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Food for Fines 2011

Posted by Library Blog on 03/14/2011 at 12:00 AM

Have your studies kept you in a study room a little longer than scheduled? Have you returned a book after the due date or time? Would you like a chance to clear your fines and help others in need? Your opportunity has arrived!

From March 21st to April 1st, the law library is offering students the opportunity to help themselves and help others when paying off their accrued late fines by contributing to the East Bay Food Pantry or the Rhode Island Community Food Bank.

Law School and Bon Jovi

Posted by Peter Eraca on 03/11/2011 at 08:42 AM

As I sit here with Spring Break about to commence (mine has already started, since I don’t have classes on Fridays this term, but I’m in the library anyway) I have come to realize that I am now approximately half-way through the second semester of my 2L year. So, if my logic works correct I’m half-way past being half-way done? No? Ok, it was worth a shot and if you disagree, it’s my blog, so I’m allowed to make up benign things to amuse myself (trust me, you need to while in law school, regardless of where you go).

Good Fun, Raised Good Money, for Good Works

Posted by David Logan on 03/09/2011 at 10:08 AM

The Annual Public Interest Auction was a smashing success this year.  Featured in the sleek downtown art gallery space Peerless Lofts and catered by Cuban Revolution, the auction hosted a record-breaking number of 300 guests, and was completely sold out in advance.  Among the crowd were members of the legal community, the judiciary, students, and over 40 alumni, who gathered with faculty, staff, and students to gnosh, imbibe, mingle, and bid on over 100 silent and live auction items.  The items up for auction included a box for 15 at the Paw Sox Game and the opportunity to th

Spring!!!

Posted by Brynna Gang on 03/07/2011 at 03:35 PM

Spring is almost here! The first few days of relatively warm weather and sun are so precious I feel a little superstitious commenting on them. Today however feels different! It is sunny and gorgeous and warm and…I am sitting at my desk reading Property cases. Oh law school. Second semester is so much different than first. This may not seem related to my first rant about spring but trust me it relates.

Attention Law Students! Are You Looking for Better Bandwidth?

Posted by Library Blog on 03/04/2011 at 03:57 PM

Connect to the Students1 (Students1 SSID) wireless network, instead of the Public wireless network for better bandwidth. The Students1 wireless network uses the same username and password as the old "Students" Wireless Network.

Feeling unprepared about legal research?

Posted by Library Blog on 03/04/2011 at 03:44 PM

Legal research is as much art as science; it calls for strategy as well as serendipity. There are many approaches to legal research, and there is no single, or best way to conduct legal research. Methods vary according to the nature of the problem and depend on the researcher’s subject expertise and research skills.

- Fundamentals of Legal Research, 9th Edition by Steven M. Barkan, Roy M. Mersky and Donald J. Dunn(Reserve, KF 240 .J32 2009)

Mediation Competition - supposedly not an oxymoron.

Posted by William Wray on 03/01/2011 at 11:10 AM

I'm off to Newark this Friday for a 'Representation in Mediation' competition. Newark probably wouldn't be my top destination city, but I have heard it's a lot like New York. Phonetically.

 

Important ways in which it differs:

 

1. Its streets are not what dreams are made of;

9th Circuit Clerk, a VAP at Fordham, to Join Law Faculty

Posted by David Logan on 03/01/2011 at 12:00 AM

image of Bela August WalkerI am delighted to announce the hiring of another excellent lawyer to our faculty.  Bela August Walker comes to Roger Williams from Fordham Law School, where she has been a Visiting Assistant Professor for the past two years.  Bela has a sterling string of credentials: a cum laude gra

Top Massachusetts Lawyers Join RWU Law Senior Staff

Posted by David Logan on 02/25/2011 at 01:17 PM

I am delighted to report that we have made two key additions to the Senior Administration of the School of Law: Raquel Ortiz will be the new Assistant Dean of Library and Information Services while Deborah Johnson will be on board later this month as Director of Diversity.

Federal Career Opportunities

Posted by Library Blog on 02/24/2011 at 10:18 AM

If you are thinking about employment with the federal government, the Law Library’s Career collection has several publications worth checking out. These publications contain descriptions of various positions within numerous agencies. Sample resumes and cover letters are included. Detailed attention is given to the required KSA (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities) statement and questionnaire and other supporting documents.

For federal employment generally: