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Posted by Library Blog
03/02/2009 at 01:00 AM
Arguably Fall River’s most notorious citizen comes to life in Lizzie Borden Live, the one-woman play being performed March 13, 14, and 15 at the Columbus Theatre in Providence. For those interested in reading about the trial of Lizzie Borden, the Law Library offers the following: The Commonwealth of Massachusetts vs. Lizzie A. Borden : the Knowlton Papers, 1892-1893 ; a Collection of Previously Unpublished Letters and Documents from the Files of Prosecuting Attorney Hosea Morrill Knowlton edited by Michael Martins and Dennis A. Binette (KF223 .B6 C65 1994) The Fall River Tragedy : a History...
Posted by Library Blog
02/23/2009 at 01:00 AM
Created by an act of Congress in 1914, the Congressional Research Service (formerly called the Legislative Reference Service) of the Library of Congress is charged with serving its legislative needs.  In addition to assisting at every stage of the legislative process, CRS staff analyze and publish reports on issues in the areas of law, economics, foreign affairs, defense, homeland security, public administration, education, health care, immigration, energy, environmental protection, science and technology.  Since these reports do not become public until a member of Congress releases...
Posted by Library Blog
02/16/2009 at 01:00 AM
Available from the Law Library, HeinOnline offers a wide variety of image-based texts (current and archive) for the legal researcher.  Content is continually added to HeinOnline.  The HeinOnline blog contains information on the latest content and enhancements as well as tips for searching and HeinOnline’s Tip-of-the-Week.  You can sign up for e-mail alerts or add the blog to your RSS feed. It is easy to retrieve documents from HeinOnline by browsing the Table of Contents of individual publications or by conducting a keyword or advanced search of several publications...
Posted by Hala Furst
02/12/2009 at 01:00 AM
This past weekend I travelled with five other Moot Court Board members to Regent University in Virginia Beach to participate in their National Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition. We sent two teams, each team consisting of two oralists and one brief writer. For my team, made up of 2Ls, it was the first time any of us had competed outside of the in-house RWU competitions like the 1L Mini Moot and the Esther Clark Competition. Not knowing what to expect, we prepared incessantly, knowing that you can never really anticipate all of the questions a judge will throw your way. We made a strong...
Posted by Regina Curran
02/10/2009 at 01:00 AM
As of December 19th I, along with my fellow 2L’s, am now half way done with law school. My first response when someone reminds me I’m half way done is pure elation, at 25 I’m excited about the prospect of FINALLY being done with school. However my second response resembles something more like fear, school is all I know and finishing means making decisions about where to go from here. Seems like as good a time as any to (1) remember what brought me to law school in the first place and (2) figure out what to do next. I came to law school after a brief (8 month) break from undergrad where I was...
Posted by Library Blog
02/09/2009 at 01:00 AM
The Oxford Reports on International Law database is available from the Law Library for access to decisions on public international law issues being decided in domestic courts worldwide and for judgments of international courts, The Oxford Reports on International Courts of General Jurisdiction and the International Law in Domestic Courts are the two modules of the Oxford Reports on International Law database to which the Law Library subscribes. The Oxford Reports on International Courts of General Jurisdiction module covers judgments of the International Court of Justice and the Permanent...
Posted by Library Blog
02/02/2009 at 01:00 AM
The ABA now offers a social networking site LegallyMinded.com.  The site is open to both legal professionals and the general public. The site is free to join.  There are group discussions in which to participate and blogs to read.  There are resources for information about careers, technology, work/life balance issues, and marketing/business development in addition to legal news.  Note that access to some of the site’s content is restricted to ABA members.  Click here to read about LegallyMinded.com in the December 2008 issue of the ABA Journal.
Posted by Library Blog
01/26/2009 at 01:00 AM
The Bureau of National Affairs (BNA) Labor and Employment Law Library is THE DATABASE for timely news and analysis on developments in labor and employment law.  This online library offers collections of cases, statutes, and administrative documents on numerous aspects of labor and employment law.  Topics include fair employment law; individual employment rights law; labor relations; wages, hours and leave law; disabilities law; collective bargaining and contract clauses; and Equal Employment Opportunity compliance. Searching the online Library is easy.  Start with a topical...
Posted by Library Blog
01/21/2009 at 01:00 AM
Adobe Acrobat Professional 8 software is available in the library computer labs. The software allows you to enable the typewriter feature (indicated by a typewriter icon in the upper right corner of the pdf document once enabled) for use in the Adobe Reader software. With the typewriter feature enabled on a pdf form (such as a bar exam application), you can type in the required information on the form, save it, and edit it as necessary before printing the form. You will initially need to save your pdf document to a USB drive and then open it using the Adobe Acrobat Professional 8 software....
Posted by David Logan
01/09/2009 at 11:00 AM
Matt Jerzyk, a Brown-educated union and community organizer, came to Roger Williams Law in the fall 2005 on a “Leadership Scholarship.” That investment has turned out to be a very wise one, as reflected on the front page of a recent edition of the Providence Journal, which identified Matt as one of eight Ocean Staters to watch in 2009. (Matt was in pretty amazing company: the article also profiled Senator Jack Reed and Providence Police Chief Dean Esserman.) A recent Brown Daily Herald article also profiled Matt. While a student at RWU Law Matt developed Rhode Island’s most successful...