Blogs

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.

Your 2009 New Year’s Resolution!

Posted by Library Blog on 01/06/2009 at 12:00 AM

Make it your New Year’s Resolution
To explore a database offered by this institution.

There’s more to research than Westlaw and Lexis
AccessUn, HeinOnline, CCH Tax Research, Foreign Law Guide - Oh my!
You can use your laptop or one of the library’s PCs for access.

So here is the link, explore this wealth of resources;

Testing 1,2,3!

Posted by Kelly Bennett on 12/23/2008 at 12:00 AM

So it’s been a crazy couple of weeks, and now that exams are over, I can take a breath!  It’s hard to explain what exams are like, but I’ll do my best to give you an idea…

Prof. Chung on Bankruptcy Reform

Posted by David Logan on 12/11/2008 at 12:00 AM

photo of Prof John ChungAt the request of U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Associate Professor John Chung testified on the complex problems associated with personal bankruptcies, a pressing issue given the deepening recession. The other witnesses at the hearing were Prof. Robert Lawless from the University of Illinois School of Law, Federal Bankruptcy Judge Thomas Small, and John Rao from the National Consumer Law Center.

How Did I Get Here?

Posted by Hala Furst on 12/08/2008 at 12:00 AM

I look up from the books and it is December 8th already, two days to my first final as a second year student. I can’t believe how quickly this semester has gone by, and I know that I have been remiss in my duty to this blog. But honestly, I haven’t been able to catch even half a breath over the past 4 months. From the time I returned from Europe and starting writing my brief for Moot Court, it has all been one big blur.

Sample Exams!

Posted by Library Blog on 12/03/2008 at 12:00 AM

If you are fortunate, your professor has placed prior exams on Reserve.  Search the Law Library’s WebCatalog by professor or course to locate available exams.  Also, several publications in the Law Library’s Reserve collection contain sample exams along with sample answers.  Here are a few publications to look at if you have time:

Law Library Resources for Career Exploration!

Posted by Library Blog on 11/19/2008 at 12:00 AM

In addition to the services offered by the Office of Career Services for career exploration such as the Annual Legal Career Options Day, the Law Library also has resources for information on career options within the legal profession and alternatives to traditional law firm practice.  These books and others on job searching are shelved in The Law Library’s Career Collection located next to Training Lab 2.  All books in the Law Library’s Career Collection and these books can be checked out of the Law Library for twenty-one days.  Here are some recommended books to read when yo