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The Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress

Posted by Library Blog on 02/23/2009 at 12:00 AM

Created by an act of Congress in 1914, the Congressional Research Service (formerly called the Legislative Reference Service) of the Library of Congress is charged with serving its legislative needs.  In addition to assisting at every stage of the legislative process, CRS staff analyze and publish reports on issues in the areas of law, economics, foreign affairs, defense, homeland security, public administration, education, healt

Spotlight on HeinOnline!

Posted by Library Blog on 02/16/2009 at 12:00 AM

Available from the Law Library, HeinOnline offers a wide variety of image-based texts (current and archive) for the legal researcher.  Content is continually added to HeinOnline.  The HeinOnline blog contains information on the latest content and enhancements as well as tips for searching and HeinOnline’s Tip-of-the-Week.  You can sign up for e-mail alerts or add the blog to your RSS feed.

Arguing for Fun and Profit

Posted by Hala Furst on 02/12/2009 at 12:00 AM

This past weekend I travelled with five other Moot Court Board members to Regent University in Virginia Beach to participate in their National Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition. We sent two teams, each team consisting of two oralists and one brief writer. For my team, made up of 2Ls, it was the first time any of us had competed outside of the in-house RWU competitions like the 1L Mini Moot and the Esther Clark Competition. Not knowing what to expect, we prepared incessantly, knowing that you can never really anticipate all of the questions a judge will throw your way.

Oh, we’re half way there…

Posted by Regina Curran on 02/10/2009 at 12:00 AM

As of December 19th I, along with my fellow 2L’s, am now half way done with law school. My first response when someone reminds me I’m half way done is pure elation, at 25 I’m excited about the prospect of FINALLY being done with school. However my second response resembles something more like fear, school is all I know and finishing means making decisions about where to go from here. Seems like as good a time as any to (1) remember what brought me to law school in the first place and (2) figure out what to do next.

Oxford Reports on International Law

Posted by Library Blog on 02/09/2009 at 12:00 AM

The Oxford Reports on International Law database is available from the Law Library for access to decisions on public international law issues being decided in domestic courts worldwide and for judgments of international courts, The Oxford Reports on International Courts of General Jurisdiction and the

LegallyMinded.com: the New ABA Social Networking Site!

Posted by Library Blog on 02/02/2009 at 12:00 AM

The ABA now offers a social networking site LegallyMinded.com.  The site is open to both legal professionals and the general public.

Spotlight on the Bureau of National Affairs Labor and Employment Law Library!

Posted by Library Blog on 01/26/2009 at 12:00 AM

The Bureau of National Affairs (BNA) Labor and Employment Law Library is THE DATABASE for timely news and analysis on developments in labor and employment law.  This online library offers collections of cases, statutes, and administrative documents on numerous aspects of labor and employment law.  Topics include fair employment law; individual employment rights law; lab

Forms to Fill-In? You Don’t Need a Typewriter!

Posted by Library Blog on 01/21/2009 at 12:00 AM

Adobe Acrobat Professional 8 software is available in the library computer labs. The software allows you to enable the typewriter feature (indicated by a typewriter icon in the upper right corner of the pdf document once enabled) for use in the Adobe Reader software. With the typewriter feature enabled on a pdf form (such as a bar exam application), you can type in the required information on the form, save it, and edit it as necessary before printing the form.

Matt Jerzyk (‘08): From Labor Organizer, to Blogger, to ProJo Person To Watch in 2009

Posted by David Logan on 01/09/2009 at 10:00 AM

Matt Jerzyk, a Brown-educated union and community organizer, came to Roger Williams Law in the fall 2005 on a “Leadership Scholarship.” That investment has turned out to be a very wise one, as reflected on the front page of a recent edition of the Providence Journal, which identified Matt as one of eight Ocean Staters to watch in 2009.

January

Posted by Hala Furst on 01/07/2009 at 12:00 AM

The month of January derives its name from the Roman god Janus, depicted always as a man with two faces, one looking ahead, and the other behind. It is fitting that this is the month that marks the halfway point for me between the beginning and end of law school. With a year and half under my belt and a year and a half to go, I’m amazed at how my life has been changed, mostly for the better.