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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
09/02/2011 at 04:01 PM
A librarian is available to assist you with research from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the following Sundays during this semester: September 11, 18 and 25 October 2, 16, 23, and 30 November 6, 13, and 20 December 4 You can visit the librarian staffing the Reference Desk, call 401-254-4547, email LawLibraryHelp@rwu.edu or chat via “Ask a Librarian.”
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08/26/2011 at 12:00 AM
  It’s that time of year again for One L LexisNexis and Westlaw Training. Steve Albro is conducting the LexisNexis training and Kimberly Kenneally is conducting the Westlaw training. Training sessions are scheduled in both the Training Lab and the Main Computer Lab on the following days and times: Wednesdays, August 31 – September 21 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 1 – September 22   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:...
Posted by Library Blog
08/19/2011 at 12:00 AM
The RWU Law Librarians have joined with CALI to offer LibTours. LibTours are audio descriptions of various resources used in legal research (i.e. West’s Digests). If you have a smartphone, you can install a free QR scanner app on your smartphone and scan the QR code (type of a barcode) printed on any one of the LibTour Audio signs located throughout the Law Library. If you do not have a smartphone, you can  listen to a podcast or download an MP3 of the LibTours at http://libtour.classcaster.net.     Transcripts of the LibTours are also available.  *If you need...
Posted by Library Blog
08/16/2011 at 12:00 AM
For a quick and easy way to learn more about Law Library services and resources for legal research, check out the new Law Guides developed by the Law Library staff using the LibGuides platform.  Currently, there are several new and improved topical guides on a variety of subjects available with more in the pipeline.  There are Law Guides describing useful study aids for first-year courses, mandatory second-year courses, and popular upper-level courses.  There are Law Guides for the clinics: criminal defense, immigration, and mediation.  If you have a suggestion for a Law...
Posted by Library Blog
05/11/2011 at 12:00 AM
If you are seeking a quick overview of a particular area of law with a how-to approach via your computer, then browse the Law Library’s Information Reference Center database. This resource offers 320 full text publications published by Nolo, a provider of legal information for consumers and small business. In addition to the texts, the Legal Information Reference Center contains thousands of legal forms in rft or pdf for easy downloading!
Posted by Library Blog
04/28/2011 at 11:21 AM
 Don’t worry, you can call us, visit us, or chat with us on-line! The reference librarians at RWU Law Library are available and eager to help students and recent graduates with legal research, especially during the summer. A librarian can be reached:  ·         via e-mail at LawLibraryHelp@rwu.edu,  ·         via chat on-line through the Ask A Librarian feature on our website,  ·         via telephone at (401) 254-4547. While the students of Roger...
Posted by Library Blog
04/21/2011 at 12:00 AM
The Law Library’s Oxford University Press databases allow you to access a wealth of world-class scholarship and foreign and international court opinions at your finger tips! Oxford Reports on International Law offers access to the International Courts of General Jurisdiction and International Law in Domestic Courts databases. Full text judgments are available in their original language and any official English translation or translations of key passages of non-English judgments into English. Expert commentary is provided. Oxford Dictionaries Online includes fully searchable content from their...
Posted by Library Blog
04/15/2011 at 12:00 AM
The Law Library offers numerous print and online materials for researching LGBT law.  Use the Law Library’s WebCatalog to search by keyword or by subject.  Some subjects are civil unions, gay rights, lesbianism, homosexuality, and same-sex marriage.  Take a stroll and browse the stacks with the call numbers HQ1034 and KF539 to find books. In addition to the Law Library’s collection, other resources of note include: ACLU Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Project “The LGBT Project fights discrimination and moves public opinion through the courts, legislatures and public...
Posted by Library Blog
04/08/2011 at 12:00 AM
The Law Library staff congratulates 3Ls Amy Broderick, Robert Cavanagh, and John Meara for receiving the Harrison Tweed Award for the best brief at the National Moot Court Competition. In addition to writing the best brief in the nation, the team also advanced to the round of eight! The team wrote for the respondent in the case of The City of New Amsterdam v. New Amsterdam Business Leader’s Association. The winners took advantage of the Law Library’s offerings of LexisNexis/Westlaw access, quiet study areas, and books to research the issues for their brief. Here are the questions presented...
Posted by Library Blog
03/25/2011 at 10:26 AM
With a phrase like “nuclear meltdown” being discussed in the news over the last few weeks, you might be interested in learning more about the governmental organization responsible for nuclear material safety and safeguards, nuclear regulatory research and nuclear reactor regulation in the United States. This body is called the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and was created by the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 5841). The forerunner of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission was the Atomic Energy Commission, which was established in 1954 by the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 (42 U.S.C...