Blogs

Spotlight on Bureau of National Affairs’ U.S. Law Week Database!

Posted by Library Blog on 09/25/2009 at 12:00 AM

During the academic year, all students receive a weekly email from the Associate Law Librarian Lucinda Harrison-Cox containing highlights from BNA’s U.S. Law Week database.  Updated weekly, BNA’s U.S. Law Week is the premier database for news about recently decided federal and state cases and activities of the federal agencies.  Also included within the database is legal news about the President and the U.S. Congress.

Sea Grant Law Fellows Tackle Marine and Coastal Law Projects

Posted by David Logan on 09/22/2009 at 12:00 AM

In partnership with the Rhode Island Sea Grant College Program, the RWU Marine Affairs Institute hires law students as Sea Grant Law Fellows to conduct legal research and analysis for government agencies, industry and non-profit organizations like local governments. Fellows work on timely legal issues, honing their legal research and writing skills while acquiring hands-on application of classroom knowledge.

Environmentally-friendly printing!

Posted by Library Blog on 09/18/2009 at 12:00 AM

As you use LexisNexis and Westlaw for your legal research, the Law Library staff encourages you to reduce the amount of paper you print from the LexisNexis and the Westlaw printers located in the Law Library’s Print Center.

For starters, consider using the double-sided LexisNexis printer (label # 710305) or the double-sided Westlaw printer (label #S5443).

Both LexisNexis and Westlaw enable you to print a cite list of your research results or restrict the portions (also referred to as “fields”) of the document(s) to view which in turn will limit what you print.

It Happened Again

Posted by Hala Furst on 09/16/2009 at 12:00 AM

I’m trying to plan a party at my house, just an informal gathering of some friends, some food, some wine, and delightful conversation. But when I got out my day planner, lo and behold, once again my weekends are chock full from here until November. I don’t really know how it happens. One week my date book is full of vast, open expanses of white paper, the next week, I have to double book things. In the next 6 weeks, I’m going to take a trip to Iceland and the UK, head to Washington, D.C.

Public Interest Students Received Accolades this Summer

Posted by David Logan on 09/15/2009 at 12:00 AM

As you may remember from a previous blog (“Experiential Learning,” June 23, 2009), twenty-eight RWU Law students were awarded Feinstein Institute Summer Stipends (ranging from $2500 to $3500) to enable them to work in the public sector, and eight more received grants from the Equal Justice Works Summer Corps.  I am confident that they all had great experiences, i

Reference Assistance!

Posted by Library Blog on 09/11/2009 at 12:00 AM

Do you....

Need help with researching cases or statutes?  Writing a paper for a class but do not have a clue as to where to begin your research?  Citation questions?  Difficulty using Westlaw or LexisNexis?  Wondering if the law library’s collection has a particular book? 

Don’t be shy, ask the Reference Librarian on duty to help you with these questions!

Follow RWU Law on Facebook

Posted by David Logan on 09/11/2009 at 12:00 AM

The School of Law is always striving to use technology to reach the broadest audience with news about our terrific faculty, staff, students, alums, and programs.  In the last few years, our Admissions Office has used Facebook to communicate with our incoming class with much success. 

Golf, for a Good Cause

Posted by David Logan on 09/08/2009 at 12:00 AM

The Law Alumni Association’s 10th Annual Golf Tournament at Cranston Country Club is in the books and it was another terrific event.  The heat and humidity did not stop alumni, faculty, staff, and friends from taking part in a fun day that included golf, (way too much) great food and drink, prizes, a raffle, and a silent auction.  The winners of the “best ball” competition were P.K.

The good, the bad, and the familiar

Posted by Kelly Bennett on 09/05/2009 at 12:00 AM

Walking back into school after being away a few months is strange-- there are familiar faces, and the building itself looks the same, but something feels different.  Maybe I’m different.  Maybe it has something to do with knowing what to expect, and being a little more ready for it this year than last year. It’s definitely good to be back. 

1L Westlaw and LexisNexis Training

Posted by Library Blog on 09/01/2009 at 12:00 AM

Westlaw training sessions will be held September 8 through September 11.  All Westlaw training sessions are in the Main Computer Lab

Introductory LexisNexis training sessions for half of the 1L class will be conducted September 9 through September 11 in the Training Lab (adjacent to the Reference Desk) with the remaining 1L class receiving training on September 16 and September 17 in the Main Computer Lab. 

Advanced LexisNexis training sessions for the 1Ls will be held in the Main Computer Lab on September 23, September 24 and September 25.