On June 26 of this year the Supreme Court of the United States made history by legalizing marriage equality nationwide. Prior to the Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, same-sex marriage had been governed by a patchwork of state laws.
Alumni weekend this year ran from Thursday, September 24 to Sunday, September 27. The kick-off event on Thursday was the latest installment in the Anthony J. Santoro Business Law Lecture Series. We were proud to host Gigi Sohn, Counselor to the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. Her lecture was entitled, “Consumer Protection in the Broadband Era: The Role of the FCC." Ms.
Cybersecurity is a major growth area in the law, as well as a central challenge for policymakers, corporate managers and ordinary citizens. Knowing about threats to private, business, and government data and how to reduce those threats is an essential part of the toolkit for today’s law students and lawyers.
As a result of its status as Rhode Island’s only law school, Roger Williams University School of Law has developed a close relationship with the bench and bar of the State.
In the fall of 2009, Roger Williams University School of Law inaugurated its Immigration Clinic -- and there can be no doubt that the work done there has helped many immigrant families from all over the world, changing their lives for the better.
At Roger Williams University School of Law, we have a vigorous public interest program. This summer, 27 students were awarded summer stipends to enable them to work in unpaid public interest jobs, literally all over the world. What follows are some of the observations they shared from the field ...
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.
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:
The 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.
One 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.