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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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12/03/2010 at 01:00 AM
Love movies and the law? Then check out the book "Movie Therapy for Law Students" (New Books Display, KF287 .B83 2009). The author describes the legal themes from over thirty movies released between 1939 and 2008. These movies cover business law, contracts, employment and labor law, constitutional law, evidence, torts, criminal law/procedure, family law, ethics, and intellectual property. 
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11/19/2010 at 01:00 AM
Taking Trial Advocacy? Getting ready for your mock trial? The Law Library offers resources for opening statements and closing arguments, direct and cross-examinations, motions, and jury instructions. Information about selected resources is provided in the Law Library TimeSavers publications: Jury Instructions Legal Forms Trial Advocacy
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11/05/2010 at 12:00 AM
In addition to the resources of the Office of Career Services, the Law Library’s Career collection offers numerous publications for those wishing to enhance their networking and interviewing skills. The books are located on the shelves adjacent to the Law Library Print Center and may be checked out for three weeks. Some recent publications on networking and interviewing are: The Insider’s Guide to Getting a Big Firm Job: What Every Law Student Should Know about Interviewing (KF297 .F56 2009) A Lawyer’s Guide to Networking (KF316.5 .S64 2006) The Legal Job Interview:Winning the Law...
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10/29/2010 at 12:00 AM
Researching a paper and need a book or journal article that is neither in the Law Library’s collection (print or electronic) or in the undergraduate library?   Then consider requesting the item via interlibrary loan.  Forms for requesting an interlibrary loan are available at the Circulation Desk and on the web. Thelma Dzialo, who  processes the interlibrary loan requests, can answer any questions you might have about your request.
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10/21/2010 at 12:00 AM
 "Practical Law" offers how-to materials for business law practice areas. The materials include analysis of and forms for numerous business transactions and are authored by over 120 specialist editors. Use your law school email address to sign up for free access to explore this amazing service to which over 3,400 organizations have subscribed.      
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10/07/2010 at 12:00 AM
Beginning with this October Term, the audio recordings of all oral arguments heard before the U.S. Supreme Court will be freely available at the end of each argument week. Options are to download the recordings or listen to them at the Court’s website. To access the recordings, click "Oral Arguments" and then "Argument Audio" or click on "What’s New" on the site’s home page. The recordings will be listed by case name, docket number, and the date of the oral argument.  
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10/01/2010 at 12:00 AM
With the impending visit by the First Circuit Court of Appeals to the School of Law on October 6, you have received (via email) the appellate briefs filed in the cases scheduled for oral argument on that day. Did you wonder how you could find those and other briefs? Two excellent resources are LexisNexis and Westlaw. Their databases contain numerous, but not all, briefs from the U.S. Supreme Court, federal, and state appellate courts. They provide an option to locate briefs filed in cases by practice area or by topic. The path on LexisNexis is Legal>Court Records, Briefs and Filings. The...
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09/17/2010 at 12:00 AM
Need inspiration to come up with a paper topic? The Law Library offers a variety of resources.  Included are the Law Library’s WebCatalog for locating books in the collection, national or state legal newspaper for major news stories, weekly email notification of news content added to a topical BNA database, or LexisNexis and Westlaw databases.  For more details, consult the Law Library publication, "Selecting a Topic."      
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09/09/2010 at 12:00 AM
It’s that time of year again for One L LexisNexis and Westlaw Training. Training sessions are scheduled in both the Training Lab and the Main Computer Lab at the following times: Wednesdays, September 15, 22 and 29 and October 6: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.   Thursdays, September 16, 23 and 30 and October 7:   10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
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09/01/2010 at 12:00 AM
Mark your calendars for September 14 - the day on which the statewide primary in Rhode Island will be held.  For information on candidates and voting procedures, check out the Rhode Island Board of Elections' website!