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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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10/29/2008 at 12:00 AM
Currently, the Law Library provides to all enrolled law students and faculty a weekly email of the updates to the BNA U.S. Law Week database for keeping informed about the activities of the U.S. Supreme Court during its current term.  In addition to the U.S. Law Week database, the Law Library subscribes to several topical BNA databases that are updated weekly.  These databases contain news about recently decided federal and state cases, proposed or newly enacted legislation, and activities of federal agencies and organizations.  Using their institutional email address, students...
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10/22/2008 at 12:00 AM
For those who are interested in election law, check out the following election law blogs. Professor Richard L. Hasen of Loyola Law School in Los Angeles writes the Election Law Blog.  He covers election law, campaign finance, legislation, voting rights, initiative, redistricting, and the Supreme Court nomination process. Election Law @ Moritz is a web publication of the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law that covers developments in the laws dealing with voter registration, voter ID, early and absentee voting, provisional balloting, poll workers and polling place procedures,...
Posted by Library Blog
10/16/2008 at 12:00 AM
The Law Library employs students to assist with computer-related problems.  They can answer basic questions about wordprocessing, email, electronic databases, and Internet.  They can assist with printing problems in the computer labs.  Look for the photo at the Circulation Desk indicating the Computer Lab Assistant who is on duty.  In order to better acquaint you with our Computer Lab Assistant, here is a brief bio about each one! Third-year student Dan Caswell is from Stonington, Connecticut.  He graduated from the University of Connecticut at Storrs where he majored...
Posted by Library Blog
10/08/2008 at 12:00 AM
Ever wonder what’s beyond LexisNexis and Westlaw?  Come and find out at the Database Expo sponsored by the Law Library!  Explore a variety of databases.  Featured databases are: • Bureau of National Affairs databases including Family Law Reporter, Environment Reporter, IP Library, and Employment Discrimination Reporter • CCH Business & Finance Library • CCH Tax Research Network • Constitutions Suite Online • HeinOnline • LexisNexis Congressional • Making of Modern Law: Legal Treatises 1800-1926 • RIA Checkpoint Tax Library • Selected International law resources Also, enjoy...
Posted by Library Blog
10/02/2008 at 12:00 AM
For following the current news about the U.S. and global economy, banking, and financial markets, daily issues of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and the Financial Times are available on the newspaper stands in the Law Library.  Previous issues of these newspapers are kept on Reserve for a few weeks.  LexisNexis offers full-text access to articles from all three newspapers.  Westlaw provides full-text access to the contents of The New York Times as well as abstracts from The Wall Street Journal.  The websites of these newspapers offer varying amounts of free...
Posted by Library Blog
09/24/2008 at 12:00 AM
OMG!  Having a mini-meltdown because your Legal Methods professor has asked you to search a digest for cases?  Do not despair! Help is only 30 minutes away!  Plan to attend a 30 minute session on digest research conducted by Associate Law Librarian Lucinda Harrison-Cox.  Three 30 minute sessions will be held in Training Lab 1 on the following dates and times: Monday, September 29th at 11:30 Tuesday, September 30th at 11:30 Tuesday, September 30th at 1:00 If these times do not work for you, please contact Lucinda Harrison-Cox.  She is open to scheduling additional...
Posted by Library Blog
09/18/2008 at 12:00 AM
Second-year student Casey Lee is the new Westlaw student rep with third-year student Katherine “Kathy” Sulentic continuing as a Westlaw student rep for the 2007-08 academic year. Their job involves making sure all the equipment runs correctly, checking the mailroom for any items delivered to Westlaw, helping our Westlaw Academic Account Manager Mark Jackson with any issues he may have, conducting one-on-one training with students, assisting both faculty and staff with any Westlaw products, holding marketing events, and answering student questions.  In order to better acquaint you with...
Posted by Library Blog
09/17/2008 at 12:00 AM
Second-year students Sara Mazzochi and Alexandra “Lexi” Nolin were recently hired as LexisNexis student reps.  Their job responsibilities include helping or training anyone who needs help at RWUSOL in LexisNexis products and research techniques, making sure the LexisNexis equipment, including the printers, run as they should, assisting our LexisNexis Representative Steve Albro with anything he might need and conducting marketing events throughout the course of the year. In order to better acquaint you with them, here is some interesting information about each one! Sarah graduated from...
Posted by Library Blog
09/10/2008 at 12:00 AM
The Main Computer Lab and Training Lab 1 will be used closed for first-year LexisNexis and Westlaw training sessions on the following dates and times: Wednesdays - September 10, 17, and 24 and October 1 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Thursdays - September 11, 18, and 25 and October 2 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.  for makeup training sessions as needed. During those dates and times, please refrain from sending print requests to the...
Posted by Library Blog
09/03/2008 at 12:00 AM
In addition to the CALI tutorials, the Law Library’s collection has various study aids on numerous legal subject areas.  These study aids include the nutshells and hornbooks published by Thomson/West.  Other study aids are published by LexisNexis and Aspen Publishers.  LexisNexis publishes the “Understanding...” series and Aspen Publishers publishes the Examples and Explanations series.  Foundation Press, an independent affiliate of Thomson/West, also publishes the Concepts and Insights series on various areas of the law. To view available titles in these series, search...