Amicus Briefs - News from the Alexander Campbell King Law Library  
March 2011
In This Issue

trial scene

Scene from a Nuremburg trial - just one example from the treasure trove we call Digital Commons
Digital Commons

Wouldn't it be wonderful if all of the Law School's intellectual output were captured digitally and made available in one easy-to-access place? It would be even better if one could also access digitized versions of the Law Library's special collections and the Law School's institutional archives.

Good News! That is exactly what the Digital Commons@University of Georgia School of Law institutional repository provides. Visit our Digital Commons to find decades of faculty scholarship, LL.M. theses, conference materials, Sibley and House Lectures, commencement speeches and other archival material.

Our Digital Commons includes items in a variety of formats, including print, image, audio, and video:

The above is just a sampling of the 3,000+ items you can find in our Digital Commons, and the repository continues to grow at a rapid pace. If you need any assistance using this rich resource, our Reference Team will be happy to help.

Green Coasters

In response to a student request, the Law Library now provides "real" coasters for use in the Law Library. We also wanted them to be eco-friendly, and research pointed to cork as a good solution.

Look around the reading rooms or ask at the Circulation Desk if you need a new "green coaster" for your  beverage.

eco-friendly cork coasters
Law Library Hours: Spring Break

The Law Library's Spring Break hours:

  • Saturday, March 12  8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sunday, March 13  11:00am - 5:00pm
  • Monday,  March 14 -Saturday, March 19  8:00am-5:00pm
  • Sunday, March 20   noon - 2am

Regular hours resume on Monday, March 21. The Law Library's regular hours are:
  • Monday - Thursday 7:00am - 2:00am
  • Friday 7:00am - 9:00pm
  • Saturday 8:00am - 9:00pm
  • Sunday 8:00am - 2:00am

View the Law Library's hours for the entire semester at

Law Dawgs of the Month

This month's Law Dawgs are Along Comes Mary and her foal Curiously Strong, who make their home with  Legal Research & Writing Instructor Pennie Peck.

Law School Community: Please keep on sending your Law Dawg submissions to and remember that your cats, birds, fish, horses, and more are all candidates for Law Dawg!
Law Dawgs of the Month

You can now see the Law Dawgs on our Library with a View blog, where you'll
 also find legal research tips, links to breaking legal news stories,
and fun tidbits on a variety of topics.