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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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11/13/2014 at 10:14 AM
As you approach the fall end of the semester “Red Zone,” you are now extremely busy completing projects/papers and studying for final exams.  You want to score big for all your hard work!   To make your end- of- the- semester activities more efficient and less stressful, be sure to avail yourself of the resources of the Academic Success Program directed by Kathryn Thompson, the Writing Specialist Kim Baker, and the Dean of Students, Dean Lalli. The Law Library also offers: interlibrary loan if you need an article or book for your paper, CALI Lessons for reviewing course...
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11/06/2014 at 12:59 PM
The Law Library augments the resources of the Office of Career Development by purchasing numerous books on legal specialties and alternatives to law practice.  There are publications for resumes, cover letters, and interviewing/networking as well.  Several books on legal careers from the Law Library’s Career Collection (adjacent to the Print Center) are displayed on the bookcases in the library. Books currently displayed are:   Careers in Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice (KF299.A32 C37 2010) Careers in Animal Law: Welfare, Protection, and Advocacy (KF299.A55 E37...
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10/31/2014 at 09:39 AM
November 4, the day for state-wide voting in the general election in Rhode Island, is fast approaching!  To be in compliance with the state’s Voter ID law, learn more about acceptable forms of ID at the Office of the Secretary of State’s Rhode Island Voter Information Handbook 2014.  The Handbook contains information about voting procedures and the text of the state referenda. For those who are interested in current election law issues, the Election Law Blog and Election Law @ Moritz are great resources.  Professor Richard L. Hasen’s  Election Law Blog covers election law...
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10/16/2014 at 05:06 PM
Domestic Violence Awareness Month evolved from the first Day of Unity observed in October, 1981 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.  The first Domestic Violence Awareness Month was observed in October 1987.  In 1989 the first Domestic Violence Awareness Month Commemorative Legislation was passed by the U.S. Congress with such legislation passed annually. Of note, RWU School of Law Professor Emily Sack is a nationally recognized expert on domestic violence. She is the co-author of the casebook Domestic Violence and the Law: Theory and Practice (Reserve, KF9322 .D35...
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10/08/2014 at 09:42 AM
When you use the Internet do you think about how many electronic eyes are watching? Have you thought about how to protect your own and your clients’ information? The easiest place to start is to limit how much information is collected when you search the Internet.  Search engines like DuckDuckGo and ixquick do not collect or share your personal information. They accomplish this by not capturing your IP address, not using cookies, and not recording your search. Also useful is the ability to force websites to use the encrypted web protocol, HTTPS. HTTPS Everywhere, a browser add-on...
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10/01/2014 at 09:00 AM
As the Supreme Court’s 2014-2015 Term begins, a reminder that there are many excellent resources for following the Court’s activities from oral arguments to opinions and consideration of the numerous petitions for certiorari.  Preeminent among them is the Law Library’s digital resource, Bloomberg BNA U.S. Law Week, which offers continual expert in-depth analysis and commentary about the Court.  The authors are attorneys who are stars in their legal field at top law firms. You can sign up for email alerts of newly added content to the U.S. Law Week or subscribe to the new U.S. Law...
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09/17/2014 at 02:52 PM
Before you are knee-deep in snow (or not) and studying for exams (definitely), take some time to enjoy some of the fall events in Rhode Island.  There are numerous local fairs and festivals held during September and October.  Eat delicious foods, sample brews, view the works of artists, or even dance to the music of any number of bands!   Among the upcoming events are: Pawtucket Arts Festival (through September 28) Taste of Block Island (September 26 – 28) Cluny Country Fair (Newport, September 28) Norman Bird Sanctuary Harvest Fair (Middletown, October 4-5) International...
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09/13/2014 at 04:39 AM
Grab a cup of coffee or a snack and take a break in the Library’s new Law Student Lounge. It may help to boost your productivity and spirits overall to get away from casebooks and assignments from time to time. Some popular magazine titles are available for your enjoyment: Atlantic Boston Magazine Consumer Reports Economist Forbes Money New Yorker Sports Illustrated Rhode Island Monthly Rolling Stone
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09/05/2014 at 08:50 AM
Please join the Law Library staff in welcoming law librarian intern, Misty Peltz-Steele.  Misty is completing a Masters in Library and Information Studies from the University of Rhode Island.   She is a 1998 graduate of the United States Naval Academy with a B.S. in English.  As a naval officer, Misty was stationed on the USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN CG-57 (cruiser) and the USS CONSTELLATION CV-64 (aircraft carrier), out of San Diego, California, and at Pacific Fleet Headquarters in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.   After receiving her J.D. from the University of Arkansas School of...
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08/29/2014 at 01:57 PM
As a complement to the resources of the Academic Success Program, the Law Library's collection contains materials to help you thrive in law school. Topics directed to first year students include briefing cases, legal analysis, and answering questions in class, study aids, outlining, and studying for and writing law school exams.  Among the topics directed toward second and third year students are extracurricular activities such as moot court and law review, finding summer and post-graduation employment, and getting ready for the bar exam. The books displayed on the bookcases inside the...