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Practice Makes Perfect

Posted by Raquel Ortiz on 09/22/2014 at 10:12 AM

Attorneys maintain their knowledge of the law and legal practice skills through continuing legal education.

As 1Ls, law students begin to learn how to think and write like a lawyer, the foundations of the law, and basic legal research.  The library offers three instructional programs that supplement and augment first year legal research instruction, designed to help "practice make perfect" for legal research and office technology skills.

Pot Luck for Public Interest!

Posted by Laurie Barron on 09/15/2014 at 09:58 AM

How many students, alumni, faculty and staff can fit into the neither small nor large backyard of the Barron-Yelnosky home for the Fall Public Interest Pot Luck dinner?  Turns out at least 112. 

We'll Always Need Tax Lawyers...

Posted by Anthony Santoro on 09/08/2014 at 10:59 AM

Taxation! 

The mere thought is enough to strike fear into the hearts and minds of law students. Yet a hardy band of RWU grads has found that tax law can offer a promising career path. It does require some extra effort, though. In the years since I returned to full-time teaching, thirty or so of our graduates have moved on to earn LL.M.s in Taxation from some of the best graduate tax programs in the country – B.U., Villanova, Georgetown, Florida and Miami, among others.  This fall, two more RWU grads are joining that group.

Before and Beyond Phil West’s Secrets and Scandals

Posted by Library Blog on 11/21/2014 at 11:54 AM

In addition to Secrets and Scandals: Reforming Rhode Island 1986-2006 (KFR405 .W47 2014), by former executive director of Common Cause Rhode Island Phil West, the Law Library has some great reads on Rhode Island history! 

Noted Rhode Island historian Patrick T. Conley is author and or editor of several books covering Rhode Island’s unique constitutional history as well as its significant players.  Among the books authored by Mr. Conley are the following:     

Your RWU Law Support Team

Posted by Library Blog on 11/13/2014 at 09:14 AM

As you approach the fall end of the semester “Red Zone,” you are now extremely busy completing projects/papers and studying for final exams.  You want to score big for all your hard work!   To make your end- of- the- semester activities more efficient and less stressful, be sure to avail yourself of the resources of the Academic Success Program directed by Kathryn Thompson, the Writing Specialist Kim Baker, and the

Career Exploration

Posted by Library Blog on 11/06/2014 at 11:59 AM

The Law Library augments the resources of the Office of Career Development by purchasing numerous books on legal specialties and alternatives to law practice.  There are publications for resumes, cover letters, and interviewing/networking as well.  Several books on legal careers from the Law Library’s Career Collection (adjacent to the Print Center) are displayed on the bookcases in the library.

Books currently displayed are:

 

Vote!

Posted by Library Blog on 10/31/2014 at 09:39 AM

November 4, the day for state-wide voting in the general election in Rhode Island, is fast approaching!  To be in compliance with the state’s Voter ID law, learn more about acceptable forms of ID at the Office of the Secretary of State’s Rhode Island Voter Information Handbook 2014.  The Handbook contains information about voting procedures and the text of the state referenda.

A Busy Fall at the MAI

Posted by Julia Wyman on 10/17/2014 at 05:05 PM

It has been a busy fall at the Marine Affairs Institute! 

Meet the Bay Trip

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Posted by Library Blog on 10/16/2014 at 05:06 PM

Domestic Violence Awareness Month evolved from the first Day of Unity observed in October, 1981 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.  The first Domestic Violence Awareness Month was observed in October 1987.  In 1989 the first Domestic Violence Awareness Month Commemorative Legislation was passed by the U.S. Congress with such legislation passed annually.

Online Privacy Tools

Posted by Library Blog on 10/08/2014 at 09:42 AM

When you use the Internet do you think about how many electronic eyes are watching? Have you thought about how to protect your own and your clients’ information?