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Support for Experiential Learning: The Law Clinic Series LawGuides

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Among the sterling aspects of an education at RWU are the opportunities for experiential learning. Participation in the clinical programs provides students with hands-on experience. These guides highlight resources specific to the needs of each clinical program:

In addition to the books, journals, and digital resources related to each clinic’s focus, the guides include specialty databases, organization websites, legal and other blogs, Twitter feeds, and other items available 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 LawGuide - a digital resource providing access to full-text periodicals and books.
  • LexisNexis Courtroom Cast in the Law Clinic Series: Criminal Defense LawGuide – 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 LawGuide - 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 LawGuide - providing links to information on court forms, fees, rules and procedures, and more.

The materials in these guides can be valuable to students 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.

Check out these guides and if you have any questions, don’t forget to Ask a Librarian

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