Law Library Reading Period, Exam, and Spring Intersession Hours

Posted by Library Blog on 04/23/2008 at 12:00 AM

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)
Sunday, Closed
Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, Closed

The Library will begin summer semester hours on Sunday, May 18.

Justice Thurgood Marshall

Posted by Library Blog on 04/16/2008 at 12:00 AM

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.

Justice Scalia

Posted by Library Blog on 04/14/2008 at 12:00 AM

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.

Judge Selya Named to Head Top Terror Court

Posted by David Logan on 04/14/2008 at 12:00 AM

photo of Bruce SelyaFor 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.

Last Full Measure

Posted by Hala Furst on 04/13/2008 at 12:00 AM

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.

Resources for Internships

Posted by Library Blog on 04/10/2008 at 12:00 AM

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:


Posted by Library Blog on 04/10/2008 at 12:00 AM

It’s getting to be that time of year, paper time!  Fortunately, the Legal Beagle does not have to write papers!

"Supreme Semester"

Posted by Library Blog on 04/02/2008 at 12:00 AM

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.

Introducing the Legal Beagle!

Posted by Library Blog on 04/01/2008 at 12:00 AM

Welcome to the Legal Beagle! The Legal Beagle e-newsletter is replacing the Law Library Briefs print newsletter to provide timely information and news about the Law Library’s resources and personnel.  Future postings to the Legal Beagle will have tips on legal research and interesting items dug up by sniffing around the internet and pawing through news publications.

Back in the Thick of It

Posted by Hala Furst on 03/26/2008 at 12:00 AM

So, Spring Break wasn’t much of a break, since I and six of my colleagues were working with the Mississippi Center for Justice on the Gulf Coast. However, it was incredibly energizing and exciting in that “fire in your belly” sort of way. It reminded me of why I had come to law school, and showed me that helping people with a law degree really is possible.