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Your Post-Graduate Job Search and Legal Research Needs: What Now? Part I

Posted by Library Blog on 04/27/2012 at 11:22 AM

The bad news is that at some point after you graduate from law school, you will no longer have access to LexisNexis and Westlaw through the Law Library.  But don’t despair!  There are many resources in the Law Library for job searching (e.g. books in the Career Collection) and legal research.

If you are staying in the area, use the RWU School of Law Library!  While studying for the bar exam, you can check out books and reserve study rooms until the end of July.  As an alum, you can continue to access the Law Library’s databases from computers on the hexagons in the Law Library.  If you are using wireless, the “Public” network will allow you to access the databases.  Subject to some limitations, you also have borrowing privileges.  Note that interlibrary loan service is provided only to current students and faculty.  If you need to obtain an item that is not in the Law Library, go to your local public library and ask the staff about obtaining the item via an interlibrary loan.  While you are there, check out the resources available to you.  You will be amazed at what your public library has to offer!

The Librarians welcome opportunities to assist you with research while you are studying for the bar exam or if you are staying in the area for any other reason! Bring your research and job search questions to us.  If you are unable to come to the Law Library, email LawLibraryHelp@rwu.edu or call 401-245-4546.

Be sure to read the next Legal Beagle blog post for information on resources available to you at other law libraries!