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07/30/2008 at 12:00 AM
In addition to the major commercial websites for legal news such as the ABAJournal.com, FindLaw and Law.com , check out JURIST.  JURIST is the only law school-based website for legal news.  In 1996, University of Pittsburgh School of Law Professor Bernard Hibbitts created the website as “Law Professors on the Web.” The website was initially a clearinghouse of online legal materials authored by law professors. The website’s current name JURIST was officially adopted in 1997. Contents of JURIST include U.S. and world legal news, opinions of recently decided U.S. and foreign cases,...
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07/25/2008 at 12:00 AM
From July 12 to July 15, several of the RWU School of Law librarians attended the 101st American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Annual Meeting and Conference held in Portland, Oregon.  Founded in 1906, AALL has over 5,000 members from law firms; law schools; corporate legal departments; courts; and local, state and federal government agencies.  AALL was formed on July 2, 1906 during the annual meeting of the American Library Association.  The meeting that year was held in Narragansett, Rhode Island!  Twenty-four librarians responded to the call by A.J. Small, a...
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07/18/2008 at 12:00 AM
“RWU School of Law 2008 Commencement Speaker Linda Greenhouse Retires” Linda Greenhouse, RWU School of Law 2008 Commencement speaker, recently retired from the New York Times as a correspondent covering the U.S. Supreme Court to write and teach at Yale Law School.  Her article in the July 13 issue of the New York Times is a reflection of her thirty years covering the U.S. Supreme Court. Another New York Times item written by Ms. Greenhouse is her selection of three defining opinions issued by the Court.  They are the 1992 opinion in Planned Parenthood v. Casey, the Bush v. Gore...
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07/08/2008 at 12:00 AM
For news of legal scholarship or current legal developments in the world of sports, blogs are a great resource in addition to articles in law reviews, newspapers and magazines.  Two informative blogs are the Sports Law Professor and Sports Law Blog.  The Sports Law Professor is authored by Professor Jeffrey Standen of Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Oregon.  His blog is “Dedicated to the complete integration of sports and law (so that one day we won’t know the difference).” Also at the blog site is a great list of links, mostly non-legal, to various sports sites...
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07/01/2008 at 12:00 AM
Check out the Bristol Fourth of July Committee’s website for information about the events scheduled during Bristol’s 223rd Annual Fourth of July Celebration.  Established in 1785, the Bristol Fourth of July Celebration is the oldest continuous celebration of its kind in the United States.  On July 3 beginning at 9:40 p.m., there will be a fireworks display in Bristol Harbor.  On July 4, Patriotic Exercises will take place beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Independence Park with the Military, Civil and Firemen’s Parade starting at 10:30 a.m.  WLNE-TV/ABC6 will be broadcasting the...