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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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07/21/2016 at 08:54 AM
If you like to follow sports, the Olympics are a very exciting 16 day adventure. This year’s adventure starts on August 5th in Brazil. If you do not like to follow sports, the Olympics still has something for you! Perhaps you don’t like sports but do like cute animals? This year the official Olympic mascot is Vinicius. Vinicius, a combination of several native Brazilian wildlife species, lives in a treehouse in the Tijuca Forest. Vinicius is named after Vinícius de Moraes, a Brazilian poet and lyricist. Want to compare Vinicius to other Olympic mascots? Check out this gallery of cute (and not...
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07/08/2016 at 09:58 AM
Todd Oldham is an iconic 90s American fashion designer. According to Vogue Magazine, “in his 10 years in the atelier, Oldham had done everything from embroider with actual hammered gold to turn a photograph of a flaming tuna can into a print for Naomi Campbell to wear on the runway.” (To see a snippet of a Todd Oldham runway show in all of its 1990s glory, click here!) This Summer, a retrospective of Todd Oldham’s works are being featured in Providence at the RISD Museum and it is not to be missed! Featuring more than 65 pieces, this exhibition is fun, funky and fashionable. It is the first...
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06/08/2016 at 09:55 AM
The 4th of July celebration in Bristol officially starts on June 14th. This celebration is a several week long build up to the main event, the 4th of July Parade. This time of year, Bristol is abuzz with patriotism. This year’s 4th of July celebration in Bristol will feature several evenings of music including: Changes In Latitudes, a Jimmy Buffett tribute show,; the British Invasion, a retrospective of the British Invasion Era; and, Songs in the Attic, a Billy Joel tribute show. In addition to the concert series, there is a Drum & Bugle Corps Competition, a fireworks display, and of...
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06/08/2016 at 09:40 AM
Sailing is undoubtedly a popular summer sport in Rhode Island. There are countless opportunities to learn or hone your craft. One of the best ways to appreciate sailing in Rhode Island is to watch the start of the Newport Bermuda Race. Every other year sailors from all over the world race across the Gulf Stream in a 635-mile ocean race from Newport to Bermuda. This race, formally named the Newport Bermuda Race, is nicknamed “The Thrash to the Onion Patch.” According to the event’s website, the race is so nicknamed “because most Bermuda Races include high winds and big waves (a combination...
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06/03/2016 at 11:54 AM
2016 has been the year of Making a Murderer. For those of you who have not seen or heard of the show, it is ten-part law-related documentary on Netflix about a Wisconsin man named Steven Avery who may or may not be a murderer. It has been compared to the Serial podcast. If you are a fan of Making a Murderer, you may be interested in other law-related stories: The Jinx is HBO’s “six-part examination of the reclusive millionaire at the heart of three killings spanning four decades.”  The man at the center of The Jinx is Robert Durst. Durst was also the inspiration of the Ryan Gosling movie...
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05/27/2016 at 11:16 AM
According to 36 U.S.C. §116, the last Monday in May is Memorial Day. The United States’ most solemn holiday has roots all the way back to the 1800s. On May 11, 1950, Congress passed a joint resolution which requests that the President issue a Memorial Day proclamation each year. This year’s proclamation can be found on the White House’s website. This Memorial Day we ask that you take time to remember the men and women who died serving in our military from all generations and from all wars. Let their sacrifices be honored with peace.
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05/20/2016 at 10:41 AM
Q: Why did the robot go on summer vacation? A: He needed to recharge his batteries. Whether you are spending your summer interning, clerking, or recharging your batteries, if you are away from the RWU Law Library remember that the librarians are still here to take your calls and help with your research. Call us. We can be reached Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at (401) 254-4547. Use our Ask a Librarian chat service. Email us. We can be reached at LawLibraryHelp@rwu.edu. Not only are the librarians available for research help during the summer, but our LawGuides are...
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05/12/2016 at 10:32 AM
Bloomberg Law, Lexis, and Westlaw offer summer access to continuing students as explained in our LawGuide Bloomberg/Lexis/Westlaw @ RWU Law: Summer Access. Information about using Westlaw during the summer can be found at https://lawschool.westlaw.com/marketing/display/MI/473. Information about using Lexis during the summer can be found at https://www.lexisnexis.com/lawschool/lsp/b/weblog1/archive/2016/03/28/summer-access.aspx (login required). In addition, most digital resources will be available to continuing students working remotely this summer. Just use your RWU ID card to log in from...
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05/09/2016 at 09:35 AM
For the graduating 3Ls, this is undoubtedly one of the most exciting times. You can take off your backpack, put away your highlighters, relax and enjoy the Commencement festivities. While this is your first time being a law graduate, it is not your first time at a graduation. It is interesting to note that so much about graduation is ritual. For example, the song Pomp and Circumstance is well known as “the Graduation song.” However, it is interesting to note the song wasn’t always associated with graduation and some people think it is associated with “Macho Man” Randy Savage! Another...
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04/26/2016 at 02:49 PM
A book came across my desk recently and its title sparked immediate interest. It is called Legally Chocolate: A Confection of Cocoa in the Courts. According to the back of the book, “[e]ach chapter focuses on interesting legal cases or regulations relating to chocolate, using authentic, relevant, and amusing case law and references that are sure to sweeten the reader's experience” (pun intended?). Indeed, if you flip through the pages of this book you will find interesting chocolate-related cases! In particular, I enjoyed reading about the so-called Bunny Wars of Austria. If you think the...