From all of us in the library, Happy New Year and Welcome Back! We hope you had a happy, healthy, and relaxing holiday break.
The phrase “New Year, New You” has become synonymous with the month of January. In the spirit of that phrase, here are some highlights of new and improved services and activities at the law library.
In addition to Secrets and Scandals: Reforming Rhode Island 1986-2006 (KFR405 .W47 2014), by former executive director of Common Cause Rhode Island Phil West, the Law Library has some great reads on Rhode Island history!
Noted Rhode Island historian Patrick T. Conley is author and or editor of several books covering Rhode Island’s unique constitutional history as well as its significant players. Among the books authored by Mr. Conley are the following:
As you approach the fall end of the semester “Red Zone,” you are now extremely busy completing projects/papers and studying for final exams. You want to score big for all your hard work! To make your end- of- the- semester activities more efficient and less stressful, be sure to avail yourself of the resources of the Academic Success Program directed by Kathryn Thompson, the Writing Specialist Kim Baker, and the
The Law Library augments the resources of the Office of Career Development by purchasing numerous books on legal specialties and alternatives to law practice. There are publications for resumes, cover letters, and interviewing/networking as well. Several books on legal careers from the Law Library’s Career Collection (adjacent to the Print Center) are displayed on the bookcases in the library. Books currently displayed are:
The Law Library augments the resources of the Office of Career Development by purchasing numerous books on legal specialties and alternatives to law practice. There are publications for resumes, cover letters, and interviewing/networking as well. Several books on legal careers from the Law Library’s Career Collection (adjacent to the Print Center) are displayed on the bookcases in the library.
Books currently displayed are:
November 4, the day for state-wide voting in the general election in Rhode Island, is fast approaching! To be in compliance with the state’s Voter ID law, learn more about acceptable forms of ID at the Office of the Secretary of State’s Rhode Island Voter Information Handbook 2014. The Handbook contains information about voting procedures and the text of the state referenda.
It has been a busy fall at the Marine Affairs Institute!
Domestic Violence Awareness Month evolved from the first Day of Unity observed in October, 1981 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The first Domestic Violence Awareness Month was observed in October 1987. In 1989 the first Domestic Violence Awareness Month Commemorative Legislation was passed by the U.S. Congress with such legislation passed annually.
When you use the Internet do you think about how many electronic eyes are watching? Have you thought about how to protect your own and your clients’ information?
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: