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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...
Posted by Hala Furst
10/05/2008 at 12:00 AM
If the first year of law school is the frightening sprint down a dark and blind alley, the second year is a long, uphill slog, carrying baggage you didn’t even know you had. The job search, which at times can seem like an exciting look into all the possibilities that a law degree can offer, and other times seem to be an exercise in self-destruction, is incessant. The work load is intense, with the very dense subjects of Con Law and Evidence topping off whatever electives you have picked. The safe harbor of your section has been ripped asunder, as everyone goes about their days in a new,...
Posted by Library Blog
10/02/2008 at 12:00 AM
For following the current news about the U.S. and global economy, banking, and financial markets, daily issues of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and the Financial Times are available on the newspaper stands in the Law Library.  Previous issues of these newspapers are kept on Reserve for a few weeks.  LexisNexis offers full-text access to articles from all three newspapers.  Westlaw provides full-text access to the contents of The New York Times as well as abstracts from The Wall Street Journal.  The websites of these newspapers offer varying amounts of free...
Posted by Library Blog
09/24/2008 at 12:00 AM
OMG!  Having a mini-meltdown because your Legal Methods professor has asked you to search a digest for cases?  Do not despair! Help is only 30 minutes away!  Plan to attend a 30 minute session on digest research conducted by Associate Law Librarian Lucinda Harrison-Cox.  Three 30 minute sessions will be held in Training Lab 1 on the following dates and times: Monday, September 29th at 11:30 Tuesday, September 30th at 11:30 Tuesday, September 30th at 1:00 If these times do not work for you, please contact Lucinda Harrison-Cox.  She is open to scheduling additional...