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Support for Experiential Learning

"Passion Led Us Here" on sidewalk

Experiential education is a touchstone of the work done at RWU Law. Participation in the clinical programs provides students with hands-on experience. Our series of Law Clinic Guides are designed to highlight resources specific to the needs of each clinical program: 

In addition to the books, journals, and digital resources on related to each clinic’s focus, the guides include specialty databases, organization websites, legal and other blogs, Twitter feeds, and other items to enhance your research or knowledge of the specific area of law. Some examples include:

  • The Small Business Reference Center in the Law Clinic Series: Business Start-Up guide - a digital resource providing access to full-text periodicals and books.
  • LexisNexis Courtroom Cast in the Law Clinic Series: Criminal Defense guide – providing students with the opportunity to watch and listen to real courtroom video as they prepare for trial and learn from the expert commentary and analysis on how to present a case. 
  • ailalink in the Law Clinic Series: Immigration guide- providing searchable access to the forms, statutes, regulations, cases, the leading publication in the field – Kurzban’s Immigration Law Sourcebook, and more.
  • The Court/Agency Resources section in the Law Clinic Series: Veterans Disability Appeals guide - providing links to information on court forms, fees, rules and procedures, and more.

Even non-clinic students will find materials in these guides to be valuable beyond the confines of the clinics.

  • Are you interested in preparing for your Trial Advocacy Class? Check out LexisNexis Courtroom Cast.
  • Do you want to know more about the work of Operation Stand Down Rhode Island with homeless and at-risk veterans?
  • Are you interested in Project Innocence? Consider following the Innocence Project Twitter feed.
  • Do you want to write a paper on the plight of hurricane refugees from Bermuda seeking to come to the United States? ailalink is a source worth exploring.

We are ready to assist you in developing the research skills needed for success as you are ready to experience this new phase of your education. Check out these guides and if you have any questions, don’t forget to Ask a Librarian!

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