVEL. The material may
be available in some other format or via interlibrary loan. Never go away without getting what
you came to the library for. I end this column as I began it: if you don't find what you're looking
- 1. Please go outside the library to eat and drink. Food and drink
residue attract insects which stay
to eat the books.
2. Please do not use tobacco in any form. Smoking is prohibited in all
UGA. buildings. We also
prohibit the use of smokeless tobacco in the Law Library because, well, the spitting just makes us
3. Please keep unnecessary noise to a minimum in study areas. We have designated the first floor
of the Annex for ultra quiet study where all talking is banned; in other areas, if you find it
necessary to talk to classmates, professors, librarians, etc., in furtherance of educational purposes,
do so quietly.
4. Please reshelve the books you use if you are certain you know where they go. Hiding or
hoarding library materials is unethical conduct and could lead to disciplinary action.
Best wishes for a wildly successful year!
Recent Faculty Publications
The following recent faculty publications have been reported to or discovered by the Law Library staff.
Daniel Coenen: "Of Pitcairn's Island and American Constitutional Theory." 38 William & Mary Law
Review 649 (1997); "State User Fees and the Dormant Commerce Clause." 50 Vanderbilt Law Review 795
Anne Dupre: "Should Students Have Constitutional Rights? Keeping Order in the Public Schools." 65
George Washington Law Review 49 (1996).
Thomas Eaton: "Revisiting the Intersection of Workers' Compensation and Product Liability: An
Assessment of A Proposed Federal Solution to An Old Problem." 64 Tennessee Law Review 881(1997)
Thomas Eaton and Edward Larson, et al: "Implementation of the Patient Self-Determination
Act: A Comparison of Nursing homes to Hospitals." 16 Journal of Applied Gerontology 190 (1997); "The
Limits of Advance Directives: A History and Assessment of the Patient Self-Determination Act." 32 Wake
Forest Law Review 249 (1997); Thomas Eaton and Susette Talarico: "A Profile of Tort Litigation in
Georgia and Reflections on Tort Reform." 30 Georgia Law Review 627 (1996); .
Paul Heald: "Filling Two Gaps in the Restatement (Third) of Unfair Competition: Mixed-Use Trademarks
and the Problem with Vanna." 48 South Carolina Law Review 783 (1996); "Reviving the Rhetoric of the
Public Interest: Choir Directors, Copy Machines, and new Arrangements of Public Domain Music. 46 Duke
Law Journal 241 (1996); "Trademarks and Geographical Indications: Exploring the Contours of the TRIPS
Agreement." 29 Vanderbilt Transnational Law Journal 635 (1996).
Paul Kurtz: "Annual Survey of Periodical Literature." 30 Family Law Quarterly 949 (1997).
Richard Nagareda: "In the Aftermath of the Mass Tort Class Action." 85 Georgetown Law Journal 295
(1996); "Turning from Tort to Administration." 94 Michigan Law Review 899 (1996).
Margaret Sachs: "Judge Friendly and the Law of Securities Regulation: The Creation of a Judicial
Reputation." 50 Southern Methodist University Law Review 777 (1997).
R. Perry Sentell: "Local Government Law." 48 Mercer Law Review 421 (1996).
Michael Wells: "Punitive Damages for Constitutional Torts." 56 Louisiana Law Review 841 (1997).
"Symposium on Section 1983: Constitutional Torts, Common Law Torts, and Due Process of Law." 72
Chicago-Kent Law Review 617 (1997); "Who's Afraid of Henry Hart?" 14 Constitutional Commentary 175
Rebecca White: "Vicarious and Personal Liability for Employment Discrimination." 30 Georgia Law
Review 509 (1997).
Please limit the length of calls on the public phones in the Law Library, especially if others are
waiting to make a call.
New Library Staff
Several new faces joined the Law Library staff over the summer. They add diversity to our group, and
welcome to each of them!
