RWU Makes Quarterfinals, Falls to Eventual Champ William & Mary in National Admiralty Competition

Posted by David Logan on 05/02/2014 at 12:59 PM

RWU has a robust moot court program that runs all year with students competing internally (the Esther Clark Competition, judged by the RI Supreme Court) and externally, as extramural teams travel to a broad array of national competitions, like the championship we won last month in the National Religious Liberty Competition, sponsored by George Washington Law

Judges Reflect on Importance of Diversity

Posted by David Logan on 04/29/2014 at 10:08 AM

RWU Law and the Thurgood Marshall Law Society recently held the 11th annual Diversity Symposium Dinner, and once again, a mix of high school, college, and law students joined an impressive array of lawyers and judges for dinner and discussion at the Providence Marriott. This year’s event was special for a number of reasons, not least a panel of five judges discussing their deeply personal stories en route to the bench.

Fastcase: New Law Library Legal Research System

Posted by Library Blog on 04/26/2014 at 08:06 AM

For quick and easy access to federal and state case law, try the Law Library's new subscription to Fastcase!  Fastcase is the number one smartphone app for lawyers, according to the 2013 ABA Legal Technology Survey Report.  Retrieve cases in  HTML, and download them to pdf, print, or email.  To access Fastcase, you do not need to create a user name or password (though you will need to type in your name and barcode from the back of your law school I

RWU Students on “Alternative Spring Break,” from NOLA to New Bedford

Posted by David Logan on 04/25/2014 at 12:07 PM

Now in year nine, RWU Law students gave up a spring break of hanging to learn how the law works in the real world by participating in Alternative Spring Break (ASB). Sponsored by our Association for Public Interest Law, this year’s effort was ably headed by two dynamic 2Ls, Danielle Dufault and Curtis Pouliot-Alvarez, and saw RWU Law students honing their lawyering skills at:

• Bronx Defenders (Bronx, NY, Public Defender)

• Brooklyn Defender Services (Brooklyn, NY, Public Defender)

• Clean Water Action RI (Providence, RI, Environmental Law)

RWU Law and Urban Debate

Posted by David Logan on 04/23/2014 at 04:34 PM

RWU Law was an active participant in the RI Urban League’s annual Community Debate. This terrific event, hosted by Brown University, brings urban youth from around the state, pairs them with volunteers from the community, and gives them experience in public speaking via an informal debate tournament. Co-chaired by Congressman David Cicilline and Central Falls Mayor James Diossa, RWU Law provided deans (Logan and Lalli), students (Nicole Verdi, Marcus Swift, and Erlin Rogel), and alums (Angie Cooper, Dionney Garcia, and John Dorsey) to the effort.

Externing in D.C., RWU Law Style

Posted by David Logan on 04/22/2014 at 11:31 AM

I am pleased to announce the newest addition to our already broad array of experiential education programs - the RWU Law Washington, D.C. Semester-in-Practice Program. This program will immerse RWU law students in one of the most exciting and diversified legal markets in the world.

Commencement 2014 Will Be Special

Posted by David Logan on 04/18/2014 at 05:14 PM

RWU Law has a tradition of celebrating the accomplishments of graduating classes in a ceremony that begins with the wail of bagpipes, a long line of graduates, faculty, and staff processing past very proud family and friends and the opportunity to hear from leading judges and lawyers in a Commencement Address.

RWU Law Students Meet, Network, with Top Public Interest Attorneys at Cover Retreat

Posted by David Logan on 04/17/2014 at 09:09 AM

We are glad to support the many public-interest oriented students drawn to RWU Law, and this year, once again, a talented group from all three classes journeyed to snowy New Hampshire for the 27th Annual Robert Cover Retreat, which brings together dozens of law students and Public Interest lawyers for idea-sharing and networking.

Here are comments from 3L Andrew Rogers and 1L John Ryan-Henry and below that some pics from this important event:

Taking on the NCAA

Posted by David Logan on 04/16/2014 at 05:15 PM

Without doubt, one of the most beleaguered institutions in the United States is the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

Summer Legal Research

Posted by Library Blog on 04/11/2014 at 11:34 AM

This summer, will you be conducting research for any of the following activities?