Amicus Briefs - News from the Alexander Campbell King Law Library  
November 2008
In This Issue

Hirsch Hall circa 1932

from film of Hirsch Hall, circa 1932
reproduced with permission
Access Self-Help E-books from MyiLibrary
The UGA Law Library has purchased access to the MyiLibrary NOLO eBook Collection. The collection contains the full text of nearly one hundred Nolo titles on a wide range of legal issues including bankruptcy, divorce, elder law, intellectual property and immigration. With titles such as Beat Your Own Ticket, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy and Becoming an American Citizen, Nolo press is one of the leading publishers of "plain English" explanations of legal issues that come up every day in personal and business matters. Many Nolo books contain relevant legal forms as well. The e-book format is ideally suited for today's law library patrons. E-books are never off the shelf and are accessible from anywhere, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To access Nolo's e-books titles from MyiLibrary, visit the UGA Law Library's Research Resources web page at:

Hein Online Adds United Nations Law Collection
Members of the Law School community now have access through Hein Online to digital reproductions of major United Nations legal publications. The new United Nations Law Collection contains a wealth of materials, including the United Nations Treaty Series, the reports of the International Court of Justice, the Reports of International Arbitral Awards (RIAA), finding aids for treaties, a variety of United Nations yearbooks, historical documents, and much more, all with the familiar Hein Online interface.

Hein Online is available through the Law Library's Research Resources page at

Book Repair Clinic and Coffee Break
Are your books as worn out as you are? Then visit our:

Book Repair Clinic
Monday, November 24
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 coffee and treats.

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

Film of Hirsch Hall circa 1932
Among its many accomplishments, the Law School can boast being the location of the first known film shot on the UGA campus. Filmed in approximately 1932, the reel includes shots of Harold Hirsch standing in front of Hirsch Hall. The film also includes footage of a Hirsch family trip to Miami.

The film reel was preserved by the law firm of Kilpatrick Stockton and is made available on the web by the Walter J. Brown Media Archives at the University of Georgia Libraries.

Law Dawg of the Month

This issue's Law Dawg is Liffey who resides with Adjunct Professor of Law Bertis Downs and family, including Addie pictured here.

Please keep on sending your Law Dawg submissions to

Law Dawg November 2008
Law Library Hours
With the holidays and exams fast approaching, the Law Library's usual hours will change as follows:

Wednesday, 11/26 - early closing at 5pm for Thanksgiving holiday
Thursday, 11/27 - closed for Thanksgiving holiday
Friday, 11/28 - 8am - 2am
Saturday, 11/29 - 10am - 5pm for Home Game

Extended hours apply from 11/30 - 12/16 as follows:

Saturdays & Sundays 8am - 2am
Mondays - Fridays 7am - 2am

Our extended schedule will continue until the end of exams, December 17.

As always, the full details of the Law Library hours are available at

The Student Learning Center's hours are posted at

November's Interactive Crossword Puzzle
by James Donovan

Songs about Laws and Lawyers

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