Amicus Briefs - News from the Alexander Campbell King Law Library
February 2012

In This Issue
History Makers: Black History Month    

History Makers: Black History Month
Black History Month in the Law Library

Look for our display honoring Black History Month in the Carl Sanders Reading Room right next to the doors to the Annex. The display  was curated by 3L Rachel Caldwell along with Law Library Circulation staff members Marie Mize and Jim StipeMaas.

In the display you will find numerous books (yes, they are available for checkout!) as well as information on History Makers in Georgia, in Athens, at UGA, and at UGA Law.

Scan the QR Codes in the display with your phone or go to our History Makers: Black History Month Guide to access even more information about these important figures.

Bloomberg Training

Bloomberg Law reps will conduct several 45-50 minute training sessions on their legal and business resources database on the following dates:

Tues 2/28 
11:30  Classroom A
12:30 Classroom A
2:30  Classroom J

Wed 2/29
11:30 Classroom B
12:30 Classroom B
2:30  Classroom B

All UGA Law students have access to Bloomberg Law, but note that you need to attend one of these sessions in order to receive your password. Be the first kid on your block with a password to this rich database! More about Bloomberg Law.

New Hein Database: American Indian Law

One of the best features of our Hein Online service is that it contains materials not available in any other service. A good example is the new collection of American Indian Law which contains over 800 titles. In addition to court decisions and administrative law rulings, the collection contains:
•    Unique legislative histories
•    Indian Reorganization Act, P. L. 73-383 (1934)
•    Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, P. L. 92-203 (1971)
•    Historic treatises and notable works
•    Statutory Compilation of the Indian Law Survey. A Compendium of Federal Laws and Treaties Relating to Indians
•    Indian Affairs, Laws and Treaties, Vols 1-7 (Laws: Compiled to Dec. 1, 1902-1971)
•    Constitutions, acts, and by-laws of numerous tribes
•    Constitution and Laws of the Cherokee Nation: Passed at Tahlequah
•    Constitution and Laws of the Choctaw Nation

There are a number of browse options at the top of the collection homepage including legislative histories, CFR Title 25, US Code Title 25, and scholarly articles. This collection also benefits from the sophisticated search options found in Hein Online and all of the documents are PDF images.

Upcoming Lunch-n-Learn Programs

Join the Law Library for pizza and knowledge at these upcoming sessions:

Thursday, February 16, 12:30-1:00pm, Classroom B
Legal Citation Without Fear: Owning the Bluebook
Student Services Librarian Maureen Cahill will provide practical Bluebooking tips for 1Ls in the process of drafting briefs.

Monday, February 27, 12:30-1:00pm, Classroom B
Boolean Searching
Foreign and International Law Librarian Anne Burnett will provide tips for increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of your "terms and connectors" searches in a variety of databases.

20-Minute Tune-Up Sessions

At the request of law students, the Law Librarians are now offering several "mini-sessions" each semester on practice-oriented resources such as BNA, Hein Online, and CCH Intelliconnect.

Come to one or more of our upcoming 20-minute sessions and impress employers with your knowledge of these resources!

Monday, February 13 at 2:30pm in Classroom I:  Hein Online: it's more than law reviews!
Monday, March 5 at 3:30pm in Classroom I:  Hein Online: it's more than law reviews!

In March and April we'll cover  CCH (including Kluwer Arbitration) and BNA (times and locations TBA).

Law Dawg of the Month: Ruca

This month's Law Dawg is Ruca, who shares a home with 3L Meghan Plantz. Ruca enjoys long walks on the beach, chasing squirrels, and eating human food.

Law School Community
: Please send your Law Dawg submissions to and remember that your cats, birds, fish, horses, and more are all Law Dawgs!
 Law Dawg Ruca
Ruca Plantz
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.

Last updated Tuesday, November 22, 2011 10:29:32