RWU Law is very proud of the pro bono activities of our students, both during the academic year and over summers. Building on the amazing work of the “Student Hurricane network,” where law students from around the country helped the Gulf Coast rebuild its legal systems post-Hurricane Katrina, RWU Law is now active in “Alternative Spring Break;” instead of kicking back for a week of fun in mid-March, 44 of our students will be fanning out from Massachusetts to Louisiana to help non-profit organizations:
Do you hear stories about the “Socratic Method”? The classic technique of teaching used in law schools across the country? Do you want to know what it’s really like? You could read about the Socratic Method on Wikipedia. Actually, that article is kind of confusing. Or you could read this, which is often what it ends up looking like.
Class is about to start. I settle into my seat and shuffle through papers nervously.
I am delighted to announce that a team of RWU Law 3Ls -- Nicholas Nybo, Will Wray, and Juliana McKittrick – placed 4th in the National Moot Court Competition, the largest, and most prestigious appellate competition in the country http://www.actl.com/Content/NavigationMenu/AboutUs/AwardsandCompetitions/NationalMootCourt/default.htm.
Taking Trial Advocacy? Participating in trial team? Intend to pursue a career as a litigator?
For the fifth consecutive year, RWU Law alums were treated to a special professional honor: being admitted to the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States. As in years past, alums and their faculty sponsor (this year Professor Emily Sack), plus friends and family toured the stately Court building posing for pictures in front of portraits of professional heroes.
The first thing I noticed about RWUSOL upon coming here was the warm reception I received. From day one, the school was very accommodating-- whether it was helping me register for classes or making sure that I had secured housing. It definitely made me feel like the school was happy to have me.
Want to Work with the General Counsel of CVS? Red Sox? GTECH? Launching Our New In-House Counsel Externship Program
For years now, RWU law has placed students in fantastic externships with the top lawyers, judges, and government and nonprofit organizations in Rhode Island. http://law.rwu.edu/academics/institutes-programs/feinstein-institute-legal-service/curricular-programs/externships/publ; http://law.rwu.edu/ac
When I was applying to law schools, I saw these blogs written by students and wished that a student would write about their law school experience. Now I am a law student who has a blog and I thought it would be fitting to write my experience of law school so far. Before coming to law school, everyone tells you how busy you will be and how much reading and studying you will do. This is not a lie but, it is not completely true either. The workload is intense but, at least as I have experienced as a 1L, the workload is more than manageable.
With spring break 2013 on the horizon, I have been feeling nostalgic about my wonderful experiences from spring break 2012. Last year, I participated in an Alternative Spring Break Program, interning with United Mountain Defense (UMD) in Knoxville, Tennessee. This non-profit organization is dedicated to protecting Tennessee’s watersheds, air, mountains, and people. The trip proved to be an amazing life experience that was not only educational, but also fun.