As the Red Sox roll through the playoffs, please take a peek at the newest book display in the library. It is about Baseball & the Law. The books displayed are only part of the collection of resources highlighted on our website and available in our collection. The books are also featured on the library’s Pinterest page.
Note taking is an essential part of the law school experience and is often one of the most difficult skills to master. No matter your preferred style for taking notes, there are ways to make the task a little easier.
Observed annually on observed annually on September 23, National Dogs in Politics Day commemorates Nixon’s “Checkers Speech” which took place on September 23, 1952. In this speech, then-Senator Richard Nixon responded to charges of improper use of campaign funds and stated:
Monday, September 19
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Law Library – Bristol Campus
One of the unique talents of our library employees (both student and full-time staff) is the ability to help SBA organizations come up with witty and sometimes punny names for events. While we certainly do not take all of the credit for the amazing names that our students choose for events, we can state that we were definitely on the brainstorming committee for the naming of last semester’s PDs vs. JDs event, as one example.
Are you working on directed research this semester? If, so, the library is the place for you!
One of the services that the library provides is individualized research consultations with students working on a directed research project. These sessions can be scheduled in Providence or Bristol and are focused on developing research strategies based on your individual needs.
According to Peter F. Drucker, well-known business and management author, “Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.” This seems like a good motto for any law student, especially those law students who chose to enjoy quiet reflection in the law library!
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 24th and August 25th from 11 am – 1 pm.
One hallmark of an education at RWU Law is instruction in lawyering skills. We teach students both how to think like lawyers and how to act like lawyers. We have been recognized for our innovative curriculum, and last year we joined a small group of law schools that now require a third semester of instruction in legal writing, one of the most important lawyering skills.
According to the US Naval Academy website, “’Anchors Aweigh’ is one of the most recognizable melodies in the world… The title, [of the song] ‘Anchors Aweigh, came from an expression meaning the ship's hoisted anchor has just cleared the sea's bottom and, by implication, the voyage is underway.”
Here at the RWU Law Library, we are anchors aweigh on the Fall 2016 semester!