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Posted by David Logan
02/25/2011 at 02:17 PM
I am delighted to report that we have made two key additions to the Senior Administration of the School of Law: Raquel Ortiz will be the new Assistant Dean of Library and Information Services while Deborah Johnson will be on board later this month as Director of Diversity. Raquel Ortiz The Law Library is at the heart of every law school’s teaching and research mission, so adding a talented lawyer/librarian like Raquel will enable us to continue the high level of service that has been provided since our inception.  Raquel comes to us from the Pappas Law Library at Boston...
Posted by Library Blog
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...
Posted by David Logan
02/23/2011 at 02:11 PM
The public is always primed for debate about the ethics of lawyers in the criminal justice system.  Champions of efficient law enforcement sometimes feel that criminal defense attorneys attuned to zealous advocacy push the envelope into outright deception.  Criminal defense attorneys vigorously dispute this claim, and observe that law enforcement officials often engage in deception, from undercover operations to interrogators assuring an unwitting suspect of the benefits of a confession.  The SOL hosted an American Bar Association  program exploring these issues featuring...
Posted by Heather O'Connor
02/22/2011 at 01:17 AM
A few of the big questions coming into law school are "Will my relationship last?" or "Should I date while in law school?" Each person and situation is different so there is no answer that is going to apply to every person. A lot of this depends on the commitment level you have towards that other person and their commitment level towards you; that really seems to be the key to making or breaking your relationship during law school. Law school is a lot of pressure and it takes up a lot of your time, as do relationships. So what did I do to help answer this question? I contacted different...
Posted by David Logan
02/18/2011 at 10:53 AM
Professor Mary Holper The national media is once again turning to RWU Law for their expertise, and on a remarkably broad array of topics.  Mary Holper, the dynamic Director of our Immigration Law Clinic was spotlighted in the Washington Post, where she discussed a controversial recent decision of the Virginia Supreme Court that undercuts a pro-immigration decision by the United States Supreme Court last year. CNN.com published an op-ed penned (typed?) by one of our faculty veterans, Carl Bogus, on the hot button issue of gun control, while another leading electronic source,...
Posted by Library Blog
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 David Logan
02/15/2011 at 11:16 AM
Jason and Mark in the FGX Distribution Center   As fellow graduates of Bucknell University, I bonded with Jason Van Volkenburgh as soon as he arrived at RWU Law in August 2004.  Jason was a terrific student (I heard people say that he “opened the library in the morning and closed it at night”) who graduated near the top of his class and went to work with one of the top firms in the Northeast (Edwards & Angell, where he joined a great guy from the RWU class ahead of him, Joe Farside).  Jason dove in to transactional work and soon was offered what is the dream...
Posted by David Logan
02/11/2011 at 12:25 PM
One of the most eclectic members of the RWU Law faculty is Jared Goldstein, as his scholarship in leading law reviews has touched on invasive species, the tradeoff between national security and the welfare of whales, the habeas corpus rights of GITMO detainees, and free exercise of religion claims. Now Jared has jumped into the national debate swirling around the emergence of the Tea Party, appearing on panels and being quoted in the media. Focusing on the group’s use of arguments based on the Constitution, Jared presented his thoughts to a group of legal luminaries at the Annual Meeting of...
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...
Posted by David Logan
02/09/2011 at 11:33 AM
RWU Law has many strengths, as any reader of this blog knows, and two are officially recognized in our Feinstein Institute for Legal Service and our Marine Affairs Institute. Both centers of excellence are staffed by superb lawyers, sponsor important programs, and provide our students with excellent, and unique, opportunities for experiential learning. Feinstein is the institutional home for our public interest and judicial externship programs, our nationally-recognized Pro Bono Collaborative, and our mandatory public service program. One of the Feinstein stars is Liz Tobin Tyler, who...