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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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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...
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08/11/2017 at 02:15 PM
While some students are fulfilling their directed research requirement this semester and some students are writing for submission to the law review, the library has resources for both needs that might be helpful during the brainstorming (topic selection) and research phases (topic development) of the writing process.  One of the services that the library provides is individualized research consultations with students working on a directed research paper and/or a submission for law review. These sessions can be scheduled in Providence or Bristol and are focused on developing research...
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08/04/2017 at 10:10 AM
The RWU Law Library staff 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, blog, Facebook page, and Pinterest page. We communicate our information in many ways to connect the library with our students, faculty, and alumni. There are the many ways in which the RWU School of Law Library can help you have a successful academic year.  Our knowledgeable, friendly, service-oriented staff are...
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07/28/2017 at 08:45 AM
Merriam-Webster dictionary says that “jump start” means to bring fresh or renewed energy to something. That is a great way of thinking about the start (or return) to school!  As summer is winding down and the school year is winding up, here are four RWU resources to consider as you jump start your semester: Our study aids guide collection is revamped, updated, and full of helpful resources, both in print and online, for your use. The library’s guide on Stress Management, Mindfulness, and Wellness is another resource to support your meditation practice and for learning about wellness...
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07/21/2017 at 01:57 PM
Much of the blog this summer is dedicated to informing you (or reminding you!) how great our little state is. With beautiful beaches and a major foodie city, (USA Today wrote, “The capital of the USA’s smallest state, Providence, R.I., is a hidden gem bursting with tasty and eclectic eats”) Rhode Island is small but mighty! One of the state’s hidden gems is Newport’s International Tennis Hall of Fame. The museum is set in a National Historic Landmark that first opened in 1880 as a social club for Newport’s summer elite. In 1881, the first U.S. National Men’s Singles Championship was...
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07/07/2017 at 02:57 PM
Have you ever heard of the Incredible Ice Cream Throwdown? Advertised as, “the BIGGEST and BESTEST Ice Cream CELEBRATION in RI,” this annual event is scheduled for Sunday, July 16, 2017 and should not be missed! Last year’s event featured ice cream, ice cream, and more ice cream. It included ice cream from local favorites like Newport Creamery, Sundaes, Julians, Lincoln Creamery, Warwick Ice Cream Company, Like No Udder, and Mike’s Ice. Although Julians won in 2014 for its Cranberry Goat Cheese ice cream and Lincoln Creamery won in 2015 for their Peanut Butter Caramel Cookie Dough ice...