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RWU Law has 27 active student groups, including Maritime Law Society, Association for Public Interest Law and Multicultural Law Students Association, which allow students to get involved in a variety of extracurricular activities and hear from speakers on a multitude of topics.

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Facility

  • Square feet:   30,203
  • Seating:  397
  • Shelving:  26,774 linear feet
  • Hours open each week when classes are in session:  100 hours
  • Group study rooms: 12 rooms, several with A/V playback.  

Technology

  • Student computing:  25 lab computers (2 labs), 12 open computers  
  • Wireless network:  802.11n, including Guest access
  • Printing/Copying/Scanning: 3 print stations, 2 copiers, 1 copy card vending machine, and 1 book scanner with sheet feeder.   Lexis printing for current law affiliates only.  Wireless printing available for law students.

Collection 

  • Volumes and volume equivalents: over 295,000   
  • Licensed databases and owned electronic titles: over 170,000

The library collection focuses on Rhode Island and Maritime Law and the library serves as a State Justice Institute depository.  By arrangement with the University Library (a Selective Depository Library), the Law Library also maintains a number of federal government documents titles.   The library collection is comprehensive for current and historical federal law materials:  legislative, judicial, and administrative.  The library also collects current and historical state law materials for the New England states and selected major states: legislative and judicial materials, secondary source materials, and treatises.  The library also maintains a core international law collection.

Library Staff

  • Full-time library employees: 9 (includes director)
  • Librarians: 6 with Masters degrees in library & information science, 3 also hold a law degree.
  • Paraprofessionals: 3 library paraprofessional staff

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