Thanksgiving Week Hours

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image by Flickr user alasam

The library will have shortened hours during the week of Thanksgiving break. They will be:

  • Monday & Tuesday, Nov. 24 & 25 – 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 26 – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Thursday – Saturday, Nov. 27 – 29 – Closed
  • Sunday, Nov. 30 – 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. (regular hours resume)

Have a wonderful break!

Researching the Past

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image by flickr user hpnl

Have you ever wanted to travel through time? To see big events in our history as they happened? Unfortunately, no one seems to have invented a time machine yet (still), but you can still get a glimpse of the past using our new America’s Historical Newspapers database.

The oldest available issue is from a newspaper called Publick Occurrences, a Boston publication. The issue was published nearly 324 years ago, on September 24, 1960. In the issue, a smallpox outbreak is reported, there is a house fire, Native Americans have a Day of Thanksgiving, and more.

The archive covers newspapers through December 31, 1922, so many of the major events our our nation’s history, from Independence through World War I and the start of the Roaring Twenties, can be found.

Advice From Law Students About Law School

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image by flickr user rianap

Law students at Georgia State University are awesome. And one of the ways they show it is by helping their fellow law students. They’ve shared a lot of good advice about law school on our blog in the past few years, and we wanted to highlight just a bit of it for our incoming 1Ls.

Thank you once again to our law students for offering their advice, and good luck to all new 1Ls!

Get Ready for Class With Georgia’s Tax Free Weekend

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image by flickr user rwp-roger

Classes don’t start until August 18, but it’s not too soon to be thinking about books, clothes, and school supplies. Like many other states, Georgia offers a “sales tax holiday” before the start of school each Fall. This year’s sales holiday is this Friday and Saturday, August 1 & 2.

Per Title 48 of the OCGA, the following items are exempt from sales tax during the holiday:

  • “Clothing and footwear with a sales price of $100.00 or less per item;
  • Computers, computer components, and prewritten computer software purchased for noncommercial home or personal use with a sales price of $1,000.00 or less per item; and
  • School supplies, school art supplies, school computer supplies, and school instructional materials purchased for noncommercial use with a sales price of $20.00 or less per item.”

What does that mean for you as a law student? Well, for starters, this is a great time to stock up on multiple colors of highlighters, get ready to suit up for OCI, and decide on your preferred tech for note-taking. And besides, every penny you save now is one you don’t have to pay back on your student loans later, right?

Library Hours for Remainder of Summer

The library’s hours will be affected by several law school events over the next few weeks. Below are the hours when we’ll be open until the start of Fall semester.

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image by flickr user tanelteemusk

Exams (July 18-28)

Library Hours Reference Hours Public Hours
Monday – Thursday 7 a.m. – 11 p.m. 8:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Closed
Friday 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed
Saturday 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Closed Closed
Sunday 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. Closed Closed

Intersession (July 29 – August 9)

Library Hours Reference Hours Public Hours
Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Closed Closed

 Orientation (August 10-17)

Library Hours Reference Hours Public Hours
Monday – Thursday 7 a.m. – 11 p.m. 8:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Closed
Friday 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed
Saturday 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Closed Closed
Sunday 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. Closed Closed

Rowberry Co-Authors New Nutshell

rowberry_nutshellGSU Law professor Ryan Rowberry and Sara Bronin from the University of Connecticut have co-authored a new book in West’s popular Nutshell seriesHistoric Preservation Law in a Nutshell provides lawyers, preservation professionals, and others with a succinct introduction to this emerging area of law.

According to the publisher:

Historic Preservation in a Nutshell provides the first-ever in-depth summary of historic preservation law within its local, state, tribal, federal, and international contexts. Historic Preservation is a burgeoning area of law that includes aspects of property, land use, environmental, constitutional, cultural resources, international, and Native American law. This book covers the primary federal statutes, and many facets of state statutes, dealing with the protection and preservation of historic resources. It also includes key topics like the designation process, federal agency obligations, local regulation, takings and other constitutional concerns, and real estate development issues.

Professor Rowberry joined the GSU Law faculty in 2011. He teaches property and environmental law classes as well as courses on legal history. Congratulations, Ryan!

Fast and Easy Food for Exams

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Image by Nillerdk

Probably one of the last things you want to be thinking about during exams is planning out your next meal. But if you’d like to try to live on something besides fast food and coffee during the next 10 days, here are some recipes for (relatively) quick and easy (and possibly even healthy!) meals to keep you from starving away.

Salads

One of the few nice things about taking exams at this time of year is that there is so much more fresh produce readily and cheaply available. Chop, toss, and go.

Pastas

Can you go wrong with a quick pot of pasta? And you’re definitely not limited to just tomato sauce either.

Breakfast

Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but that doesn’t mean you want to be thinking about it first thing either.

Bon appétit and good luck on your exams!