Blogs

Tax Profs’ Movie Recommendations for Law Students!

Posted by Library Blog on 04/06/2009 at 12:00 AM

For all you fans of the Internal Revenue Code and movies, here is a noteworthy posting to the ABA Journal website authored by Debra Cassens Weiss:

Few movies involve taxes as a central plot element, but that hasn’t stopped members of the TaxProf Listserv from offering their tax film recommendations for law students.

A Capital Trip

Posted by Regina Curran on 04/03/2009 at 12:00 AM

This past weekend a group of 2L honors students had the opportunity to take a trip to Washington DC. As part of the US Supreme Court Cases class we attended arguments at the Supreme Court, met with Justice Alito and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, and toured the Capital building. We prepared for the trip by reading the briefs for Travelers Indemnity Co. v. Bailey and then hearing about the finer points of this bankruptcy case from Professor Chung.

72 More Hours in DC

Posted by Hala Furst on 04/03/2009 at 12:00 AM

Looks like I’ve been remiss in my blogging duties. I looked back and saw that I haven’t posted anything since February, and so much has happened since then. The Public Interest Auction, Barrister’s Ball, Spring Break, and just last weekend, a trip to DC to hear arguments in front of the Supreme Court and meet Justice Alito and Senator Whitehouse.

Study Aids for Sales and Secured Transactions Courses!

Posted by Library Blog on 03/30/2009 at 12:00 AM

The Uniform Commercial Code is the basis for several courses taught here at the law school.  To help demystify UCC Article 2 Sales and UCC Article 9 Secured Transactions, here are some study aids available in the Law Library’s collection.

UCC Article 2 Sales study aids are Sales and Leases: Examples and Explanations (4th ed. on Reserve, KF915 .Z9 B76 2006), Sales and Leases of Goods in a Nutshell (4th ed. Reserve, KF915 .Z9 S7 2003) and Understanding Sales and Leases of Goods (Reserve, KF915 .L395 1996 and Reserve, KF915 .L395 1999).

Cover Letters and Resumes!

Posted by Library Blog on 03/23/2009 at 12:00 AM

In addition to the resources of the Office of Career Services, the Law Library’s Career collection located on the shelves adjacent to Training Lab 2 has publications on cover letters and resumes.  You can check out these publications in addition to the other publications in the Career collection for three weeks.

Best Resumes and CVs for International Jobs: Your Passport to the Global Job Market (HF5383 .K685 2002) by Ronald L. Krannich and Wendy S. Enelow offers advice for those desiring to employment outside the U.S.

Networking!

Posted by Library Blog on 03/16/2009 at 12:00 AM

The Office of Career Services and the various law school student organizations provide numerous opportunities for students to network with various legal professionals.  In order to learn more about networking, here are some publications in the Law Library’s Career Collection collection on the shelves adjacent to Training Lab 2.
A Lawyer’s Guide to Networking by Susan R. Sneider (KF316.5 .S64 2006)
Ask the Career Counselors : Answers for Lawyers on Their Lives and Life’s Work by Kathy Morris and Jill Eckert (KF297.Z9 M667 2003)

Spotlight on The Making of Modern Law: Legal Treatises 1800 - 1926!

Posted by Library Blog on 03/09/2009 at 12:00 AM

The Making of Modern Law database offers access to the full-text of 22,000 British and American treatises (amounting to more than 10 million pages) published between 1800 to 1926.  These treatises can be browsed by author or by title.  Conducting a basic search enables the researcher to look for search terms in keywords, subject, author, title, and full-text.  Advanced searching allows the researcher to narrow a search to more precise fields (e.g. index) and subjects (e.g.

Spring flies by…and opportunities for networking and learning abound

Posted by Regina Curran on 03/05/2009 at 12:00 AM

It seems like I just turned around and it was March. I don’t know if its job searching, the two three day weekends we had, or just longing for summer, but spring semester feels faster than fall.  This weekend is Barrister’s Ball (or law prom as we sometimes call it) and then in a week and a half we’ll be off for spring break.

Lizzie Borden!

Posted by Library Blog on 03/02/2009 at 12:00 AM

Arguably Fall River’s most notorious citizen comes to life in Lizzie Borden Live, the one-woman play being performed March 13, 14, and 15 at the Columbus Theatre in Providence.

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