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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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10/10/2012 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...
Posted by Library Blog
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...
Posted by Library Blog
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...
Posted by Library Blog
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...
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05/04/2012 at 03:50 PM
One of your first priorities practicing law as a newly minted attorney is to determine the nearest law library so that you can access its services and collections!   Your state may have a law school library that is open to the public.  Courthouses in your state may even have a law library. As a third option, you could pay a fee to use a membership law library such as the Social Law Library in Boston or Jenkins Law Library in Philadelphia. Services offered by law libraries generally include reference assistance, borrowing privileges, document delivery, and interlibrary loan....
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04/27/2012 at 11:22 AM
The bad news is that at some point after you graduate from law school, you will no longer have access to LexisNexis and Westlaw through the Law Library.  But don’t despair!  There are many resources in the Law Library for job searching (e.g. books in the Career Collection) and legal research. If you are staying in the area, use the RWU School of Law Library!  While studying for the bar exam, you can check out books and reserve study rooms until the end of July.  As an alum, you can continue to access the Law Library’s databases from computers on the hexagons in the Law...
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04/19/2012 at 03:43 PM
Bloomberg Law is free for law school faculty, staff, and students.  Access for students is not limited during the summer and graduates retain access for 6 months after graduation.  The Bloomberg Law service offers primary legal materials and a citator (like Shepard’s or Keycite), but its significant coverage of secondary and practice materials makes Bloomberg Law a great product to explore while you’re in school.  Some of these secondary sources include books and treatises from the ABA and Practising Law Institute, plus a variety of BNA reports, treatises, manuals, and practice...