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Posted by Library Blog
04/23/2008 at 12:00 AM
Reading and Exam Period Hours (April 23 - May 10) Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - Midnight Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - Midnight Sunday, 9:00 a.m. - Midnight Saturday, May 10, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Spring Intersession Hours (May 11 - May 17) Sunday, Closed Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saturday, Closed The Library will begin summer semester hours on Sunday, May 18.
Posted by Library Blog
04/16/2008 at 12:00 AM
Justice Thurgood Marshall served on the U.S. Supreme Court from 1967 - 1991.  Prior to serving on the Court, he was counsel for the NAACP, a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and a U.S. solicitor general.  Of interest in the Law Library’s collection is Supreme Justice: Speeches and Writings: Thurgood Marshall edited by J. Clay Smith, Jr. (KF213. M37 S87 2003).  This is a compilation of his public presentations, writings, speeches, and interviews spanning over seven decades from the 1930s to the early 1990s.  Books authored by noted constitutional...
Posted by Library Blog
04/14/2008 at 12:00 AM
For those who listened to Justice Antonin Scalia’s April 7 talk at which he expressed his judicial philosophy, you might want to read his book A Matter of Interpretation: Federal Courts and the Law: an Essay (KF4552. S28 1997).  In addition to his 1997 book, Justice Scalia has a new book scheduled for release the end of this month and he will be appearing on a segment of “60 Minutes” http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/04/08/ap/supremecourt/main4002104.shtml?source=search_story to promote it. The title of Justice Scalia’s forthcoming book is Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges...
Posted by David Logan
04/14/2008 at 12:00 AM
For the last couple years, RWU Law students have had the unique opportunity to learn “The Lessons of Litigation", a course designed and taught by one of the top federal judges, the Hon. Bruce Selya, from the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. (Judge Selya also serves on the RWU Law Board of Directors.) Today’s ProJo adds another important responsibility to the judge’s work: he has been named Chief Judge of the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review by Chief Justice John Roberts. The Court handles government requests for wiretaps and other electronic...
Posted by Hala Furst
04/13/2008 at 12:00 AM
That might be an overstatement (especially since it was penned in memory of people who had given their lives for this country), but it is the final push before finals. If last semester was all about learning to stay above water, this semester was about swimming for shore, and rapidly. I haven’t been studying as hard as I did last semester because, like everyone in the first year, I’ve been hustling, hustling for summer placements, jobs, internships, classes for the summer and next year, and figuring out which way we want our careers to go over the next two years. We’ve been attending lectures...
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...