More National Coverage for RWU Scholarly Productive Study

Posted by David Logan on 04/26/2012 at 02:16 PM

The fifth edition of a RWU’s ranking of law school scholarly productivity has been released, and again the data is being picked up by influential blogs across the Internet, including Brian Leiter's Law School Report and Paul Caron's TaxProf Blog.

Getting "Hands On" Experience in Marine Law: the RWU Sea Grant Law Fellows

Posted by David Logan on 04/24/2012 at 02:20 PM

The RWU Law Marine Affairs Institute and Rhode Island Sea Grant recently celebrated the accomplishments of the Sea Grant Law Fellows at the second annual Law Fellow Colloquium, held at the University of Rhode Island's Bay Campus.  The Colloquium showcased the work of the fourteen Law Fellows on eighteen projects, ranging from the development of renewable energy to determining public access  to the water in the town of Warren, for clients from Rhode Island, Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Washington, D.C.

Bloomberg Law

Posted by Library Blog on 04/19/2012 at 03:43 PM

Bloomberg Law is free for law school faculty, staff, and students.  Access for students is not limited during the summer and graduates retain access for 6 months after graduation.  The Bloomberg Law service offers primary legal materials and a citator (like Shepard’s or Keycite), but its significant coverage of secondary and practice materials makes Bloomberg Law a great product to explore while you’re in school.  Some of these secondary sources include books and treatises from the ABA and Practising Law Institute, plus a variety of BNA reports, treatises, manuals, and practi

3L Eden Sears Wins Homeless Legal Clinic Award

Posted by David Logan on 04/17/2012 at 09:24 AM

Eden SearsI am thrilled to congratulate Eden Sears on being the first law student to win the RI Coalition for the Homeless’ Legal Clinic Award- an award usually presented to seasoned attorneys. At the awards luncheon on March 24, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse presented Eden with the award for her dedication and commitment to working at the Homeless Legal Clinics.

Tune In: Top Legal Podcasts

Posted by Library Blog on 04/13/2012 at 04:04 PM

Take a break from reading about the law and instead listen to a podcast about the law!  There are hundreds of freely available podcasts on law and law-related topics for law students and legal professionals. 

Here are some recommended legal podcasts by Legal Productivity described in its November 15, 2011 blog post.

RWU Law "Jocks" Score in Softball and Soccer

Posted by David Logan on 04/13/2012 at 10:20 AM

At RWU law, we are proud of the accomplishments of our students in the classroom, but also on the playing fields. Below is a dispatch from (3L) Tim Grimes, recapping an “Elite Eight” finish at the national law school softball championship, followed by a summary of RWU success at a regional soccer tournament, provided by 1L Nathaniel Peterson.

Law Reviews from Across the Country Gather at RWU Law

Posted by David Logan on 04/11/2012 at 08:52 AM

RWU was honored to host the Annual Meeting of the National Conference of Law Reviews, which brought almost 300 of the brightest law students from around the country to RI for 3 days of networking, discussing how to adapt publications to the digital age, and topics like whether it is advantageous to have a “local law” issue. Check out the Conference Program

Tackling the Hot Button Issues: Students Discuss the Death Penalty and Racial Profiling

Posted by David Logan on 04/04/2012 at 04:10 PM

In recent weeks RWU law students organized programs focusing on the deaths of two black men, Troy Davis, executed by the state of Georgia, and Trayvon Martin, killed by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Florida. Understandably, law students are deeply concerned with the issues raised by these cases, including the death penalty and racial profiling.

The World at Your Finger Tips: International Law Research at the RWU Law Library

Posted by Library Blog on 04/04/2012 at 02:01 PM

The Law Library’s resources for international law research include cases, treaties, scholarly works, news, career publications, and links to top websites.   You can use the WebCatalog to locate items by keyword, title, author or subject. 

HeinOnline, Bloomberg BNA International Trade Reporter, and Oxford Scholarship Online are among the many varied Law Library resources for researching international law.