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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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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...
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10/05/2012 at 09:10 AM
Exercise Your Rights – To Vote and Learn More about Election Law November 6, the day for state-wide voting in the general election in Rhode Island, is fast approaching!  To learn more about acceptable forms of ID to be in compliance with the state’s new Voter ID law, check out the Office of the Secretary of State Rhode Island Voter Information Handbook 2012.  The Handbook contains information about voting procedures and the text of the state referenda. For those who are interested in current election law issues, the Election Law Blog and Election Law @ Moritz are great resources....
Posted by Library Blog
09/27/2012 at 04:35 PM
For those who enjoy reading newspapers, the Law Library offers a wide variety of them for your reading pleasure.  The newspapers are shelved in the stands located to your left as you enter the glass doors to the library.  For state news and local news, there is the Providence Journal and the Bristol Phoenix, respectively.  Other newspapers include the Boston Globe and the New York Times.  If you are interested in business news, you can read the Providence Business News, Financial Times or Wall Street Journal. For coverage of national legal news, Lawyers USA and National...
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09/20/2012 at 10:16 AM
  Ever noticed among the numerous law school emails that you get is a weekly one from Lucinda Harrison-Cox, Associate Law Librarian?  This weekly email contains the highlights of newly-added content to the Bloomberg BNA U.S. Law Week.  U.S. Law Week is the premier digital resource offering up-to-date coverage of recently decided state and federal appellate cases, the latest federal agency administrative decisions and regulations, and legal news about the President and the U.S. Congress. One key feature of U.S. Law Week includes actions by the U.S. Supreme Court during their...
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09/14/2012 at 02:17 PM
The following rules for creating strong passwords are abridged from the April 2012 YourABA e-news article Security Fundamentals: Passwords --  Use a minimum of eight characters Use a variety of characters Do not use a single dictionary word or common phrase Use phrases that combine multiple common but unrelated words Use different passwords for different services/devices Choose security questions that are less ordinary or answer the security question with false but memorable information Be sure that the URL for the website you are logging into looks legitimate and that the browser...
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08/24/2012 at 09:02 AM
The School of Law Library staff wishes you a successful academic year.  We are here to help you: Research for classes Locate books using the WebCatalog Locate books in other libraries Use the Law Library’s digital resources Use LexisNexis,Westlaw, and Bloomberg Law Print/photocopy Check out study aids and room keys Research assistance is available Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and, Thursdays and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. during the spring and fall semesters.  This semester, there is research assistance from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on...
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05/11/2012 at 10:29 AM
Take a break this summer from your work and studies to watch a movie with a legal theme (what else!).  Hopefully you will be entertained or even inspired!  Two years ago the National Jurist magazine published a list of the top 20 movies for law students.  Several of the movies are based upon a best-selling novel.  The movies are: To Kill a Mockingbird Twelve Angry Men Anatomy of a Murder Kramer v. Kramer Michael Clayton The Accused The Verdict Inherit the Wind The Paper Chase Erin Brockovich The Thin Blue Line Murder in the First And Justice for All Presumed...