Amicus Briefs - News from the Alexander Campbell King Law Library  
February 2004
In This Issue  
Louis B. Sohn Collection

You've heard construction noise coming from the second floor of the balcony. The former Faculty Library is undergoing a complete refurbishment and will soon be dedicated as the Louis B. Sohn Library. Professor Sohn's extensive personal collection has been moved from Rusk Hall and will be housed in this space. We'll have more news about this space and the dedication ceremony as it nears completion.



Without a Trace: Looking for Lost Books

Are you looking for a specific book but it's not on the shelf? You've checked the shelves for a couple of days. The online catalog does not indicate it's checked out. In technical library lingo it's probably missing. Our circulation department is the finder of missing books.
By submitting a search request they can begin the search process. Most frequently the book is just misshelved. Please take the time to submit a search request. If we don't know a book is missing we can't put it back where it belongs.

Where is Repository?
Have you noticed sometimes our online catalog indicates a location as Repository? The repository is a specially designed storage facility on Milledge Avenue. Usually older, infrequently used items and duplicates are stored in the repository. If you want to look at an item stored in the repository we have an online request form for you to use. It is crucial you have a correct call number. Double check the call number you input into the form.


Computer Assisted Legal Research Training

Kimberly Brennen, our LexisNexis Academic Representative, will offer additional training opportunities in February and March. Her topic is cost effective research. This session combined with your introductory training in October and the search training in January are part of the Lexis certification program. Contact Kimberly or her student associates for more information about certification.

Build your Future-Cost Effective Research - Learn how to perform cost effective research using They can save you time and money.
Monday, February 23
Monday, March 1
Monday, March 22

View the training schedule for specific times.

Advanced Westlaw Certification Training is a two-part program that gives you advanced skills in case law searching and statute searching. Each part is 50 minutes long and is concluded with a short quiz, which generates your certificate. Once certified, your name will be maintained at West and you can put "Westlaw Certified" on your resume. These classes are highly recommended. Earn 250 WestlawRewards points and 1 entry into the UGA Sweepstakes drawing for a JVC digital camcorder for each session attended.

Prepare to Practice sessions give you that competitive edge for situations where time matters and you need to find the answer quickly and efficiently. Highly recommended for those heading out to legal jobs this summer, but anyone will find these shortcuts on Westlaw helpful to know. Excellent follow-up to the Advanced Westlaw Certification Classes. Earn 250 WestlawRewards points and 1 entry into the UGA Sweepstakes drawing for a JVC digital camcorder for each session attended.

Judicial Clerkship sessions are recommended for those students who will be working in the federal courts. The focus is on access to specialty federal materials that would be of interest to a federal clerk. Earn 250 WestlawRewards points and 1 entry into the UGA Sweepstakes drawing for a JVC digital camcorder for each session attended.

For a schedule of classes offered, go to and click on the TRAINING link. Registration is online and space is limited so reserve your spot now!


Good-bye Helen Palsgraf

The inaugural display in the new display case honors Professor Perry Sentell and the last "Palsgraf Day." To learn more about "Palsgraf Day" see the recent article in Advocate our alumni magazine. Professor Sentell himself wrote an article a few years ago which appeared in the Georgia State Bar Journal. He presents some fascinating background information. The library has made the article available online. And finally why not read the actual text of the most famous tort case ever decided.

The "new" display case really isn't new, it was moved from the annex. It's now in the hallway between library and the school building. We'll use it to highlight special events, special collections, and faculty scholarship.

Spring Break Hours

Spring Break is only a month away. For those of you forgoing Cancun or Ft. Lauderdale we will be open but on a reduced schedule.

  • Friday, March 5, close at 5:00pm
  • Saturday, March 6 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sunday, March 7 11:00am - 5:00pm
  • Monday, March 8 - Friday, March 12 8:00am - 5:00pm

Regular hours resume Saturday, March 13:

  • Saturday  10:00am - 8:00pm
  • Sunday  11:00am - midnight
  • Monday - Thursday  7:30am - midnight
  • Friday  7:30am - 9:00pm
Extended Exam hours begin April 17:
  • Monday - Friday 7:30am - 1:00am
  • Saturday - Sunday 8:00am - 1:00am
The Law Library's hours are posted at