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Legal Beagle's Archive for April 2012

Posted by Library Blog
04/27/2012 at 10:22 AM
The bad news is that at some point after you graduate from law school, you will no longer have access to LexisNexis and Westlaw through the Law Library.  But don’t despair!  There are many resources in the Law Library for job searching (e.g. books in the Career Collection) and legal research. If you are staying in the area, use the RWU School of Law Library!  While studying for the bar exam, you can check out books and reserve study rooms until the end of July.  As an alum, you can continue to access the Law Library’s databases from computers on the hexagons in the Law...
Posted by Library Blog
04/19/2012 at 02:43 PM
Bloomberg Law is free for law school faculty, staff, and students.  Access for students is not limited during the summer and graduates retain access for 6 months after graduation.  The Bloomberg Law service offers primary legal materials and a citator (like Shepard’s or Keycite), but its significant coverage of secondary and practice materials makes Bloomberg Law a great product to explore while you’re in school.  Some of these secondary sources include books and treatises from the ABA and Practising Law Institute, plus a variety of BNA reports, treatises, manuals, and practice...
Posted by Library Blog
04/13/2012 at 03:04 PM
Take a break from reading about the law and instead listen to a podcast about the law!  There are hundreds of freely available podcasts on law and law-related topics for law students and legal professionals.  Here are some recommended legal podcasts by Legal Productivity described in its November 15, 2011 blog post. An award-winning offering of the LegalTalk Network is Lawyer2Lawyer.  Hosted by J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi, their podcasts cover hot legal topics from all over the United States. Bloomberg Law Podcasts consist of interviews about legal issues, decisions...
Posted by Library Blog
04/04/2012 at 01:01 PM
The Law Library’s resources for international law research include cases, treaties, scholarly works, news, career publications, and links to top websites.   You can use the WebCatalog to locate items by keyword, title, author or subject.  HeinOnline, Bloomberg BNA International Trade Reporter, and Oxford Scholarship Online are among the many varied Law Library resources for researching international law. In addition to its law journals, HeinOnline offers various current and historical international law materials.  The Foreign & International Law Resources Database...