Are You Prepared for Practice?

Posted by Library Blog on 01/23/2015 at 05:55 PM

The spring semester is well underway and soon you will head out to summer or permanent placements at law firms, government offices, and non-profits. Perhaps you are thinking of starting your own practice with a few friends or as a solo practitioner.

Consider the following scenarios:

New Faces in the Law Library

Posted by Library Blog on 01/16/2015 at 04:26 PM

As we promised in our New Year, New in the Law Library post, we now introduce you to two new librarians whom you might see at the reference desk.

Job Hunting? Check These Out!

Posted by Library Blog on 01/09/2015 at 01:00 PM

As the New Year starts, we all love new things in our lives that can help us achieve our goals. Here two resources to consider as you work toward your career goals:

New Year, New In the Library

Posted by Library Blog on 01/02/2015 at 09:25 AM

From all of us in the library, Happy New Year and Welcome Back!  We hope you had a happy, healthy, and relaxing holiday break. 

The phrase “New Year, New You” has become synonymous with the month of January.  In the spirit of that phrase, here are some highlights of new and improved services and activities at the law library. 

First up:

Before and Beyond Phil West’s Secrets and Scandals

Posted by Library Blog on 11/21/2014 at 11:54 AM

In addition to Secrets and Scandals: Reforming Rhode Island 1986-2006 (KFR405 .W47 2014), by former executive director of Common Cause Rhode Island Phil West, the Law Library has some great reads on Rhode Island history! 

Noted Rhode Island historian Patrick T. Conley is author and or editor of several books covering Rhode Island’s unique constitutional history as well as its significant players.  Among the books authored by Mr. Conley are the following:     

Your RWU Law Support Team

Posted by Library Blog on 11/13/2014 at 09:14 AM

As you approach the fall end of the semester “Red Zone,” you are now extremely busy completing projects/papers and studying for final exams.  You want to score big for all your hard work!   To make your end- of- the- semester activities more efficient and less stressful, be sure to avail yourself of the resources of the Academic Success Program directed by Kathryn Thompson, the Writing Specialist Kim Baker, and the

Career Exploration

Posted by Library Blog on 11/06/2014 at 11:59 AM

The Law Library augments the resources of the Office of Career Development by purchasing numerous books on legal specialties and alternatives to law practice.  There are publications for resumes, cover letters, and interviewing/networking as well.  Several books on legal careers from the Law Library’s Career Collection (adjacent to the Print Center) are displayed on the bookcases in the library.

Books currently displayed are:



Posted by Library Blog on 10/31/2014 at 09:39 AM

November 4, the day for state-wide voting in the general election in Rhode Island, is fast approaching!  To be in compliance with the state’s Voter ID law, learn more about acceptable forms of ID at the Office of the Secretary of State’s Rhode Island Voter Information Handbook 2014.  The Handbook contains information about voting procedures and the text of the state referenda.

A Busy Fall at the MAI

Posted by Julia Wyman on 10/17/2014 at 05:05 PM

It has been a busy fall at the Marine Affairs Institute! 

Meet the Bay Trip

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Posted by Library Blog on 10/16/2014 at 05:06 PM

Domestic Violence Awareness Month evolved from the first Day of Unity observed in October, 1981 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.  The first Domestic Violence Awareness Month was observed in October 1987.  In 1989 the first Domestic Violence Awareness Month Commemorative Legislation was passed by the U.S. Congress with such legislation passed annually.