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Coming Home

Posted by Lorraine Lalli on 08/25/2015 at 10:22 AM

When I joined the RWU Law administration in 2005, I brought a unique perspective as an alumna. Having graduated in 2001, I was familiar with the RWU Law student experience. I already knew the faculty and most of my new colleagues.  Most importantly, I was fully invested in the future success of the law school and our students, based on our shared experience.

Welcome, Class of 2018!

Posted by Michael Donnelly-Boylen on 08/18/2015 at 10:37 AM

Every year, I have the pleasure of kicking off Orientation by introducing the newest class to themselves.  I enjoy sorting through the files and finding interesting tidbits that will give them a sense of the depth and quality of their fellow classmates. At RWU we truly value having students with a wide range of personal and professional accomplishments who will bring those life experiences to bear in classroom discussions.  As you will see, the Class of 2018 is outstanding and only adds to our tradition.   Here are excerpts from my remarks:

Defining the Boundaries of Insider Trading

Posted by Susan Schwab Heyman on 08/11/2015 at 10:11 AM

Insider TradingThe Second Circuit Court of Appeals recently put the brakes on the Government’s successful string of insider trading prosecutions by reversing the convictions of two downstream tippees, Todd Newman and Anthony Chiasson.  

From the Red Sox GC: Knowing the Law, Knowing the Business

Posted by Ed Weiss on 07/21/2015 at 09:22 AM

Evan Thomson '13, as a RWU Law student intern with the Fenway Sports GroupOne of the great benefits of being a law student and being trained in the critical disciplines of a legal approach to problem-solving is that all doors remain open to you in terms of your career path and progression. 

Why Mediation?

Posted by Bruce Kogan on 07/08/2015 at 08:08 AM

“Why do you do this?” is a question that I am often asked in the midst of a contentious mediation. 

When two people (or two groups of people) are experiencing significant differences – significant enough that their dispute has either found its way into court or has risen to the level that both sides recognize that they are stuck in a conflict spiraling out of their own control – it is only then that a judge may refer them to mediation (or that the parties or their counsel request that a mediator get involved).

Providence, Here We Come!

Posted by Diana Hassel on 06/24/2015 at 10:07 AM

ProvidencePlans are well underway for the RWU School of Law’s expanded presence in downtown Providence.   

The four-story building at One Empire Street will be devoted almost exclusively to Roger Williams University use and will be ready for occupancy a year from now – June 2016.  The fourth floor of One Empire Street will become the center for RWU law’s experiential learning opportunities. 

Diversity in the Rhode Island Judiciary

Posted by David Logan on 06/16/2015 at 11:38 AM

Judicial DiversityIn a May 17 piece (“Race in Rhode Island”), The Providence Journal reported that minority populations in our state have increased by nearly 500 percent since 1970, while the white population decreased by nearly 12 percent. The series spotlighted some of the many challenges Rhode Island faces as we become more ethnically and racially diverse.

CELEBRATING THE CLASS OF 2015

Posted by Michael Yelnosky on 06/01/2015 at 09:49 AM

Monday, May 11th began a week-long celebration of the graduation of the Class of 2015, culminating in commencement exercises on Friday, May 15th.   Monday’s event was a reception for the class at the Glen Manor House in nearby Portsmouth.  It was a beautiful evening, the gardens were showing unmistakable signs of spring, and the views of the Sakonnet Passage were as breathtaking as ever. 

An Alternative Spring Break “Post-Ex”

Posted by Tom Peterson on 05/20/2015 at 10:26 AM

Bronx DefendersHaving served 22 years in the Navy before coming to law school, some habits die harder than others. One thing that we always stressed during my time in the Navy was filing a Post Exercise report – or “Post-Ex” for short – to let everyone know about what happened during an exercise and think ahead to the next time that event would be held. 

Serving the Public Interest and Serving Our Graduates

Posted by Michael Yelnosky on 05/11/2015 at 10:02 AM

The innovation continues at RWU Law. We were one of the first law schools in the country to require pro bono service for graduation. We are home to the nationally recognized Pro Bono Collaborative, which connects lawyers, community organizations, and law students to provide free legal services to indigent clients. We were one of the first law schools in the country to guarantee each student a substantial clinical experience.