Exams are back. Meh. I just can’t get that excited about them. I don’t know why I’m lacking the requisite fear, I really have no right to be this calm. Maybe I’m just fooling myself, staving off the panic. Or maybe it’s that I’ve done this once before, and I survived, so I know I’ll be ok. Which is not to say I’ll do well, just that I might not die on the inside. Personally, I think most of it has to do with the fact that Spring has come to Lil’ Rhody, and it is BEAUTIFUL outside.
As the end of classes draws near and studying for exams begins, here is reminder regarding the Room Reservation Policy. Groups of two or more students may reserve one room in advance for one three hour block of time per day. The names of at least two group members must be legibly printed on the reservation sheet.
Reading and Exam Period Hours (April 23 - May 10)
Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - Midnight
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - Midnight
Sunday, 9:00 a.m. - Midnight
Saturday, May 10, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Spring Intersession Hours (May 11 - May 17)
Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The Library will begin summer semester hours on Sunday, May 18.
Justice Thurgood Marshall served on the U.S. Supreme Court from 1967 - 1991. Prior to serving on the Court, he was counsel for the NAACP, a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and a U.S. solicitor general. Of interest in the Law Library’s collection is Supreme Justice: Speeches and Writings: Thurgood Marshall edited by J. Clay Smith, Jr. (KF213.
For those who listened to Justice Antonin Scalia’s April 7 talk at which he expressed his judicial philosophy, you might want to read his book A Matter of Interpretation: Federal Courts and the Law: an Essay (KF4552.
For the last couple years, RWU Law students have had the unique opportunity to learn “The Lessons of Litigation", a course designed and taught by one of the top federal judges, the Hon. Bruce Selya, from the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
That might be an overstatement (especially since it was penned in memory of people who had given their lives for this country), but it is the final push before finals. If last semester was all about learning to stay above water, this semester was about swimming for shore, and rapidly. I haven’t been studying as hard as I did last semester because, like everyone in the first year, I’ve been hustling, hustling for summer placements, jobs, internships, classes for the summer and next year, and figuring out which way we want our careers to go over the next two years.
Now available in The Law Library’s Career Collection is a series of books on internship opportunities for 2008. They are published by Career Education Institutes of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Recently acquired titles are:
It’s getting to be that time of year, paper time! Fortunately, the Legal Beagle does not have to write papers!
As this is the “Supreme” semester here at the School of Law, the Legal Beagle searched the Law Library’s WebCatalog (with assistance) to find some interesting resources on the U.S. Supreme Court.