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Follow Legal News and Developments from Around the Globe with the Global Legal Monitor!

Posted by Library Blog on 02/17/2010 at 12:00 AM

The Global Legal Monitor is an online publication of the Law Library of Congress.  It covers legal news and developments worldwide and is updated frequently.  Information contained in the Global Legal Monitor is derived from official national legal publications, press sources and the Library of Congress Global Legal Information Network.  The Library of Congress Global Legal Information Network is a p

Jury Duty Calls

Posted by Heather O'Connor on 02/12/2010 at 01:39 PM

Since the day I turned 18, I couldn’t wait to be called for Jury Duty.  In 1999, the day finally came.  I received my little Juror’s Card in the mail informing me I had been selected to serve.  I felt as though I had just won the lottery!  I had been SELECTED!!!  (No calling me dork or any of the other names you’re thinking in your head right now.)  There was one problem though.  The date I was scheduled to serve was very soon after my second child’s due date.  I could have checked that little box that claimed I wanted to reschedule, but nope, I was f

Getting Called On

Posted by Heather O'Connor on 02/12/2010 at 01:26 PM

The first few weeks, or maybe even months of getting called on was scary.  I was envious of those people that could be in the hot seat and it seemed like just an ordinary conversation between them and the professor.  That person is not me.   Whenever I get called on – correction, whenever I hear the professor even start to say, “Ms. .

2009 Bar Pass Wrap Up

Posted by David Logan on 02/12/2010 at 12:00 AM

The results are in for the 2009 bar exams, and once again RWU Law grads performed at a very high level.   Of the 140 members of the Class of 2009 that sat for the July bar exam in our top five states (in order: Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey), 129 passed at least one bar exam – for an overall pass rate of 92%.

Our first time pass rate for the July 2009 bar exam for all graduates of RWU Law in these key states was equally impressive.

93%  Massachusetts    

Spotlight on CCH Intelliconnect

Posted by Library Blog on 02/10/2010 at 12:00 AM

A representative from CCH will be available in the Main Computer Lab on Wednesday, February 24 between 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. to offer quick demos of and answer questions about CCH Intelliconnect. 

Why I am Here at RWU

Posted by Heather O'Connor on 02/04/2010 at 02:43 PM

I figure I should start this little writing journey by telling you about why I am in law school, and why I chose to spend the three years of my law school career at RWU. 

The Restatements

Posted by Library Blog on 02/04/2010 at 12:00 AM

During your study of courses your professors might mention or you might read references to the Restatements.

Third Annual Faculty Scholarly Productivity Survey Again Goes Viral

Posted by David Logan on 02/03/2010 at 12:00 AM

Image of Top 50 brochureSeveral years ago, Associate Dean Michael Yelnosky embarked on a study that would capture one important (and objective) measure of the quality of a law school: how often its faculty published in the most prestigious law journals.

Grades…Jobs…Second Semester….oh my!

Posted by Peter Eraca on 02/01/2010 at 01:25 PM

The beginning of the second semester is probably one of the most stressful of all. While you would think the first semester “end game” of exams would be (and don’t get me wrong, it is), finding out how you did on those exams is unnerving. Unlike being an undergrad, our grades don’t get posted until January. What I find amazing at times is that, like undergrad, students seem to have various methods (or mind-sets) of checking their grades.

Free Legal Research Resource for Law Students - L.O.I.S. Primary Law Library

Posted by Library Blog on 01/29/2010 at 12:00 AM

The Law Library provides free access to the L.O.I.S. Primary Law Library to all currently enrolled students.  The L.O.I.S. Primary Law Library offers full-text access to federal and state cases, statutes, administrative regulations, and court rules.  Cases and statutes may be retrieved by citation and cases by party names.  There is keyword and field searching of documents.  Free 24/7 technical support is provided.  Content is continually being added.