Amicus Briefs - News from the Alexander Campbell King Law Library  
April 2008 no. 2
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Gareth Griffin

Meet Gareth Griffin
by David Rutland

The Law Library is pleased to welcome our newest staff member, Gareth Griffin, to the Circulation Department. Although new to Circ, Gareth worked in Acquisitions processing government documents as a student worker from 2003-2005. He is currently completing his Master's thesis in History from The University of Louisiana at Lafayette. The title of his thesis is "Flames Of Hate: The Upstairs Lounge Fire, June 24, 1973", which refers to a landmark tragedy in gay and lesbian history. Feel free to ask Gareth for details!

Both a biblio- and Anglophile, Gareth enjoys books on history, spies and conspiracies. He also likes watching movies as long as they aren't horror flicks. He abhors absurdly high humidity and heat (he says Georgia has nothing on Louisiana), pollen and diet sodas. 

Gareth is originally from Lafayette, Louisiana but grew up here in Georgia. He lived in San Francisco for as long as he could afford it (one year), and we are glad that he is now back in Athens. 

Lunch-n-Learn with the Law Library: Georgia's Law on My Mind

Join Faculty and Access Services Librarian James Donovan for a brief overview of online Georgia legal resources: a must for those working in Georgia this summer!

We'll provide the pizza - you bring a beverage.

Date: Friday, April 18th 2008
Time: 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Classroom C

Book Repair Clinic (and Treats!)

Are your books as worn out as you are? Then visit our:

Book Repair Clinic
Monday, April 21
9:30 - 12:00
Law Library Lobby

Books with broken spines, torn pages, and loose hinges?
Hope to sell them back or just keep them as treasured mementos?

Come to the Book Repair Clinic

Members of the Library staff will perform simple mending using appropriate materials (duct tape does not belong on books).*

Your books are hardly used? Stop by anyway -- we'll have treats.

*We cannot repair rare or valuable materials or leather bindings.

All Quiet on Annex-1

Just a quick reminder for those seeking a quiet study area: the Law Library Annex is designated as a quiet zone with Annex-1 being ultra quiet. Please refrain from group study or other activities requiring discussion in that part of the Law Library.

Also, please remember to turn off your cell phone when entering the Annex. Your classmates will thank you.

 Law Library Hours

Extended study hours in the Law Library during exams begin on April 18. The library will be open until 2:00 a.m. every day thereafter, including weekends, until May 14.

The complete schedule can be found by following this link:

Good Luck on Finals!

Students looking for additional good places to study will be interested in the schedule of hours for the Student Learning Center.
The center will be open 24 hours a day from April 23 through May 5.Thereafter it will revert to the schedule posted at

Crossword Puzzle

Annual Athens Puzzle

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