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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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12/09/2016 at 09:25 AM
December 9th, 2016 is Lost & Found Day! This obscure holiday is a great reminder to search for any personal belongings we have lost over the year. A good place to check for lost items is your local lost and found center. For example, the Library is the lost and found center for the law school. The concept of having a central place where people can come to recover things they have lost dates back 1805, when Napoleon Bonaparte opened the first lost and found office in Paris. Today, you can find giant warehouses with hundreds of thousands of meticulously catalogued lost items, like the Tokyo...
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12/02/2016 at 02:33 PM
As finals kick into gear, you may be spending more time inside the library. Did you know that you can check out more than books and study room keys? Fans – We all know the temperature this time of year can be unpredictable. If you find yourself getting a little toasty in a study room, check out a fan for a little cool down! Blankets – On days that the weather outside is frightful and your study room does not feel delightful, ask to borrow a lap blanket. Umbrellas – Just like temperature, New England weather can also be unpredictable. LexisNexis has graciously provided the Library with a...
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11/22/2016 at 01:55 PM
Laura Miller, a journalist, once wrote, “one of the most precious resources libraries offer their patrons is simple quiet.” She also wrote “librarians are highly skilled, well-educated and socially aware” so here at the Legal Beagle we are inclined to believe her! As we delve deeper into the semester, through the reading period and into exams, this is just a reminder to be aware of the noise level in the library. While some students prefer to work in small groups in study rooms and appreciate the chatter of other students, some students prefer to study in silence. The library hopes to provide...
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11/17/2016 at 09:26 AM
The Washington Post once called the annual tradition of having the US President pardon a turkey, the “dumbest” tradition. Here at the Legal Beagle, we think it is an odd but educational tradition. For example, we learned the following things of interest while researching this tradition: There is no real agreement about when this tradition became a tradition. Rhode Island played a pivotal role in this tradition. Turkeys have their own lobbyists in D.C. who supply the birds to the President. Even pardoned turkeys have a somewhat grim fate. Whether #TurkeyPardon2016 becomes a trending...
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11/11/2016 at 02:10 PM
Missed the first session of training for the RWU Law Digital Library? It is not too late! On Wednesday, November 16, the Law Library will be hosting the second session of training on our new RWU Law Digital Library providing titles from LexisNexis. This new product, available by selecting RWU Law Digital Library – LexisNexis from the library’s list of digital resources, contains a variety of books in an eBook format, including study aids. Reminder the training will be held - Date: Wednesday, 11/16Time: 1:00 PMLocation: Law Library’s Main Training Lab This training will instruct you how to...
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11/04/2016 at 03:11 PM
In 1619, slavery in what became the United States began with the arrival of captive Africans at the British colony of Jamestown, Virginia, on the Dutch ship White Lion. The Dutch traded these captives to the colonists for food and supplies as “indentured servants.” In 1641, the Massachusetts became the first colony to establish a code that legalized slavery. The consequences of these actions and others that followed continue to have an impact on every person living in this country today. Recognizing the popular and scholarly interest in the topic of the consequences of slavery, HeinOnline...
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10/27/2016 at 08:11 AM
Date: Fri, 11/04/2016 - 8:30amLocation: RWU School of Law, Bristol, RI The RWU School of Law Marine Affairs Institute will be hosting the Marine Law Symposium “Legal and Policy Approaches to Reduce Marine Debris in New England” on November 4, 2016. Marine debris poses a serious threat to New England’s coastline. Every year, derelict fishing gear, plastic bottles, plastic bags, cigarettes, abandoned vessels, and other debris washes ashore in New England. This debris causes negative social, environmental, and economic impacts, such as decreased aesthetic value, harm to coastal ecosystem...
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10/21/2016 at 12:54 PM
Friday, October 286:00 p.m.School of LawAppellate Courtroom 283 The annual RWU School of Law Jeopardy game is quickly approaching, hosted again by our very own Professor of Law David A. Logan. (Move over Alex Trebek!) Sponsored by the Sports & Entertainment Law Society (SPENT), the annual Jeopardy game pits the 1L, 2L, 3L, Faculty, and Alumni teams against each other to see who will come out victorious! In the spirit of America's Favorite Quiz Show®, let’s test your Jeopardy knowledge against questions famous contestant Ken Jennings failed to respond to correctly: Answer: A tree that's a...
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10/14/2016 at 12:22 PM
Are you interested in pursuing a career in litigation? Would you like to know how to make your case more persuasive to judges and juries? These resources may help! Creating Winning Trial Strategies and Graphics by G. Christopher Ritter is now available in its second edition. Mr. Ritter is a former trial lawyer and part of the litigation strategy and graphics firm The Focal Point LLC. In Creating Winning Trial Strategies and Graphics, he expands on the process that all trial lawyers must follow to make their cases more persuasive and easier to understand. The process clarifies and develops...
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10/07/2016 at 09:37 AM
As the Red Sox roll through the playoffs, please take a peek at the newest book display in the library. It is about Baseball & the Law. The books displayed are only part of the collection of resources highlighted on our website and available in our collection. The books are also featured on the library’s Pinterest page. After perusing the library’s collection, please check out a law review article authored by RWU School of Law Dean Michael Yelnosky in which he explains why Chad Oldfather is “out in left field” for criticizing judges who use baseball metaphors in opinions. Both articles...