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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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11/17/2016 at 10:26 AM
The Washington Post once called the annual tradition of having the US President pardon a turkey, the “dumbest” tradition. Here at the Legal Beagle, we think it is an odd but educational tradition. For example, we learned the following things of interest while researching this tradition: There is no real agreement about when this tradition became a tradition. Rhode Island played a pivotal role in this tradition. Turkeys have their own lobbyists in D.C. who supply the birds to the President. Even pardoned turkeys have a somewhat grim fate. Whether #TurkeyPardon2016 becomes a trending...
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11/11/2016 at 03:10 PM
Missed the first session of training for the RWU Law Digital Library? It is not too late! On Wednesday, November 16, the Law Library will be hosting the second session of training on our new RWU Law Digital Library providing titles from LexisNexis. This new product, available by selecting RWU Law Digital Library – LexisNexis from the library’s list of digital resources, contains a variety of books in an eBook format, including study aids. Reminder the training will be held - Date: Wednesday, 11/16Time: 1:00 PMLocation: Law Library’s Main Training Lab This training will instruct you how to...
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11/04/2016 at 04:11 PM
In 1619, slavery in what became the United States began with the arrival of captive Africans at the British colony of Jamestown, Virginia, on the Dutch ship White Lion. The Dutch traded these captives to the colonists for food and supplies as “indentured servants.” In 1641, the Massachusetts became the first colony to establish a code that legalized slavery. The consequences of these actions and others that followed continue to have an impact on every person living in this country today. Recognizing the popular and scholarly interest in the topic of the consequences of slavery, HeinOnline...
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10/27/2016 at 09:11 AM
Date: Fri, 11/04/2016 - 8:30amLocation: RWU School of Law, Bristol, RI The RWU School of Law Marine Affairs Institute will be hosting the Marine Law Symposium “Legal and Policy Approaches to Reduce Marine Debris in New England” on November 4, 2016. Marine debris poses a serious threat to New England’s coastline. Every year, derelict fishing gear, plastic bottles, plastic bags, cigarettes, abandoned vessels, and other debris washes ashore in New England. This debris causes negative social, environmental, and economic impacts, such as decreased aesthetic value, harm to coastal ecosystem...
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10/21/2016 at 01:54 PM
Friday, October 286:00 p.m.School of LawAppellate Courtroom 283 The annual RWU School of Law Jeopardy game is quickly approaching, hosted again by our very own Professor of Law David A. Logan. (Move over Alex Trebek!) Sponsored by the Sports & Entertainment Law Society (SPENT), the annual Jeopardy game pits the 1L, 2L, 3L, Faculty, and Alumni teams against each other to see who will come out victorious! In the spirit of America's Favorite Quiz Show®, let’s test your Jeopardy knowledge against questions famous contestant Ken Jennings failed to respond to correctly: Answer: A tree that's a...
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10/14/2016 at 01:22 PM
Are you interested in pursuing a career in litigation? Would you like to know how to make your case more persuasive to judges and juries? These resources may help! Creating Winning Trial Strategies and Graphics by G. Christopher Ritter is now available in its second edition. Mr. Ritter is a former trial lawyer and part of the litigation strategy and graphics firm The Focal Point LLC. In Creating Winning Trial Strategies and Graphics, he expands on the process that all trial lawyers must follow to make their cases more persuasive and easier to understand. The process clarifies and develops...
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10/07/2016 at 10:37 AM
As the Red Sox roll through the playoffs, please take a peek at the newest book display in the library. It is about Baseball & the Law. The books displayed are only part of the collection of resources highlighted on our website and available in our collection. The books are also featured on the library’s Pinterest page. After perusing the library’s collection, please check out a law review article authored by RWU School of Law Dean Michael Yelnosky in which he explains why Chad Oldfather is “out in left field” for criticizing judges who use baseball metaphors in opinions. Both articles...
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09/30/2016 at 09:27 AM
Note taking is an essential part of the law school experience and is often one of the most difficult skills to master. No matter your preferred style for taking notes, there are ways to make the task a little easier. A lot of students opt to take notes electronically. As a result, note taking has a new technology based friend: Apps! Many note taking apps exist to help improve your organization and save your notes automatically. Many of the apps have similar features, but different looks and feels. Finding the best fit is important, so compare the options and decide what is more intuitive...
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09/22/2016 at 01:46 PM
Observed annually on observed annually on September 23, National Dogs in Politics Day commemorates Nixon’s “Checkers Speech” which took place on September 23, 1952. In this speech, then-Senator Richard Nixon responded to charges of improper use of campaign funds and stated: Not one cent of the $18,000 or any other money of that type ever went to me for my personal use…One other thing I probably should tell you because if we don’t they’ll probably be saying this about me too, we did get something-a gift-after the election. A man down in Texas heard Pat on the radio mention the fact that our...
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09/16/2016 at 08:48 AM
Monday, September 1910:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.Law Library – Bristol Campus One of the most valuable skills you can develop for your professional career is your ability to research effectively and efficiently. Legal Practice courses offer all law students an introduction to the leading legal research platforms, Lexis and Westlaw, but these are just the tip of the research iceberg. ResearchFest is a digital resources showcase that provides an opportunity for students and faculty to discover several alternative research platforms and resources. During the event, you can visit informally with...