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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 January 2017

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01/26/2017 at 09:29 AM
Presidents’ Day this year is Monday, February 20th. It was originally established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington, but has become a more general celebration of US Presidents. While some associate the holiday with car sales, some associate the holiday with bicycles, and some associate the holiday with snow, here at the library, we associate the holiday with books! As you enter the library this week, you will find a collection of books which feature presidents generally, but Washington and Lincoln, specifically. To learn more about the books contained in the...
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01/18/2017 at 01:22 PM
The Law Library is thrilled to introduce our new digital study aids collections: the RWU Law Digital Library and West Academic Online Study Aids. TheRWU Law Digital Library provides access to a variety of titles from LexisNexis, including:  eBooks: Understanding Series, Questions & Answers, Law Students Guides, Legal Research Guides, Mastering Series, and Skills & Values Series West Academic Online Study Aids provides access to both eBook and audio study aid content including: eBooks: Nutshells, Concise Hornbooks, Acing Series, Black Letter Series, Law Stories Series, Short...
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01/13/2017 at 08:58 AM
Did you know that New England had its own vampire hysteria in the late 19th century?  The panic came from the spread of tuberculosis, better known at the time as consumption. While today we know how tuberculosis is spread, New Englanders of the late 1800s could only speculate. One such theory that garnered attention was that a deceased relative was “consuming” the life of their surviving relatives. Newspapers of the time quickly tied these beliefs with vampire legends, making headlines across New England.  One of the most famous “vampires” from this hysteria resided right...
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01/05/2017 at 10:09 AM
Welcome back! Ready to start fresh in the Spring semester? Try our Prepare for Practice program! On January 11th and January 12th from 11 am to 1 pm in the Law School Bistro, the librarians will be distributing information about the Prepare for Practice Certification Program. The Prepare for Practice Certification Program is designed to refresh and enhance students' legal research skills in preparation for summer legal placements and permanent jobs. If you complete the certification program requirements, you can receive a Certificate in Legal Research Skills for Practice which can...