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!
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.
If you do not like to follow sports, the Olympics still has something for you!
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!)
Sailing 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.
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:
According 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.
Q: 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.