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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...
Posted by Hala Furst
01/07/2009 at 01:00 AM
The month of January derives its name from the Roman god Janus, depicted always as a man with two faces, one looking ahead, and the other behind. It is fitting that this is the month that marks the halfway point for me between the beginning and end of law school. With a year and half under my belt and a year and a half to go, I’m amazed at how my life has been changed, mostly for the better. In the past 18 months I moved halfway across the country, met some of the best friends I have ever had, lived through some of the most difficult challenges of my life thus far, and set foot on a total of...
Posted by Library Blog
01/06/2009 at 01:00 AM
Make it your New Year’s Resolution To explore a database offered by this institution. There’s more to research than Westlaw and Lexis AccessUn, HeinOnline, CCH Tax Research, Foreign Law Guide - Oh my! You can use your laptop or one of the library’s PCs for access. So here is the link, explore this wealth of resources; And, don’t hesitate to come see us when you need help with your courses!
Posted by Kelly Bennett
12/23/2008 at 01:00 AM
So it’s been a crazy couple of weeks, and now that exams are over, I can take a breath!  It’s hard to explain what exams are like, but I’ll do my best to give you an idea… It’s like running a marathon on an unfamiliar course, where you know you just have to keep going until you reach the end, but you’re not sure where the end it, or how to get there.  You prepare for the first exam, familiar with the material and the general format, but not at all certain what it will really look like, and how much information you’ll need to complete it.  Then there are the little stressors:...
Posted by David Logan
12/11/2008 at 01:00 AM
At the request of U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Associate Professor John Chung testified on the complex problems associated with personal bankruptcies, a pressing issue given the deepening recession. The other witnesses at the hearing were Prof. Robert Lawless from the University of Illinois School of Law, Federal Bankruptcy Judge Thomas Small, and John Rao from the National Consumer Law Center. Click here to see the text of Prof. Chung’s written comments and here for the coverage of the hearing from the Providence Journal.    
Posted by Hala Furst
12/08/2008 at 01:00 AM
I look up from the books and it is December 8th already, two days to my first final as a second year student. I can’t believe how quickly this semester has gone by, and I know that I have been remiss in my duty to this blog. But honestly, I haven’t been able to catch even half a breath over the past 4 months. From the time I returned from Europe and starting writing my brief for Moot Court, it has all been one big blur. Traveling to DC for Equal Justice Works, spending a weekend in New Orleans working on passing the Gulf Coast Civic Works Act, arguing in front of the Rhode Island Supreme...
Posted by Library Blog
12/03/2008 at 01:00 AM
If you are fortunate, your professor has placed prior exams on Reserve.  Search the Law Library’s WebCatalog by professor or course to locate available exams.  Also, several publications in the Law Library’s Reserve collection contain sample exams along with sample answers.  Here are a few publications to look at if you have time: Barbri Bar Review: First Year Review (KF388 .B372 2006) has review questions and answers on Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law, Property, and Torts. Mastering the Law School Exam (KF283 .D37 2007) includes questions and...
Posted by Library Blog
11/19/2008 at 01:00 AM
In addition to the services offered by the Office of Career Services for career exploration such as the Annual Legal Career Options Day, the Law Library also has resources for information on career options within the legal profession and alternatives to traditional law firm practice.  These books and others on job searching are shelved in The Law Library’s Career Collection located next to Training Lab 2.  All books in the Law Library’s Career Collection and these books can be checked out of the Law Library for twenty-one days.  Here are some recommended books to read when you...