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.

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    Study Aids: Introducing the GPS Collection

    As the semester winds towards its conclusion, the librarians want to remind you that the Law Library is not just a quiet haven for study; it's a treasure trove of resources waiting to be explored. In

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    Halloween Happenings

    Happy Halloween! Welcome to the season of tricks, treats, and ghouls galore. If you want to get in the spirit, Roger Williams hosts The Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular or there is the Factory of Terror

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    Law Student Mental Health Day

    To say law school is stressful is an understatement. Some studies suggest that lawyers and law students experience depression at a higher rate than the general population. The American Bar Association

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    Getting Started—Directed Research

    So, it’s time to write your directed research paper. You may be wondering how to get started. First thing first. You must select a topic. There are considerations to keep in mind as you go about your



    The law library is pleased to announce the return of ResearchFest on Wednesday, August 30th from 10am–3pm. Please join us for this digital resource showcase, where our amazing resources beyond Lexis



    The R WU Law Library staff extends a warm welcome to our incoming 1Ls and returning 2Ls and 3Ls. Our collection and services are here to complement and advance the scholarship, practice skills

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    Celebrating the Class of 2023’s Commencement

    In just about one week, the faculty and staff of RWU Law will be celebrating the class of 2023 at Commencement , along with their family and friends. But first, the Legal Beagle wants to acknowledge

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    Summer Resources & Success

    Summer is almost upon us. While the Legal Beagle would like to focus on sun, sand, and surf; we know there’s still a lot of work to do. For graduating students, you still have access to our databases

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    National Library Week: Choose Your Study Adventure

    The Law Library will be observing National Library Week from April 17 through 21. National Library Week is a “ celebration of libraries and librarians that also promote[s] library use and support ”

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    2023 Marine Law Symposium

    On Thursday, April 20, and Friday, April 21, 2023, the Marine Affairs Institute at Roger Williams University School of Law and The Nature Conservancy will cohost the 2023 Marine Law Symposium. This