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The Legal Beagle’s favorite book and that of dog lovers everywhere is Every Dog’s Legal Guide: A Must Have Book for Your Owner by Mary Randolph (KF390.5 .D6 R36 2005). His favorite movie is about the crime fighting pooch, Underdog! His current hero is Uno, the beagle who won Best in Show at the...



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01/03/2018 at 04:54 PM
Welcome back! Ready to start fresh in the Spring semester? Try our Prepare for Practice programs! On January 10th and January 11th from 11 am to 1 pm in the Law School Bistro, the librarians will be distributing information about the Prepare for Practice Certification Programs. The Prepare for Practice Certification Programs are two certification programs. The legal research program is a free, online program via Bridges designed to refresh and enhance students' legal research skills. If you complete the research certification program requirements, you can receive a Certificate...
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12/15/2017 at 09:00 AM
Whether you celebrate Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice, Festivus, and/or any other winter celebration, this time of year means just one thing at RWU; finals are over and it is winter break! You can tell your friend Veronica, it's time to celebrate Chanukah, or you can write Santa a letter asking for an official Red Ryder, carbine action, two-hundred shot range model air rifle. You can jingle bell rock until classes start again or play some reindeer games. Whichever activities you choose, we at the RWU School of Law Library wish you a joyful, restful, and peaceful winter break....
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12/08/2017 at 10:39 AM
This time of year is particularly difficult for law students and those that love them. (Some of us are going mutts!) There are outlines, study sessions, and exams. (Oh my pugness!) To lighten the mood (and help with the catmosphere that gets very heavy this time of year in the library), the library staff has decided to take this op-purr-tunity to bring back puppy cam.  This is where we play videos of cute puppies (and pawsibly kittens!) on the big screen in the main computer classroom. (Woo-hoo! Raise the ruff!) We will be streaming cute baby animal videos throughout reading days and...
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11/30/2017 at 03:24 PM
The holiday season is just around the corner and you know what that means: sweet treats galore! Cookies (and cookie dough!) are a favorite for many, but these snacks aren’t immune from being the subject of lawsuits.  Some recent cases include consumers falling ill after eating at a New York raw cookie dough shop and a class-action suit about mislabeled protein amounts. To stay in the know on these cookie cases, or any other topic you might want to research, check out the various Alert Services offered by Bloomberg, Lexis, and Westlaw. Alert Services provide you with an...
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11/21/2017 at 10:47 AM
Researchers looking for state law materials from states outside their own state are often faced with certain practical difficulties. The first is that no library can maintain print materials for every state. The second is that sometimes even in the highly digitized world of online research, you still need to see a resource the way it appears or appeared in print. The reasons are varied: Getting the page citations correct Viewing a photograph that appeared in an article Reading information from an accompanying graph or other graphic Traditional online research services are not at a point...
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11/17/2017 at 09:13 AM
Finals are almost here and the library has a few reminders: stay calm, stay caffeinated, stay courteous.  Over the next few weeks, please remember that sound carries in the library, especially when you are entering or leaving.  Even whispers can be louder than you realize and distracting to your colleagues trying to study. While some students prefer to work in small groups in study rooms and appreciate the chatter of other students, some students prefer to study in silence.  For a relaxed group chat or to grab a snack during your studies, the Law Student Lounge is a perfect...
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11/09/2017 at 04:17 PM
The library’s commitment to help students wherever they are means that we are always trying to find new and different ways to support the wellness of law students. One way that we are working actively to support our students is via our online LawGuide about Stress Management, Mindfulness and Wellness. This guide features resources in the library and outside the library to encourage wellness. The last page of the LawGuide is a photo tour of reflective spaces on the RWU Campus (pictures by the library’s own Kathleen MacAndrew!).  In addition, the library’s collection contains...
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11/03/2017 at 10:42 AM
Christopher Park, located immediately across the street from the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, was named a national historic monument in June 2016. The Proclamation establishing the monument stated in part that in “the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, a riot broke out in response to a police raid on the Stonewall Inn, at the time one of the City's best known LGBT bars. Over the course of the next several days, more demonstrations and riots occurred in the surrounding neighborhood including Christopher Park. During these days, because of its strategic location across from the bar,...
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11/03/2017 at 09:44 AM
Every November 11 we observe Veterans Day as a way to honor those that have served in the United States Armed Forces. This national holiday was first observed in 1919 when President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed November 11 as Armistice Day.   A year earlier on that date an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, occurred between the Allied Forces and Germany to effectively end World War I. In 1954, President Eisenhower issued a proclamation to rename the holiday as Veterans Day and today Veterans Day is a legal public holiday (see 5 U.S.C. §6103). In honor of...
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10/26/2017 at 01:35 PM
Imagine enjoying a nice, leisurely stroll through a haunted corn maze when all of the sudden Jason pops up with a chainsaw, causing you to take a tumble and hurt your ankle. If one of your first thoughts is whether a breach of duty occurred, then you are definitely thinking like a lawyer!  Stop by the Law Library on Halloween to trick or treat yourself to some candy and read about some real-life spooky cases (including ones with chainsaw wielding horror characters). You can also take a short study break and browse some of the Law Library’s more eerie and magical titles, such as: The...