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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...



Legal Beagle's Archive for February 2011

Posted by Library Blog
02/24/2011 at 10:18 AM
If you are thinking about employment with the federal government, the Law Library’s Career collection has several publications worth checking out. These publications contain descriptions of various positions within numerous agencies. Sample resumes and cover letters are included. Detailed attention is given to the required KSA (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities) statement and questionnaire and other supporting documents. For federal employment generally: Federal Resume Guidebook: Strategies for Writing a Winning Federal Electronic Resume, KSAs, and Essays (4th ed.) by Kathryn...
Posted by Library Blog
02/17/2011 at 03:48 PM
In the tradition of great word contractions (i.e. Brangelina, spork, bridezilla) comes the blawg, or law-related blog. One place to find over 3,000 blawgs is the ABA Journal Blawg Directory. This website allows you to search these blawgs by topic, author type, region or law school. Every year the ABA Journal ranks the top 100 Blawgs (see 4th Annual ABA Journal Blawg 100). ABA Journal readers also have an opportunity to vote on their blawg favorites (see BLAWG100 Popular Vote: The Readers Have Spoken). The ABA Journal Blawg Directory contains a number of blawgs on various subjects...
Posted by Library Blog
02/11/2011 at 10:40 AM
In addition to the variety of online databases, the Law Library’s collection contains over 225,000 titles in all formats! Materials represented include: Scholarly works on a wide range of topics Topical current awareness services State and federal case reporters State and federal codes Congressional materials Federal agency materials Law reviews and legal newspapers You might be wondering how does one even begin to locate an item in the collection? The answer to this question is to use the Law Library’s WebCatalog. The WebCatalog enables one to look for items by title, by author, by keyword...
Posted by Library Blog
02/04/2011 at 03:31 PM
With all of the political unrest in Egypt, you might be interested in learning more about the politics and laws of Egypt. The RWU Law Library can be a great resource for international legal research, and the current situation in Egypt can be the beginning of your journey into our international law resources: The Egyptian constitution is available via several of the Law Library’s subscription databases. To access this primary source document, try searching in Constitutions of the Countries of the World Online or HeinOnline. For background information on Egypt’s legal system, try searching the...