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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    Exam Time Reminders!

    Once again, exam time is right around the corner. Be sure to caffeinate, meditate, and be polite to your fellow students! While studying in the library, please remember that sound travels across the

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    Researching Companies

    RWU Law students have access to a wealth of legal and non-legal resources. Because RWU is home to the AACSB International-accredited Mario J. Gabelli School of Business, law students have access to a

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    Thanksgiving & the Law

    One of the library staff’s favorite holiday pastimes is finding the nexus between law and the holidays. While there are several ways that Thanksgiving is related to law, the one we are choosing to

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    HeinOnline’s JFK Assassination Collection

    President John F. Kennedy was killed on November 22, 1963. Almost 30 years later, the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992 directed the National Archives and Records

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    What is Title IX?

    Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 is a federal law that states, "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of,

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    Interview with Professor Kishbaugh

    This week the Legal Beagle is doing some serious journalism and interviewed Professor Kishbaugh. Below is a transcript of our conversation: 1. What is your number 1 tip for students who are new to

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    Happy Halloween!

    Amityville, NY is famous for having a haunted house and a movie based on it. Fall River, MA is famous for having a haunted house and movies based on it. But did you know that we have our own haunted

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    The History of Lawyer Pro Bono Services

    The term "pro bono" comes from the Latin phrase “pro bono publico”, which means "for the public good." While that is clear enough, the history of attorneys providing services pro bono is long,

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    The Salem Witch Trials

    The Salem Witch trials started in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692 and ended in 1693. According to Smithsonian Magazine there were more than 200 people accused of witchcraft and 20 of those people were

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    Wellness Week @ RWU Law

    Next week, the law school will be celebrating Wellness Week . The Global Wellness Institute defines wellness as “ the active pursuit of activities, choices and lifestyles that lead to a state of