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

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Kyle Lisk

Kyle Lisk: New Night Circulation Assistant

We are very excited to welcome Kyle Lisk as the new late night Circulation Assistant at the Law Library. He will be keeping everything running smoothly from 5 pm to 2 am.  

Kyle is a graduate of the University of Georgia where he earned a BFA with a concentration in graphic design. While a student at UGA, Kyle was in charge of the Graphic Design Lab Monitor Program which provided late night access for the graphic design students.  Kyle was responsible for development and implementation of the program and for making sure the lab was staffed. If you think Kyle looks familiar you might have seen him when you visited the Winterville Public Library. Kyle has been a volunteer at that library for the past year.   

In his free time Kyle enjoys reading, drawing, and listening music. Come by the circulation desk after five and say hi to Kyle.

Special Collections
by Special Collections Librarian Sharon Bradley

Every academic law library has shelves full of reporters, statutes and regulations. There is nothing special about them. Special is something that is different from the usual. Here at Georgia Law some of our special items are the contents of our Rare Book Room as well as papers and books donated to us by faculty. For instance, former Secretary of State Dean Rusk gave the Law Library a small personal reading collection with many of the titles inscribed by the author.

Our Rare Book Room contains a large number of items dealing with Roman law and canon law, which is the body of laws adopted by ecclesiastical bodies. A number of these volumes are hand-written or hand-annotated. Many of these titles are held by only one or two other libraries in the world, including the Library of Congress, Oxford University, and the Vatican library.

Anytime you are using GAVEL, our online catalog, and come across an unfamiliar location, it probably is one of our special collections. This includes Archives and Faculty Writings. See descriptions of the collections. Students may view any items from these collections and can use our "green" photocopier to minimize damage to fragile items.

Q: Quiet Zone in Annex it!
Remember that the Law Library Annex (all floors) is designated as a Super Quiet Zone for those of you seeking silence while studying. If you need even less noise, please pick up some ear plugs on your way past the Circulation Desk. 

Law Dawg of the Month

This month's Law Dawg is Scout, who shares a home with 2L Will Keyes. Will informs us that "Scout enjoys fine cigars, fast cars, and beautiful women."

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 Scout

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.