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The Legal Beagle’s favorite book and that of dog lovers everywhere is Every Dog’s Legal Guide: A Must Have Book for Your Owner by Mary Randolph (KF390.5 .D6 R36 2005). His favorite movie is about the crime fighting pooch, Underdog! His current hero is Uno, the beagle who won Best in Show at the...



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06/23/2017 at 11:56 AM
Did you know that every year the Bristol 4th of July Committee finds the individual who is a previous Bristol resident and has traveled the longest distance to return for the 4th of July celebration?  The winner is presented with a United States Flag that flew over the Capitol in Washington, D.C.! While some members of our RWU Law Community are native Bristolians, many of us (including the entire library staff) are not. If you are from Bristol, then you grew up with the annual 4th of July celebration. If you are from away, the annual celebration becomes your new tradition. This year...
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06/09/2017 at 09:34 AM
ne of the great parts of Roger Williams University School of Law is its location! Rhode Island, or the Ocean State if you prefer, may be small, but it has loads of coastline, about 400 miles of it, in fact! Everyone in Rhode Island has their favorite beach, and most of us can’t agree on which one is the best! For example, some of us love Block Island. All of the beaches on Block Island are public and free but to get to these beautiful beaches, you have to take the ferry.  One of the great parts of Roger Williams University School of Law is its location! Rhode Island, or the Ocean State...
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05/26/2017 at 09:14 AM
Looking for something to do in Rhode Island this summer? Look no further than Newport! Housed in Vernon Court, an adaptation of an 18th century French château which occupies one full block of Bellevue Avenue, Newport’s National Museum of American Illustration is a Rhode Island treasure.  Illustration is defined as “art created to be reproduced in books, advertisements, periodicals, and in the new media” and the museum’s collection includes pieces from Maxfield Parrish, Norman Rockwell, J.C. Leyendecker, Howard Pyle, NC Wyeth, Charles Dana Gibson, James Montgomery Flagg,  and...
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05/18/2017 at 03:15 PM
May 22nd is International Day for Biological Diversity, also known as World Biodiversity Day!  Biodiversity is the variety of life on Earth. The United Nations created this holiday to increase awareness and understanding of biodiversity issues internationally. Every year the celebration has a different theme to highlight a specific biodiversity issue in the world; this year’s theme is Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism. Countries all around the world celebrate International Day for Biological Diversity. You can find a list of participating countries and their festivities. There...
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05/11/2017 at 04:14 PM
For the graduating 3Ls, Commencement literally and figuratively caps your hard work and determination over the past three years. Commencement is both nostalgic and exciting. It is the transition moment from your life as a student to your life as a professional. Although you will be transitioning to the next phase of your career, please remember that the law library is always here to be of service. In the short term, we have information on our website about post-graduation access to some of our subscription databases. Graduates have until June 30, 2017 to redeem their LexisNexis Rewards...
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05/05/2017 at 09:16 AM
Need to do research this summer? Have no fear, Bloomberg Law, Lexis, and Westlaw offer summer access to continuing students! Our LawGuide, Bloomberg/Lexis/Westlaw @ RWU Law: Summer Access, explains the details of continuing your use of the databases over the summer months.  In addition, most digital resources will be available to continuing students who are working remotely this summer. Just use your RWU ID card to log in from wherever you are working! If you have any questions about our databases and services, please contact us at lawlibraryhelp@rwu.edu. If you have any questions...
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04/28/2017 at 09:03 AM
Good news: you have made it to exam time! Bad news: sometimes exam time can be stressful. The library’s collection contains resources in print and online that provide information on how to help manage exam stress. For example, The Zen of Law School Success discusses how to achieve and maintain balance in law school and includes selections on doing well on final exams, including specific strategies and tips for both essay and multiple choice exams. If you prefer a more straightforward (and less law school-related) resource, the library’s e-book collection includes Stress...
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04/20/2017 at 04:37 PM
AILALink is a digital research database which specializes in immigration law information and guidance. Created and maintained by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), this database contains fully searchable resources essential for practicing immigration law including:  Kurzban's Immigration Law Sourcebook; More than 280 immigration forms; Immigration-related statutes, regulations, and case law; Agency correspondence and manuals, including the USCIS Adjudicator's Field Manual; AILA/government liaison minutes; and A wide selection of AILA publications beyond...
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04/13/2017 at 04:07 PM
According to Natalie Prescott and Oleg Cross, authors of Nail Your Law Job Interview, “An interview is the most important part of the job-search process. It is also the most difficult part.” The best resource for information about the interview process is the Office of Career Development. To supplement the work of that department, the library has prepared a book display for your consideration. The featured collection of books displayed on the Reference shelves in the law library contain titles to consult when planning and preparing for legal job interviews. This display will help...
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04/06/2017 at 02:51 PM
The week of April 9-15 is National Library Week! National Library Week is the one week a year that we stop and appreciate all things library-related. Here at the RWU Law Library we will be taking time out to express gratitude to our dedicated student library workers, our amazing full-time library staff, and our awesome patrons. Thank you all!   To celebrate National Library Week 2017, the RWU Law Library hopes you all take time to stop by and enjoy the following festivities: Monday, April 10th is Patron Appreciation Day! Stop by the Library and enjoy a nutritious snack provided by...