Spending the Last Days of Summer in Bristol

Posted by Library Blog on 07/20/2015 at 01:51 PM

With the close of the summer session behind us and with the beginning of the Fall semester around the corner, the last few weeks of July are prime time for enjoying all that Bristol has to offer.

Who is Barnaby Evans?

Posted by Library Blog on 07/07/2015 at 03:39 PM

According to his website,, “Barnaby Evans is an artist who works in many media including site-specific sculpture installations, photography, film, garden design, architectural projects, writing and conceptual works.” Rhode Islanders probably know him best for one site-specific sculpture installation in particular, WaterFire.

Newport: Filled with History and Summer Fun

Posted by Library Blog on 06/22/2015 at 11:45 AM

Historically speaking, Newport, RI is filled with fun.

America's Most Patriotic Town

Posted by Library Blog on 06/08/2015 at 09:35 AM

Did you know the nickname of Bristol is America's Most Patriotic Town? This nickname probably does not come as a surprise to any of the residents of the town or to the members of the RWU Law community. No one can stop talking about, looking forward to, bragging about, or planning for the culmination of Bristol’s patriotism, the annual 4th of July celebration.

And the Webby Winner Is…You the Researcher

Posted by Library Blog on 05/18/2015 at 09:12 AM

Q: What do link rot and a Webby Award have in common?


Life’s a Beach!

Posted by Library Blog on 05/08/2015 at 08:41 AM

Whether you are at an internship, a clerkship, or the beach this summer, 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.

• Call us! We can be reached Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at (401) 254-4547.

• Use our Ask a Librarian chat service.

• Send us an email at!

With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility: Spider-Man and the Supreme Court

Posted by Library Blog on 05/01/2015 at 03:13 PM

On March 31st, 2015 the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a patent law case about Spider-Man’s Web Blaster. This was just one of the sixty-nine cases schedules for argument through April this year. Have you ever wanted to find out information about one of the cases currently before the Supreme Court?

Flash Mob Law

Posted by Library Blog on 04/24/2015 at 08:18 AM

While you may not have been a part of a flash mob recently, you may still have your favorite flash mob clip from a movie, TV, or YouTube. Do you like the Closing Time scene in Friends with Benefits or maybe you prefer the Big Bang Theory’s "Call Me Maybe" flash mob?

We May Be In the Smallest State, But Our Contributions Are Far Reaching!

Posted by Library Blog on 04/16/2015 at 08:11 AM

Did you know that the law school has a digital repository for scholarship? The Roger Williams University School of Law Digital Repository was created by the Law Library to collect, preserve, and highlight the scholarly contributions of the law school community since its inception in 1993.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Finding Legal Forms (Part 2)

Posted by Library Blog on 04/10/2015 at 08:44 AM

As was discussed last week, law students are sometimes asked to draft documents (a letter to a client, a clause for a sales contract, or a divorce form) without prior experience. In addition to the TimeSaver on legal forms and resources previously described, the Law Library has other resources which can help you find sample forms or sample language for your documents.