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Posted by Library Blog
10/28/2011 at 11:15 AM
Like HeinOnline?  “There’s an App for That!” iPhone and iPad users can now access the Law School’s HeinOnline subscription anywhere via a dedicated application.  Download the free HeinOnline app from the AppStore and then complete this setup while on campus: Add the RWU proxy server information to your device wireless settings: 1. Go to your iPhone or iPad general "Settings" Tap "Wi-Fi” Log into the applicable Wi-Fi  network (Students1 or Academics) Next tap the blue arrow that appears next to the applicable Wi-Fi  network Scroll down to the bottom of the page. Under HTTP...
Posted by David Logan
10/28/2011 at 09:58 AM
Out of the tragedy at the Station nightclub in West Warwick, R.I.– the deadliest nightclub fire in U.S. history– came the first litigation under a new federal statute, the Multiparty, Multiforum Trial Jurisdiction Act, which allows the consolidation of mass torts that have parties in more than one state in a single federal court.  Leading the array of talented lawyers representing the hundreds of plaintiffs and their families was Mark Mandell, a top litigator who–among many other honors– has served as president of the American Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA) and who has numerous million...
Posted by David Logan
10/25/2011 at 03:24 PM
On October 13th, RWU Law students, staff, and faculty participated in an on-line conversation among law schools, public service lawyers, and Attorney General Eric Holder about the need to secure access to justice for all Americans. Sponsored by the White House Office of Public Engagement and the U.S. Department of Justice, the program honored 16 exemplar public service “Champions of Change” at the White House while law students from across the nation watched through a live-feed from the White House website. The program was geared toward getting thousands of “future agents of legal change...
Posted by Library Blog
10/21/2011 at 03:49 PM
As you work on your legal and non-legal writing pieces while here at the law school, the law library has excellent manuals you can consult to get a more polished result.  Some of the manuals are: Chicago Manual of Style (16th ed. 2010 and online).  Reference, Z253 .U69 2010 Guide to Legal Writing Style (5th ed. 2011).  KF250 .L435 2011 A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting (2d ed. 2008).  Reserve, KF807 .A33 2008 MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing (3d ed. 2008).  Reference, PN147 .G53 2008 The Modern Rules of Style (2007).  Reference, KF250 ....
Posted by David Logan
10/21/2011 at 09:50 AM
Several years ago, I was surveying the boring, generic art that adorned the public spaces in much of the law school, and recognized that our second floor atrium could be a great place to display good art.  After talking with various folks, I decided to work out an arrangement with the Bristol Art Museum, which would provide 2-3 exhibits a year of local artists in an array of media. Now in year 4 of the arrangement, we are taking another innovative step, linking the work of a talented Rhode Island photographer, Seth Jacobson, with accompanying poems from our staff Writing Specialist, Kim...
Posted by David Logan
10/18/2011 at 09:14 AM
It was a sunny autumn afternoon on Narragansett Bay, perfect for members of the class of 2014 to get to know a little more about their new coastal home.  Hosted by the Marine Affairs Institute, the annual 1L boat trip gave students interested in marine affairs a chance to learn about marine issues facing Narragansett Bay from the staff of the leading non-profit conservation group Save the Bay aboard the Aletta Morris.  Along with Institute Director Susan Farady, Professor Michael Burger and 3L’s Colin Lynch and Kristen Bonjour, almost two dozen 1Ls cruised under the Mount Hope...
Posted by David Logan
10/14/2011 at 11:16 AM
One of the longest-running sagas in Rhode Island politics is the  “Plunder Dome” investigation, which led to the imprisonment of former  Providence Mayor Vincent “Buddy” Cianci and his Director of Administration Frank Corrente.  (A member of the RWU Law Adjunct Faculty, Assistant United States Attorney Richard Rose, handled the successful federal prosecutions.) A different side of Richard Rose is feautred in (WPRI) Walt Buteaus' Street Stories. Both Cianci and Corrente served substantial federal sentences but unlike Cianci, Corrente has doggedly maintained a right to a...
Posted by Library Blog
10/13/2011 at 11:54 AM
Using the Law Library databases from home is easy!  The key is to use the database list on the law library’s website, where the links have been proxied for off-campus use.  Bookmark the URL /library/research-resources/databases for the database list so that you will have it handy on your home computer.  Select the database of your choice (excluding LexisNexis and Westlaw, which require individual passwords).  At the prompt, type your name (e.g. Jane Smith) and the barcode number from the back of your law school ID.  Note that the database links begin with http://0-...
Posted by David Logan
10/10/2011 at 09:00 AM
In a dominating performance, a team of 1Ls - Brendan Schlander, Michael da Cruz, Nick Denice, Marc Fialkoff, James Glisson, and Samantha Clarke - cruised to victory over teams representing the 2L class, the 3L class, and the faculty in the 7th Annual Student/Faculty Jeopardy Game last week.  Despite the return to action of faculty Jeopardy stalwarts John Chung and Richard Rose (plus the efforts of teammates Tanya Monestier, Larry Ritchie, Andy Horwitz, and Linn Freedman) the 1L team took an early lead and cruised to an easy victory by more than $10,000. The 1L team was urged on by almost...
Posted by Library Blog
10/07/2011 at 01:23 PM
 A great resource for research involving materials generated by Congress and the President is ProQuest Congressional (formerly LexisNexis Congressional).  House and Senate materials include bills, hearings, reports, and floor debates.  You can locate presidential statements that frequently accompany the signing of important bills into law.  The database also provides access to full-text reports from the Congressional Research Service, a division of the Library of Congress.  CRS reports offer in-depth, non-partisan policy and legal analysis of the hundreds of...