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.

  • Juneteenth Freedom Day. Silhouette of a fist over red, yellow, and green stripes.

    Celebrating and Reflecting Upon Juneteenth

    According to the New York Times, “On June 19, 1865, about two months after the Confederate general Robert E. Lee surrendered at Appomattox, Va., Gordon Granger, a Union general, arrived in Galveston

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    Fastcase and the Bad Law Bot

    As a 1L you learn all about citator services. You even learn a new verb, “Shepardize.” But as you get to the end of the year you may have a class where the law librarians introduced you to Fastcase

  • Image of Washing Dishes by Marek Studzinski on Unsplash

    Unconventional Stress Reduction

    Final exams are upon us again here at RWU Law. It is the culmination of a semester’s work for students, with the support and guidance of faculty and staff, taking what they learned and applying it to

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    Finding the Golden Oldies

    Legal research is all about updating. Then along comes the tantalizing research project that relies on original wording of a statute or the statute’s legislative history. Where do you start? The

  • Celebrate National Library Week April 4 - 8 with RWU Law Library. We Read Banned Books.

    National Library Week!

    National Library Week is upon us! It is a time to celebrate the people who work in libraries and what libraries offer. This year we celebrate from Monday April 4 to Friday April 8. Library social

  • Hip Hop and the Law

    Hip Hop and the Law: An Event and Display

    Where is the intersection of hip hop and the law? It depends on who you ask. Some might say that there is an intersection of hip hop with criminal and evidence law. Some point out there is an

  • Ketanji Brown Jackson

    Researching Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

    On February 25, President Biden nominated Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson for the Supreme Court of the United States. Last week, the RWU Law Library published a blog post on researching Supreme Court

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    Researching the Supreme Court: Nominations and Data

    Supreme Court Research is incredibly varied, and the sources are plentiful, so the Legal Beagle suggested we introduce you to resources on two specific aspects of the Supreme Court: nominations and