Two RWU School of Law Alumnae Seen at the American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting and Conference!

Posted by Library Blog on 07/25/2008 at 12:00 AM

From July 12 to July 15, several of the RWU School of Law librarians attended the 101st American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Annual Meeting and Conference held in Portland, Oregon.  Founded in 1906, AALL has over 5,000 members from law firms; law schools; corporate legal departments; courts; and local, state and federal government agencies.  AALL was formed on July 2, 1906 during the annual meeting of the

“RWU School of Law 2008 Commencement Speaker Linda Greenhouse Retires

Posted by Library Blog on 07/18/2008 at 12:00 AM

“RWU School of Law 2008 Commencement Speaker Linda Greenhouse Retires”

Linda Greenhouse, RWU School of Law 2008 Commencement speaker, recently retired from the New York Times as a correspondent covering the U.S.

Sports Law Blogs

Posted by Library Blog on 07/08/2008 at 12:00 AM

For news of legal scholarship or current legal developments in the world of sports, blogs are a great resource in addition to articles in law reviews, newspapers and magazines.  Two informative blogs are the Sports Law Professor and Sports Law Blog.  The

Celebrating the Fourth of July in Bristol, Rhode Island!

Posted by Library Blog on 07/01/2008 at 12:00 AM

Check out the Bristol Fourth of July Committee’s website for information about the events scheduled during Bristol’s 223rd Annual Fourth of July Celebration.  Established in 1785, the Bristol Fourth of July Celebration is the oldest continuous celebration of its kind in the United States.  On July 3 beginning at 9:40 p.m., there will be a fireworks display in Bristol Harbor.  On July 4, Patriotic Exercises will take place beginni

American Film Institute’s Top Ten Courtroom Dramas

Posted by Library Blog on 06/24/2008 at 12:00 AM

The American Film Institute recently aired a program on network television about its selection of the top ten movies in several movie genres.
Here are the American Film Institute’s top ten courtroom dramas.

• 1. “To Kill a Mockingbird,” 1962
• 2. “12 Angry Men,” 1957
• 3. “Kramer Vs. Kramer,” 1979
• 4. “The Verdict,” 1982
• 5. “A Few Good Men,” 1992
• 6. “Witness for the Prosecution,” 1957
• 7. “Anatomy of a Murder,” 1959
• 8. “In Cold Blood,” 1967
• 9. “A Cry in the Dark,” 1988
• 10. “Judgment at Nuremberg,” 1961

Writing Tips for Summer Associates

Posted by Library Blog on 06/17/2008 at 12:00 AM

Lawyer and award-winning journalist Ross Guberman offers 12 writing tips for summer associates in a recently published article in the National Law Journal. His writing tips include:

The New FindLaw for Legal Professionals

Posted by Library Blog on 06/11/2008 at 12:00 AM

With the recent merger of publishing giant Thomson and international news agency Reuters, the Thomson website FindLaw for Legal Professionals was revamped with a new look, easier navigation, and additional content.  Major categories of content consist of primary legal research materials, resources for managing one’s career and practice, and legal news and in-depth commentary provided by leading legal scholars.

ABA Journal website

Posted by Library Blog on 06/03/2008 at 12:00 AM

For those who are devotees of legal news, check out the ABA Journal website!  The ABA Journal is the publication of the American Bar Association and as stated on its website:“The ABA Journal is read by half of the nation’s 1 million lawyers every month.

Legal Humor - Limericks

Posted by Library Blog on 05/29/2008 at 12:00 AM

Looking for humorous reading material about cases in contracts?  Believe it or not, it does exist at the Limericks Topical Archive of the Contracts Prof Blog.  Limericks based upon various contract cases are composed by D.A.

Keep It Simple! (Advice from the Experts on Conducting Legal Research)

Posted by Library Blog on 05/21/2008 at 12:00 AM

When you are given a legal research assignment for which you will be paid, the first thing to do is to take a deep breath and remember to keep it simple!  Keep in mind that legal research is a skill which improves with practice.

Here are some survival tips for conducting legal research:

Make sure you allow enough time.  Good legal research takes time to thoroughly check all the appropriate sources and to update the citations.