We recently welcomed one of the most diverse and academically talented classes in our history. The class of 2014 hails from 30 states – as far away as Alaska. Many grew up overseas in places like Saudi Arabia, Kenya, Trinidad, and Brazil. Almost a quarter of the class comes from racial and ethnic groups underrepresented in the legal profession, a new high for RWU Law.
A hurricane? In New England? Ok fine, a tropical storm by the time she got here. However, Irene was officially removed from the list of possible future daughter's names after the sheer nuisance the last week has been. While I am normally not one to complain about back to back four day weekends, I am absolutely one to complain about 4 days of no electricity, cable or internet. After all, how else am I supposed to communicate with my beloved readers? As bad as the four days without power were, the pure, unadulterated elation of getting back was a feeling that I will not soon forget.
A librarian is available to assist you with research from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the following Sundays during this semester:
- September 11, 18 and 25
- October 2, 16, 23, and 30
- November 6, 13, and 20
- December 4
Note to self - stock up on un-scented candles.
Irene came, Irene left. It was pretty terrible if you were a tree branch, inconvenient if you were any organism which appreciates electricity or plumbing, but otherwise, bearable.
It’s that time of year again for One L LexisNexis and Westlaw Training.
Steve Albro is conducting the LexisNexis training and Kimberly Kenneally is conducting the Westlaw training.
Training sessions are scheduled in both the Training Lab and the Main Computer Lab on the following days and times:
Wednesdays, August 31 – September 21
- 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
- 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
- 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
- 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
RWU Law has always prided itself on the extraordinary credentials and accomplishments of its faculty – in the classroom, in scholarly journals, and in “boots on the ground” practice settings.
With RWU Law students returning to Bristol for the start of the 2011-2012 academic year, the School of Law is once again echoing with energetic conversation and debate. But earlier this month, the debate got an unusually early start as the School of Law hosted the 13th Annual Open Government Summit.
It is official, I (along with my fellow 1L's) have completed my first week of law school. And the verdict? The jury is still out...please excuse my bad lawyer puns. This week has been a whirlwind of meeting our section-mates and professors, figuring out where to sit and how to balance our schedules. Not-so-quiet whispers have already filled the hallways about which professors eased their students in and which ones put the already nervous 1L's on the spot from the get go. And then, as quickly as it started, it was over.
The RWU Law Librarians have joined with CALI to offer LibTours. LibTours are audio descriptions of various resources used in legal research (i.e. West’s Digests).
If you have a smartphone, you can install a free QR scanner app on your smartphone and scan the QR code (type of a barcode) printed on any one of the LibTour Audio signs located throughout the Law Library.
If you do not have a smartphone, you can listen to a podcast or download an MP3 of the LibTours at http://libtour.classcaster.net.