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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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10/06/2013 at 08:54 AM
In preparation for the upcoming visit of Ret. United States Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, take a look at the display in the law school lobby featuring some of the women lawyers and justices who were first in their fields. In addition to the display, check out this U.S. Supreme Court law guide for information about Justice O’Connor and various resources for researching the Court. Among the many resources for following the “Supremes”, one of the most respected in the legal community is the Bloomberg BNA United States Law Week.  You can access opinions, news about and...
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09/26/2013 at 01:36 PM
Thursday, October 39:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.Bay View Room, 2nd floor of the law school Here’s Why YOU Should Attend! To view demonstrations throughout the day of Law School “Helpers” to support your academic success. Learn how:   CALI and RWU Law Guides Study Aids series can help you study for exams CVN Law School can help you prepare for class by listening to case excerpts from your casebooks or watching video of civil litigation or trial advocacy video clips to hone your trial and appellate advocacy skills. Resources for seminar paper or directed study that can...
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09/19/2013 at 12:56 PM
The Law Library is offering a new instructional series this fall titled Appy Hour (hat tip to Thelma Dzialo for providing the title of the series). Why should you attend an Appy Hour?  Here’s a huge reason why! Under recent amendments to the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct (MRPC), knowledge of technology is now an ethical requirement for a lawyer. MRPC Rule 1.1 holds a lawyer to a duty of competence. Rule 1.1 Comment 8 states that to be competent “a lawyer should keep abreast of changes in the law and its practice, including the benefits and risks associated with relevant...
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09/12/2013 at 10:29 AM
The Law Library’s WebCatalog is a powerful search engine.  It enables you to search for books, ebooks, periodicals, databases, websites, and government documents in hundreds of legal subjects.  The Law Library’s collection is particularly strong in alternative dispute resolution, environmental, First Amendment, human rights, maritime, and national security law. Find study aids for classes, get tips on career exploration/job searching, learn about legal technology in law practice management, or keep up on a current hot topic. Search by keyword, author or title.  You will...
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09/06/2013 at 12:13 PM
If mobile devices do not play an important role in your daily activities as a law student, they will when you become a lawyer.  Here are a few resources to consult for optimizing their use.    The RWU Law Guide: Mobile Apps for Law Students offers insights on apps for legal research, creating documents, capturing and editing content, storing content, and mobile security for a variety of mobile devices. Tim Baran of Legal Productivity has compiled a list of “6 Useful Sites for Android Loving Lawyers” and “8 Great Sites for Mac Loving Lawyers.” Among his recommended sites are:...
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08/29/2013 at 09:34 AM
Labor Day, celebrated yearly for more than a century, is more than just a holiday marking the end of summer.  It celebrates the achievements of the American worker.  The History Channel and the U.S. Department of Labor are great sources for information about the history of the holiday and the labor movement in the United States. If you are interested in a career in labor or employment law, you might want to read Labor and Employment Law: A Career Guide by Harvard Law School or the Vault Guide to Labor & Employment Law (Career, KF299 .L3 G78 2003).  You might even consider...
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08/23/2013 at 02:17 PM
August 28 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech.  His speech was delivered from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.  According to the Our Documents website, the march was the largest demonstration for human rights in U.S. history at that time and was viewed as a rare display of unity among various civil rights organizations.  The event started with a rally at the Washington Monument featuring several celebrities and musicians.  Next, participants marched the National Mall...
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08/16/2013 at 08:26 AM
Twenty-years ago on August 23, the Roger Williams University School of Law opened its doors for the first day of classes.  Our Founding Dean was Professor of Law Anthony J. Santoro.  While orientation for the incoming students was underway, Dean Santoro made the announcement of his new appointment as President of the Roger Williams College.  John E. Ryan was appointed Dean of the RWU School of Law in September, 1993.   Founding faculty still teaching at the law school are: Professors Louise Teitz (currently on a leave of absence), Bruce Kogan, and Michael Yelnosky....
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04/26/2013 at 12:08 PM
The Law School, the Office of Career Development, and the various student organizations offer numerous networking events throughout the academic year and even during the summer months.  By participating in these events, you have opportunities to meet movers and shakers in the state’s legal community and non-profits as well as judges, and prominent state and local politicians.  Also, attending these networking events enables you to become better acquainted with the law school administration, faculty, and staff in attendance. Here are some resources for you to consult for enhancing...
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04/18/2013 at 12:22 PM
A practicing attorney’s toolkit should contain the court rules for the jurisdictions in which she is practicing.  Thomson Reuters and LexisNexis publish compilations of state and federal court rules. In addition to the text of the rules, there may be Committee/Reporter/Compiler Notes offering a “legislative history” of the rule.  The “Notes” typically indicate an adoption of or a variation from the federal rule and might contain references to case law that prompted a revision to the rule.  As these are annotated publications, there will be “Notes of Decisions” to cases in which...