Blog + Law = Blawg!

Posted by Library Blog on 02/17/2011 at 03:48 PM

In the tradition of great word contractions (i.e. Brangelina, spork, bridezilla) comes the blawg, or law-related blog. One place to find over 3,000 blawgs is the ABA Journal Blawg Directory. This website allows you to search these blawgs by topic, author type, region or law school. Every year the ABA Journal ranks the top 100 Blawgs (see 4th Annual ABA Journal Blawg 100).

Movin' on Up, but Reaching Back

Posted by David Logan on 02/15/2011 at 10:16 AM

photo of Jason Van Volkenburgh

Jason and Mark in the FGX Distribution Center


Prof. Goldstein in National Spotlight for Tea Party Expertise

Posted by David Logan on 02/11/2011 at 11:25 AM

Prof. Jared Goldstein photoOne of the most eclectic members of the RWU Law faculty is Jared Goldstein, as his scholarship in leading law reviews has touched on invasive species, the tradeoff between national security and the welfare of whales, the habeas corpus rights of GITMO detainees, and free exercise of religion claims.

Over 225,000 Titles in the Law Library Collection!

Posted by Library Blog on 02/11/2011 at 10:40 AM

In addition to the variety of online databases, the Law Library’s collection contains over 225,000 titles in all formats! Materials represented include:

Institute Excellence

Posted by David Logan on 02/09/2011 at 10:33 AM

photo of Liz Tobin TylerRWU Law has many strengths, as any reader of this blog knows, and two are officially recognized in our Feinstein Institute for Legal Service and our Marine Affairs Institute. Both centers of excellence are staffed by superb lawyers, sponsor important programs, and provide our students with excellent, and unique, opportunities for experiential learning.


Posted by Library Blog on 02/04/2011 at 03:31 PM

With all of the political unrest in Egypt, you might be interested in learning more about the politics and laws of Egypt. The RWU Law Library can be a great resource for international legal research, and the current situation in Egypt can be the beginning of your journey into our international law resources:

Another Event-filled MLK Week

Posted by David Logan on 02/04/2011 at 01:54 PM

RWU Law has a tradition of celebrating the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday with a series of events and activities consistent with his dream of inclusiveness, and 2011 was no exception.

The week began with a “Day On,” where members of the RWU Law community are encouraged to celebrate the King Holiday by engaging in community services projects. This year’s service opportunity was a project with City Year, where over 400 volunteers participated in projects throughout Providence.

Adding Strength to Strength: New Faculty Hires

Posted by David Logan on 01/28/2011 at 02:07 PM

Susan HeymanI am very proud of the terrific faculty we have assembled at RWU Law, and this year’s hiring cycle has again yielded gold.

RWU Alum and Prof Square Off over Access to Public Records

Posted by David Logan on 01/28/2011 at 12:31 PM

Michael Yelnosky

A Goodbye and A Hello

Posted by Library Blog on 01/28/2011 at 12:00 AM

The RWU School of Law Library staff recently said “Goodbye” to the Associate Dean for Library and Information Services and Professor of Law, Gail Winson.  After serving as the law library’s director from 1993 to 2010, Ms. Winson decided it was time to retire.  Ms. Winson will still continue to be involved with the law school community as Professor of Law Emeritus.