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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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03/27/2014 at 04:05 PM
Stressed over writing papers or your writing requirement?  Well, stop stressing!  Librarians staffing the Reference Desk can help you.  They can show you resources for locating books and articles on your topic and materials for polishing your paper.  If a book is unavailable in the Law Library, it might be available in the RWU Library.   You can check out a book from the RWU Library by having your name entered into their library patron database.  You will need to show your law school ID to the person staffing the Information Desk.  Use the Law Library’s...
Posted by Library Blog
03/21/2014 at 11:32 AM
Among the thousands of books published annually, the Law Library continues to purchase quality works on developing issues and contemporary legal issues.  Some of these are scholarly treatises by law professors and others are “nuts and bolts” materials by practitioners who are experts in their field.  The Law Library routinely buys publications from organizations such as the American Bar Association and the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.  We also collect e-books that can be accessed with one click. The Law Library extensively collects materials that support the...
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02/28/2014 at 12:30 PM
There’s still time this semester to learn more about the wealth of resources for legal research or improve your skills using Lexis Advance and WestlawNext.  You still have time to take advantage of the Prepare for Practice Certification Program class offerings coming up.  Even if you are not pursuing certification, you can learn more about the following from the Librarians: Transactional Research: Finding Legal Forms Find It Free & Fast: Reliable Websites for Legal Research Alternatives to Lexis & Westlaw: Casemaker and Fastcase Lexis Advance Representative Steve Albro and...
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02/21/2014 at 05:18 PM
HeinOnline offers a wealth of resources for legal research.  You can print pdfs of law review and bar journal articles.  You can locate a wide variety of federal administrative, executive, legislative, and judicial materials.  You can search foreign, comparative, international, and United Nations documents.  HeinOnline continually adds new content.  Recently added is the HeinOnline collection for Immigration Law & Policy in the U.S.    According to HeinOnline,  “This monumental collection is a compilation of the most important historical...
Posted by Library Blog
02/01/2014 at 07:34 AM
Although January has come and gone, it is not too late to make a New Year's Resolution!  Experts on the RWU School of Law staff offer New Year's Resolutions just for you!  Pat yourself on the back if you are doing or have done what they suggest! Dean Lalli Brief every case Remember why I came to law school Read a book (non-legal) Deborah Johnson Attend networking events Have fun (but not too much) Raquel Ortiz Attend a library instruction program.  For details, go to the Prepare for Practice law guide. Kathy Thompson Disconnect my iphone/android, Facebook and email when...
Posted by Library Blog
01/16/2014 at 09:56 AM
The library’s Appy Hour technology series returns for the spring semester. Why should you attend an Appy Hour? Efficiency! The opportunity to learn tips and techniques to help you work and study more efficiently using technology. Ethics! Recent amendments to the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct require lawyers to maintain knowledge of technology as part of their ethics requirements. Entertainment! Learning about technology can enliven your day. The spring 2014 Appy Hour sessions cover: 1/28:  MS Office PowerTips: Word & PowerPoint 2/11:  MS Office PowerTips: Excel...
Posted by Library Blog
01/08/2014 at 07:46 PM
Survey Says New Attorneys Spend a Significant Portion of their Time on Research! According to a recent National Conference of Bar Examiners’ survey: 89% of new attorneys spend a significant portion of their time conducting research 91% of new attorneys are expected to conduct non-electronic research 96% of new attorneys are expect to conduct cost effective electronic research Research Methodology came in 5th in average significance among 86 knowledge areas for new attorneys! To get up to speed with legal research before you enter a competitive job market, check out the Prepare for Practice...
Posted by Library Blog
12/06/2013 at 03:31 PM
When you are tired of studying, here are three suggestions for your break: Enjoy a good laugh by perusing Stu’s Views law cartoons, created by two Harvard law school grads.  There are over 2,000 cartoons covering legal topics, law personnel, legal life, and cases. If you have an hour and a half or two to spare, nothing beats watching a great movie with a legal theme.  Here’s a list of the 25 Greatest Legal Movies compiled by an ABA panel of judges who teach film or are connected to the business. If you enjoy reading a good book, here’s a  list compiled by an ABA panel of...
Posted by Library Blog
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...