Blogs

Prof. Emily Sack - Reforming Domestic Violence Law

Posted by David Logan on 07/02/2009 at 12:00 AM

One of the stars of the RWU Law faculty is Emily Sack, who has already earned a national reputation for her work on a broad array of domestic violence issues.

Prof. Teitz Testifies on Suing Foreign Manufacturers to the Senate Judiciary Committee

Posted by David Logan on 05/28/2009 at 12:00 AM

One of the vexing problems associated with globalization is what to do when an American consumer is injured by a product manufactured by a foreign manufacturer. Prof. Louise Ellen Teitz recently testified on these complex issues before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, and she was a natural choice because she has taught and written about transnational litigation for over two decades.

Library Hours for Summer Session!

Posted by Library Blog on 05/19/2009 at 12:00 AM

The Law Library Summer Session Hours (May 26 - July 16) are as follows:
Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m
Sunday Noon - 5:00 p.m.

The Law Library will be closed on July 3 and July 4.

Casemaker 2.1 - a free legal research service offered by State Bar Associations!

Posted by Library Blog on 05/04/2009 at 12:00 AM

Casemaker is a free legal research service for state bar associations and their members.  Currently 28 of the 50 state bar associations subscribe to the Casemaker service.  You will be happy to learn that the state bar associations offering the Casemaker service include Connecticut,

Can You Call Them Finals When You Still Have Another Year Left?

Posted by Hala Furst on 05/03/2009 at 12:00 AM

Answer: sigh.... unfortunately, yes.

It’s that time of year again, kiddies, and once again I’m fighting the urge to run down to the patio at Aidans, enjoy the beautiful weather in the East Bay, and pretend that I didn’t decide to come to law school. Some days I wake up, look around, and ask myself why the heck I decided to spend my mid-twenties slaving away in front of a computer, prisoner to my own need for perfection.

L.O.I.S. Primary Law Library!

Posted by Library Blog on 04/27/2009 at 12:00 AM

If you are working for an attorney or firm this summer, consider signing up for free access to the L.O.I.S. Primary Law Library offered by Loislaw.  Loislaw is part of Wolters Kluwer Law and Business, the second largest provider of content to the legal market with divisions including Aspen Publishers (publishers of the Examples and Explanations series) and CCH.  Unlike LexisNexis and Westlaw, the L.O.I.S. Primary Law Library is free to law school students who work for attorneys and firms while still in law school.

It’s law school…Everyone’s got an opinion

Posted by Regina Curran on 04/23/2009 at 12:00 AM

We are a week away from finals and just finished registering for classes, its this time of year more than others that everyone has a tip for you and your success. There are plenty of theories about which classes to take, how best to study, and the best ways to ensure you pass the bar the first time around. Generally speaking I have listened to these thoughts because they are shared by well-meaning people who truly want to offer you their experiences. At the end of the day, for me anyways, I more or less do what I want.

Spotlight on CCH Internet Research Network!

Posted by Library Blog on 04/20/2009 at 12:00 AM

CCH (Commerce Clearing House) has been a leading publisher since 1913.  THE CCH Internet Research Network provides numerous virtual “mini”research libraries on a range of legal subject areas as detailed below.  Under each topic, the researcher has access to the full text or summaries of pertinent statutes, case law and agency rules and regulations as well as scholarly and expert analysis and relevant practice tools (such as forms).  Unlike free web resources, the information is updated and enhanced 24/7 with the latest primary source materials and analysis of developments in

Prof. Cahill Joins Justice Ginsburg at Major Symposium

Posted by David Logan on 04/16/2009 at 12:00 AM

Last week, our own Courtney Cahill participated in a symposium on Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s jurisprudence, held at the Ohio State University. The program drew legal luminaries from across the country, including Cynthia Estlund (NYU), Pam Karlan (Stanford), Kenneth Karst (UCLA), Martha Nussbaum (Chicago), Reva Siegel (Yale), Chris Slobogin (Vanderbilt), Wendy Williams (Georgetown), and Tobias Wolff (Penn). What made this a unique experience was the rare opportunity to join in a discussion of a sitting justice’s jurisprudence with the justice in attendance.

BNA Tax and Accounting Center

Posted by Library Blog on 04/13/2009 at 12:00 AM

One of the leading online tools for tax research is the BNA Tax and Accounting Center, available through the Law Library.  The researcher can access the text of the tax code and court cases, text of IRS proposed and finalized regulations, Treasury Decisions, and other IRS materials.  To make clear what can be confusing, expert commentary is provided.  The BNA Tax and Accounting Center is frequently updated with news about the latest developments in federal and state taxation.