Bloomberg Law Training

Posted by Library Blog on 03/21/2013 at 11:29 AM

Free to students up to six months after graduation, the Bloomberg Law service offers a wide-variety of primary legal materials and secondary resources.  There is even a citator (like Shepard’s or KeyCite).  Secondary sources on Bloomberg Law include those published by the American Bar Association, BNA (e.g. topical reports) and Practising Law Institute.  Transactional law resources on Bloomberg include EDGAR and DealMaker documents and clauses, drafting guides and transactional treatises.

Day 2: The Heart of the Civil Rights Movement: Our Day in Montgomery-Blog

Posted by David Logan on 03/14/2013 at 12:53 PM

Day 2 was spent in the Alabama capital of Montgomery, in many ways the most significant place in the Civil Rights Movement.  This is where a courageous seamstress Rosa Parks refused to move to the back of a public bus that kicked off the year-long Montgomery Bus Boycott, in which tens of thousands of ordinary citizens protest continuing segregation in public life.

My Pilgrimage to the Heart of the Civil Rights Movement

Posted by David Logan on 03/11/2013 at 11:32 AM

At the invitation of my congressman, Rep. David Cicilline, I travelled to Alabama for the 13th Faith in Politics Congressional Pilgrimage, an amazing opportunity because so many pivotal events transpired there exactly 50 years ago. It was a dream come true for me, especially getting to spend time with one of my heroes, Rep. John Lewis, who as a Freedom Rider and organizer of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, was arrested more than 40 times, beaten many times, and who has stood for everything good about America for his 73 years.

Job Search Resource: Encyclopedia of Associations

Posted by Library Blog on 03/06/2013 at 04:17 PM

The Law Library’s specialized Reference Collection is located to the right as you enter the library, in four stand-alone book cases, together with shelving that sits adjacent to the Main Computer Lab. You can use the resources in the Reference Collection to look up the meaning of a legal term of art, obtain tips for polishing a writing piece, find a pithy quote, or locate a biography of a judge for a clerkship, including contact information.

RWU Law Students Have Unique Opportunities to Learn By Doing

Posted by David Logan on 03/06/2013 at 11:53 AM

A trademark of a RWU Law education is the opportunity to work closely with leading lawyers and judges in a broad array of settings.  Here are just two examples from this semester….

First, Sarah Bratko (’13):

This picture was taken during the Judiciary Hearing on a bill to legalize gay marriage in the Rhode Island. The Judiciary Committee eventually approved the bill and on January 24, the House passed the bill. 

Experts Gather to Discuss the Complexities of Child Abuse Cases

Posted by David Logan on 03/04/2013 at 12:54 PM

Few situations present greater challenges to the legal system than trials over the sexual abuse of young children when, often by necessity, the children are witnesses in the case. Abusers take great care to keep their conduct as secret as possible, and in many instances there are no witnesses to the sexual acts except the children themselves. Even when physical evidence confirms that sexual abuse occurred, it does not always identify the perpetrator.

Law School and the Marathon; A Metaphor

Posted by Michael Rekola on 03/01/2013 at 02:20 PM

Law school is a tedious journey, not for the faint of heart.  Law school is more akin to marathon then anything else I can think of and if you allow me to continue the metaphor, hopefully I can provide some insight.

Follow Dean Logan's Civil Rights Journey on Twitter

Posted by David Logan on 03/01/2013 at 10:05 AM

Dean Logan is in Alabama all weekend on the 2013 Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage sponsored by the Faith & Politics Institute.  Follow @RWULaw on Twitter to hear Dean Logan's experience.

Careers in Education and Education Law

Posted by Library Blog on 02/27/2013 at 06:26 PM

For those who are interested in a career in education or in education law, the Law Library offers various resources for your use.  Here are five selected resources to check out.

The National Problem of Banks “Walking Away” from Foreclosed Properties, and Prof. Jorge Elorza as Part of the Solution in R.I.

Posted by David Logan on 02/26/2013 at 11:12 AM

One of the lingering effects of the bursting of the housing bubble has been banks deciding that a building they own is not worth fixing up, a problem especially prevalent in older, poor and working class neighborhoods.  The resulting blight, in turn, puts further downward pressure on the value, and quality of life, of the neighborhood.

This troublesome topic was the focus of a segment on “Marketplace,” the National Public Radio that covers the economy last week.