Thursday, December 6, 2018

Additional Finals Period Information

Info for Reading Days and Finals

The University Library and Law Library will remain open on Saturday, December 15th (the night of the Christmas Ball) until midnight. Law Library services will be available. Complete info about Law Library hours is available on the Law Student Central website.

During Reading Days and Final Exams, use of study rooms will be limited to members of the law school community. Snacks for law students will available outside of the Computer Lab! 

Keep Calm and Study On—The Law Library provides a space for every study style! We offer formal and relaxed seating, quiet and conversational areas, group and individual study rooms, study tables, 128 individual study carrels, and a student lounge. Please be mindful of posted noise policies. A limited number of wired and wireless headphones are available for checkout at the Law Library Service Desk and earplugs are available upon request. We also have a variety of cords and chargers. Let us know if there is something we can do to support your exam prep! The Law Library provides a space for every study style! We offer formal and relaxed seating, quiet and conversational areas, group and individual study rooms, study tables, 128 individual study carrels, and a student lounge. Please be mindful of posted noise policies. A limited number of wired and wireless headphones are available for checkout at the Law Library Service Desk and earplugs are available upon request. We also have a variety of cords and chargers. Let us know if there is something we can do to support your exam prep!

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

HeinOnline Legislative History

Regent University Law Library offers access to HeinOnline's U.S. Federal Legislative Histories Library. The database provides access to comprehensive legislative histories published by the GPO and private publishers, as well as a number of legislative history research guides. The database includes legislative histories for thousands of laws from 1876 to the present, organized by bill title, public law number, and date. Like other HeinOnline databases, this resource is fully searchable and sortable. Check it out here: https://heinonline.org/HOL/Index?collection=leghis.

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Finals Period Policies

Congratulations to our Regent Law students on making it through the last week of classes! As always, our top priority is doing everything we can to help students achieve success in law school. Accordingly, we will implement the following changes beginning on Thursday through the end of finals:
-- CLS has generously offered to provide special snacks in the Law Library during the reading period, Dec. 6-7 to help students optimize their study time.
-- Our study rooms will be available only to J.D., LL.M., and M.A. law students during finals.
-- On Saturday, Dec. 15, the night of the Christmas Ball, the Law Library will remain open until midnight.
We are also taking this opportunity to re-emphasize the quiet policy. Only brief, necessary whispers are permissible in the Computer Lab and carrel side of the Law Library. Students who need to carry on a conversation may utilize the balcony or conversational side of the Law Library.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Best Law Blogs 2018

Law blogs are a great way to stay up to date on developments in your practice area, specialty, or field of interest. Today, we are proud to recognize the achievement of former Regent Law Professor Tessa Dysart, whose blog, Appellate Advocacy, has been rated as one of the best in the country by the ABA Journal. Professor Dysart is now an Assistant Director of Legal Writing & Associate Clinical Professor of Law at the University of Arizona's James E. Rogers College of Law. You can check out other new additions to the list as well as consistently top-rated law blogs here.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

RUSL scholarship continues to excel

Regent Law faculty scholarship continues to perform outstandingly. Regent Law Professor Lou Hensler’s paper, "MOSES’ RESTATEMENT OF TORTS: MODERN PRINCIPLES OF JUSTICE AND EFFICIENCY IN THE MISHPATIM," was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for LSN: Other Law & Society: Private Law - Torts (Topic) Top Ten and Law & Religion eJournal Top Ten. This is a fascinating article about the theory of tort law embodied in Ex. 21:18-22:6: "While some of this passage from the mishpatim focuses on non-tort principles, most notably fundamental human dignity, the tort law of the mishpatim, at its core, appears to be a corrective justice based rule of strict liability for intentional and accidental harm caused by an actor’s voluntary conduct." You can download the article at: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3264330.

Additionally, Professor James Duane 
reached 10,000 total paper downloads this week. Professor Duane's works have enjoyed tremendous success nationwide among legal professionals and the general public, due to their readability, relevance, and engaging style. See his work at https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=513385.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Great ratings in Princeton Review!

Regent University School of Law is one of 165 outstanding law schools ranked on Princeton Review's Best Law Schools 2019 list! Law school profiles were posted today at https://www.princetonreview.com/best-law-schools. Regent Law Library received high praise from students as well: "[A] number of people speak highly of Regent’s research librarians who 'are abundantly helpful and patient with even the most complex research questions/assistance needs.' Aside from great librarians, students also have 'access to a variety of research databases, including Lexis and Westlaw, and representatives of these companies are frequently invited to assist the students on proper legal research.' As if that wasn’t enough, students report that the law library itself is an 'exceptional...study space.'"
The legal research and writing program received stellar reviews: "Beyond a Christ-centered education, we’re told that Regent’s 'research and writing courses...are amazing.' And while they are 'very intense,' they do 'result in great writers' and students 'ready for real world situations.'" The Law School got top ratings for Academic Experience, Professors Interesting, and Professors Accessible.
All these ratings and comments are a tremendous blessing, and we at the Law Library are as thrilled as we can be that students consider us a part of it! Thank you all for taking the time to complete the Princeton Review survey! You can view the entire profile at the link above by logging in as schooluser@review.com. The password is schooluser. Please like us on Facebook (@RULawLibrary), where you can provide feedback at any time.