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Summer Legal Research

Posted by Library Blog on 04/11/2014 at 11:34 AM

This summer, will you be conducting research for any of the following activities?

Taking on the NCAA

Posted by David Logan on 04/11/2014 at 11:29 AM

Without doubt, one of the most beleaguered institutions in the United States is the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

Alum Lands Coveted Spot at New Immigration Initiative

Posted by David Logan on 04/08/2014 at 05:44 PM

I am delighted to announce that my former Research Assistant, Luis Mancheno, has been selected for a position with the Immigrant Justice Corps (IJC) in New York City. This new initiative brings together some of the most promising recently-minted lawyers who are meeting the need for high-quality legal assistance for immigrants seeking citizenship and fighting deportation. http://justicecorps.org/

Women-in-Law Day Focuses on Path-breaking Lawyers

Posted by David Logan on 04/04/2014 at 04:24 PM

An annual tradition at RWU Law, initated by our former Career Services Dean Tony Bastone, is Women-in-Law Day.  Past speakers have included Sarah Weddington, who argued Roe v. Wade http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah_Weddington and Susan Blakely Smith, a leading author on women in the legal profession http://bestfriendsatthebar.com/.

To LinkedIn or Not? That is the Question!

Posted by Library Blog on 04/04/2014 at 01:12 PM

In addition to the advice offered by the Office of Career Development staff about your use of social media, there are various sources to consult about law students’ use of social media, in particular LinkedIn.

U.S. Senator Provides RWU Students Inside Scoop on the Senate

Posted by David Logan on 03/31/2014 at 03:24 PM

Last week was the last session of a remarkable class available to RWU Law students: Senator Sheldon Whitehouse’s "The Role of the Senate in American Government".

Here is how he described the course in his syllabus:

“This class is designed to foster an understanding of the Senate as an institution, within its surrounding contexts of constitutional structure, political combat and human character.”

Lawyers and Journalists Gather at RWU Law to Discuss a Seminal First Amendment Case, 50 Years Later

Posted by David Logan on 03/28/2014 at 09:24 AM

In March 1964, in the midst of the Civil Rights movement, the Warren Court vindicated the watchdog role of journalists in the seminal case of New York Times v. Sullivan. Fifty years later, an impressive group of lawyers, judges, academics and working journalists gathered at RWU Law to discuss the case’s enduring impact and legacy.

Papers! The Writing Requirement!

Posted by Library Blog on 03/27/2014 at 04:05 PM

Stressed over writing papers or your writing requirement?  Well, stop stressing!  Librarians staffing the Reference Desk can help you.  They can show you resources for locating books and articles on your topic and materials for polishing your paper.  If a book is unavailable in the Law Library, it might be available in the RWU Library.   You can check out a book from the RWU Library by having your name entered into their library patron database.  You will need to show your law school ID to the person staffing the Infor

Professor Margulies on the National Stage (Twice!)

Posted by David Logan on 03/21/2014 at 04:08 PM

RWU is rightly proud of the scholarly excellence of its faculty http://law.rwu.edu/faculty/faculty-productivity-study and one of our top performers is Peter Margulies. This was proven out over Spring Break week when instead of chilling out, Peter appeared at not one, but two important programs on National Security.

Keeping Current on New Books in the Law Library

Posted by Library Blog on 03/21/2014 at 11:32 AM

Among the thousands of books published annually, the Law Library continues to purchase quality works on developing issues and contemporary legal issues.  Some of these are scholarly treatises by law professors and others are “nuts and bolts” materials by practitioners who are experts in their field.  The Law Library routinely buys publications from organizations such as the American Bar Association and the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.  We also collect e-books that can be accessed with one click.