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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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03/04/2016 at 10:25 AM
Alternative Spring Break Enjoying your Spring break by working for a worthy cause? Don’t forget the librarians and library are here if you have research questions. Call us at 401-254-4547 Email us at LawLibraryHelp@rwu.edu Chat with us at Ask a Librarian Spring Break Hours The library’s Spring Break Hours are posted on the law library website at http://law.rwu.edu/library/about-library/hours.
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02/26/2016 at 11:44 AM
The law is not always fun. In fact, lawyers and judges are often serious, if not VERY serious. However, one break from the seriousness of the study and practice of law is the ABA’s annual Peeps in Law competition. This year the competition is entitled Peep Wars and is inspired by Star Wars: The Force Awakens. So you may be asking yourself what is a “Peep War”? Peep Wars is the ABA’s annual competition to create a diorama (think 3rd grade history project) which marries law, zeitgeist, and super sugary Spring marshmallow candies. The competition is in its eight year and is open to anyone with a...
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02/25/2016 at 05:06 PM
Certification Classes: State Practice Research Planning to practice in Connecticut, Massachusetts, or Rhode Island? Then consider attending one of our state specific practice research classes next week. Watch this space for the announcements of each of the classes or visit [LINK] to learn more know and/or to register. http://lawguides.rwu.edu/prepareforpractice/classes Certification Class: Connecticut Practice Research Go beyond the code and cases to learn about the other research and library related resources available to assist you when practicing in Connecticut. Practice sets, legal...
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02/18/2016 at 03:51 PM
According to Oceans Beyond Piracy, maritime piracy costs billions of dollars a year. In 2014 alone, over 5000 seafarers were attacked by pirates. While many are familiar with the history of piracy in the Gulf of Aden, surprisingly, in 2012, the Gulf of Guinea surpassed it as the region with the highest number of reported piracy attacks in the world. The newest book display in the library is about maritime piracy and the books displayed are only part of the collection of resources highlighted on our website and available in our collection. The selected books are also featured on the library’s...
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02/18/2016 at 10:58 AM
Certification Class: MS PowerPoint PowerTips What is the difference between a PowerPoint and a GOOD PowerPoint? In this class, learn the principles for enhancing your presentation with a PowerPoint, how to customize the look and feel of your PowerPoint, and how to record or share your presentations with a broad audience. Live class: Thursday, 2/18 at 10:30am Online class: See the link for information on how to access the course on Bridges. http://lawguides.rwu.edu/appyhour/powerpoint Certification Class: General Practice Research: Forms, Jury Instructions, and Court Rules As a...
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02/12/2016 at 02:31 PM
Certification Class: MS Word PowerTips Go beyond the basics with Word! In this class you will learn how to style a document (cover pages & section numbering), add references (tables of authorities & more), use Word to collaboratively edit work, and prepare documents for secure sharing.   Live class: Thursday, 2/18 at 10:30am Online class: See the link for information on how to access the course on Bridges. http://lawguides.rwu.edu/appyhour/word   Certification Class: Acrobat 101: Creating and Manipulating PDF Files Adobe’s Acrobat is used by law firms to create and...
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02/11/2016 at 04:23 PM
Whether you prefer to call it African American History Month or Black History Month, the tradition traces its roots back to 1915 in Chicago and a man named Carter G. Woodson. In 1976, President Ford issued the first Message on the Observance of Black History Month. In 1986, Congress passed Public Law 99-244. For more information about the legal history of this commemorative month, see the Law Library of Congress website. Aside from researching the legal history of the month’s designation, you might be interested in researching African American contributions to law. If so, the library has...
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02/04/2016 at 03:49 PM
According to the EPA, "a brownfield is a property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant." An example might be an old factory or abandoned business and the EPA estimates that there are more than 450,000 brownfields in the U.S. In 2002, then President Bush signed the Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act, commonly known as the Brownfields Law which provides funds to assess and clean up these properties. The newest book display in the library is on...
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01/29/2016 at 03:14 PM
Trying to figure out how to do a lot of work in a limited period of time is difficult. It is one of the most difficult parts of law school and of law practice. Mastering time management skills can lead to greater success meeting deadlines and minimizing stress. There are many, many resources on this topic available online. For example, there are many helpful articles on Entrepreneur.com and on the Psychology Today website. There are even online guides specifically written for law students. In addition to what you can access easily for free online, there are many resources in the law library’s...
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01/22/2016 at 03:20 PM
The center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) is a non-profit law school consortium whose mission includes to assisting a diverse audience in the effective use of technology in legal education. It was incorporated in 1982 by the University of Minnesota Law School and Harvard Law School. In 2015, nearly every US law school is a member, including RWU Law. When someone talks about CALI he/she may be referring to: • CALI Lessons (online interactive tutorials in legal subjects) • CALI Excellence for the Future Awards (given to the highest scorer in a law school course) • The State of...