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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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04/06/2009 at 12:00 AM
For all you fans of the Internal Revenue Code and movies, here is a noteworthy posting to the ABA Journal website authored by Debra Cassens Weiss: Few movies involve taxes as a central plot element, but that hasn’t stopped members of the TaxProf Listserv from offering their tax film recommendations for law students. Robert Nassau, a Rochester, N.Y., tax lawyer and adjunct law professor at Syracuse, is assembling the list, TaxProf Blog reports. Nassau noted the law school’s tax society has screened three tax movies and asked the law professors for additional recommendations. The screened and...
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03/30/2009 at 12:00 AM
The Uniform Commercial Code is the basis for several courses taught here at the law school.  To help demystify UCC Article 2 Sales and UCC Article 9 Secured Transactions, here are some study aids available in the Law Library’s collection. UCC Article 2 Sales study aids are Sales and Leases: Examples and Explanations (4th ed. on Reserve, KF915 .Z9 B76 2006), Sales and Leases of Goods in a Nutshell (4th ed. Reserve, KF915 .Z9 S7 2003) and Understanding Sales and Leases of Goods (Reserve, KF915 .L395 1996 and Reserve, KF915 .L395 1999). Study aids for UCC Article 9 Secured Transactions are...
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03/23/2009 at 12:00 AM
In addition to the resources of the Office of Career Services, the Law Library’s Career collection located on the shelves adjacent to Training Lab 2 has publications on cover letters and resumes.  You can check out these publications in addition to the other publications in the Career collection for three weeks. Best Resumes and CVs for International Jobs: Your Passport to the Global Job Market (HF5383 .K685 2002) by Ronald L. Krannich and Wendy S. Enelow offers advice for those desiring to employment outside the U.S. Federal Resume Guide: Write a Winning Federal Resume to Get in, Get...
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03/16/2009 at 12:00 AM
The Office of Career Services and the various law school student organizations provide numerous opportunities for students to network with various legal professionals.  In order to learn more about networking, here are some publications in the Law Library’s Career Collection collection on the shelves adjacent to Training Lab 2. A Lawyer’s Guide to Networking by Susan R. Sneider (KF316.5 .S64 2006) Ask the Career Counselors : Answers for Lawyers on Their Lives and Life’s Work by Kathy Morris and Jill Eckert (KF297.Z9 M667 2003) It’s Who You Know : the Magic of Networking in Person and on...
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03/09/2009 at 12:00 AM
The Making of Modern Law database offers access to the full-text of 22,000 British and American treatises (amounting to more than 10 million pages) published between 1800 to 1926.  These treatises can be browsed by author or by title.  Conducting a basic search enables the researcher to look for search terms in keywords, subject, author, title, and full-text.  Advanced searching allows the researcher to narrow a search to more precise fields (e.g. index) and subjects (e.g. geographical or personal).  A full-text search can be limited by date and by one or more of the...
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03/02/2009 at 01:00 AM
Arguably Fall River’s most notorious citizen comes to life in Lizzie Borden Live, the one-woman play being performed March 13, 14, and 15 at the Columbus Theatre in Providence. For those interested in reading about the trial of Lizzie Borden, the Law Library offers the following: The Commonwealth of Massachusetts vs. Lizzie A. Borden : the Knowlton Papers, 1892-1893 ; a Collection of Previously Unpublished Letters and Documents from the Files of Prosecuting Attorney Hosea Morrill Knowlton edited by Michael Martins and Dennis A. Binette (KF223 .B6 C65 1994) The Fall River Tragedy : a History...
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02/23/2009 at 01:00 AM
Created by an act of Congress in 1914, the Congressional Research Service (formerly called the Legislative Reference Service) of the Library of Congress is charged with serving its legislative needs.  In addition to assisting at every stage of the legislative process, CRS staff analyze and publish reports on issues in the areas of law, economics, foreign affairs, defense, homeland security, public administration, education, health care, immigration, energy, environmental protection, science and technology.  Since these reports do not become public until a member of Congress releases...
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02/16/2009 at 01:00 AM
Available from the Law Library, HeinOnline offers a wide variety of image-based texts (current and archive) for the legal researcher.  Content is continually added to HeinOnline.  The HeinOnline blog contains information on the latest content and enhancements as well as tips for searching and HeinOnline’s Tip-of-the-Week.  You can sign up for e-mail alerts or add the blog to your RSS feed. It is easy to retrieve documents from HeinOnline by browsing the Table of Contents of individual publications or by conducting a keyword or advanced search of several publications...
Posted by Library Blog
02/09/2009 at 01:00 AM
The Oxford Reports on International Law database is available from the Law Library for access to decisions on public international law issues being decided in domestic courts worldwide and for judgments of international courts, The Oxford Reports on International Courts of General Jurisdiction and the International Law in Domestic Courts are the two modules of the Oxford Reports on International Law database to which the Law Library subscribes. The Oxford Reports on International Courts of General Jurisdiction module covers judgments of the International Court of Justice and the Permanent...
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02/02/2009 at 01:00 AM
The ABA now offers a social networking site LegallyMinded.com.  The site is open to both legal professionals and the general public. The site is free to join.  There are group discussions in which to participate and blogs to read.  There are resources for information about careers, technology, work/life balance issues, and marketing/business development in addition to legal news.  Note that access to some of the site’s content is restricted to ABA members.  Click here to read about LegallyMinded.com in the December 2008 issue of the ABA Journal.