Blogs

Now "Defamation" Matters More Than Ever

Posted by Deborah Johnson on 11/16/2016 at 04:15 PM

Defamation posterLast 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.

Students Go Head-to-head with Faculty and Alums in Jeopardy!

Posted by David Logan on 11/09/2016 at 10:36 AM

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.”) 

An Amazing Summer: Public Interest Law in Texas

Posted by Linda Tappa on 11/01/2016 at 03:49 PM

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.

"Getting Proximate"

Posted by Michael Yelnosky on 10/22/2016 at 10:44 AM

RI ACILess than two years ago, RWU Law hosted a day-long symposium on the issue of mass incarceration, an event attended by approximately 350 judges, lawyers, law students, and others.  It was a remarkable day, but two moments in particular stand out for me.

Women in Robes: Bigger and Better than Ever

Posted by Brittani Mulholland on 10/12/2016 at 08:11 AM

Women in Robes 2016Women in Robes is an annual event sponsored by RWU Law's Women’s Law Society, and dedicated to saluting the achievement of women judges and justices in the Rhode Island judiciary.

Celebrating the Annual Alumni Weekend

Posted by Jillian Jagling on 10/06/2016 at 08:41 AM

Stephen L. Cohen delivers Santoro LectureThe Law Alumni Association (LAA) hosted another Annual Alumni Weekend at the end of September, running from Thursday, September 22 to Sunday, September 25; and it was full of events that gave alums from all class years a chance to learn something new, reconnect with one another and meet alums from all over.

The 'Master of Studies in Law' Takes Off!

Posted by Tom Shaffer on 09/27/2016 at 01:14 PM

This semester, we have a number of pioneering students at RWU Law: the first participants in our new one-year master's program called the Master of Studies in Law, or MSL.

The program is open to learners who seek deep exposure to law and legal methods in order to broaden their professional skill set or add value to their résumé – but who do not want to be practicing attorneys. Anyone who works (or would like to work) regularly with lawyers, or with laws and regulations, can benefit from the MSL program. 

Video Highlights Litigation Academy

Posted by Niki Kuckes on 09/20/2016 at 03:40 PM

A video just released by the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island highlights the role of the Roger Williams University School of Law as a founding partner in an innovative new program known as the Litigation Academy.  


Time to Teach Business

Posted by Cecily Banks on 09/16/2016 at 09:45 AM

A valuable business lawyer must know more than law; the lawyer must know how the law affects a client’s business performance and strategic objectives, at any given stage in the business’s trajectory.

This axiom is at the heart of the latest charge to law schools: to teach business generally to law students who will represent business entities, either in the conference rooms or in the courtrooms.  

Come & Celebrate Roger On the Block!

Posted by Michael Bowden on 08/31/2016 at 04:40 PM

ROTBHere’s your chance to help Roger Williams University make history!

On Saturday, September 10, from 1 to 5:00 p.m., RWU Law will be joining the rest of the University – on particular the School of Continuing Studies and the School of Justice Studies – to host a block party celebrating the official opening of our new Experiential Campus at One Empire Street in Providence.