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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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10/20/2017 at 09:51 AM
In 1991, Rhode Island was one of only three states without a law school.  A group of individuals who believed that Rhode Island should have a law school contacted Anthony J. Santoro to conduct a feasibility study on whether or not to establish a law school at Roger Williams University in Bristol.  After collecting the data and filing his report, he determined that the law school at Roger Williams University was feasible.  This is how the story of Anthony J. Santoro and the Roger Williams University School of Law began. That same group of individuals then wanted Anthony Santoro...
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10/13/2017 at 10:14 AM
October 16th is National Boss Day. According to Hallmark, the holiday began in “1958 when Patricia Bays Haroski, then an employee at State Farm Insurance Company in Deerfield, Ill., registered the holiday with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Haroski chose Oct. 16, her father’s birthday, as the date for National Boss Day because she felt he was an exemplary boss.” Hallmark took a while to catch onto the concept because the first Boss Day cards were not made by the company until 1979!  Not all of the students here are bosses…yet. But many will be. There are over 20 million managers in...
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10/06/2017 at 10:50 AM
The New York Times Editorial Board stated that the “Migration Policy Institute reported in 2013 that the federal government spends more each year on immigration enforcement — through Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Border Patrol — than on all other federal law enforcement agencies combined.” According to a 2013 article in an ABA publication, “[t]here are two types of immigration law practitioners. The first works with corporate legal and human resources departments to get work permits for their employees; the other represents foreign nationals on removal, exclusion...
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09/29/2017 at 02:44 PM
As mid-terms are quickly approaching, many of you may be in search of study aids. Fear not! The Law Library has a plethora of study aids options. E-Study Aids The Law Library has two digital study aids collections available for you to use both on and off campus:  the RWU Law Digital Library and West Academic Online Study Aids. The RWU Law Digital Library provides access to a variety of titles from LexisNexis, including: The RWU Law Digital Library provides access to a variety of titles from LexisNexis, including: eBooks: Understanding Series, Questions & Answers, Law Students Guides...
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09/22/2017 at 09:35 AM
As the Legal Beagle sits to write this, a major data breach involving credit monitoring company Equifax has made the news. If you read or even watch the news regularly, you will know that this is not the first and likely not the last security breach that may have an effect on your finances, personal information, or even health information. How can you protect yourself from future attacks?  Strong passwords + protecting your devices.  Although the person who invented password rules has changed his mind about those rules, a strong password that combines old advice and new advice...
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09/15/2017 at 10:18 AM
Monday, September 1811:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Law Library – Bristol Campus Efficient, effective research is one of the most valuable skills you can develop for your professional career.  Legal Practice courses introduce all lawstudents to the leading legal research platforms, Lexis and Westlaw, but these are just two of many tools available. A professional selects the best tool to use for each project from the full assortment of tools available. ResearchFest provides an opportunity for students and faculty to discover several alternative research platforms and resources to add to their...
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09/08/2017 at 11:28 AM
While we have an amazing collection of books and electronic resources, (Lexis! Westlaw! Bloomberg! Ailalink!) we also have an amazing collection of items, both new and not-so-new, available for loan at the circulation desk. Our newest item is our standing desk section of the library. Now you can sit or stand and study depending on your preference! We all know the weather in New England can be unpredictable.  If you find yourself getting a little toasty in a study room, check out a fan for a little cool down or borrow a blanket for a little warmth. Find yourself in the middle of an...
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09/01/2017 at 10:07 AM
Monday, September 4th is Labor Day! There are no law school classes on Labor Day, but you can still come to the Law Library to catch up on some homework! We will be open from 9:00am-11:00pm on Monday. The celebration of Labor Day dates back to the late 19th century. It started as part of a labor movement, with the first likely observance on September 5, 1882 in New York City, when about 10,000 workers took unpaid time off to march from City Hall to Union Square. After a few years of informal observances in many states, this “workingmen’s holiday” became a federal holiday in 1894...
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08/18/2017 at 01:52 PM
Exams are not the biggest or best part of law school but they are undoubtedly important. Succeeding on those exams at midterms or finals is key to success in law school. They are many resources available in the library to help you develop your study skills, improve your performance, and rise up to any academic challenges! One resource available is our new Exam and Essay Writing Success Display & LawGuide. This collection of books is focused on excelling on law school exams and features both print and electronic titles. While not a book on exam success, other items in our collection...
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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 am – 1 pm. The librarians will be in the Law School Bistro to talk to students and distribute information about the Prepare for Practice Certification Programs. The...