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Newspapers in the Law Library

Posted by Library Blog on 09/27/2012 at 04:35 PM

For those who enjoy reading newspapers, the Law Library offers a wide variety of them for your reading pleasure.  The newspapers are shelved in the stands located to your left as you enter the glass doors to the library.  For state news and local news, there is the Providence Journal and the Bristol Phoenix, respectively.  Other newspapers include the Boston Globe and the New York Times.  If you are interested in business news, you can read the Providence Business News, Financial Times or Wall Street Journal.

For coverage of national legal news, Lawyers USA and National Law Journal are standard fare. The Law Library also subscribes to a few state legal newspapers. Among them are Connecticut Law Tribune, Massachusetts Lawyer Weekly, New York Law Journal, and Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly.  In addition to recently decided cases, these publications report on controversial legal issues and noteworthy activities of local attorneys and judges.  Occasionally a law school professor or a Dean provides analysis and commentary of a high-profile case!  Summaries of important court decisions for the past six months are a standard feature of these legal newspapers and can be a source of inspiration for a bar examiner’s essay question!