Library Blog

The weekly library blog contains news, research resources, and information about library events. To view archived copies of library newsletters and blogs from 1996 to present, visit Docs@RWU.

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    Summer Vacation

    Greetings from the Legal Beagle! This summer the Legal Beagle will be taking a much-deserved break. The blog will continue as usual when classes start back up in the Fall. In the meantime, you can

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    Congratulations to the Extraordinary Class of 2020!

    While every class of students that passes through the doors of Roger Williams University School of Law has been remarkable in many ways, this class holds an unenviable place in RWU law history, the

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    Summer Access to Materials

    Need to do research this summer? Do not worry, Bloomberg Law, Lexis, and Westlaw offer summer access to continuing students! Soon to be graduates, do not despair-an email will go out to you next week

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    Quarantining Your Body (But Not Your Mind)

    The COVID-19 self-quarantining is getting old. Although procedures for social distancing are in place to keep us safe, they also keep us feeling a bit cooped up. We thought it might be nice to

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    Court Hearings During COVID-19

    In 1996 a Los Angeles Times article stated, “it saves time. It makes money. It even reduces stress. It’s hailed as a high-tech savior. Praised as an innovative way to cut through some of the gridlock-

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    At Home Entertainment

    Now that you have a few weeks of remote learning under your belt, you might be ready for a little bit of self-care or just sheer entertainment. However, having to stay inside and away from people can

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    Interview with Professor Thompson

    This week the Legal Beagle is back to hard-hitting journalism with an interview with Professor Thompson. Below is a transcript of our conversation: 1. What is the best piece of advice anyone ever gave

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    Baseball & the Law

    In a 1996 article, Dean Michael J. Yelnosky wrote, “because baseball is central to our culture, it is a presumptively appropriate source of metaphorical references.” One could imagine that he would

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    What is a US Territory?

    According to the US Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs, an insular area is a “jurisdiction that is neither a part of one of the several States nor a Federal district. This is the