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Formalized Legal Curiosity

Book cover. "Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing" - Benjamin Franklin

The book Dust Tracks on a Road (ebook available at the University Library) is the autobiography of Black female American thinker and writer Zora Neale Hurston. In this 1942 work the author states, "Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose." This is the exact spirit with which the library encourages you to go forward with your directed research papers this semester--formalized legal curiosity.  

The library has print and digital resources for  research and writing. The library also provides individualized research consultations for students who are working with faculty on a directed research paper. These sessions are available in person or via Zoom and are focused on developing research strategies based on your individual needs.

Furthermore, we encourage students  to contact the RWU Law Writing Center for additional writing support.  

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