Amicus Briefs - News from the Alexander Campbell King Law Library  
August 2011

In This Issue

TJ Striepe  

Faculty Services Librarian TJ Striepe

From Carol Watson, Director of the Law Library

Welcome and welcome back to all our law students!  We’re always excited this time of year to meet the incoming 1Ls and LL.M.s as well as to hear about the summer adventures of the 2Ls and 3Ls. We hope your summer has been as busy, productive and exciting as ours.

In addition to the Law School renovation, the Law Library has also undertaken a construction project. The Law Library Annex has been closed all summer while construction crews have been busily working on replacing the building’s heating and cooling system. The 2Ls and 3Ls can testify that the temperature in the Law Library Annex can be “extreme” at any given point in the year so we know everyone will be much more comfortable when the project is completed.

The first phase of the project has been taking place all summer. If you can imagine…the library staff moved from their Annex offices into the library balcony carrels. The book stacks were covered in plastic while the ceiling tiles were removed and the entire ductwork system was replaced. Needless to say, it was a mess.  AND I hope by the time you are reading this article that the first phase of the project has been completed. 

Over the winter break, the second phase of the project will be completed. While we are away, the old heating and cooling unit will be removed from the mechanical room and replaced with a sparkling new, modern and efficient unit. When we all return in January, the Annex should be toasty warm!

Finally, whether you are a new 1Lor LL.M. or a returning 2L/3L, I hope you will make the law library the heart of your intellectual life during the upcoming academic year. All of us here in the library look forward to seeing familiar faces and making new friends.  Whether you’re visiting us digitally or in person, you know you are always welcome here.

TJ Striepe Joins the Law Library

The Law Library welcomed TJ Striepe in May. As the new Faculty Services Librarian, TJ brings a new perspective from his broad educational background and experience. In addition to his JD (Arizona State, Order of the Coif) and MLIS (Arizona), he practiced law in Minnesota and served as a Law Librarian Fellow at the University of Arizona School of Law.

TJ has been busy this summer meeting with faculty, planning new services, and updating the Law School's Digital Commons institutional repository. Alongside Anne Burnett, he’ll also coordinate the Law Library’s Research Assistant program.

 In his free time, TJ enjoys golfing, biking and camping.

Library Hours for Labor Day Weekend and Home Games

The Law Library's regular hours are:

Mon-Thu  7am-2am
Friday      7am-9pm
Saturday  8am -9pm
Sunday    8am-2am

Hours vary during holidays, exams, home football games, and semester breaks. Find full hours for the Law Library at

For the upcoming Labor Day Holiday weekend, the Law Library hours are:

Sat 9/3   8am-9pm
Sun 9/4   8am-9pm
Mon 9/5  6pm-2am
Tue 9/6   regular hours resume

On Home Game days, the Law Library is open 10am - 5pm.

Law Dawg of the Month

This month's Law Dawg is the beautiful Bailey. She shares a home with our new  Faculty Services Librarian, TJ Striepe.

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

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.