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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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04/26/2009 at 11:00 PM
If you are working for an attorney or firm this summer, consider signing up for free access to the L.O.I.S. Primary Law Library offered by Loislaw.  Loislaw is part of Wolters Kluwer Law and Business, the second largest provider of content to the legal market with divisions including Aspen Publishers (publishers of the Examples and Explanations series) and CCH.  Unlike LexisNexis and Westlaw, the L.O.I.S. Primary Law Library is free to law school students who work for attorneys and firms while still in law school. The L.O.I.S. Primary Law Library offers full-text access to federal...
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04/19/2009 at 11:00 PM
CCH (Commerce Clearing House) has been a leading publisher since 1913.  THE CCH Internet Research Network provides numerous virtual “mini”research libraries on a range of legal subject areas as detailed below.  Under each topic, the researcher has access to the full text or summaries of pertinent statutes, case law and agency rules and regulations as well as scholarly and expert analysis and relevant practice tools (such as forms).  Unlike free web resources, the information is updated and enhanced 24/7 with the latest primary source materials and analysis of developments in...
Posted by Library Blog
04/12/2009 at 11:00 PM
One of the leading online tools for tax research is the BNA Tax and Accounting Center, available through the Law Library.  The researcher can access the text of the tax code and court cases, text of IRS proposed and finalized regulations, Treasury Decisions, and other IRS materials.  To make clear what can be confusing, expert commentary is provided.  The BNA Tax and Accounting Center is frequently updated with news about the latest developments in federal and state taxation. A signature feature of the BNA Tax and Accounting Center is the U.S. Income Portfolios and the Estates...
Posted by Library Blog
04/05/2009 at 11:00 PM
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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03/29/2009 at 11:00 PM
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...
Posted by Library Blog
03/22/2009 at 11:00 PM
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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03/15/2009 at 11:00 PM
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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03/08/2009 at 11:00 PM
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 12:00 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 12:00 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...