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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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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...
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03/30/2017 at 02:26 PM
Did you know? You can burn from 150-250 calories per 30 minutes of hula hoop moves. Please join the librarians in the Law Student Lounge on Saturday, April 1, starting at 11:30am… * Never Mind -- April Fool!  But seriously, April Fools’ Day is tomorrow, April 1 and is widely recognized as a day to play pranks on your unsuspecting family and friends.  The April Fools’ tradition began in earnest in 1700 with zany British people playing practical jokes. but it may date back to 1582. To date, there have been 38 federal cases that reference April Fools’ Day.  In a case...
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03/23/2017 at 03:29 PM
The comment to Rule 1.1 of the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct states, “To maintain the requisite knowledge and skill, a lawyer should keep abreast of changes in the law and its practice, including the benefits and risks associated with relevant technology, engage in continuing study and education and comply with all continuing legal education requirements to which the lawyer is subject.” (emphasis added by Legal Beagle) In the last few years, 27 states have adopted a change to their legal ethics rules which requires some degree of technological competence for lawyers. Massachusetts...
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03/16/2017 at 02:32 PM
Have you ever wondered why friendships aren’t protected by the law? In the book Friend v. Friend: The Transformation of Friendship—and What the Law Has to Do with It, Ethan Leib compares and contrasts the legal regulation of marriage with the lack of regulation over friendship and shows how our transforming society needs the benefits that friendship laws could offer. Even though it is a vital part of our society, Leib contends that friendship as an institution is declining. In this era of increased social media contact, some social scientists are finding our networks of truly...