Blogs

30 Minutes to Understanding the Digest!

Posted by Library Blog on 09/24/2008 at 12:00 AM

OMG!  Having a mini-meltdown because your Legal Methods professor has asked you to search a digest for cases?  Do not despair!
Help is only 30 minutes away!  Plan to attend a 30 minute session on digest research conducted by Associate Law Librarian Lucinda Harrison-Cox. 
Three 30 minute sessions will be held in Training Lab 1 on the following dates and times:

Monday, September 29th at 11:30
Tuesday, September 30th at 11:30
Tuesday, September 30th at 1:00

Off to a Running Start!

Posted by Kelly Bennett on 09/20/2008 at 12:00 AM

Orientation seems like it’s a million years away!

Westlaw Student Reps!

Posted by Library Blog on 09/18/2008 at 12:00 AM

Second-year student Casey Lee is the new Westlaw student rep with third-year student Katherine “Kathy” Sulentic continuing as a Westlaw student rep for the 2007-08 academic year.

LexisNexis Student Reps!

Posted by Library Blog on 09/17/2008 at 12:00 AM

Second-year students Sara Mazzochi and Alexandra “Lexi” Nolin were recently hired as LexisNexis student reps.  Their job responsibilities include helping or training anyone who needs help at RWUSOL in LexisNexis products and research techniques, making sure the LexisNexis equipment, including the printers, run as they should, assisting our LexisNexis Representative Steve Albro with anything he might need and conducting marketing events throughout the course of the year. In order to better acquaint you with them, here is some interesting information about each one!

Meta-Studying

Posted by Hala Furst on 09/15/2008 at 12:00 AM

Meta-Studying

So as I lay on my futon, reading a literal mountain of cases, watching Raising the Bar on TNT, I realize two things:
1. Zach Morris needs a better hairdresser, and
2. I have gone through the looking glass.

LexisNexis and Westlaw Training for First-Year Students!

Posted by Library Blog on 09/10/2008 at 12:00 AM

The Main Computer Lab and Training Lab 1 will be used closed for first-year LexisNexis and Westlaw training sessions on the following
dates and times:

Wednesdays - September 10, 17, and 24 and October 1

9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Thursdays - September 11, 18, and 25 and October 2

10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Orientation

Posted by Kelly Bennett on 09/08/2008 at 12:00 AM

Orientation is over, and classes have gotten underway; but before I get into that, I’d like to tell you a little bit about orientation, and what you can expect.

Catching a Breath

Posted by Hala Furst on 09/07/2008 at 12:00 AM

The second year has started off at a record pace. Already we’re two weeks in, one week which was short, in fact, and I’m once again up to my eyeballs in school work, extracurriculars and clubs, and the added stress of second year: the job search. I barely feel like I had a summer this year, and already I’m looking for a job for next summer. This is kind of ludicrous, really, when you think about it. After one year of law school I’m supposed to know what kind of law I want to practice, where I want to practice, how I want to practice, all of it.

Study Aids in the Law Library!

Posted by Library Blog on 09/03/2008 at 12:00 AM

In addition to the CALI tutorials, the Law Library’s collection has various study aids on numerous legal subject areas.  These study aids include the nutshells and hornbooks published by Thomson/West.  Other study aids are published by LexisNexis and Aspen Publishers.  LexisNexis publishes the “Understanding...” series and Aspen Publishers publishes the Examples and Explanations series.  Foundation Press, an independent affiliate of Thomson/West, also publishes the Concepts and Insights series on various areas of the law.

Introduction

Posted by Kelly Bennett on 08/28/2008 at 12:00 AM

Hi everyone, and welcome to Roger Williams Univeristy Law School’s admissions site!  As a potential or incoming student, you probably have a ton of questions about what to expect when you get to law school.  You are not alone!  I hope that I can fill you in on the joys and challenges of being a first year law student, and maybe answer some of your questions before you arrive.