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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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08/27/2008 at 11:00 PM
With CALI, you get free access to over 700 lessons in 32 legal subject areas.  You can use the relevant lessons during the semester or before finals to help reinforce what you learned in class.  You can access CALI on the internet in addition to using the CD that you received in your orientation packet.  Ask a librarian on duty at the Reference Desk for the School of Law’s authorization code.  For details about using CALI, here is a video from YouTube.
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08/26/2008 at 11:00 PM
During the academic year, librarians are available to provide you with reference/research assistance.  They offer explanations of the process of legal research, show you how to use a particular tool or database, make suggestions about research strategy, and assist you in tracking down items which are not on the shelf. In order to better assist you during the fall semester on the weekends, a librarian will be available for reference assistance from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (except for lunch time) on most Saturdays.  Excluded are the Saturdays of August 30, October 11 and November 29....
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08/19/2008 at 11:00 PM
The School of Law Library staff welcomes our new and returning students.  We wish all our students much success in their academic endeavors. For first year students, library tours will be held September 2 through September 4.  Students will receive an email attachment containing the schedule of the library tours.  The schedule will be posted on the glass to the left of the entrance to the library on August 25.  The email will also contain details about the tour such as starting location and length.  Questions about the schedule should be directed to Nan Balliot. Also...
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07/29/2008 at 11:00 PM
In addition to the major commercial websites for legal news such as the ABAJournal.com, FindLaw and Law.com , check out JURIST.  JURIST is the only law school-based website for legal news.  In 1996, University of Pittsburgh School of Law Professor Bernard Hibbitts created the website as “Law Professors on the Web.” The website was initially a clearinghouse of online legal materials authored by law professors. The website’s current name JURIST was officially adopted in 1997. Contents of JURIST include U.S. and world legal news, opinions of recently decided U.S. and foreign cases,...
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07/24/2008 at 11:00 PM
From July 12 to July 15, several of the RWU School of Law librarians attended the 101st American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Annual Meeting and Conference held in Portland, Oregon.  Founded in 1906, AALL has over 5,000 members from law firms; law schools; corporate legal departments; courts; and local, state and federal government agencies.  AALL was formed on July 2, 1906 during the annual meeting of the American Library Association.  The meeting that year was held in Narragansett, Rhode Island!  Twenty-four librarians responded to the call by A.J. Small, a...
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07/17/2008 at 11:00 PM
“RWU School of Law 2008 Commencement Speaker Linda Greenhouse Retires” Linda Greenhouse, RWU School of Law 2008 Commencement speaker, recently retired from the New York Times as a correspondent covering the U.S. Supreme Court to write and teach at Yale Law School.  Her article in the July 13 issue of the New York Times is a reflection of her thirty years covering the U.S. Supreme Court. Another New York Times item written by Ms. Greenhouse is her selection of three defining opinions issued by the Court.  They are the 1992 opinion in Planned Parenthood v. Casey, the Bush v. Gore...
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07/07/2008 at 11:00 PM
For news of legal scholarship or current legal developments in the world of sports, blogs are a great resource in addition to articles in law reviews, newspapers and magazines.  Two informative blogs are the Sports Law Professor and Sports Law Blog.  The Sports Law Professor is authored by Professor Jeffrey Standen of Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Oregon.  His blog is “Dedicated to the complete integration of sports and law (so that one day we won’t know the difference).” Also at the blog site is a great list of links, mostly non-legal, to various sports sites...
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06/30/2008 at 11:00 PM
Check out the Bristol Fourth of July Committee’s website for information about the events scheduled during Bristol’s 223rd Annual Fourth of July Celebration.  Established in 1785, the Bristol Fourth of July Celebration is the oldest continuous celebration of its kind in the United States.  On July 3 beginning at 9:40 p.m., there will be a fireworks display in Bristol Harbor.  On July 4, Patriotic Exercises will take place beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Independence Park with the Military, Civil and Firemen’s Parade starting at 10:30 a.m.  WLNE-TV/ABC6 will be broadcasting the...
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06/23/2008 at 11:00 PM
The American Film Institute recently aired a program on network television about its selection of the top ten movies in several movie genres. Here are the American Film Institute’s top ten courtroom dramas. • 1. “To Kill a Mockingbird,” 1962 • 2. “12 Angry Men,” 1957 • 3. “Kramer Vs. Kramer,” 1979 • 4. “The Verdict,” 1982 • 5. “A Few Good Men,” 1992 • 6. “Witness for the Prosecution,” 1957 • 7. “Anatomy of a Murder,” 1959 • 8. “In Cold Blood,” 1967 • 9. “A Cry in the Dark,” 1988 • 10. “Judgment at Nuremberg,” 1961 For more information go to the AFI: 10 Top 10, Courtroom Dramas.
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06/16/2008 at 11:00 PM
Lawyer and award-winning journalist Ross Guberman offers 12 writing tips for summer associates in a recently published article in the National Law Journal. His writing tips include: • Do not agonize over every word. • Check the draft carefully for typos, citation errors, spelling mistakes and formatting glitches. • Obtain information about format, final length of the document, length of time to spend on the document, existence of a document within the firm that can be used as a template, and what will be done with the document once it is submitted to the supervising attorney. • Find out how...