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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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09/23/2011 at 08:14 AM
  The Practical Law Company provides free access to law school students while they are enrolled in law school.  With over 60% of the AmLaw 100 firms and about 500 legal departments in the United States as its subscribers, Practical Law Company offers: Model documents with legal, drafting and negotiating tips Step-by-step checklists, timelines and flowcharts Handy overviews of practice areas Updates on the latest legal and market developments  The above mentioned content is available for the following areas of law practice: Corporate & Securities, Employee Benefits &...
Posted by Library Blog
09/16/2011 at 09:37 AM
The Law Library offers free unlimited access to the CVN Law School Audio CaseFiles and Video Training Library. Via the CVN (Courtroom View Network) Law School website, you can download the audio of case excerpts from casebooks in MP3 format. Search for cases by case name, casebook or subject. To hone your trial and appellate advocacy skills, watch the video of civil litigation or trial advocacy video clips. Make sure to use your law school email address when signing up for access!
Posted by Library Blog
09/02/2011 at 03:01 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.”
Posted by Library Blog
08/25/2011 at 11:00 PM
  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
08/18/2011 at 11:00 PM
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
08/15/2011 at 11:00 PM
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
05/10/2011 at 11:00 PM
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 10:21 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
04/20/2011 at 11:00 PM
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
04/14/2011 at 11:00 PM
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...