2016 has been the year of Making a Murderer. For those of you who have not seen or heard of the show, it is ten-part law-related documentary on Netflix about a Wisconsin man named Steven Avery who may or may not be a murderer. It has been compared to the Serial podcast.
If you are a fan of Making a Murderer, you may be interested in other law-related stories:
According to 36 U.S.C. §116, the last Monday in May is Memorial Day. The United States’ most solemn holiday has roots all the way back to the 1800s.
Q: Why did the robot go on summer vacation?
A: He needed to recharge his batteries.
Whether you are spending your summer interning, clerking, or recharging your batteries, if you are away from the RWU Law Library remember that the librarians are still here to take your calls and help with your research.
Bloomberg Law, Lexis, and Westlaw offer summer access to continuing students as explained in our LawGuide Bloomberg/Lexis/Westlaw @ RWU Law: Summer Access.
For the graduating 3Ls, this is undoubtedly one of the most exciting times. You can take off your backpack, put away your highlighters, relax and enjoy the Commencement festivities.
While this is your first time being a law graduate, it is not your first time at a graduation. It is interesting to note that so much about graduation is ritual.
A book came across my desk recently and its title sparked immediate interest. It is called Legally Chocolate: A Confection of Cocoa in the Courts. According to the back of the book, “[e]ach chapter focuses on interesting legal cases or regulations relating to chocolate, using authentic, relevant, and amusing case law and references that are sure to sweeten the reader's experience” (pun intended?).
The good news is that you have made it to exam time and the bad news is that sometimes exam time can be stressful. The library’s collection contains resources in print and online that provide information on how to help manage exam stress.
If you are not a native of Southern New England, you may not be familiar with the details of the Lizzie Borden case. Lizzie Borden allegedly murdered her parents in 1892. A trial, in which Lizzie was acquitted, followed soon thereafter. Lizzie Borden is commemorated by a nursery rhyme, albeit a bloody one:
Lizzie Borden took an axe
And gave her mother forty whacks.
When she saw what she had done,
She gave her father forty-one.
Extended Reading / Exam Period Hours
The week of April 10-16 is National Library Week. National Library Week is the one week a year that we stop and appreciate all things library-related. Here at the RWU Law Library we will be taking time out to express gratitude to our dedicated student library workers, our amazing full-time library staff, and our awesome patrons. Thank you all!