The Olympics: Sports and Much More

Posted by Library Blog on 07/21/2016 at 08:54 AM

If you like to follow sports, the Olympics are a very exciting 16 day adventure. This year’s adventure starts on August 5th in Brazil.

Fifth Olympiad WinnersIf you do not like to follow sports, the Olympics still has something for you!

All of Everything: Todd Oldham

Posted by Library Blog on 07/08/2016 at 09:58 AM

Todd Oldham is an iconic 90s American fashion designer. According to Vogue Magazine, “in his 10 years in the atelier, Oldham had done everything from embroider with actual hammered gold to turn a photograph of a flaming tuna can into a print for Naomi Campbell to wear on the runway.” (To see a snippet of a Todd Oldham runway show in all of its 1990s glory, click here!)

Preparing for Independence Day

Posted by Library Blog on 06/08/2016 at 09:55 AM

The 4th of July celebration in Bristol officially starts on June 14th. This celebration is a several week long build up to the main event, the 4th of July Parade. This time of year, Bristol is abuzz with patriotism.

The Thrash to the Onion Patch

Posted by Library Blog on 06/08/2016 at 09:40 AM

Photo by Kathleen MacAndrewSailing is undoubtedly a popular summer sport in Rhode Island. There are countless opportunities to learn or hone your craft. One of the best ways to appreciate sailing in Rhode Island is to watch the start of the Newport Bermuda Race.

Beyond Making a Murderer

Posted by Library Blog on 06/03/2016 at 11:54 AM

2016 has been the year of Making a Murderer. For those of you who have not seen or heard of the show, it is ten-part law-related documentary on Netflix about a Wisconsin man named Steven Avery who may or may not be a murderer. It has been compared to the Serial podcast.

If you are a fan of Making a Murderer, you may be interested in other law-related stories:

Memorial Day

Posted by Library Blog on 05/27/2016 at 11:16 AM

Tree dedicated in memory of Nathan J. Schuldheiss, Class of 2005According to 36 U.S.C. §116, the last Monday in May is Memorial Day. The United States’ most solemn holiday has roots all the way back to the 1800s.

Greetings from Bristol, RI!

Posted by Library Blog on 05/20/2016 at 10:41 AM

RobotQ: Why did the robot go on summer vacation?

A: He needed to recharge his batteries.

Whether you are spending your summer interning, clerking, or recharging your batteries, if you are away from the RWU Law Library remember that the librarians are still here to take your calls and help with your research.

Summer Access to Subscription Databases

Posted by Library Blog on 05/12/2016 at 10:32 AM

Summer AccessBloomberg Law, Lexis, and Westlaw offer summer access to continuing students as explained in our LawGuide Bloomberg/Lexis/Westlaw @ RWU Law: Summer Access.

Congrats, graduates!

Posted by Library Blog on 05/09/2016 at 09:35 AM

For the graduating 3Ls, this is undoubtedly one of the most exciting times. You can take off your backpack, put away your highlighters, relax and enjoy the Commencement festivities.

While this is your first time being a law graduate, it is not your first time at a graduation. It is interesting to note that so much about graduation is ritual.

Legally Chocolate

Posted by Library Blog on 04/26/2016 at 02:49 PM

A book came across my desk recently and its title sparked immediate interest. It is called Legally Chocolate: A Confection of Cocoa in the Courts. According to the back of the book, “[e]ach chapter focuses on interesting legal cases or regulations relating to chocolate, using authentic, relevant, and amusing case law and references that are sure to sweeten the reader's experience” (pun intended?).