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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?

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.

Mass Incarceration Bibliography

Posted by Library Blog on 03/19/2015 at 02:19 PM

Have you noticed the new display of books in the law library? The books being displayed are about or related to the topic of mass incarceration. The displayed collection also contains books written by two of the speakers at an upcoming symposium.