Less 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 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.
The 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.
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.
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.
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.
Here’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.
I have the privilege of teaching the Privacy Law class at RWU Law. It is a required course for the school's Joint Masters in Cybersecurity/Juris Doctor program, which is, to my knowledge, the only joint program offered by a university and law school in the U.S.
It's always the highlight of my year.
Click below to learn more about the talented cohort we have attracted to RWU Law this year:
Later this month, Democrats will meet in Philadelphia to nominate a woman as the party’s candidate for president. Unrelated to political partisanship, this historic event highlights the dramatic changes undergone by women in our society — changes I have witnessed and experienced firsthand.