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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 February 2017

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02/23/2017 at 09:46 AM
Some companies, specifically tech companies and start-up companies, use a particular style of interviewing that uses logic games, puzzles, and riddles to test interviewees on creative and analytical thinking. According to Time magazine, “they became especially popular in the 1990s when big tech companies like Microsoft were looking for ways to see if job candidates could think on their feet and offer creative solutions to out-of-left-field problems.” Love them or hate them, these puzzles can be brain-teasing and brain-busting. Author William Poundstone has written two books on this...
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02/16/2017 at 04:19 PM
While having the day off from class is a great way to celebrate Presidents’ Day, it is not the only way! The RWU Law Library will show you many ways to celebrate Presidents’ Day next week: On Tuesday, 2/21, we will be having an event from 10:00 am – 11:30 am called “Puzzling with the Librarians.” The librarians will be pushing together the tables in the Library Lounge and having some good old-fashioned puzzling fun. Playing with puzzles, according to journalist Cassandra Jardine, can be calming and Jardine states, “Jigsaws…are silent, calming and can be combined with a little...
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02/10/2017 at 12:51 PM
While our library’s collection is primarily designed to meet the needs of the faculty and students of the School of Law and also serve the broader academic and legal community, there are other libraries which have an even broader collection policy which includes old love letters and old Valentine’s Day cards. Some of these libraries have put artifacts from their collection online for our viewing pleasure.  The Houghton Library of Harvard University has one collection of 40 hand-drawn valentines probably created in the UK between 1850 and 1860. (http://blogs.harvard.edu/houghtonmodern/...
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02/02/2017 at 10:06 AM
  Are you interested in legal puzzles? Do you want to train your brain to think more like a lawyer or a judge? If so, you should check out this new book in the library!  How Would You Rule? Legal Puzzles, Brainteasers, and Dilemmas from the Law’s Strangest Cases by Daniel Park   Are you interested in legal puzzles? Do you want to train your brain to think more like a lawyer or a judge? If so, you should check out this new book in the library!  How Would You Rule? Legal Puzzles, Brainteasers, and Dilemmas from the Law’s Strangest Cases by Daniel Park gives readers an...