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Directed Research Assistance Available

Posted by Library Blog on 08/11/2017 at 02:15 PM

While some students are fulfilling their directed research requirement this semester and some students are writing for submission to the law review, the library has resources for both needs that might be helpful during the brainstorming (topic selection) and research phases (topic development) of the writing process. 

Child with book by Ben WhiteOne of the services that the library provides is individualized research consultations with students working on a directed research paper and/or a submission for law review. These sessions can be scheduled in Providence or Bristol and are focused on developing research strategies based on your individual needs.

The staff of the law library routinely meets with students on how to select and narrow a topic. We are happy to listen to your thesis proposal and also discuss research strategies as well as topic preemption concerns. We also encourage patrons to meet with Justin Kishbaugh, the RWU School of Law’s Writing Specialist. (If you are interested in scheduling a writing consultation, he can be reached at jkishbaugh@rwu.edu.)

Basic information on selecting a topic can be found on our page TimeSaver: Selecting a TopicInformation on legal research and writing can be found on our page TimeSaver: Legal Research and Writing. Information on topic development and preemption can be found in our LawGuide for Law Review.

To schedule a research consultation with a law librarian, contact us via Ask a Librarian by email to LawLibraryHelp@rwu.edu, or by calling 401-254-4547