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03/02/2012 at 11:21 AM
HeinOnline offers a wide-range of primary and secondary legal materials for the researcher easily searched within topical libraries and downloadable in pdf format.    If you are unable to find a pre-1980s law review or bar journal article on LexisNexis or Westlaw, try searching HeinOnline’s Law Journal Library, which contains law reviews and journals from their inception. The HeinOnline Law Journal Library is the go-to-resource for cite checking law reviews. To access it from off-campus, don’t forget to use the link on the law library’s Database List at /library/research-...
Posted by Library Blog
02/24/2012 at 02:28 PM
The National Jurist, the leading publication for law students, listed the ten best websites for law students in the February, 2012 issue.  They are: ABA Journal Above the Law The Careerist Jurisprudence on Slate.com Law Professor Blogs Network    Legal Blog Watch Lowering the Bar SCOTUSblog The Prime Time Crime Review Wall Street Journal Law Blog For news about legal education and law practice, sign up for free access to the digital edition of the National Jurist as well as free access to the National Jurist Insider e-Newsletter and the Employment Insider e-...
Posted by Library Blog
02/15/2012 at 01:37 PM
Law practice has been revolutionized by mobile devices, social media, and cloud services,  expanding from bricks and mortar to portable and virtual practice. The Law Library has some great books on these topics for you.  A major publisher in this area is the ABA Law Practice Management Section.  The publications and programs offered by the Section are in four core areas of practice management – marketing, management, technology, and finance. Some recent acquisitions on law practice technology are: The 2011 Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology Guide: Critical Decisions Made...
Posted by Library Blog
02/01/2012 at 03:39 PM
  Because of technological, economic, and market pressures, the way attorneys practice law is rapidly evolving.  Are you prepared? CALI is offering a FREE nine-week, online course on Topics in Digital Law Practice to help address these issues starting Friday, February 10, 2012 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. You will need to register for the course.  Use your RWU School of Law email address and type “RWU School of Law” for the organization.  You can join the course for one or all of the sessions. The presentations will be recorded and posted to the...
Posted by Library Blog
01/26/2012 at 05:26 PM
Have you used, been pressured to use, or wondered if it is okay to use your student Westlaw or LexisNexis access to conduct research on behalf of an attorney or law firm with whom you are employed?  If you are doing this, then stop.  If you have been pressured to do this, do not give in.  If you have wondered if it is okay, the answer is “NO.”    The Legal Skills Prof blog recently reported on this very issue. The Utah State Bar Ethics Advisory Committee was asked to consider whether it is a violation of the Utah Rules of Professional Conduct for an attorney to...
Posted by Library Blog
01/20/2012 at 04:50 PM
Knowledge + Chance to Win a Kindle Fire!   Explore the Law Library’s e-resources for researching environmental law, international law, and tax materials. Learn how to locate Congressional materials. Discover email alert services to stay informed of developments in your area of interest. Uncover the Law School Helpers which are available to enhance your academic success.   Join us for the Law Library’s Re$earchFe$t on Feb. 7 – 9 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Main Computer Lab. Attend three 20 minute presentations for a chance to win a Kindle Fire and other prizes!
Posted by Library Blog
01/13/2012 at 10:08 AM
  In addition to CALI’s interactive lessons, audio LibTours, and Free Law Reporter, you can access free e-books via CALI’s eLangdell® Press.  These e-books work with smartphones and e-readers and can also be printed in pdf.   E-books include current Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure and Federal Rules of Evidence.  Additional topical e-books are Securities Law: Selected Statutes and Regulations and U.S. Bankruptcy Code and Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure. For a quick refresher on legal citation, download the Introduction to...
Posted by Library Blog
11/18/2011 at 11:02 AM
  In addition to the offerings of the Academic Support Program, here are a few resources available to you from the Law Library to help you to prepare for and take exams: CALI lessons to gauge your understanding of the legal concepts discussed in your courses.  If you have not already signed up to access the CALI lessons, you will need to obtain the Law School’s Authorization Code to create your own login. Study aids on numerous subjects.  The main study aids are the West/Thomson Reuters hornbooks and nutshells, the LexisNexis “Understanding ....” series, Aspen Publishers...
Posted by Library Blog
11/09/2011 at 07:11 PM
CASEMAKER, a legal research service available to members of the Rhode Island Bar and 27 other state bar associations, is now accessible to you free of charge in the law school version, CASEMAKERX. CASEMAKERX contains state and federal cases, codes, and rules.  There is even a citator built in to find the cases in which your case has been cited!   Their current awareness service is CASEMAKERdigest.  Begun August 2011, CASEMAKERdigest is updated weekly with summaries of opinions from recently decided court cases. Legal forms on CASEMAKERX are available for a...
Posted by Library Blog
11/04/2011 at 02:16 PM
An April 2009 article in the New York Law Journal contained the results of a survey of practice chairs, hiring partners, and recruiters about what new attorneys most need to know to hit the ground running: Business Skills! Respondents point out that they aren't expecting new attorneys to understand profit and loss statements or to get involved in the billing and collections arm of the business, but to realize that a law firm is a business: that it lives and dies on fees; that expenses have to be monitored; that their time has to be carefully tracked; that the latter is not some torture system...