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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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11/22/2013 at 02:42 PM
In addition to the advice and practice exams offered by the Academic Success Program, here are some resources offered by the Law Library on preparing for and taking law school exams. First Year Law School Success: Law School Thinking, Essay Exam Writing, and Analysis, Reserve KF283.S53 2010 Law School Exams: Preparing and Writing to Win, KF283 .C35 2007 Writing Essay Exams to Succeed in Law School (Not Just to Survive), KF283 .D47 2010 Open Book: Succeeding on Exams from the First Day of Law School, KF283 .F75 2011 Steve Emanuel’s First Year Questions & Answers, Reserve KF388 .E43 2010...
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11/07/2013 at 04:20 PM
If you are undecided about what you want to do with your law degree, go look at the Law Library’s Career Collection for inspiration!  The collection, shelved adjacent to the Library’s Print Center, is jam packed with resources about traditional law firm practice and alternatives to law practice.  You can learn about working for the federal government, following your bliss at a non-profit, or embracing your entrepreneurial spirit as a solo practitioner.  Books by the American Bar Association’s Section of International Law and the American Society of International Law offer...
Posted by Library Blog
11/01/2013 at 02:47 PM
The Loislaw Treatise Library via LoislawConnect is a new Law Library digital resource offering quick and easy access to a variety of practice treatises in over two dozen legal topics.  Topics include: Business Elder Law Employment Estate Planning Evidence Family Law IP and Trademarks Litigation Personal Injury Product Liability Real Estate Remedies  If you are taking Trial Advocacy or are a member of the trial team, the Mauet Trial Practice Library is a helpful resource for enhancing your advocacy skills!  The treatises are authored by experts and highly regarded by...
Posted by Library Blog
10/24/2013 at 09:54 AM
Baseball and the Law! With the Red Sox squaring off against the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series, take a break from the commercials during the game to read some of the following resources for baseball and the law.  Legal Bases: Baseball and the Law (KF3989 .A27 1998, by Roger Abram, highlights some famous (and infamous) players and their legal trials and tribulations. Legal Issues in Professional Baseball (KF3989 .A75 L44 2005), edited by Lewis Kurlantzick, contains essays by scholars on the topic. The Little White Book of Baseball Law (KF3989 .M56 2009), by John H. Minan and...
Posted by Library Blog
10/18/2013 at 08:56 AM
If you would like to expand your knowledge of developments in a particular area of law (very helpful at networking events), take a look at the Bloomberg BNA Resource Centers.  These Resource Centers cover robust, and in some cases, “hot,” areas of legal practice.  Used by “biglaw” to “boutique” law firms in the U.S. and foreign countries, these Resource Centers are “mini” research libraries for federal and state cases, statutes, and agency regulations.  In addition to the latest news and legal analysis from expert practitioners, they include Bloomberg BNA treatises for in-depth...
Posted by Library Blog
10/11/2013 at 11:07 AM
With the semester well underway, now is a great time to test your understanding of the concepts discussed in your classes.  To gauge your progress, consider tackling a few CALI lessons.  CALI has over 900 free interactive tutorials on 35 legal subjects.  Sign up to access the CALI lessons by using the Law School’s authorization code which you can obtain from the Librarian staffing the Reference Desk (or email LawLibraryHelp@rwu.edu). If you are struggling with understanding the course material, take a look at a couple of study aids. The Law Library offers study aids for upper-...
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10/06/2013 at 09:54 AM
In preparation for the upcoming visit of Ret. United States Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, take a look at the display in the law school lobby featuring some of the women lawyers and justices who were first in their fields. In addition to the display, check out this U.S. Supreme Court law guide for information about Justice O’Connor and various resources for researching the Court. Among the many resources for following the “Supremes”, one of the most respected in the legal community is the Bloomberg BNA United States Law Week.  You can access opinions, news about and...
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09/26/2013 at 02:36 PM
Thursday, October 39:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.Bay View Room, 2nd floor of the law school Here’s Why YOU Should Attend! To view demonstrations throughout the day of Law School “Helpers” to support your academic success. Learn how:   CALI and RWU Law Guides Study Aids series can help you study for exams CVN Law School can help you prepare for class by listening to case excerpts from your casebooks or watching video of civil litigation or trial advocacy video clips to hone your trial and appellate advocacy skills. Resources for seminar paper or directed study that can...
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09/19/2013 at 01:56 PM
The Law Library is offering a new instructional series this fall titled Appy Hour (hat tip to Thelma Dzialo for providing the title of the series). Why should you attend an Appy Hour?  Here’s a huge reason why! Under recent amendments to the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct (MRPC), knowledge of technology is now an ethical requirement for a lawyer. MRPC Rule 1.1 holds a lawyer to a duty of competence. Rule 1.1 Comment 8 states that to be competent “a lawyer should keep abreast of changes in the law and its practice, including the benefits and risks associated with relevant...
Posted by Library Blog
09/12/2013 at 11:29 AM
The Law Library’s WebCatalog is a powerful search engine.  It enables you to search for books, ebooks, periodicals, databases, websites, and government documents in hundreds of legal subjects.  The Law Library’s collection is particularly strong in alternative dispute resolution, environmental, First Amendment, human rights, maritime, and national security law. Find study aids for classes, get tips on career exploration/job searching, learn about legal technology in law practice management, or keep up on a current hot topic. Search by keyword, author or title.  You will...