Blogs

Pot Luck for Public Interest!

Posted by Laurie Barron on 09/15/2014 at 09:58 AM

How many students, alumni, faculty and staff can fit into the neither small nor large backyard of the Barron-Yelnosky home for the Fall Public Interest Pot Luck dinner?  Turns out at least 112. 

We'll Always Need Tax Lawyers...

Posted by Anthony Santoro on 09/08/2014 at 10:59 AM

Taxation! 

The mere thought is enough to strike fear into the hearts and minds of law students. Yet a hardy band of RWU grads has found that tax law can offer a promising career path. It does require some extra effort, though. In the years since I returned to full-time teaching, thirty or so of our graduates have moved on to earn LL.M.s in Taxation from some of the best graduate tax programs in the country – B.U., Villanova, Georgetown, Florida and Miami, among others.  This fall, two more RWU grads are joining that group.

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?

A: perma.cc

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 LawLibraryHelp@rwu.edu!

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.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Finding Legal Forms (Part 1)

Posted by Library Blog on 04/02/2015 at 08:50 AM

Have you ever been asked by a professor or supervising attorney at an externship, internship, or law firm to create the first draft of a document? What did you do next? Did you Google it? Did you ask for a sample document? Did you break out into a sweat and panic? Using forms will help reduce this stress by reusing work that has already been created and recycling it into the product needed now!

Other Resources on Campus - Part 3 & Adventures in Oral Advocacy

Posted by Library Blog on 03/27/2015 at 08:37 AM

A few weeks ago, the Legal Beagle visited the RWU Architecture Library and its exciting collection. Not only do law students have access to the collection at the Architecture Library, but also to the collection of the University Library, located in the Learning Commons.