Amicus Briefs - News from the Alexander Campbell King Law Library  
October 2008
In This Issue recycle bins

Dessie Bower Goes Green
Going Green at the UGA Law Library
Deborah Baker, Administrative Associate

The Law Library has recently become part of the campus wide Go Green Sustainability Initiative. Prior to implementing the program, the UGA Physical Plant had a meeting with members of the Law School including the Law Library to introduce and explain the process. This Initiative seeks to provide for current campus needs without compromising the needs of the future. Improving indoor air quality, ensuring workplace safety, using environmentally friendly cleaning agents, and reducing waste are just a few of the stated goals of the program. The first phase of Go Green involved flipping all the buildings on the North Campus to green cleaning. This was especially challenging because the North Campus is home to many of the oldest buildings on campus. Once the North Campus is complete, Go Green will move to the South Campus and eventually on to the entire campus.
The Go Green Initiative involved extensive training and testing of the cleaning staff as well as changing from using over three hundred cleaning chemicals down to just three. Using only these three “green seal” cleaning agents combined with proper cleaning techniques will maintain a level of cleanliness and air quality in the Library and save money at the same time. Once all the training and new cleaning materials were in place, inspectors from the International Sanitary Supply Association came to certify that the Library and other North Campus buildings were in compliance with the Cleaning Industry Management Standard as administered by the International Sanitary Supply Association.  
UGA’s new recycling manager, Andrew Lentini, was also in attendance at the kick off meeting and gave an impassioned plea for the Law School Community to recycle whenever possible. Our staff asked for additional containers to recycle bottles and cans and we received them within days. We have placed the new bottle and can containers on each floor near our paper recycling bins for your convenience. We are doing our part to facilitate recycling by making it convenient; please help us reduce waste and recycle whenever possible. Think before you toss something away as the item you no longer need may be of use to someone else. If you have any suggestions for us to improve our recycling efforts please let us know. 

For more information about the Go Green Initiative or UGA recycling see

Join the Law Library for our final Lunch-n-Learn session of the semester. Student Services Librarian Maureen Cahill will provide a brief session on surviving law school exams.

"Winning the Long Campaign: Resources and Strategies for Surviving Law School Exams"
Friday, October 24
12:30 - 1:00pm
Classroom A (note location change)

We'll provide the pizza: you bring a beverage!

Most Frequently Checked-Out Items

The Law Library circulates hundreds of items each year. We thought you might find interesting the list below of most-circulated books since our circulation system went online in 2003.

1. The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation

2. Constitutional Law: Principles and Policies by Erwin Chemerinsky

3. A Possessory Estates and Future Interests Primer by Charles I. Nelson and Peter T. Wendel

4. The Law of Torts by Dan B. Dobbs

5. Prosser and Keeton on the Law of Torts

6. Contracts by E. Allan Farnsworth

7. Federal Practice and Procedure

8. Calamari and Perillo on Contracts

9. How Arbitration Works by Elkouri & Elkouri

10. Uniform Commercial Code: ... Official Text with Comments from the American Law Institute [and] National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws

11. Trial Techniques by Thomas A. Mauet

12. The Winning Argument by Ronald Waicukauski, Paul Mark Sandler and JoAnne Epps

Law Dawg of the Month

The October 2008 Law Dawg is Latte, who is pictured here hiding out in her litter box just after being adopted by law student Reagan Bush.

If you'd like your pet to be included in the pool from which we randomly select each month's Law Dawg, please send your photo to
Latte: Law Dawg October 2008

Crossword Puzzle
created by James Donovan

Law in Films (and be sure to check out the library's DVD collection!)

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