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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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11/17/2017 at 09:13 AM
Finals are almost here and the library has a few reminders: stay calm, stay caffeinated, stay courteous.  Over the next few weeks, please remember that sound carries in the library, especially when you are entering or leaving.  Even whispers can be louder than you realize and distracting to your colleagues trying to study. 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.  For a relaxed group chat or to grab a snack during your studies, the Law Student Lounge is a perfect...
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11/09/2017 at 04:17 PM
The library’s commitment to help students wherever they are means that we are always trying to find new and different ways to support the wellness of law students. One way that we are working actively to support our students is via our online LawGuide about Stress Management, Mindfulness and Wellness. This guide features resources in the library and outside the library to encourage wellness. The last page of the LawGuide is a photo tour of reflective spaces on the RWU Campus (pictures by the library’s own Kathleen MacAndrew!).  In addition, the library’s collection contains...
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11/03/2017 at 10:42 AM
Christopher Park, located immediately across the street from the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, was named a national historic monument in June 2016. The Proclamation establishing the monument stated in part that in “the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, a riot broke out in response to a police raid on the Stonewall Inn, at the time one of the City's best known LGBT bars. Over the course of the next several days, more demonstrations and riots occurred in the surrounding neighborhood including Christopher Park. During these days, because of its strategic location across from the bar,...
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11/03/2017 at 09:44 AM
Every November 11 we observe Veterans Day as a way to honor those that have served in the United States Armed Forces. This national holiday was first observed in 1919 when President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed November 11 as Armistice Day.   A year earlier on that date an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, occurred between the Allied Forces and Germany to effectively end World War I. In 1954, President Eisenhower issued a proclamation to rename the holiday as Veterans Day and today Veterans Day is a legal public holiday (see 5 U.S.C. §6103). In honor of...
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10/26/2017 at 01:35 PM
Imagine enjoying a nice, leisurely stroll through a haunted corn maze when all of the sudden Jason pops up with a chainsaw, causing you to take a tumble and hurt your ankle. If one of your first thoughts is whether a breach of duty occurred, then you are definitely thinking like a lawyer!  Stop by the Law Library on Halloween to trick or treat yourself to some candy and read about some real-life spooky cases (including ones with chainsaw wielding horror characters). You can also take a short study break and browse some of the Law Library’s more eerie and magical titles, such as: The...
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10/20/2017 at 08:51 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 09:14 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 09:50 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 01:44 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 08:35 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...