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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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02/18/2016 at 03:51 PM
According to Oceans Beyond Piracy, maritime piracy costs billions of dollars a year. In 2014 alone, over 5000 seafarers were attacked by pirates. While many are familiar with the history of piracy in the Gulf of Aden, surprisingly, in 2012, the Gulf of Guinea surpassed it as the region with the highest number of reported piracy attacks in the world. The newest book display in the library is about maritime piracy and the books displayed are only part of the collection of resources highlighted on our website and available in our collection. The selected books are also featured on the library’s...
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02/18/2016 at 10:58 AM
Certification Class: MS PowerPoint PowerTips What is the difference between a PowerPoint and a GOOD PowerPoint? In this class, learn the principles for enhancing your presentation with a PowerPoint, how to customize the look and feel of your PowerPoint, and how to record or share your presentations with a broad audience. Live class: Thursday, 2/18 at 10:30am Online class: See the link for information on how to access the course on Bridges. http://lawguides.rwu.edu/appyhour/powerpoint Certification Class: General Practice Research: Forms, Jury Instructions, and Court Rules As a...
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02/12/2016 at 02:31 PM
Certification Class: MS Word PowerTips Go beyond the basics with Word! In this class you will learn how to style a document (cover pages & section numbering), add references (tables of authorities & more), use Word to collaboratively edit work, and prepare documents for secure sharing.   Live class: Thursday, 2/18 at 10:30am Online class: See the link for information on how to access the course on Bridges. http://lawguides.rwu.edu/appyhour/word   Certification Class: Acrobat 101: Creating and Manipulating PDF Files Adobe’s Acrobat is used by law firms to create and...
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02/11/2016 at 04:23 PM
Whether you prefer to call it African American History Month or Black History Month, the tradition traces its roots back to 1915 in Chicago and a man named Carter G. Woodson. In 1976, President Ford issued the first Message on the Observance of Black History Month. In 1986, Congress passed Public Law 99-244. For more information about the legal history of this commemorative month, see the Law Library of Congress website. Aside from researching the legal history of the month’s designation, you might be interested in researching African American contributions to law. If so, the library has...
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02/04/2016 at 03:49 PM
According to the EPA, "a brownfield is a property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant." An example might be an old factory or abandoned business and the EPA estimates that there are more than 450,000 brownfields in the U.S. In 2002, then President Bush signed the Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act, commonly known as the Brownfields Law which provides funds to assess and clean up these properties. The newest book display in the library is on...
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01/29/2016 at 03:14 PM
Trying to figure out how to do a lot of work in a limited period of time is difficult. It is one of the most difficult parts of law school and of law practice. Mastering time management skills can lead to greater success meeting deadlines and minimizing stress. There are many, many resources on this topic available online. For example, there are many helpful articles on Entrepreneur.com and on the Psychology Today website. There are even online guides specifically written for law students. In addition to what you can access easily for free online, there are many resources in the law library’s...
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01/22/2016 at 03:20 PM
The center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) is a non-profit law school consortium whose mission includes to assisting a diverse audience in the effective use of technology in legal education. It was incorporated in 1982 by the University of Minnesota Law School and Harvard Law School. In 2015, nearly every US law school is a member, including RWU Law. When someone talks about CALI he/she may be referring to: • CALI Lessons (online interactive tutorials in legal subjects) • CALI Excellence for the Future Awards (given to the highest scorer in a law school course) • The State of...
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01/15/2016 at 12:26 PM
Whether you are snowed in at home this semester (or not!), this email is just a reminder that the RWU Law Library collection and services are here to complement and advance the scholarship, practice skills education, and intellectual life at RWU Law. If you are doing research this semester, connect with us via our website, our blog, our Facebook page, our Twitter account, or our Pinterest page. We hope our information connects with our students, faculty, and alumni. There are the many ways in which the RWU School of Law Library can help you have a successful spring semester. The...
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01/07/2016 at 10:32 AM
According to a New York Daily News article, a Harvard study about seniors “found that drinking two cups of hot chocolate a day could help sharpen cognitive skills.” This is good news for all of you chocoholics and particularly good news this week when the librarians will be staffing an information table and serving hot chocolate outside the Law School Bistro on January 13th and January 14th from 11 am – 1 pm. The librarians will be distributing information about the Prepare for Practice Certification Program. The Prepare for Practice Certification Program is designed to refresh and enhance...
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12/15/2015 at 12:39 PM
Every year around this time we turn on the TV, the computer, and/or the radio and we hear about the war on Christmas. The Legal Beagle is a non-partisan dog and doesn’t want to have political conversations around the holiday table. Instead of blogging about the so-called War on Christmas, instead we will discuss researching the recent war on Christmas lights. According to a 2014 press release, “The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates there were 15,000 injuries involving holiday decorating seen in emergency departments nationwide during November and December 2012. “ The...