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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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Posted by Library Blog
03/10/2010 at 01:00 AM
For those looking to be their own boss, the Law Library offers a variety of publications for you to consult.  These books are located in the Law Library’s Career Collection and can be checked out for three weeks.  How to Start & Build a Law Practice by Jay Foonberg (KF300 .F66 2004) provides the basics on selecting a location for your office and equipping as well as obtaining clients and setting fees. Flying Solo: a Survival Guide for the Solo and Small Firm Lawyer by William Gibson (KF300 .F58 2005) contains contributions by practitioners offering solutions to various problems...
Posted by Library Blog
03/04/2010 at 01:00 AM
There are numerous blogs authored by law professors and others in legal education (e.g. academic support) from across the United States. The Justia.com Blawg Directory contains links to approximately two hundred law professor blogs. What do law professors blog about?  Law professors blog about their area of teaching and scholarly research.  They blog about controversial court cases and legal personalities.  Their blogs contain analysis and commentary on issues and developments in the law.  Some professors even delve into issues in legal education such as writing and...
Posted by Library Blog
02/25/2010 at 01:00 AM
For law students and lawyers alike, many will have frequent need to research the rules for a particular court such as a district or superior court in the case of civil litigation or a criminal trial.  Appellate work requires expert knowledge of the appellate court’s rules. Court rules may be published in the state’s statutory code, in separate pamphlets, or in the state case reports.  For example, the big green pamphlet Rhode Island Court Rules Annotated (Stacks and Reserve, KFR30 .1956 .A21 2009) contains rules for the Supreme, Superior, District, Family, Workers’ Compensation, and...
Posted by Library Blog
02/17/2010 at 01:00 AM
The Global Legal Monitor is an online publication of the Law Library of Congress.  It covers legal news and developments worldwide and is updated frequently.  Information contained in the Global Legal Monitor is derived from official national legal publications, press sources and the Library of Congress Global Legal Information Network.  The Library of Congress Global Legal Information Network is a public database of official texts of laws, regulations, and judicial decisions. Articles in the Global Legal Monitor date back to 2006 and are searchable searched by topic,...
Posted by Library Blog
02/10/2010 at 01:00 AM
A representative from CCH will be available in the Main Computer Lab on Wednesday, February 24 between 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. to offer quick demos of and answer questions about CCH Intelliconnect.  CCH (Commerce Clearing House) has been a leading legal publisher since 1913.  CCH Intelliconnect provides numerous virtual “mini’ research libraries on a range of law topics that are handled by solo and law firm practitioners.  Under each topic, the researcher has access to the full text or summaries of pertinent statutes, case law and agency regulations and decisions as well as...
Posted by Library Blog
02/04/2010 at 01:00 AM
During your study of courses your professors might mention or you might read references to the Restatements. The Restatements are a project of the American Law Institute.  Founded in 1923, the American Law Institute is comprised of leading lawyers, judges, and law professors who draft, discuss, revise, and publish the Restatements, model statutes and principles of law that are influential in the courts and legislatures.  The Restatement sets are an attempt to provide a “restatement” of the general principles of the common law on various subjects such as agency, conflict of laws,...
Posted by Library Blog
01/29/2010 at 01:00 AM
The Law Library provides free access to the L.O.I.S. Primary Law Library to all currently enrolled students.  The L.O.I.S. Primary Law Library offers full-text access to federal and state cases, statutes, administrative regulations, and court rules.  Cases and statutes may be retrieved by citation and cases by party names.  There is keyword and field searching of documents.  Free 24/7 technical support is provided.  Content is continually being added. Unlike LexisNexis and Westlaw, the L.O.I.S. Primary Law Library is free to law school students who work for attorneys...
Posted by Library Blog
01/19/2010 at 01:00 AM
The Law Library subscribes to the Justis database to offer its patrons full-text access to all United Kingdom legislation in force or repealed from 1235 to the present.  Full-text statutory instruments are also searchable in Justis.  Statutory instruments set out detailed provisions under the authority of the enabling Acts of Parliament.  Coverage of the statutory instruments is from 1671 to present. These documents are available as pdf files. In addition, searchable articles in the Justis database contain press releases and announcements from most of the major government...
Posted by Library Blog
01/16/2010 at 01:00 AM
The Law Library staff welcomes our incoming first-year students and returning students. We wish all a successful academic year. We are here to help you with your studies and research, so please do not hesitate to ask staff at the Circulation Desk or the Librarian on duty at the Reference Desk if you need assistance!  
Posted by Library Blog
01/11/2010 at 01:00 AM
The Law Library staff worked during the holiday break to improve off-campus access to the law school’s various research databases.  Changes no longer need to be made to your favorite web browser’s settings in order to access these databases.  When accessing a particular database from the WebCatalog or the law library’s web pages, you will be prompted at an Off-Campus Database Login page to type in your name and the barcode located on the back of your law school ID.  Should you receive an error message, contact the law library to verify that your patron record is up to date!...