As the Supreme Court’s 2014-2015 Term begins, a reminder that there are many excellent resources for following the Court’s activities from oral arguments to opinions and consideration of the numerous petitions for certiorari. Preeminent among them is the Law Library’s digital resource, Bloomberg BNA U.S. Law Week, which offers continual expert in-depth analysis and commentary about the Court. The authors are attorneys who are stars in their legal field at top law firms.
Before you are knee-deep in snow (or not) and studying for exams (definitely), take some time to enjoy some of the fall events in Rhode Island. There are numerous local fairs and festivals held during September and October. Eat delicious foods, sample brews, view the works of artists, or even dance to the music of any number of bands!
Among the upcoming events are:
Grab a cup of coffee or a snack and take a break in the Library’s new Law Student Lounge. It may help to boost your productivity and spirits overall to get away from casebooks and assignments from time to time. Some popular magazine titles are available for your enjoyment:
Please join the Law Library staff in welcoming law librarian intern, Misty Peltz-Steele. Misty is completing a Masters in Library and Information Studies from the University of Rhode Island. She is a 1998 graduate of the United States Naval Academy with a B.S. in English. As a naval officer, Misty was stationed on the USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN CG-57 (cruiser) and the USS CONSTELLATION CV-64 (aircraft carrier), out of San Diego, California, and at Pacific Fleet Headquarters in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. After receiving her J.D.
On Wednesday, August 13th we welcomed the Class of 2017 to RWU Law. This is the 13th class I have had the privilege to admit to the School of Law and each one brings its own unique character (and characters!); this class is no different. Each year I begin the year by telling the class a little about themselves. Here are excerpts from my welcome remarks to the Class of 2017:
As a complement to the resources of the Academic Success Program, the Law Library's collection contains materials to help you thrive in law school. Topics directed to first year students include briefing cases, legal analysis, and answering questions in class, study aids, outlining, and studying for and writing law school exams.
Roger Williams University is a leader in preparing law students for today's legal marketplace. In this video, the new Dean, Michael J. Yelnosky, talks about what makes RWU Law different.
If you have been using CVN Law School to listen to audio of case excerpts from casebooks or watch video of civil litigation or trial advocacy video clips, you can now do that via the new platform LexisNexis Courtroom Cast. If you have not tried this free resource, you can use it to prepa
In this space, which we have named trending@rwulaw, you will be able to hear the many voices that make up the RWU Law community. Beginning soon, you will find here posts from members of the faculty, staff, and student body. You will also find posts from alumni, members of our boards, and other friends and supporters of the law school.
If you read these posts you will conclude, as I have, that RWU Law is not like every other law school.
The RWU Law Library extends a warm welcome to our incoming 1Ls and returning 2Ls and 3Ls.
There are the many ways in which the RWU School of Law Library can help you have a successful academic year. The knowledgeable, friendly service-oriented staff are available to assist you in using our various services and resources that include: