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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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01/30/2013 at 05:23 PM
Since its founding in 1996, the Feinstein Institute for Legal Service has provided hundreds of RWU School of Law students with varied and numerous opportunities for pro bono service that benefit people in the local communities and beyond.  If you are interested in learning about others in the legal profession who are passionately committed to providing pro bono service, here is a list of recent publications in the Law Library along with other resources from the American Bar Association. Careers in Animal Law: Welfare, Protection, and Advocacy (KF299.A55 E37 2011) Building Your Practice...
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01/24/2013 at 05:09 PM
John Chandler and Brian Boone, both senior litigators at top law firms, recently debated the correct past tense of “plead” in a post for Legal Technology News.  In “War of the Words: Pleaded vs. Pled,” Attorney Chandler states his reasons for using "pled" while Attorney Boone makes his case for the use of "pleaded."   Attorney Chandler says that while “pleaded” is fine on paper, lawyers use “pled” while in court.  According to him, “pled” sounds more pleasing to the ear.   Attorney Chandler notes the results of two polls conducted by AbovetheLaw in which a...
Posted by Library Blog
01/22/2013 at 02:00 PM
  The Law Library now offers even more access to recently published books via the Proquest ebrary.  There are more than 70,000 e-books in 15 major subject areas.  The law publications cover various topics in antitrust, business, environmental, immigration, international, history, litigation, and many more.   Searching ebrary is easy with just a few keywords or sophisticated with several ways to narrow your search such as by author, subject headings, or year.  You can search within the book, copy text, print pages, and save citations to RefWorks or EndNote.  ...
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01/13/2013 at 11:43 AM
For those who like to follow the latest developments in an area of law but do not have the time to read a lengthy news story or blog post, try following a Twitter account. A great resource to consult for information about law-related Twitter accounts is Justia.com’s LegalBirds. You can browse the LegalBirds directory of numerous categories and practice areas to find the perfect Twitter account. Links to other useful resources from LegalBirds are: Legal Tweets - legal discussions on Twitter moderated by *Nicole Black. LexTweet - lawyers and legal professionals on twitter list and community....
Posted by Library Blog
11/15/2012 at 04:57 PM
In addition to the excellent resources of the Academic Success Program, here’s a review of the various study aids offered by the Law Library. For reviewing legal concepts: The Law Library’s collection contains hornbooks and nutshells on almost every legal subject.  There are also titles from the Examples and Explanations and Understanding series.  Current editions of the study aids are shelved on Reserve and circulate for either two or forty-eight hours.  Older editions are shelved in the stacks and circulate for four weeks.  Look at the Study Aids Law Guides to determine...
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11/08/2012 at 11:11 AM
As you are writing a paper for a seminar class, Legal Methods or possibly law review, you may be wondering if there are any resources in the Law Library that you can consult for tips on polishing your paper.   Well, stop wondering and wander the Law Library’s Reference Collection that includes general and subject-specific dictionaries, regular and legal thesauri, grammar handbooks, and style manuals. The Reference Collection is shelved on the bookcases to the right as you enter the law library.  To the left as you enter the law library is a dictionary stand containing general...
Posted by Library Blog
11/02/2012 at 01:06 PM
On Tuesday, October 23 from 10am to 4pm, over 60 students, law faculty, University librarians, and 2 University deans stopped by the library’s ResearchFest to learn about resources licensed by the law library.  Six vendor representatives from Bloomberg/BNA, Ebrary, EBSCO, Oxford University Press, ProQuest and Thomson Reuters Checkpoint, showed how their resources can be used by law students for class preparation, review, exam preparation, and even to research potential employers.  Products covered a range of materials including research databases, electronic newsletters,...
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10/26/2012 at 01:28 PM
An article in the October 2012 issue of the ABA Journal, Making Mediators: As the Field Grows, So Does the Need for Negotiation Skills, notes that “cutbacks in Court budgets, the high cost of discovery, crowded dockets and emphasis on result-oriented ‘value billing’ have created the elements of a perfect storm for a mediation wave.”  Kimberly Taylor, chief operating officer of JAMS Arbitration Mediation and ADR Services, has seen a slow but steady increase in demand for mediation services especially in the middle part of the country.  JAMS Arbitration Mediation and ADR Services,...
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10/19/2012 at 08:52 AM
  The Law Library’s collection of study aids includes the Carolina Academic Press Mastering Series.  These study aids are easy-to-read with key terms emphasized and explained.  Like the nutshells and concise hornbooks study aids, references to secondary sources are minimal to enable the reader to concentrate on the major concepts being discussed. Key features of the Mastering Series are: A list of bulleted points that introduces each chapter by providing the reader with an overview of the material that will be covered. Checkpoints at the end of each chapter for...
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10/10/2012 at 11:38 AM
Tuesday, October 23 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 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. To discover resources beyond Lexis and Westlaw to enhance your...