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Posted by Library Blog
05/07/2008 at 12:00 AM
For those of you who will be working in a legal job in Connecticut, do not overlook the resources of the Connecticut Judicial Branch Law Libraries.  There are fifteen law libraries located in courthouses around the state.  These libraries are for use by legal professionals and the public.  Library staff provide reference assistance, interlibrary loan, and copy/fax services.  Please note that circulation of library materials is limited to officers of the court and pro se patrons.  Check out the Connecticut Judicial Branch Law Libraries website for a wealth information...
Posted by Library Blog
05/05/2008 at 12:00 AM
If you are working in Rhode Island for an attorney or law firm this summer and do not want to travel to Bristol, check out the State Law Library!  The State Law Library is located in the Frank Licht Judicial Complex at 250 Benefit Street in downtown Providence.  In addition to the print materials in its collection, the State Law Library provides to all its library patrons free access to electronic resources such as Westlaw for Patrons, Shepard’s citator service, Matthew Bender treatises, and Loislaw.  Westlaw for Patrons has cases, statutes, law reviews/journals, American...
Posted by Library Blog
05/01/2008 at 12:00 AM
LexisNexis offers access privileges during the summer to August 1st.  You will need to register for summer full access through the Summer Access Registration link on the “My School” page or on the LexisNexis Lawschool Portal page.  You are eligible for summer full access for: Summer School School-Related Research Assignment Moot Court Research Law Review or Journal Research Working as a Professor’s Research Assistant Non-Profit Externship Unpaid Internship/Externship Bar Review   Westlaw summer access begins on June 1st and ends on August 1st.  If you do not qualify for...
Posted by Hala Furst
04/25/2008 at 12:00 AM
Exams are back. Meh. I just can’t get that excited about them. I don’t know why I’m lacking the requisite fear, I really have no right to be this calm. Maybe I’m just fooling myself, staving off the panic. Or maybe it’s that I’ve done this once before, and I survived, so I know I’ll be ok. Which is not to say I’ll do well, just that I might not die on the inside. Personally, I think most of it has to do with the fact that Spring has come to Lil’ Rhody, and it is BEAUTIFUL outside. Blue, cloudless skies, lush, green grass, sparkling, navy blue water, a light, refreshing breeze that carries...
Posted by Library Blog
04/25/2008 at 12:00 AM
As the end of classes draws near and studying for exams begins, here is reminder regarding the Room Reservation Policy.  Groups of two or more students may reserve one room in advance for one three hour block of time per day.  The names of at least two group members must be legibly printed on the reservation sheet. Reservations will be held for fifteen minutes before the room reservation is canceled.  Room keys will be held for fifteen minutes to accommodate patrons who need to briefly leave the library.  Room keys may be renewed for an additional three hour block if the...
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...