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.

  • "Passion Led Us Here" on sidewalk

    Support for Experiential Learning

    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

  • Reference & Research Services staff (l to r): Jessica Silvia, Misty Peltz-Steele, Lindsay Koso, Erin Orsini

    Meet the Reference/Research Staff

    This summer brought many changes to the library staff--one retired, another moved closer to family, and two others moved on to new challenges that use their skills and experience working at the

  • Welcome

    Welcome (Back)!

    The RWU Law Library staff would like to welcome all our Law School Students! We are excited to get to know the 1Ls students as you begin your law school journey. We are eager to welcome back the 2L

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    July 30th: International Friendship Day

    According to the UN, the International Day of Friendship was proclaimed in 2011 and lobbied by the World Friendship Crusade out of Paraguay. There are many South American countries that celebrate it

  • Nelson Mandela on May 13, 2008

    Summer Holidays: International Mandela Day

    International Mandela Day is celebrated on July 18 each year. Volunteering and community services on this day honor the legacy of Nelson Mandela. In April 2009, the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the

  • Juneteenth Freedom Day. Silhouette of a fist over red, yellow, and green stripes.

    Celebrating and Reflecting Upon Juneteenth

    According to the New York Times, “On June 19, 1865, about two months after the Confederate general Robert E. Lee surrendered at Appomattox, Va., Gordon Granger, a Union general, arrived in Galveston

  • WALL-E a robot holding a small plant

    Fastcase and the Bad Law Bot

    As a 1L you learn all about citator services. You even learn a new verb, “Shepardize.” But as you get to the end of the year you may have a class where the law librarians introduced you to Fastcase

  • Image of Washing Dishes by Marek Studzinski on Unsplash

    Unconventional Stress Reduction

    Final exams are upon us again here at RWU Law. It is the culmination of a semester’s work for students, with the support and guidance of faculty and staff, taking what they learned and applying it to

  • Old books stacked

    Finding the Golden Oldies

    Legal research is all about updating. Then along comes the tantalizing research project that relies on original wording of a statute or the statute’s legislative history. Where do you start? The