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Library News: Week of March 7, 2016

Posted by Library Blog on 03/04/2016 at 09:25 AM

Alternative Spring Break

Enjoying your Spring break by working for a worthy cause? Don’t forget the librarians and library are here if you have research questions.

Spring Break Hours

Peep This

Posted by Library Blog on 02/26/2016 at 10:44 AM

The law is not always fun. In fact, lawyers and judges are often serious, if not VERY serious. However, one break from the seriousness of the study and practice of law is the ABA’s annual Peeps in Law competition. This year the competition is entitled Peep Wars and is inspired by Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

So you may be asking yourself what is a “Peep War”?

Library News: Week of February 29, 2016

Posted by Library Blog on 02/25/2016 at 04:06 PM

Certification Classes: State Practice Research

State Practice ResearchPlanning to practice in Connecticut, Massachusetts, or Rhode Island? Then consider attending one of our state specific practice research classes next week. Watch this space for the announcements of each of the classes or visit [LINK] to learn more know and/or to register.

Maritime Piracy

Posted by Library Blog on 02/18/2016 at 02:51 PM

According to Oceans Beyond Piracy, maritime piracy costs billions of dollars a year. In 2014 alone, over 5000 seafarers were attacked by pirates.

Library News: Week of February 22, 2016

Posted by Library Blog on 02/18/2016 at 09:58 AM

Certification Class: MS PowerPoint PowerTips

MS PowerPoint PowerTipsWhat is the difference between a PowerPoint and a GOOD PowerPoint? In this class, learn the principles for enhancing your presentation with a PowerPoint, how to customize the look and feel of your PowerPoint, and how to record or share your presentations with a broad audience.

Library News: Week of February 15, 2016

Posted by Library Blog on 02/12/2016 at 01:31 PM

Certification Class: MS Word PowerTips

MS WordGo beyond the basics with Word! In this class you will learn how to style a document (cover pages & section numbering), add references (tables of authorities & more), use Word to collaboratively edit work, and prepare documents for secure sharing.

 

February is African-American History Month

Posted by Library Blog on 02/11/2016 at 03:23 PM

Whether you prefer to call it African American History Month or Black History Month, the tradition traces its roots back to 1915 in Chicago and a man named Carter G. Woodson. In 1976, President Ford issued the first Message on the Observance of Black History Month.

What are Brownfields?

Posted by Library Blog on 02/04/2016 at 02:49 PM

According to the EPA, "a brownfield is a property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant." An example might be an old factory or abandoned business and the EPA estimates that there are more than 450,000 brownfields in the U.S.

Time Management

Posted by Library Blog on 01/29/2016 at 02:14 PM

Trying to figure out how to do a lot of work in a limited period of time is difficult. It is one of the most difficult parts of law school and of law practice. Mastering time management skills can lead to greater success meeting deadlines and minimizing stress.

What is CALI?

Posted by Library Blog on 01/22/2016 at 02:20 PM

The center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) is a non-profit law school consortium whose mission includes to assisting a diverse audience in the effective use of technology in legal education. It was incorporated in 1982 by the University of Minnesota Law School and Harvard Law School. In 2015, nearly every US law school is a member, including RWU Law.