Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Posted by Library Blog on 10/16/2014 at 05:06 PM

Domestic Violence Awareness Month evolved from the first Day of Unity observed in October, 1981 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.  The first Domestic Violence Awareness Month was observed in October 1987.  In 1989 the first Domestic Violence Awareness Month Commemorative Legislation was passed by the U.S. Congress with such legislation passed annually.

Online Privacy Tools

Posted by Library Blog on 10/08/2014 at 09:42 AM

When you use the Internet do you think about how many electronic eyes are watching? Have you thought about how to protect your own and your clients’ information?

The 2014 – 2015 Term of the U.S. Supreme Court: It’s Going to be Busy!

Posted by Library Blog on 10/01/2014 at 09:00 AM

As the Supreme Court’s 2014-2015 Term begins, a reminder that there are many excellent resources for following the Court’s activities from oral arguments to opinions and consideration of the numerous petitions for certiorari.  Preeminent among them is the Law Library’s digital resource, Bloomberg BNA U.S. Law Week, which offers continual expert in-depth analysis and commentary about the Court.  The authors are attorneys who are stars in their legal field at top law firms.

Fall Fun in Rhode Island

Posted by Library Blog on 09/17/2014 at 02:52 PM

Before you are knee-deep in snow (or not) and studying for exams (definitely), take some time to enjoy some of the fall events in Rhode Island.  There are numerous local fairs and festivals held during September and October.  Eat delicious foods, sample brews, view the works of artists, or even dance to the music of any number of bands!  

Among the upcoming events are:

New Law Library Hangout

Posted by Library Blog on 09/13/2014 at 04:39 AM

Grab a cup of coffee or a snack and take a break in the Library’s new Law Student Lounge. It may help to boost your productivity and spirits overall to get away from casebooks and assignments from time to time. Some popular magazine titles are available for your enjoyment:

Welcome Misty Peltz-Steele!

Posted by Library Blog on 09/05/2014 at 08:50 AM

Please join the Law Library staff in welcoming law librarian intern, Misty Peltz-Steele.  Misty is completing a Masters in Library and Information Studies from the University of Rhode Island.   She is a 1998 graduate of the United States Naval Academy with a B.S. in English.  As a naval officer, Misty was stationed on the USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN CG-57 (cruiser) and the USS CONSTELLATION CV-64 (aircraft carrier), out of San Diego, California, and at Pacific Fleet Headquarters in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.   After receiving her J.D.

Meet the Class of 2017

Posted by Michael Donnelly-Boylen on 09/02/2014 at 12:52 PM

On Wednesday, August 13th we welcomed the Class of 2017 to RWU Law.  This is the 13th class I have had the privilege to admit to the School of Law and each one brings its own unique character (and characters!); this class is no different.  Each year I begin the year by telling the class a little about themselves.  Here are excerpts from my welcome remarks to the Class of 2017:   

Thrive in Law School!

Posted by Library Blog on 08/29/2014 at 01:57 PM

As a complement to the resources of the Academic Success Program, the Law Library's collection contains materials to help you thrive in law school. Topics directed to first year students include briefing cases, legal analysis, and answering questions in class, study aids, outlining, and studying for and writing law school exams.

What Makes Us Different

Posted by Michael Yelnosky on 08/25/2014 at 09:12 AM

Roger Williams University is a leader in preparing law students for today's legal marketplace. In this video, the new Dean, Michael J. Yelnosky, talks about what makes RWU Law different.

A Free Resource of the Law Library: LexisNexis Courtroom Cast

Posted by Library Blog on 08/22/2014 at 11:05 AM

If you have been using CVN Law School to listen to audio of case excerpts from casebooks or watch video of civil litigation or trial advocacy video clips, you can now do that via the new platform LexisNexis Courtroom Cast.   If you have not tried this free resource, you can use it to prepa