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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 November 2015

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11/17/2015 at 11:38 AM
It’s beginning to feel a lot like finals. The end of the semester is always filled with studying and outlining and stress. The Legal Beagle has several suggestions for ways to cope with the end of the semester crunch time: 1. Use the library’s study resources: If you prefer online study aids, try the CALI lessons available at http://www.cali.org/. If you prefer print resources, the Law Library’s staff has prepared guides to the major study aids in the library’s collection. The guides are by subject area, keyed to the curriculum and available at http://law.rwu.edu/library/research/study-aids....
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11/13/2015 at 09:29 AM
New England is known far and wide for its association with the Thanksgiving holiday. Whether this is your first Thanksgiving in New England or just your most recent Thanksgiving in New England, here is a quiz to give you a break from outlining! 1. True or False: Cranberries bounce.2. What percentage of the pumpkins processed in the United States in a year are grown in Illinois?3. 2008 was the International Year of the ________4. True or False: There has been a Nantucket Sea Monster balloon in the Macy’s parade.5. Who has the most rushing yards in a NFL Thanksgiving Day football game? Whether...
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11/13/2015 at 09:05 AM
One of the librarians noticed this story about overcoming fear which was recently featured in the online ABA Journal and remarked at how well it handled the issues of lawyer stress and fear. It states, “Fear has become part of the legal culture because lawyers, like soldiers, often feel engaged in battle.” Not only do lawyers feel the pressures of stress and fear, but law students do, too. Have you noticed the sign on the law school television display screens (with unicorns!) about coloring with the librarians? If so, we hope you have stopped by to color with us! If not, we hope you will...
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11/06/2015 at 09:40 AM
A frequently debated issue in criminal law is the unreliability of eyewitness testimony. It is also a particularly interesting topic to research because it relates to science, psychology, criminal justice, and law. Our library contains several resources on this topic, both in digital resources and in our print collection, most notably Elizabeth F. Loftus, James M. Doyle, and Jennifer E. Dysart’s Eyewitness Testimony: Civil and Criminal. The Criminal Law Reporter (Bloomberg BNA) allows you to identify and track the most recent news and cases on the subject. On November 2, this publication...