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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 2016

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11/22/2016 at 01:55 PM
Laura Miller, a journalist, once wrote, “one of the most precious resources libraries offer their patrons is simple quiet.” She also wrote “librarians are highly skilled, well-educated and socially aware” so here at the Legal Beagle we are inclined to believe her! As we delve deeper into the semester, through the reading period and into exams, this is just a reminder to be aware of the noise level in the library. While some students prefer to work in small groups in study rooms and appreciate the chatter of other students, some students prefer to study in silence. The library hopes to provide...
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11/17/2016 at 09:26 AM
The Washington Post once called the annual tradition of having the US President pardon a turkey, the “dumbest” tradition. Here at the Legal Beagle, we think it is an odd but educational tradition. For example, we learned the following things of interest while researching this tradition: There is no real agreement about when this tradition became a tradition. Rhode Island played a pivotal role in this tradition. Turkeys have their own lobbyists in D.C. who supply the birds to the President. Even pardoned turkeys have a somewhat grim fate. Whether #TurkeyPardon2016 becomes a trending...
Posted by Library Blog
11/11/2016 at 02:10 PM
Missed the first session of training for the RWU Law Digital Library? It is not too late! On Wednesday, November 16, the Law Library will be hosting the second session of training on our new RWU Law Digital Library providing titles from LexisNexis. This new product, available by selecting RWU Law Digital Library – LexisNexis from the library’s list of digital resources, contains a variety of books in an eBook format, including study aids. Reminder the training will be held - Date: Wednesday, 11/16Time: 1:00 PMLocation: Law Library’s Main Training Lab This training will instruct you how to...
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11/04/2016 at 03:11 PM
In 1619, slavery in what became the United States began with the arrival of captive Africans at the British colony of Jamestown, Virginia, on the Dutch ship White Lion. The Dutch traded these captives to the colonists for food and supplies as “indentured servants.” In 1641, the Massachusetts became the first colony to establish a code that legalized slavery. The consequences of these actions and others that followed continue to have an impact on every person living in this country today. Recognizing the popular and scholarly interest in the topic of the consequences of slavery, HeinOnline...