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Posted by Library Blog
04/10/2008 at 12:00 AM
Now available in The Law Library’s Career Collection is a series of books on internship opportunities for 2008.  They are published by Career Education Institutes of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Recently acquired titles are: The Big Green Internship Book 2008, KF266 .B54 2008 The Congressional Internship Book 2007 - 2009, KF266 .C63 2007 - 09 The Human Rights Internship Book 2008, KF266 .H86 2008 Internships in International Affairs 2008, KF266 .I58 2008 The Sports Internship Book 2008, KF266 .S66 2008 Washington Internships in Law and Policy 2008, KF266 W.37 2008 The Women’s Rights...
Posted by Library Blog
04/10/2008 at 12:00 AM
It’s getting to be that time of year, paper time!  Fortunately, the Legal Beagle does not have to write papers! But if you have a paper to research, do not hesitate to ask the Reference Librarian on duty at the Reference Desk for help with locating materials.  If you need a book or journal article that is not in the Law Library’s collection (print and electronic) nor at the undergraduate library, you can obtain it through interlibrary loan.  Forms for requesting an interlibrary loan are available at the Circulation Desk.  Thelma Dzialo, who processes the interlibrary loan...
Posted by Library Blog
04/02/2008 at 12:00 AM
As this is the “Supreme” semester here at the School of Law, the Legal Beagle searched the Law Library’s WebCatalog (with assistance) to find some interesting resources on the U.S. Supreme Court. Here are three recent books of interest: Justices, Presidents, and Senators: A History of the U.S. Supreme Court Appointments from Washington to Bush II by Henry Abraham (KF8742 .A72 2008); The Supreme Court: An Essential History by Peter Hoffer et al. (KF8742 .H64 2007); and, The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court by Jeffrey Toobin (KF8748 .T66 2007). If you have some time, watch...
Posted by Library Blog
04/01/2008 at 12:00 AM
Welcome to the Legal Beagle! The Legal Beagle e-newsletter is replacing the Law Library Briefs print newsletter to provide timely information and news about the Law Library’s resources and personnel.  Future postings to the Legal Beagle will have tips on legal research and interesting items dug up by sniffing around the internet and pawing through news publications.
Posted by Hala Furst
03/26/2008 at 12:00 AM
So, Spring Break wasn’t much of a break, since I and six of my colleagues were working with the Mississippi Center for Justice on the Gulf Coast. However, it was incredibly energizing and exciting in that “fire in your belly” sort of way. It reminded me of why I had come to law school, and showed me that helping people with a law degree really is possible. I can’t say enough good things about the people of North Gulfport, where I was working, going door to door telling community members about a container port that was supposed to be built on 70 acres of wetlands, just 100 feet from their...
Posted by Hala Furst
03/06/2008 at 01:00 AM
Remember the feeling you had the last week of school before graduation when you were a high school senior? At my school, we all took our finals earlier in the month, so we had literally nothing to do, or if we did, we didn’t care. I believe they call it senioritis. Anyway, that’s the feeling that is wafting through the 1Ls classrooms on this, the week before Spring Break. And understandably so. Last week we had our 18 page appellate brief first submission due, and it was a doozie. If you thought the memo was bad, this is it’s older brother, and it will not only take your lunch money, if will...
Posted by Hala Furst
02/19/2008 at 01:00 AM
I have literally no idea what the undergrads that live below me are doing right now. It sounds like a steel cage match in which one of the participants is a dead orangutan, and the other may or may not be a giant steamer trunk. They are making the walls shake, and I am beginning to fear the house might fall down around me- it is, after all, over two CENTURIES old. At least this isn’t as bad as the time I was awoken in the wee hours of the morning before my Torts final to hear Mariah Carrey’s rendition of “All I Want for Christmas is You” on repeat for at least and hour and a half, at a volume...
Posted by Hala Furst
02/13/2008 at 01:00 AM
Yesterday morning I stood up in front of a room full of my peers and was able to say “Mr. Chief Justice, I have a question.” It was awesome. John Roberts, the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court held a question and answer session for students and faculty of Roger Williams University School of Law yesterday morning. I was one of the lucky few who won the lottery to attend, and one of the even luckier few who got to pose a question to the Chief. He was an amiable man, and very open to our questions, if exceedingly careful in his answers . I didn’t agree with much of what he said,...
Posted by Hala Furst
02/07/2008 at 01:00 AM
The days are just flying by here at Roger Williams University School of Law. Already we are firmly in our second month back, and already I am starting to feel a wee bit overwhelmed. It was supposed to get easier, folks. We have a semester under our belts. It was supposed to be old hat by now. I was supposed to have all the answers and be exceedingly, obnoxiously, almost irrationally intelligent. That didn’t happen. I was sitting in class today, trying to wrap my mind around supplemental jurisdiction, and I realized quite abruptly that I was not that smart, and that Civil Procedure would in...
Posted by Hala Furst
02/02/2008 at 01:00 AM
I have several things I want to share with you in this post, so we’re going to go with my ever-popular list format: 1. Grades are all in, at least for the 1Ls. Some were good, some were bad, all were nerve-wracking. I did pretty well for the amount of work and time I put into things, so I’m pretty happy. I’m not going to talk about grades anymore though, because I think we have all heard enough at this point. Suffice it to say to people looking to come to law school: you will get grades. They will be a reflection of how much time you put into the enterprise + innate ability + dumb luck + how...