Blogs

Representing the Indigent

Posted by Larry Ritchie on 09/26/2014 at 10:47 AM

Keeping abreast of the criminal justice and evidence areas of the law can be a time-consuming proposition for a law professor.  Of course, I regularly read the Criminal Law Reporter and other periodicals.  However, being a member of the Criminal Justice Act Panel of Attorneys representing indigents in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit is an effective and satisfying way to keep current while also providing a service to the most needy and also, hopefully, to the courts. 

Practice Makes Perfect

Posted by Raquel Ortiz on 09/22/2014 at 10:12 AM

Attorneys maintain their knowledge of the law and legal practice skills through continuing legal education.

As 1Ls, law students begin to learn how to think and write like a lawyer, the foundations of the law, and basic legal research.  The library offers three instructional programs that supplement and augment first year legal research instruction, designed to help "practice make perfect" for legal research and office technology skills.

Pot Luck for Public Interest!

Posted by Laurie Barron on 09/15/2014 at 09:58 AM

How many students, alumni, faculty and staff can fit into the neither small nor large backyard of the Barron-Yelnosky home for the Fall Public Interest Pot Luck dinner?  Turns out at least 112. 

We'll Always Need Tax Lawyers...

Posted by Anthony Santoro on 09/08/2014 at 10:59 AM

Taxation! 

The mere thought is enough to strike fear into the hearts and minds of law students. Yet a hardy band of RWU grads has found that tax law can offer a promising career path. It does require some extra effort, though. In the years since I returned to full-time teaching, thirty or so of our graduates have moved on to earn LL.M.s in Taxation from some of the best graduate tax programs in the country – B.U., Villanova, Georgetown, Florida and Miami, among others.  This fall, two more RWU grads are joining that group.

Stress Management

Posted by Library Blog on 04/22/2016 at 08:25 AM

The good news is that you have made it to exam time and the bad news is that sometimes exam time can be stressful. The library’s collection contains resources in print and online that provide information on how to help manage exam stress.

In(famous) Murder Cases

Posted by Library Blog on 04/14/2016 at 03:21 PM

If you are not a native of Southern New England, you may not be familiar with the details of the Lizzie Borden case. Lizzie Borden allegedly murdered her parents in 1892. A trial, in which Lizzie was acquitted, followed soon thereafter. Lizzie Borden is commemorated by a nursery rhyme, albeit a bloody one:

Lizzie Borden took an axe
And gave her mother forty whacks.
When she saw what she had done,
She gave her father forty-one.

Library News: Week of April 18, 2016

Posted by Library Blog on 04/14/2016 at 02:11 PM

Extended Reading / Exam Period Hours

Love your Library!

Posted by Library Blog on 04/08/2016 at 09:52 AM

The week of April 10-16 is National Library Week. National Library Week is the one week a year that we stop and appreciate all things library-related. Here at the RWU Law Library we will be taking time out to express gratitude to our dedicated student library workers, our amazing full-time library staff, and our awesome patrons. Thank you all!

Library News: Week of April 11, 2016

Posted by Library Blog on 04/08/2016 at 09:13 AM

Celebrate National Library Week

National Library Week 2016National Library Week is the one week a year that we stop and appreciate all things library-related. Join us as we take time this week to express gratitude to our dedicated student library workers, our awesome patrons, and our always ready to help you full-time library staff.

Blindspot

Posted by Library Blog on 04/01/2016 at 01:43 PM

On Thursday, April 14, 2016 from 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm the RWU School of Law presents its seventh lecture in the Thurgood Marshall Memorial Lecture Series.