Maureen Cahill, originally from Marietta, is the new Cataloging
Assistant. She has degrees from UNC
Greensboro and the UGA School of Law, and she worked for the Prisoner Legal Counseling Project for many
years. Just to show her versatility, Maureen is studying computer programming at Athens Tech. She has
adopted one dog and four cats. In her spare time (does she really have any??), she rides bikes, reads books
and walks in the woods.
Joyce Herrin Moss is the Law Library's new Administrative
Secretary. She comes to UGA after fifteen
years in the travel industry. Joyce loves the academic environment and has studied at various colleges and
universities in Georgia. After taking many courses in sociology, Spanish, and home economics, Joyce found
that she truly enjoyed business courses, which served her well as owner of her own travel agency for ten
years. She and her husband Jim live on a farm near Ila, where they enjoy visits from her two daughters and
Katie Murphy accepted the position of Circulation Assistant in July
1997, after working for the Law Library
as an undergraduate. Originally from Griffin, Georgia, she has one brother (Matt). Katie graduated from
UGA in March 1997 with a B.A. in Criminal Justice. Often perched behind the Circulation Counter, Katie is
one of the first people you will meet in the Law Library, and she is always willing to help you find that
Fran Norton is helping to update our filing. A graduate of both
Notre Dame and the UGA School of Law,
Fran worked for the Prisoner Legal Counseling Project for several years. Even after years of working with
prisoners in the State Prison at Reidsville, he has maintained a great sense of humor and is writing a fictional
comedy. His dog, Goldie, gives him encouragement and, possibly, materials for the book.
The Glorious Revolution of 1688 at
Maintained on the UGA School of Law server, this web-site covers the period in English history
known as "The Glorious Revolution." The site provides a hyperlinked chronology of events,
cross-referenced encyclopedia, quotations, bibliography and links to related web-sites. The site,
which is based on materials from Professor Donald Eugene Wilkes, Jr.'s English Legal History
course, was designed by law student Matthew C. Kramer.
Fedstats at http://www.fedstats.gov/
Fedstats provides links to key statistics available from more than seventy federal agencies.
Researchers can search the site by subject, agency and keyword. The site also contains full text of
the Statistical Abstract of the United States.
From Healey, "De Minimus Curat Lex: A Compendium of Legal Trivia." 89
Law Library Journal
55 (1997) copyright 1997 by the American Association of Law Libraries.
Get back into the legal swing of things and give the following a try:
1) What was the first law review published by an American law school?
2) Who was the first American professor of law?
3) What American owns one of the original copies of the Magna Carta?
1) The Harvard Law Review (1887)
2) George Wythe, appointed in 11779 by Virginia Governor Thomas Jefferson to teach law at
William and Mary.
3) Ross Perot owns the only copy of the Magna Carta allowed to leave England (and one of only
four copies in existence). It is on permanent loan to the National Archives.
Computer Lab Update
Carol Watson, Computer Services Librarian
This summer we've been busy improving the Law Library Annex Computer Lab. If you haven't stopped by
to see the changes, I invite you to pay a visit. We've added fifteen new Dell 200 Mhz Pentiums with
seventeen-inch monitors. The lab has been freshly painted, carpeted and rearranged. We also purchased new
comfortable chairs. All of the desktops in both computer labs have been standardized for consistency and
ease of use. We've also added a laser printer (with a venda-card system) to Computer Lab 274 on the Main
Floor in the Law Library.
The Annex Computer Lab Helpdesk is staffed by Brent Dudley and Terrell Carlton. Their hours and e-mail
addresses are posted on the lab door.
Law Library Hours
- Monday - Friday 7:30am - Midnight
- Saturday - Sunday 8:00am - Midnight
Hours may vary during examination periods, holiday and summer sessions.
Schedules for these periods will be posted in the Law Library and noted in
Labor Day weekend hours
Regular hours apply except for:
- Monday, Sep. 1 6:00pm - Midnight
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- Anne Burnett, Editor
- UGA Law Library
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