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Lifelong Learning is Key to Successful Lawyering

Posted by Kathryn Thompson Thompson on 03/02/2015 at 09:40 AM

Key to Academic SuccessExcellent lawyers are committed to lifelong learning; our craft requires it.  Whenever a new client walks into a lawyer’s office, that lawyer faces a new challenge. This challenge always includes new facts to learn, and a new problem to solve.

More Death Penalty Puzzles Highlighted by New Supreme Court Case

Posted by Emily Sack on 02/24/2015 at 09:00 AM

Charles WarnerOn the evening of January 15, 2015, Oklahoma prisoner Charles Warner died by lethal injection, shortly after the Supreme Court denied his application for a stay of execution.  Warner had also filed a petition for certiorari, in which he argued that the lethal injection protocol used by Oklahoma violated the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment.

Bar Prep at RWU: The Future is Here!

Posted by John Ralston on 02/17/2015 at 10:36 AM

In recent years, our administration and faculty have worked hard to enhance the school’s practical and experiential learning opportunities in an effort to help our students become practice ready by graduation.  We now have six clinical externships, three in-house clinics, and even a Semester in Practice Program, which allows students to immerse themselves in a semester-long work experience during the second or third year of school. 

When Corporations Grow Too Powerful: Reviving an Old Debate

Posted by Carl Bogus on 02/05/2015 at 10:07 AM

The nation needs the kind of debate it had during the 1912 presidential election. Believe it or not, one of the principal campaign topics involved antitrust law. All four candidates – Woodrow Wilson, Theodore Roosevelt, Howard Taft, and Eugene Debs – spoke about antitrust on the campaign trail.

And the public listened with keen interest. There was then strong public sentiment that gigantic corporations, then called “trusts,” were harming the nation.

A Fireside Chat with Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, Jr.

Posted by Jared Goldstein on 01/26/2015 at 12:00 AM

Donald Verrilli, Jr., Solicitor General of the United StatesOn Wednesday, February 4, 2015, I’ll be interviewing Donald Verrilli, Jr., the Solicitor General of the United States, in an event that’s been billed as a “Fireside Chat.” Those look

Champions for Justice: The 2015 Public Interest Auction

Posted by Laurie Barron on 01/20/2015 at 10:36 PM

Champions for JusticeOur annual Public Interest Auction is right around the corner – on January 30th at the Providence Biltmore! It’s a one-of-a-kind event that is not to be missed. 

RWU Law’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Posted by Deborah Johnson on 01/12/2015 at 09:39 AM

MLK DayThe week of January 19-23, 2015 marks RWU Law's 10th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, a time during which the law school observes the many contributions of Dr. King (and others) to the Civil Rights Movement.  As in past years, multiple events and activities have been planned for this year's celebration week.

Ending 2014 with an Exclamation Point; Looking Forward to January ...

Posted by Michael Yelnosky on 12/23/2014 at 11:58 AM

RWU Law Dean Michael Yelnosky and Providence Mayor-Elect Jorge ElorzaOn December 19th, the RWU community gathered at One Empire Street  to announce the signing of a lease that will provide the School of Law with more, better, and new space to pursue its mission.  We w

Alumni Celebrate, Donate Toys-for-Tots

Posted by Kimberly Ahern on 12/15/2014 at 02:26 PM

1The annual Law Alumni Association Holiday Reception was held on Wednesday, December 3rd in Providence.  It is always a great event with over one hundred alumni, lawyers, professors and Judges attending.  It has been a long-standing tradition that attendees are asked to bring a gift to donate to the annual Toys-for-Tots toy drive and this year was an overwhelming success with two large bins full of to

Exploring Your Options 1: Public Sector

Posted by Veronica Paricio on 12/08/2014 at 12:00 AM

The Office of Career Development recently hosted the fall session of their Exploring Your Options event in the RWU Law Atrium. An array of attorneys attended the event to share information with our law students on what it is like to work in different areas of the legal industry, focusing on the public sector.

A majority of the employer representatives in attendance were alumni of the School of Law, which allowed students to have more in-depth and personal conversations about transitioning from law student to legal practitioner.