Each year, the Marine Affairs Institute takes RWU Law students on an educational cruise on Narragansett Bay. This trip helps first year students better understand many of the marine and maritime issues affecting Rhode Island and New England.
To aid in efforts to locate materials in the collection and via the web, the librarians have created a variety of tools to aid researchers. The links on these web pages, WebCatalog entries, research guides, indexes, TimeSavers, Study Aids series, the Law Clinic series, and other publications are designed to assist researchers both within the library and outside its physical walls.
Among the RWU Law Guides prepared by the librarians are the:
RWU Law Guides are also available on other topics including:
Rhode Island Materials
Three major projects by librarians were designed to provide improved access to Rhode Island materials.
Researching the Laws of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations by Gail Winson. [pdf]
State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations: Survey of State Documents and Law-Related Materials revised by Nanette Kelley Balliot, Tom Evans, and Colleen McConaghy Hanna. Last updated December, 2012 [pdf]
Rhode Island Bar Journal Cumulative Index. Updated through volume 59, no.6 (2011). [pdf]
Other Library Resource Guides
Microform Guide (Revised: March 2010)
Note: Some of the publications provided require the Adobe Acrobat Reader Plug-in.