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Posted by Library Blog
11/14/2008 at 01:00 AM
In the magazine stand adjacent to the entrance of the bookstore are the October 2008 and November 2008 issues of the National Jurist.  This magazine provides news items about law schools, law students, lawyers, and law firms.  Timely information on “hot” practice areas, employment trends, and salaries are provided.  Issues of the National Jurist frequently contain the results of various surveys conducted of law schools and students.  Check out the National Jurist website for information on careers, money management, study aids, and the bar exam. National Jurist used a...
Posted by Kelly Bennett
11/08/2008 at 01:00 AM
I can’t believe how quickly this semester is flying by!  Once the Memo was in, the catch up game began!  It is very easy to fall behind if you’re not careful.  It starts with missing the readings for a particular day, and snoballs into hours of catch up reading over the weekend.  Even if you “skim” the cases to get by in class, you still have to go back and read, brief, and make sure that you understand the material for exams.  Well, this is just the situation I am in!  The memo assignment kind of took over, and now I am realizing how out of shape my outlines are...
Posted by Library Blog
11/05/2008 at 01:00 AM
The Law Library recently began a subscription to the Massachusetts Bar Association Lawyers’ Journal.  Published eleven times a year, the journal provides news about the Massachusetts Bar Association’s activities, profiles of its members and items of interest about cases, legislation, and law practice in Massachusetts. Beginning with the December, 2001 issue, contents from past issues of the Massachusetts Bar Association Lawyers’ Journal are available for free at the website of the Massachusetts Bar Association.  The current issue is located along with the Massachusetts Lawyers...
Posted by Hala Furst
11/03/2008 at 01:00 AM
Last Thursday I had the amazing opportunity to present oral argument in front of the Rhode Island Supreme Court. A fellow classmate and I had made it to the final round of the Esther Clark Moot Court Competition, presided over by the five top legal minds in Rhode Island. Needless to say I was nervous. I’ve performed in theatrical productions all across the country, asked a question of the Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court, sung the National Anthem, but nothing was as nerve-wracking as this experience. People kept telling me, “oh, but you’re used to being in front of a crowd.” Sure I am....
Posted by Library Blog
10/29/2008 at 12:00 AM
Currently, the Law Library provides to all enrolled law students and faculty a weekly email of the updates to the BNA U.S. Law Week database for keeping informed about the activities of the U.S. Supreme Court during its current term.  In addition to the U.S. Law Week database, the Law Library subscribes to several topical BNA databases that are updated weekly.  These databases contain news about recently decided federal and state cases, proposed or newly enacted legislation, and activities of federal agencies and organizations.  Using their institutional email address, students...
Posted by Library Blog
10/22/2008 at 12:00 AM
For those who are interested in election law, check out the following election law blogs. Professor Richard L. Hasen of Loyola Law School in Los Angeles writes the Election Law Blog.  He covers election law, campaign finance, legislation, voting rights, initiative, redistricting, and the Supreme Court nomination process. Election Law @ Moritz is a web publication of the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law that covers developments in the laws dealing with voter registration, voter ID, early and absentee voting, provisional balloting, poll workers and polling place procedures,...
Posted by Kelly Bennett
10/20/2008 at 12:00 AM
This weekend was one of those weekends; that’s right, the things that law school legends are made of.  I’m pretty sure that I haven’t had anything more than coffee to drink for the last few days; anything I’ve eaten has been straight off of the “what not to eat” list of just about any diet book, and I’m still in the pajamas I wore to bed Friday night… so yes, it’s been one of those weekends. This weekend was the infamous weekend before the legal Memo is due.  The MEMO is the bain of all first year law students, that first assignment that leaves you racing against the clock while you...
Posted by Library Blog
10/16/2008 at 12:00 AM
The Law Library employs students to assist with computer-related problems.  They can answer basic questions about wordprocessing, email, electronic databases, and Internet.  They can assist with printing problems in the computer labs.  Look for the photo at the Circulation Desk indicating the Computer Lab Assistant who is on duty.  In order to better acquaint you with our Computer Lab Assistant, here is a brief bio about each one! Third-year student Dan Caswell is from Stonington, Connecticut.  He graduated from the University of Connecticut at Storrs where he majored...
Posted by Hala Furst
10/13/2008 at 12:00 AM
I just returned from Washington DC and the Equal Justice Works Career Fair and Conference. DC is great. Whether you spend time in hip Adams Morgan, gentrified Georgetown, up on the Hill or at Dupont Circle, there is always something going on. It is a young city, with very few lifers. People come from all walks of life to work with, against, or beside the federal government, and it makes for an amazing mix of cultures. Not many are really from DC, but the steadfast few that are wear their city pride like a tattoo. It is a city built on power and influence, and if you can trade either you might...
Posted by Library Blog
10/08/2008 at 12:00 AM
Ever wonder what’s beyond LexisNexis and Westlaw?  Come and find out at the Database Expo sponsored by the Law Library!  Explore a variety of databases.  Featured databases are: • Bureau of National Affairs databases including Family Law Reporter, Environment Reporter, IP Library, and Employment Discrimination Reporter • CCH Business & Finance Library • CCH Tax Research Network • Constitutions Suite Online • HeinOnline • LexisNexis Congressional • Making of Modern Law: Legal Treatises 1800-1926 • RIA Checkpoint Tax Library • Selected International law resources Also, enjoy...