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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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08/11/2017 at 02:15 PM
While some students are fulfilling their directed research requirement this semester and some students are writing for submission to the law review, the library has resources for both needs that might be helpful during the brainstorming (topic selection) and research phases (topic development) of the writing process.  One of the services that the library provides is individualized research consultations with students working on a directed research paper and/or a submission for law review. These sessions can be scheduled in Providence or Bristol and are focused on developing research...
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08/04/2017 at 10:10 AM
The RWU Law Library staff extends a warm welcome to our incoming 1Ls and returning 2Ls and 3Ls.  Our collection and services are here to complement and advance the scholarship, practice skills education, and intellectual life at RWU Law. We have a website, blog, Facebook page, and Pinterest page. We communicate our information in many ways to connect the library with our students, faculty, and alumni. There are the many ways in which the RWU School of Law Library can help you have a successful academic year.  Our knowledgeable, friendly, service-oriented staff are...
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07/28/2017 at 08:45 AM
Merriam-Webster dictionary says that “jump start” means to bring fresh or renewed energy to something. That is a great way of thinking about the start (or return) to school!  As summer is winding down and the school year is winding up, here are four RWU resources to consider as you jump start your semester: Our study aids guide collection is revamped, updated, and full of helpful resources, both in print and online, for your use. The library’s guide on Stress Management, Mindfulness, and Wellness is another resource to support your meditation practice and for learning about wellness...
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07/21/2017 at 01:57 PM
Much of the blog this summer is dedicated to informing you (or reminding you!) how great our little state is. With beautiful beaches and a major foodie city, (USA Today wrote, “The capital of the USA’s smallest state, Providence, R.I., is a hidden gem bursting with tasty and eclectic eats”) Rhode Island is small but mighty! One of the state’s hidden gems is Newport’s International Tennis Hall of Fame. The museum is set in a National Historic Landmark that first opened in 1880 as a social club for Newport’s summer elite. In 1881, the first U.S. National Men’s Singles Championship was...
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07/07/2017 at 02:57 PM
Have you ever heard of the Incredible Ice Cream Throwdown? Advertised as, “the BIGGEST and BESTEST Ice Cream CELEBRATION in RI,” this annual event is scheduled for Sunday, July 16, 2017 and should not be missed! Last year’s event featured ice cream, ice cream, and more ice cream. It included ice cream from local favorites like Newport Creamery, Sundaes, Julians, Lincoln Creamery, Warwick Ice Cream Company, Like No Udder, and Mike’s Ice. Although Julians won in 2014 for its Cranberry Goat Cheese ice cream and Lincoln Creamery won in 2015 for their Peanut Butter Caramel Cookie Dough ice...
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06/23/2017 at 11:56 AM
Did you know that every year the Bristol 4th of July Committee finds the individual who is a previous Bristol resident and has traveled the longest distance to return for the 4th of July celebration?  The winner is presented with a United States Flag that flew over the Capitol in Washington, D.C.! While some members of our RWU Law Community are native Bristolians, many of us (including the entire library staff) are not. If you are from Bristol, then you grew up with the annual 4th of July celebration. If you are from away, the annual celebration becomes your new tradition. This year...
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06/09/2017 at 09:34 AM
ne of the great parts of Roger Williams University School of Law is its location! Rhode Island, or the Ocean State if you prefer, may be small, but it has loads of coastline, about 400 miles of it, in fact! Everyone in Rhode Island has their favorite beach, and most of us can’t agree on which one is the best! For example, some of us love Block Island. All of the beaches on Block Island are public and free but to get to these beautiful beaches, you have to take the ferry.  One of the great parts of Roger Williams University School of Law is its location! Rhode Island, or the Ocean State...
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05/26/2017 at 09:14 AM
Looking for something to do in Rhode Island this summer? Look no further than Newport! Housed in Vernon Court, an adaptation of an 18th century French château which occupies one full block of Bellevue Avenue, Newport’s National Museum of American Illustration is a Rhode Island treasure.  Illustration is defined as “art created to be reproduced in books, advertisements, periodicals, and in the new media” and the museum’s collection includes pieces from Maxfield Parrish, Norman Rockwell, J.C. Leyendecker, Howard Pyle, NC Wyeth, Charles Dana Gibson, James Montgomery Flagg,  and...
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05/18/2017 at 03:15 PM
May 22nd is International Day for Biological Diversity, also known as World Biodiversity Day!  Biodiversity is the variety of life on Earth. The United Nations created this holiday to increase awareness and understanding of biodiversity issues internationally. Every year the celebration has a different theme to highlight a specific biodiversity issue in the world; this year’s theme is Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism. Countries all around the world celebrate International Day for Biological Diversity. You can find a list of participating countries and their festivities. There...
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05/11/2017 at 04:14 PM
For the graduating 3Ls, Commencement literally and figuratively caps your hard work and determination over the past three years. Commencement is both nostalgic and exciting. It is the transition moment from your life as a student to your life as a professional. Although you will be transitioning to the next phase of your career, please remember that the law library is always here to be of service. In the short term, we have information on our website about post-graduation access to some of our subscription databases. Graduates have until June 30, 2017 to redeem their LexisNexis Rewards...