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Posted by Library Blog
04/27/2012 at 11:22 AM
The bad news is that at some point after you graduate from law school, you will no longer have access to LexisNexis and Westlaw through the Law Library.  But don’t despair!  There are many resources in the Law Library for job searching (e.g. books in the Career Collection) and legal research. If you are staying in the area, use the RWU School of Law Library!  While studying for the bar exam, you can check out books and reserve study rooms until the end of July.  As an alum, you can continue to access the Law Library’s databases from computers on the hexagons in the Law...
Posted by David Logan
04/26/2012 at 02:16 PM
The fifth edition of a RWU’s ranking of law school scholarly productivity has been released, and again the data is being picked up by influential blogs across the Internet, including Brian Leiter's Law School Report and Paul Caron's TaxProf Blog. Conceived by RWU Law Prof Michael Yelnosky, the study identifies which law faculties publish the most pages in the leading U.S. law journals, calculates per capita productivity, and then ranks the results, focusing on schools outside of the US News top tier; a calculation is also done  for all New England law schools. The...
Posted by David Logan
04/24/2012 at 02:20 PM
The RWU Law Marine Affairs Institute and Rhode Island Sea Grant recently celebrated the accomplishments of the Sea Grant Law Fellows at the second annual Law Fellow Colloquium, held at the University of Rhode Island's Bay Campus.  The Colloquium showcased the work of the fourteen Law Fellows on eighteen projects, ranging from the development of renewable energy to determining public access  to the water in the town of Warren, for clients from Rhode Island, Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Washington, D.C. The program (one of only a handful in the country)...
Posted by Library Blog
04/19/2012 at 03:43 PM
Bloomberg Law is free for law school faculty, staff, and students.  Access for students is not limited during the summer and graduates retain access for 6 months after graduation.  The Bloomberg Law service offers primary legal materials and a citator (like Shepard’s or Keycite), but its significant coverage of secondary and practice materials makes Bloomberg Law a great product to explore while you’re in school.  Some of these secondary sources include books and treatises from the ABA and Practising Law Institute, plus a variety of BNA reports, treatises, manuals, and practice...
Posted by David Logan
04/19/2012 at 09:24 AM
  Fresh on the heels of organizing a hugely successful program at the School of Law on the fascinating and timely topic of “popular constitutionalism,” /blog/tea-party-and-constitution-program-draws-national-experts Prof. Jared Goldstein has continued to be at the center of the debate by publishing a piece in the Northwestern Law Review http://www.law.northwestern.edu/lawreview/colloquy/2011/11/lrcoll2011n11goldstein.pdf  and just last week an essay on the influential law blog “Balkinazation.” http://balkin.blogspot.com/2012/04/why-presidents-cannot-run-against-court.html ...
Posted by David Logan
04/17/2012 at 09:24 AM
I am thrilled to congratulate Eden Sears on being the first law student to win the RI Coalition for the Homeless’ Legal Clinic Award- an award usually presented to seasoned attorneys. At the awards luncheon on March 24, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse presented Eden with the award for her dedication and commitment to working at the Homeless Legal Clinics. Eden began her work with the Coalition two years ago at the Amos House Homeless Legal Clinic, under the supervision of attorney Steven Miller. After volunteering for a year at the Amos House Legal Clinic, she took on another legal clinic at the...
Posted by Library Blog
04/13/2012 at 04:04 PM
Take a break from reading about the law and instead listen to a podcast about the law!  There are hundreds of freely available podcasts on law and law-related topics for law students and legal professionals.  Here are some recommended legal podcasts by Legal Productivity described in its November 15, 2011 blog post. An award-winning offering of the LegalTalk Network is Lawyer2Lawyer.  Hosted by J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi, their podcasts cover hot legal topics from all over the United States. Bloomberg Law Podcasts consist of interviews about legal issues, decisions...
Posted by David Logan
04/13/2012 at 10:20 AM
At RWU law, we are proud of the accomplishments of our students in the classroom, but also on the playing fields. Below is a dispatch from (3L) Tim Grimes, recapping an “Elite Eight” finish at the national law school softball championship, followed by a summary of RWU success at a regional soccer tournament, provided by 1L Nathaniel Peterson. Every year, RWU puts together a rag tag group of miscreants to represent the school in the University of Virginia Law National Softball Invitational and, every year, the RWU Quahogs prove that having full uniforms, muscles, and athletic prowess are...
Posted by David Logan
04/11/2012 at 08:52 AM
RWU was honored to host the Annual Meeting of the National Conference of Law Reviews, which brought almost 300 of the brightest law students from around the country to RI for 3 days of networking, discussing how to adapt publications to the digital age, and topics like whether it is advantageous to have a “local law” issue. Check out the Conference Program.  The attendees were treated to keynote addresses by terrific members of the RWU Law family, Betty Anne Waters’98 and Adjunct Professor Don Migliori, plus presentations by faculty members Zoe Argento, Jared Goldstein, Tony...
Posted by David Logan
04/04/2012 at 04:10 PM
In recent weeks RWU law students organized programs focusing on the deaths of two black men, Troy Davis, executed by the state of Georgia, and Trayvon Martin, killed by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Florida. Understandably, law students are deeply concerned with the issues raised by these cases, including the death penalty and racial profiling. Last week, the Association of Public Interest Law and the Black Law Students Association sponsored a spirited discussion of the many issues springing from the killing of Trayvon Martin.  Associate Dean Andy Horwitz was on hand to discuss the...