I have had the good fortune of covering the courts in Rhode Island for The Providence Journal since 2009. I relish the beat for both its emotional and legal elements. It keeps me engaged and learning every day, and it allows me to explore what makes people tick, for good and for bad.
Should a term like “the slants,” which is deeply offensive to many Asian-Americans, be granted the benefits of heightened legal protection afforded to federally registered trademarks? Or should the Trademark Office have the power to refuse to register such a “disparaging” trademark? This question was posed at the Supreme Court this week, when trademark law collided with the First Amendment as the Court heard arguments in
I marched for women's rights.
I marched for immigrants’ rights.
I marched for equality for all.
These were but a few reasons why I marched in the Women's March on Washington.
RWU Law presents a rare chance to meet a counselor to a United States President and Vice President.
Don Graves -- who served as deputy assistant to President Barack Obama and counselor to Vice President Joe Biden -- will be the keynote speaker for the school’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration.
As we observe our annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Week here at RWU Law, I find myself reflecting upon a transformational experience I had four years ago when I marched with more than 250 people, including 30 members of Congress, on a Civil Rights Pilgrimage in Selma, Ala., marking the 48th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement.
The American Bar Association, which regulates law schools, has recently taken steps to increase the amount of “consumer information” law schools must make available to potential applicants. I consider this a positive trend, even though reasonable minds can differ on the question of what kinds of information should be provided.
This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the Marine Affairs Institute.
Last week – just hours after the next President of the United States of America was announced – RWU Law students, faculty and staff (joined by undergraduates and University faculty and staff) attended a performance of DEFAMATION - THE PLAY. This is the second year that the play has been performed on campus and it was as compelling as ever – if not more so, given the timing.
Let’s face it; students spend three years having to answer law questions asked by law faculty -- and for obvious reasons the faculty always gets the last word.
Not so in Jeopardy!, an annual face-off on NON-law information, in which teams are challenged on their knowledge of trivia about “Recent Dead Stars” (for $1000 the Answer is: “Had a drink named after him,” and the correct Question “Who was Arnold Palmer,” or “Elon Musks’s other venture than e-cars” and the correct Question is “SpaceX.”)
The summer began with me as a hopeful, and somewhat energized 2L -- and ended with me hired as a staff attorney for after graduation at a top public service law organization.