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Success in Law School (& Beyond)

Posted by Library Blog on 08/26/2016 at 04:01 PM

According to Peter F. Drucker, well-known business and management author, “Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.” This seems like a good motto for any law student, especially those law students who chose to enjoy quiet reflection in the law library!

Lemonade and Librarians

Posted by Library Blog on 08/19/2016 at 01:50 PM

According to the History Channel website, while “we often think of lemonade as a summertime beverage” we may need to expand our horizons and embrace the drink all year long as “lemon trees are actually evergreen, at least in the right climate, and they bloom and produce fruit all year.” This week we will be staffing an information table and serving lemonade outside the Law School Bistro on August 24th and August 25th from 11 am – 1 pm.

RWU Law Continues To Add Skills Programs and Faculty

Posted by Michael Yelnosky on 08/12/2016 at 11:40 AM

One hallmark of an education at RWU Law is instruction in lawyering skills.  We teach students both how to think like lawyers and how to act like lawyers.  We have been recognized for our innovative curriculum, and last year we joined a small group of law schools that now require a third semester of instruction in legal writing, one of the most important lawyering skills.

Anchors Aweigh at RWU Law!

Posted by Library Blog on 08/10/2016 at 08:51 AM

According to the US Naval Academy website, “’Anchors Aweigh’ is one of the most recognizable melodies in the world… The title, [of the song] ‘Anchors Aweigh, came from an expression meaning the ship's hoisted anchor has just cleared the sea's bottom and, by implication, the voyage is underway.”

Here at the RWU Law Library, we are anchors aweigh on the Fall 2016 semester!

The Olympics: Sports and Much More

Posted by Library Blog on 07/21/2016 at 08:54 AM

If you like to follow sports, the Olympics are a very exciting 16 day adventure. This year’s adventure starts on August 5th in Brazil.

Fifth Olympiad WinnersIf you do not like to follow sports, the Olympics still has something for you!

All of Everything: Todd Oldham

Posted by Library Blog on 07/08/2016 at 09:58 AM

Todd Oldham is an iconic 90s American fashion designer. According to Vogue Magazine, “in his 10 years in the atelier, Oldham had done everything from embroider with actual hammered gold to turn a photograph of a flaming tuna can into a print for Naomi Campbell to wear on the runway.” (To see a snippet of a Todd Oldham runway show in all of its 1990s glory, click here!)

Preparing for Independence Day

Posted by Library Blog on 06/08/2016 at 09:55 AM

The 4th of July celebration in Bristol officially starts on June 14th. This celebration is a several week long build up to the main event, the 4th of July Parade. This time of year, Bristol is abuzz with patriotism.

The Thrash to the Onion Patch

Posted by Library Blog on 06/08/2016 at 09:40 AM

Photo by Kathleen MacAndrewSailing is undoubtedly a popular summer sport in Rhode Island. There are countless opportunities to learn or hone your craft. One of the best ways to appreciate sailing in Rhode Island is to watch the start of the Newport Bermuda Race.

Beyond Making a Murderer

Posted by Library Blog on 06/03/2016 at 11:54 AM

2016 has been the year of Making a Murderer. For those of you who have not seen or heard of the show, it is ten-part law-related documentary on Netflix about a Wisconsin man named Steven Avery who may or may not be a murderer. It has been compared to the Serial podcast.

If you are a fan of Making a Murderer, you may be interested in other law-related stories:

Memorial Day

Posted by Library Blog on 05/27/2016 at 11:16 AM

Tree dedicated in memory of Nathan J. Schuldheiss, Class of 2005According to 36 U.S.C. §116, the last Monday in May is Memorial Day. The United States’ most solemn holiday has roots all the way back to the 1800s.