Amicus Briefs - News from the Alexander Campbell King Law Library
September 2011
In This Issue Doug Bell  
"New" Evening Circulation Assistant Doug Bell
Thank You for Your Patience
Carol Watson, Director of the Law Library

Thank you for your patience as work on the Law Library Annex heating and cooling system has continued during fall semester. We know you've put up with dust, noise and fluctuating temperatures. As of this week, the engineers are finishing balancing the system's air flow. The library staff and physical plant are still working on a few minor repairs, but the Annex should be quiet for the remainder of the semester.

Unfortunately, the project is not over yet. When classes end, the crew will return to replace the air handlers in the mechanical room of the Annex.  Depending upon the outdoor temperatures, we may experience temperature fluctuations during the final phase of the project. One thing is for certain: when you return in January, the system should be fully functional. Here's to a toasty January and again, thank you for your patience.

Welcome Back, Doug Bell!

Douglas Bell, our original night circulation staff member, has returned to that position at the Law Library. We hated to see him leave three years ago when he and his wife Szilvia decided to return to her native Hungary. We missed his diligence but more than that we missed our friend. He spent his time in the city of Szeged teaching English which is what he did the first time he lived there. Luckily for us, Doug and Szilvia missed Athens enough that when was time for them to come back to the States, they chose Athens as their home again. Luckier still for us was that his old job had just opened up, and we were able to get him right back where he belongs. 

Welcome back, Doug!

World Constitutions Illustrated
We have plenty of resources to help you celebrate Constitution Week (September 17-23) this year, including a great Hein database called World Constitutions Illustrated (WCI). Use WCI to access current and historical constitutional law from over 190 countries. In addition to providing the current constitution for each country in its original language, WCI includes constitutional histories. World Constitutions Illustrated
The database also provides access to thousands of books and articles on constitutional law. A "news feed" function provides links to current news stories relevant to each country's constitutional and political development.

WCI is available through Hein Online (linked from our Research Resources page).

Law Dawg of the Month
The September Law Dawg is Liberty "Libby" Flynt, who had to rely on her person, 3L C. Brad Flynt, to submit this photo because she currently has no internet privileges.

All members of the Law School Community (students, faculty and staff) are invited to submit a photo for possible selection as the Law Dawg of the Month in upcoming issues of Amicus Briefs. The featured entry for each issue will be selected at random from all entries received by the issue's deadline. Please note that honorary Law Dawgs (i.e. those of the feline, equine, porcine, avian, etc. persuasion) are eligible as well. Send your Law Dawg photo to

Liberty the Law Dawg

Liberty "Libby" Flynt