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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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02/01/2014 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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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-...