webcatalog

Search the Law Library's holdings for books, periodicals, online resources, and all other library resources.

Quick Search

 

Advanced Search

RWU Tube

Commencement 2012

Fast Facts

Each year the Rhode Island Supreme Court presides over the final round of our Esther Clark Moot Court Competition giving the finalists a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

First Impressions

View of Cliff Walk



Law Library Facts

Facility

  • Square feet:   31,224
  • Seating:  408
  • Shelving:  27,279 linear feet
  • Hours open each week when classes are in session:  110 hours
  • Group study rooms: 18 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 2 scanners.   Lexis printing for current law affiliates only.  Wireless printing available for law students.

Collection 

  • Volumes and volume equivalents: over 310,000   
  • Licensed databases and owned electronic titles: over 25,000

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: 10 (includes director)
  • Librarians: 6 with Masters degrees in library & information science, 3 also hold a law degree.
  • Paraprofessionals: 4 library paraprofessional staff