Attention Law Students! Are You Looking for Better Bandwidth?

Posted by Library Blog on 03/04/2011 at 03:57 PM

Connect to the Students1 (Students1 SSID) wireless network, instead of the Public wireless network for better bandwidth. The Students1 wireless network uses the same username and password as the old "Students" Wireless Network.

Feeling unprepared about legal research?

Posted by Library Blog on 03/04/2011 at 03:44 PM

Legal research is as much art as science; it calls for strategy as well as serendipity. There are many approaches to legal research, and there is no single, or best way to conduct legal research. Methods vary according to the nature of the problem and depend on the researcher’s subject expertise and research skills.

- Fundamentals of Legal Research, 9th Edition by Steven M. Barkan, Roy M. Mersky and Donald J. Dunn(Reserve, KF 240 .J32 2009)

Mediation Competition - supposedly not an oxymoron.

Posted by William Wray on 03/01/2011 at 11:10 AM

I'm off to Newark this Friday for a 'Representation in Mediation' competition. Newark probably wouldn't be my top destination city, but I have heard it's a lot like New York. Phonetically.


Important ways in which it differs:


1. Its streets are not what dreams are made of;

9th Circuit Clerk, a VAP at Fordham, to Join Law Faculty

Posted by David Logan on 03/01/2011 at 12:00 AM

image of Bela August WalkerI am delighted to announce the hiring of another excellent lawyer to our faculty.  Bela August Walker comes to Roger Williams from Fordham Law School, where she has been a Visiting Assistant Professor for the past two years.  Bela has a sterling string of credentials: a cum laude gra

Top Massachusetts Lawyers Join RWU Law Senior Staff

Posted by David Logan on 02/25/2011 at 01:17 PM

I am delighted to report that we have made two key additions to the Senior Administration of the School of Law: Raquel Ortiz will be the new Assistant Dean of Library and Information Services while Deborah Johnson will be on board later this month as Director of Diversity.

Federal Career Opportunities

Posted by Library Blog on 02/24/2011 at 10:18 AM

If you are thinking about employment with the federal government, the Law Library’s Career collection has several publications worth checking out. These publications contain descriptions of various positions within numerous agencies. Sample resumes and cover letters are included. Detailed attention is given to the required KSA (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities) statement and questionnaire and other supporting documents.

For federal employment generally:

RWU Hosts Hi-Level Debate about Ethics in the Criminal Justice Context

Posted by David Logan on 02/23/2011 at 01:11 PM

The public is always primed for debate about the ethics of lawyers in the criminal justice system.  Champions of efficient law enforcement sometimes feel that criminal defense attorneys attuned to zealous advocacy push the envelope into outright deception.  Criminal defense attorneys vigorously dispute this claim, and observe that law enforcement officials often engage in deception, from undercover operations to interrogators assuring an unwitting suspect of the benefits of a confession.  The SOL hosted an American Bar Association  program exploring these issues featurin

Relationships in Law School - To Have or Not to Have - That is the Question

Posted by Heather O'Connor on 02/22/2011 at 12:17 AM

A few of the big questions coming into law school are "Will my relationship last?" or "Should I date while in law school?" Each person and situation is different so there is no answer that is going to apply to every person. A lot of this depends on the commitment level you have towards that other person and their commitment level towards you; that really seems to be the key to making or breaking your relationship during law school. Law school is a lot of pressure and it takes up a lot of your time, as do relationships. So what did I do to help answer this question?

RWU Law: Opinion Leaders, All Over the Field

Posted by David Logan on 02/18/2011 at 09:53 AM

photo of Mary Holper

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).