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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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Legal Beagle's Archive for April 2015

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04/24/2015 at 07:18 AM
While you may not have been a part of a flash mob recently, you may still have your favorite flash mob clip from a movie, TV, or YouTube. Do you like the Closing Time scene in Friends with Benefits or maybe you prefer the Big Bang Theory’s "Call Me Maybe" flash mob? Perhaps your favorite clip is a law school flash mob video from a contracts class? No matter which video is your favorite, have you ever wondered about the laws behind flash mobs? If so, we have just the book for you. Ruth Carter’s Flash Mob Law is available in the Law Library and can be a starting point for flash mob organizers...
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04/16/2015 at 07:11 AM
Did you know that the law school has a digital repository for scholarship? The Roger Williams University School of Law Digital Repository was created by the Law Library to collect, preserve, and highlight the scholarly contributions of the law school community since its inception in 1993. Information on the repository can be found on the Law Library’s website in the “Research” section under “Archives.” The repository is hosted by the RWU University Libraries as part of the DOCS@RWU digital repository. You may have known this repository existed or even had occasion to peruse the subheadings...
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04/10/2015 at 07:44 AM
As was discussed last week, law students are sometimes asked to draft documents (a letter to a client, a clause for a sales contract, or a divorce form) without prior experience. In addition to the TimeSaver on legal forms and resources previously described, the Law Library has other resources which can help you find sample forms or sample language for your documents. When in the Law Library, one of the best sources for forms is our print collection. There are form books and treatises with forms available in the library on a great many topics. Look in the WebCatalog or stop by the Reference...
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04/02/2015 at 07:50 AM
Have you ever been asked by a professor or supervising attorney at an externship, internship, or law firm to create the first draft of a document? What did you do next? Did you Google it? Did you ask for a sample document? Did you break out into a sweat and panic? Using forms will help reduce this stress by reusing work that has already been created and recycling it into the product needed now! When asked to write drafts of documents (for example a letter to a client, a clause for a sales contract, or a divorce form) without ever having seen completed documents of that type before, look for...