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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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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...
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01/26/2017 at 10:29 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 02:22 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 09:58 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 11:09 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...
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12/16/2016 at 10:08 AM
No matter what holiday you celebrate this winter season (Christmas, Chanukah, Solstice, Kwanza, New Year’s, or none of the above), it can be fun to get out and see lighted holiday displays. Below is a list of places you can go to catch a bit of (free!) seasonal cheer: The Lewis House, 12 Shenandoah Rd., Warwick From 11/25  to  12/31 the Lewis Family in Warwick, RI has what the Providence Journal has called, “a  high-tech  marvel,  with  lights  constantly moving  and  changing  colors  to  Christmas  music”. For more...
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12/09/2016 at 10:25 AM
December 9th, 2016 is Lost & Found Day! This obscure holiday is a great reminder to search for any personal belongings we have lost over the year. A good place to check for lost items is your local lost and found center. For example, the Library is the lost and found center for the law school. The concept of having a central place where people can come to recover things they have lost dates back 1805, when Napoleon Bonaparte opened the first lost and found office in Paris. Today, you can find giant warehouses with hundreds of thousands of meticulously catalogued lost items, like the Tokyo...
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12/02/2016 at 03:33 PM
As finals kick into gear, you may be spending more time inside the library. Did you know that you can check out more than books and study room keys? Fans – We all know the temperature this time of year can be unpredictable. If you find yourself getting a little toasty in a study room, check out a fan for a little cool down! Blankets – On days that the weather outside is frightful and your study room does not feel delightful, ask to borrow a lap blanket. Umbrellas – Just like temperature, New England weather can also be unpredictable. LexisNexis has graciously provided the Library with a...