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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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10/21/2016 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...
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09/09/2016 at 01:47 PM
One of the unique talents of our library employees (both student and full-time staff) is the ability to help SBA organizations come up with witty and sometimes punny names for events. While we certainly do not take all of the credit for the amazing names that our students choose for events, we can state that we were definitely on the brainstorming committee for the naming of last semester’s PDs vs. JDs event, as one example. While libraries are traditionally known for their quiet spaces and books, they should also be known for the services they provide. As discussed in SBA Orientation this...
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09/01/2016 at 01:26 PM
Are you working on directed research this semester? If, so, the library is the place for you! One of the services that the library provides is individualized research consultations with students working on a directed research project. These sessions can be scheduled in Providence or Bristol and are focused on developing research strategies based on your individual needs. The law librarians are willing and eager to share resources on topic selection, topic development, and topic preemption. Basic information on selecting a topic can be found on our LawGuide, titled TimeSaver: Selecting a...
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08/26/2016 at 04:01 PM
According to Peter F. Drucker, well-known business and management author, “Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.” This seems like a good motto for any law student, especially those law students who chose to enjoy quiet reflection in the law library! The featured collection of books displayed on the Reference shelves in the law library is titled Success in Law School (& Beyond). It contains titles to assist new and returning students as they transition from Summer to Fall. These books will help you discover resources...
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08/19/2016 at 01:50 PM
According to the History Channel website, while “we often think of lemonade as a summertime beverage” we may need to expand our horizons and embrace the drink all year long as “lemon trees are actually evergreen, at least in the right climate, and they bloom and produce fruit all year.” This week we will be staffing an information table and serving lemonade outside the Law School Bistro on August 24th and August 25th from 11 am – 1 pm. The librarians will be in the Law School Bistro to talk to students and distribute information about the Prepare for Practice Certification Program.  The...