Amicus Briefs - News from the Alexander Campbell King Law Library  
February 2007
In This Issue Douglas Bell

Douglas Bell
Meet Douglas Bell!

The Law Library welcomes its newest staff member, Douglas Bell. A major responsibility for Douglas will be staffing the Circulation Desk during its new expanded hours. He'll be holding down the fort until 2 a.m. every Sunday through Thursday to help law students squeeze in even more studying!

A second important task he shoulders is keeping the physical collection in good shape by shifting tight areas, and other projects to enhance the comfortable use of our bookstacks.

Douglas comes to the Law Library with a record of distinguished performance at the Main Library. After serving in many capacities, he was named one of its "Unsung Heroes" due to his work beyond the call of duty. Earlier he taught English in both Korea and Hungary. 

Needless to say, we feel fortunate to have found such an excellent co-worker eager to accept such an odd schedule! 

Law School Authors' Reception

The Law Library invites the entire Law School community to join us in honoring members of the Law School who have published a book within the past two years. Join us for a reception and ceremonial book signing by each of our distinguished authors.

Date: Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Time: 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Location: Larry Walker Room, Rusk Hall 4th Floor

The Law School authors we will honor are: Patricia Barron, Ronald L. Carlson, Dan T. Coenen, James M. Donovan, Anne Proffitt Dupre, Thomas A. Eaton, Walter Hellerstein, Paul M. Kurtz, Edward J. Larson, Charles R.T. O'Kelley, James C. Smith, Alan Watson, Camilla E. Watson, Michael L. Wells, Rebecca Hanner White, and Donald E. Wilkes, Jr.

Law Library User Survey – Last Chance to Weigh In
The Law Library User Survey closes Friday, February 9, at midnight. Many of your classmates  have given us a slew of great suggestions and insightful critiques of library services and facilities. Add your voice to the chorus. The library’s survey team can advocate for difficult or expensive changes much more successfully if many students agree that specific changes are needed.

The librarians and staff at the law library are committed to taking action in response to the comments we receive through this survey. We already have requested and secured funding to replace the chairs in the balcony carrels, and we are focused on finding solutions to several more involved problems described in survey responses.

Don’t let your classmates' opinions tip the scales; weigh in.

New VLex Database Offers Access to Spanish Law

The Law Library is pleased to announce that we now provide access to Vlex, a great new resource for Spanish legal materials.

The over 2 million documents in Vlex include statutes and regulatory law, case law from all Spanish courts, full-text law reviews and books, more than 20,000 legal forms, and the most recognized and authoritative Spanish newspapers and magazines. These materials are all in their original Spanish language. Vlex also provides access to the official Spanish version of European Union documents.

Vlex is updated daily and allows for keyword searching and a clipping service to provide you with the most up-to-date research in Spanish law.

Access Vlex from the Law Library Research Resources page at
Crossword Puzzle
created by James Donovan

Law School History: What Years Did These Highlights Occur? (thanks to Gwen Wood's "A Unique and Fortuitous Combination: An Administrative History of the University of Georgia School of Law")

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