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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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02/24/2011 at 11:18 AM
If you are thinking about employment with the federal government, the Law Library’s Career collection has several publications worth checking out. These publications contain descriptions of various positions within numerous agencies. Sample resumes and cover letters are included. Detailed attention is given to the required KSA (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities) statement and questionnaire and other supporting documents. For federal employment generally: Federal Resume Guidebook: Strategies for Writing a Winning Federal Electronic Resume, KSAs, and Essays (4th ed.) by Kathryn...
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02/17/2011 at 04:48 PM
In the tradition of great word contractions (i.e. Brangelina, spork, bridezilla) comes the blawg, or law-related blog. One place to find over 3,000 blawgs is the ABA Journal Blawg Directory. This website allows you to search these blawgs by topic, author type, region or law school. Every year the ABA Journal ranks the top 100 Blawgs (see 4th Annual ABA Journal Blawg 100). ABA Journal readers also have an opportunity to vote on their blawg favorites (see BLAWG100 Popular Vote: The Readers Have Spoken). The ABA Journal Blawg Directory contains a number of blawgs on various subjects...
Posted by Library Blog
02/11/2011 at 11:40 AM
In addition to the variety of online databases, the Law Library’s collection contains over 225,000 titles in all formats! Materials represented include: Scholarly works on a wide range of topics Topical current awareness services State and federal case reporters State and federal codes Congressional materials Federal agency materials Law reviews and legal newspapers You might be wondering how does one even begin to locate an item in the collection? The answer to this question is to use the Law Library’s WebCatalog. The WebCatalog enables one to look for items by title, by author, by keyword...
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02/04/2011 at 04:31 PM
With all of the political unrest in Egypt, you might be interested in learning more about the politics and laws of Egypt. The RWU Law Library can be a great resource for international legal research, and the current situation in Egypt can be the beginning of your journey into our international law resources: The Egyptian constitution is available via several of the Law Library’s subscription databases. To access this primary source document, try searching in Constitutions of the Countries of the World Online or HeinOnline. For background information on Egypt’s legal system, try searching the...
Posted by Library Blog
01/28/2011 at 01:00 AM
The RWU School of Law Library staff recently said “Goodbye” to the Associate Dean for Library and Information Services and Professor of Law, Gail Winson.  After serving as the law library’s director from 1993 to 2010, Ms. Winson decided it was time to retire.  Ms. Winson will still continue to be involved with the law school community as Professor of Law Emeritus. During the search for a new director, some staff changes were made. Currently, Associate Law Librarian Lucinda Harrison-Cox has been appointed Interim Director. Collection Services Librarian Stephanie Edwards has been...
Posted by Library Blog
01/21/2011 at 01:00 AM
Looking for something interesting to read other than your casebooks or study aids? Then take some time to browse the New Books Display located next to the Thurgood Marshall Law Society display case in the Law Library. The New Books Display highlights some of the Law Library’s recent acquisitions. You can check out a book from the New Books Display for three weeks. Happy Reading!
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01/13/2011 at 01:00 AM
With the beginning of the Spring 2011 semester, the Law Library staff encourage you to take advantage of the various services to help you "spring into action." Among the services are: In-person research assistance/Ask a Librarian online chat Interlibrary loan for items not available in the Law Library's collection CALI lessons to reinforce concepts covered in class Email updates to topical databases Audio Opinions from various casebooks Litigation Video for trial advocacy preparation WebCatalog to locate books for course papers Law Journal Finder to...
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12/03/2010 at 01:00 AM
Love movies and the law? Then check out the book "Movie Therapy for Law Students" (New Books Display, KF287 .B83 2009). The author describes the legal themes from over thirty movies released between 1939 and 2008. These movies cover business law, contracts, employment and labor law, constitutional law, evidence, torts, criminal law/procedure, family law, ethics, and intellectual property. 
Posted by Library Blog
11/19/2010 at 01:00 AM
Taking Trial Advocacy? Getting ready for your mock trial? The Law Library offers resources for opening statements and closing arguments, direct and cross-examinations, motions, and jury instructions. Information about selected resources is provided in the Law Library TimeSavers publications: Jury Instructions Legal Forms Trial Advocacy
Posted by Library Blog
11/05/2010 at 12:00 AM
In addition to the resources of the Office of Career Services, the Law Library’s Career collection offers numerous publications for those wishing to enhance their networking and interviewing skills. The books are located on the shelves adjacent to the Law Library Print Center and may be checked out for three weeks. Some recent publications on networking and interviewing are: The Insider’s Guide to Getting a Big Firm Job: What Every Law Student Should Know about Interviewing (KF297 .F56 2009) A Lawyer’s Guide to Networking (KF316.5 .S64 2006) The Legal Job Interview:Winning the Law...