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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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08/28/2015 at 11:11 AM
We are all familiar with website FAQ pages. According to the Oxford English Dictionary’s website, “The term was originally associated with the Usenet discussion system, and has been attributed to Eugene N. Miya, a researcher at NASA, who is said to have coined it around 1983 in documents relating to the history of the space programme.” However, this has not yet been proven to the satisfaction of the researchers at the OED. The Law Library has two pages that fall in this category. The “How Do I…” page which can be found on the left side navigation on the library’s homepage. This page provides...
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08/20/2015 at 03:09 PM
If you have been in the library in the last two weeks you may have noticed the collection of books being featured atop the Reference shelves. You may have been too busy with the start of classes to pay much attention to these books, but this is your chance to rectify that! The Success in Law School Collection was curated to help new and returning students transition from Summer to Fall. These books will help you discover resources in the library’s collection about all things related to law school success, from time management tips to study planning suggestions. While some of the resources...
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08/13/2015 at 01:06 PM
The RWU Law Library extends a warm welcome to our incoming 1Ls and returning 2Ls and 3Ls. Our collection and services are here to complement and advance the scholarship, practice skills education, and intellectual life at RWU Law. We have a website, a blog, a Facebook page, a Twitter account, and a Pinterest page and hope our information connects with our students, faculty, and alumni. There are the many ways in which the RWU Law Library can help you have a successful academic year. The knowledgeable, friendly, service-oriented staff are available to assist you in using our various services...
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07/31/2015 at 09:00 AM
Some of the most helpful people who work at the library are the student circulation assistants. Because they are all students themselves, they can be a great resource for finding out about good eats, fun times, and secret study spots. To prove the point, the Legal Beagle asked one of the library’s student circulation assistants for her advice on the best place in Bristol to relax and have fun. She unequivocally stated that her favorite hangout spot to study or socialize is Independence Park. Independence Park is located on Bristol Harbor at the head of the East Bay Bike path. It is a perfect...
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07/20/2015 at 01:51 PM
With the close of the summer session behind us and with the beginning of the Fall semester around the corner, the last few weeks of July are prime time for enjoying all that Bristol has to offer. RWU’s neighbor, Mount Hope Farm, is one place that shouldn’t be missed for summer fun. Even Steven Spielberg thought so as Mount Hope Farm’s Isaac Royall, Jr. House (c.1745 –c.1914) was used in the movie Amistad to stand in as the home of John Quincy Adams (played by Anthony Hopkins). Besides being cinematic, Mount Hope Farm has 325 plus years of history to interest visitors. It is also practical as...
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07/07/2015 at 03:39 PM
According to his website, barnabyevans.com, “Barnaby Evans is an artist who works in many media including site-specific sculpture installations, photography, film, garden design, architectural projects, writing and conceptual works.” Rhode Islanders probably know him best for one site-specific sculpture installation in particular, WaterFire. WaterFire is a popular community event where thousands come to downtown Providence to enjoy a public art experience. All members of the RWU Law community, whether they live near the Bristol campus or the Providence campus, are close enough to enjoy all...
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06/22/2015 at 11:45 AM
Historically speaking, Newport, RI is filled with fun. According to RI.gov, Newport was home to the first circus in the United States (1774), was where Judge Darius Baker imposed a the first jail sentence for speeding in an automobile (1904), is the location of the oldest synagogue in North America which houses the oldest torah in North America (1763), and had the first street in the country to use gas-illuminated streetlights. The Legal Beagle is also happy to report that Newport is the home of the oldest lending library in America. Besides having interesting and unique historical firsts,...
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06/08/2015 at 09:35 AM
Did you know the nickname of Bristol is America's Most Patriotic Town? This nickname probably does not come as a surprise to any of the residents of the town or to the members of the RWU Law community. No one can stop talking about, looking forward to, bragging about, or planning for the culmination of Bristol’s patriotism, the annual 4th of July celebration. This year will feature several evenings of music including Changes In Latitudes, a Jimmy Buffett tribute show; Simply Diamond, a Neil Diamond tribute show; and Songs in the Attic, a Billy Joel tribute show.  In addition to the...
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05/18/2015 at 09:12 AM
Q: What do link rot and a Webby Award have in common? A: perma.cc Let’s start with some basics. A Webby Award is an annual international award honoring excellence on the Internet. Looking for an example of a Webby award winning website? Try GoogleMaps’ Smarty Pins. Linkrot is the decay of links over time when websites get updated or become unavailable. Looking for an example of this as it pertains to law? Try this Slate blog post. For a more serious look at link rot and legal citation, check out this article from the Yale Journal of Law and Technology and the website for the 2014 Georgetown...
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05/08/2015 at 08:41 AM
Whether you are at an internship, a clerkship, or the beach this summer, if you are away from the RWU Law Library, remember that the librarians are still here to take your calls and help with your research. • Call us! We can be reached Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at (401) 254-4547. • Use our Ask a Librarian chat service. • Send us an email at LawLibraryHelp@rwu.edu! Not only are the librarians available for research help during the summer, but our LawGuides are accessible online 24/7. You can also look forward to new postings on our blog, the Legal Beagle, during the...