The library’s Appy Hour technology series returns for the spring semester. Why should you attend an Appy Hour?
- The opportunity to learn tips and techniques to help you work and study more efficiently using technology.
- Recent amendments to the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct require lawyers to maintain knowledge of technology as part of their ethics requirements.
- Learning about technology can enliven your day.
The spring 2014 Appy Hour sessions cover:
After two glorious weeks of Christmas break, the spring semester here at RWU Law has officially started. I’m not quite sure there is anything more difficult than attempting to get back into school mode after a small glimpse of freedom. But alas, I must fight the urge to watch another episode of Cake Boss on Netflix and crack open my Civil Procedure book once again.
When Scott Gunst ‘12 first arrived at RWU Law, he was like many of our marine affairs students: he had a unique maritime background and a drive to take advantage of all that RWU Law offers in marine affairs. From a family of mariners, and with 10 years of his own professional maritime experience, Scott used his time here to sample from our rich maritime curriculum.
Survey Says New Attorneys Spend a Significant Portion of their Time on Research!
According to a recent National Conference of Bar Examiners’ survey:
Law students from the RWU International Law Society travelled to NYC late last semester for an opportunity to network and learn from leaders in the field. They were delighted to encounter our own Professor Louise Ellen Teitz, who is wrapping up her tour as a diplomat as the First Secretary at The Hague Conference on Private International Law in The Hague, The Netherlands (http://law.rwu.edu/louise-ellen-teitz).
After a much-needed Thanksgiving break, the scene at RWU Law changed drastically. Final exams were right around the corner, a seemingly-terrifying, unique experience for us as 1Ls.
As we reach the end of a remarkable fall semester of programming—including not one but two visits from Justices from the United States Supreme Court http://law.rwu.edu/blog/justice-sandra-day-o%E2%80%99connor-and-rwu-law and http://law.rwu.edu/blog/justice-kagan-rhode-island-0 - we now pivot to an exciting lineup of programming for the coming spring.
It seems hard to believe but my first semester of law school is complete and Winter Break is upon us. It is great to have a couple of weeks off to relax, rest, and enjoy time with friends and family. Having two weeks off is a luxury that I haven’t had in almost 25 years, so I will definitely enjoy that.
The first semester flew by, and with my first set of Law School Finals in the rearview mirror, it is a good opportunity to reflect on tests in Law School.
The annual Law Alumni Holiday Party in Providence was especially fun this year because of the addition of two noteworthy events, the receipt of a gift from the leading regional law firm Adler Pollock & Sheehan and the awarding of our annual Alumni Public Service Award.
The close connection between Adler Pollock & Sheehan and RWU Law is manifest in the terrific alums who practice there (pictured below). We also saluted Hans Bremer (‘08) on his outstanding pro bono work in practice, no surprise given his dedication to helping the underserved during his law school years.
The Mediation Clinic has continued its tradition of providing free mediation services to low income couples seeking to end their marriages but avoid litigation. Six couples, each with minor children, came to the Bar Association building in Providence, where nine law students in the Mediation Clinic helped the parties develop co-parenting plans, divide their assets and debts, and determine other important issues such as child support and health insurance. Each couple left with a Mediated Memorandum of Understanding and other necessary paperwork.