Practice Makes Perfect

Posted by Raquel Ortiz on 09/22/2014 at 10:12 AM

Attorneys maintain their knowledge of the law and legal practice skills through continuing legal education.

As 1Ls, law students begin to learn how to think and write like a lawyer, the foundations of the law, and basic legal research.  The library offers three instructional programs that supplement and augment first year legal research instruction, designed to help "practice make perfect" for legal research and office technology skills.

Pot Luck for Public Interest!

Posted by Laurie Barron on 09/15/2014 at 09:58 AM

How many students, alumni, faculty and staff can fit into the neither small nor large backyard of the Barron-Yelnosky home for the Fall Public Interest Pot Luck dinner?  Turns out at least 112. 

We'll Always Need Tax Lawyers...

Posted by Anthony Santoro on 09/08/2014 at 10:59 AM


The mere thought is enough to strike fear into the hearts and minds of law students. Yet a hardy band of RWU grads has found that tax law can offer a promising career path. It does require some extra effort, though. In the years since I returned to full-time teaching, thirty or so of our graduates have moved on to earn LL.M.s in Taxation from some of the best graduate tax programs in the country – B.U., Villanova, Georgetown, Florida and Miami, among others.  This fall, two more RWU grads are joining that group.

Lemonade and Librarians

Posted by Library Blog on 08/17/2017 at 02:58 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 23rd and August 24th from 11

Directed Research Assistance Available

Posted by Library Blog on 08/11/2017 at 02:15 PM

While some students are fulfilling their directed research requirement this semester and some students are writing for submission to the law review, the library has resources for both needs that might be helpful during the brainstorming (topic selection) and research phases (topic development) of the writing process. 

Welcome (Back)!

Posted by Library Blog on 08/04/2017 at 10:10 AM

The RWU Law Library staff extends a warm welcome to our incoming 1Ls and returning 2Ls and 3Ls. 

Jump Start Your Law School Studies

Posted by Library Blog on 07/28/2017 at 08:45 AM

Merriam-Webster dictionary says that “jump start” means to bring fresh or renewed energy to something. That is a great way of thinking about the start (or return) to school! 

As summer is winding down and the school year is winding up, here are four RWU resources to consider as you jump start your semester:

Tennis Anyone?

Posted by Library Blog on 07/21/2017 at 01:57 PM

Much of the blog this summer is dedicated to informing you (or reminding you!) how great our little state is. With beautiful beaches and a major foodie city, (USA Today wrote, “The capital of the USA’s smallest state, Providence, R.I., is a hidden gem bursting with tasty and eclectic eats”) Rhode Island is small but mighty!


Posted by Michael Yelnosky on 07/10/2017 at 09:52 AM

When I talk to prospective students about RWU Law I have lots to say, but I don’t spend too much time talking about our faculty’s teaching because all law schools say they have great teachers, and this is a difficult claim for prospective students to evaluate.  For similar reasons I don’t often talk about our faculty’s research and scholarship.  Moreover, it is not immediately apparent to prospective students that they should care about whether and what faculty are writing in books or journals. 

Ice Cream, You Scream

Posted by Library Blog on 07/07/2017 at 02:57 PM

Have you ever heard of the Incredible Ice Cream Throwdown? Advertised as, “the BIGGEST and BESTEST Ice Cream CELEBRATION in RI,” this annual event is scheduled for Sunday, July 16, 2017 and should not be missed!