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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 May 2015

Posted by Library Blog
05/18/2015 at 08:12 AM
Q: What do link rot and a Webby Award have in common? A: perma.cc Let’s start with some basics. A Webby Award is an annual international award honoring excellence on the Internet. Looking for an example of a Webby award winning website? Try GoogleMaps’ Smarty Pins. Linkrot is the decay of links over time when websites get updated or become unavailable. Looking for an example of this as it pertains to law? Try this Slate blog post. For a more serious look at link rot and legal citation, check out this article from the Yale Journal of Law and Technology and the website for the 2014 Georgetown...
Posted by Library Blog
05/08/2015 at 07:41 AM
Whether you are at an internship, a clerkship, or the beach this summer, if you are away from the RWU Law Library, remember that the librarians are still here to take your calls and help with your research. • Call us! We can be reached Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at (401) 254-4547. • Use our Ask a Librarian chat service. • Send us an email at LawLibraryHelp@rwu.edu! Not only are the librarians available for research help during the summer, but our LawGuides are accessible online 24/7. You can also look forward to new postings on our blog, the Legal Beagle, during the...
Posted by Library Blog
05/01/2015 at 02:13 PM
On March 31st, 2015 the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a patent law case about Spider-Man’s Web Blaster. This was just one of the sixty-nine cases schedules for argument through April this year. Have you ever wanted to find out information about one of the cases currently before the Supreme Court? If so, there are several websites that can help. The Supreme Court’s website is a treasure trove of information about recent and upcoming cases. In fact, the website also provides easy to understand instructions on how to find briefs, docket information, opinions, oral argument transcripts,...