Out(standing) new items at the library!

Posted by Library Blog on 09/08/2017 at 11:28 AM

While we have an amazing collection of books and electronic resources, (Lexis! Westlaw! Bloomberg! Ailalink!) we also have an amazing collection of items, both new and not-so-new, available for loan at the circulation desk.

Our newest item is our standing desk section of the library. Now you can sit or stand and study depending on your preference!

Labor Day

Posted by Library Blog on 09/01/2017 at 10:07 AM

Monday, September 4th is Labor Day! There are no law school classes on Labor Day, but you can still come to the Law Library to catch up on some homework! We will be open from 9:00am-11:00pm on Monday.

Dewey Decimate Your Exams!

Posted by Library Blog on 08/18/2017 at 01:52 PM

Exams are not the biggest or best part of law school but they are undoubtedly important. Succeeding on those exams at midterms or finals is key to success in law school. They are many resources available in the library to help you develop your study skills, improve your performance, and rise up to any academic challenges!

Lemonade and Librarians

Posted by Library Blog on 08/17/2017 at 02:58 PM

According to the History Channel website, while “we often think of lemonade as a summertime beverage” we may need to expand our horizons and embrace the drink all year long as “lemon trees are actually evergreen, at least in the right climate, and they bloom and produce fruit all year." This week we will be staffing an information table and serving lemonade outside the Law School Bistro on August 23rd and August 24th from 11

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. 

Welcome (Back)!

Posted by Library Blog on 08/04/2017 at 10:10 AM

The RWU Law Library staff extends a warm welcome to our incoming 1Ls and returning 2Ls and 3Ls. 

Jump Start Your Law School Studies

Posted by Library Blog on 07/28/2017 at 08:45 AM

Merriam-Webster dictionary says that “jump start” means to bring fresh or renewed energy to something. That is a great way of thinking about the start (or return) to school! 

As summer is winding down and the school year is winding up, here are four RWU resources to consider as you jump start your semester:

Tennis Anyone?

Posted by Library Blog on 07/21/2017 at 01:57 PM

Much of the blog this summer is dedicated to informing you (or reminding you!) how great our little state is. With beautiful beaches and a major foodie city, (USA Today wrote, “The capital of the USA’s smallest state, Providence, R.I., is a hidden gem bursting with tasty and eclectic eats”) Rhode Island is small but mighty!


Posted by Michael Yelnosky on 07/10/2017 at 09:52 AM

When I talk to prospective students about RWU Law I have lots to say, but I don’t spend too much time talking about our faculty’s teaching because all law schools say they have great teachers, and this is a difficult claim for prospective students to evaluate.  For similar reasons I don’t often talk about our faculty’s research and scholarship.  Moreover, it is not immediately apparent to prospective students that they should care about whether and what faculty are writing in books or journals. 

Ice Cream, You Scream

Posted by Library Blog on 07/07/2017 at 02:57 PM

Have you ever heard of the Incredible Ice Cream Throwdown? Advertised as, “the BIGGEST and BESTEST Ice Cream CELEBRATION in RI,” this annual event is scheduled for Sunday, July 16, 2017 and should not be missed!