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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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08/31/2010 at 11:00 PM
Mark your calendars for September 14 - the day on which the statewide primary in Rhode Island will be held.  For information on candidates and voting procedures, check out the Rhode Island Board of Elections' website! 
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08/26/2010 at 11:00 PM
  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. Cases are searchable by casebook title 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!
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08/17/2010 at 11:00 PM
As part of Legal Methods I, librarians will conduct tours of the law library for incoming first-year students during the week of August 23! An email to the first-year students from Reader Services Librarian Nan Balliot contained the schedule. The tour will last approximately a half hour to forty-five minutes. The starting location for the tour is the Circulation and Reference Desks area. The schedule is posted on the glass wall to the entrance of the law library. If you have a conflict with your assigned library tour, please contact nballiot@rwu.edu or call 401-254-4542.
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07/05/2010 at 11:00 PM
Determining if a particular journal is available electronically just became a whole lot easier! The Law Library website now offers the Law Journal Finder. This feature allows you to determine if the journal (title and desired volume) is available via databases such as HeinOnline, LexisNexis or Westlaw. The Law Journal Finder also provides links to web sites for journals where available. Using the Law Journal Finder, you can search for a journal by title or words in the title. If you need assistance with using the Law Journal Finder, do not hesitate to Ask a Librarian!  
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06/27/2010 at 11:00 PM
Established in 1785, the Bristol Fourth of July Celebration is the oldest continuous celebration of its kind in the United States.  There is something for everyone  -  concerts, marching band competition, fireworks, a carnival on the Bristol Commons and a parade! So get out your red, white and blue and check out the Bristol Fourth of July Committee’s website for further information about scheduled events.
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06/20/2010 at 11:00 PM
The Law Library’s WebCatalog now offers features for added information about the thousands of publications in the Law Library collection.  These features include: summary, author notes, excerpt, cover image, reviews, and Table of Contents.  If you need assistance with using the WebCatalog, do not hesitate to Ask a Librarian!
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06/13/2010 at 11:00 PM
CourtListener offers real time precedential opinions issued by the thirteen U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. Non-precedential opinions from all of the Circuit courts except the D.C. Circuit are added by 5:10 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time). Click Sitemap for searching and creating alerts, accessing feeds from the various courts, and browsing opinions.
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05/25/2010 at 11:00 PM
LexisNexis Communities enables law students and faculty, practitioners, paralegals, and other legal professionals to access news, blogs, podcasts, vidoecasts, and analysis of top cases in several practice areas for free. Registration with LexisNexis Communities is free and by registering, you can create a user profile, have a personalized My Community Page, access content and downloads available only to registered community members, and receive daily email alerts and a monthly newsletter.
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05/18/2010 at 11:00 PM
To find out more about the new Supreme Court nominee, the Law Library of Congress has compiled a web page consisting of links to articles, Congressional documents, Supreme Court oral argument transcripts, web resources and video.
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05/11/2010 at 11:00 PM
The Law Library’s web pages have been redesigned for enhanced access to our "banquet" of subscription databases, WebCatalog, library blog, research guides and other resources. "Entrees" include: About the Library for hours, policies, services and staff Ask a Librarian live chat Library Blog for news, tips, and advice Research & Resources for databases, research links, and publications WebCatalog for finding out what the Law Library has in its collection or has access to