Students Excel Trying Case Before Leading RI Judge

Posted by David Logan on 12/06/2013 at 11:43 AM

One of the great opportunities for RWU Law students is their chance to develop lawyering skills under the close watch of leading trial judges. This year is no exception as Superior Court Justice Stephen Nugent presided over the final trial at the end of a semester of instruction from fellow Justice Dan Procaccini, in his courtroom! 3Ls Leticia Tavares, Angelo Catanzariti, Sharlene Rossi, and Marcus Swift were the student advocates. Judge P’s bottom line: “Both Justice Nugent and I were very impressed with the professionalism, preparation and passion displayed by these students.

Saying Goodbye to David Rice

Posted by David Logan on 12/03/2013 at 11:07 AM

In June we were saddened to learn of the death of David Rice, who was a valued member of the RWU law faculty from 1997-2012. David was a multi-talented man, who had the rare ability to keep reinventing himself professionally. After a distinguished career at Columbia Law School and a plum clerkship on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, David held tenured positions at Boston University and Rutgers-Camden, before coming to Roger Williams.

New Community Economic Development Clinic Making its Mark

Posted by David Logan on 11/26/2013 at 04:34 PM

Going into 2013, RWU law students already had a rich array of experiential learning opportunities, but we have recently added two very popular options: our Corporate Counsel Clinical Externship program (where students do transactional work at leading regional employers (like the Boston Red Sox, Textron, and CVS) and our Communi

Professor Michael Burger Wins National Award

Posted by David Logan on 11/25/2013 at 11:14 AM

I am pleased to announce that one of the young stars of the RWU Law faculty, Michael Burger, has received recognition for his excellent writing. Michael was recently awarded the Penny Pether Award for Law and Language Scholarship for his article "Environmental Law/Environmental Literature" in the leading journal Ecology Law Review. The award was presented at West Coast Rhetoric Scholarship Workshop at UNLV’s Boyd School of Law.

Studying and Taking Exams

Posted by Library Blog on 11/22/2013 at 01:42 PM

In addition to the advice and practice exams offered by the Academic Success Program, here are some resources offered by the Law Library on preparing for and taking law school exams.

Military Law Society Salutes Veterans, Talks Careers with JAG Lawyers

Posted by David Logan on 11/22/2013 at 11:06 AM

One of the most active student groups on campus is the Military Law Society (MILLAW), and two recent events underscored their high visibility in the building. The first was a career panel, cosponsored by MILLAW, the Maritime Law Society, and our Office of Career Development, which brought to campus military lawyers from the Navy, Army, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard.  Joining the panel was a representative from the Department of the Navy’s Defense Institute of International Legal Studies (DIILS).

Learning to Be Selfish

Posted by Kasey Doeing on 11/20/2013 at 10:06 AM

One of the most important, and underrated, pieces of advice for aspiring law students is quite simple: be selfish.  Now, before you make your assumptions, give me a chance to explain.


Alum’s Provocative, and Deeply Personal Story Gets Attention

Posted by David Logan on 11/19/2013 at 01:39 PM

After a career working for a nuclear defense manufacturing company, Jenna Wims Hashway’s father died from lung cancer.  Now his daughter has taken steps to shine a light on the health issues associated with the industry and the federal program designed to help those workers and their families.

Winter is Coming

Posted by Tom Peterson on 11/16/2013 at 12:24 PM

            It is hard to believe that it is already mid-November and we are almost done with the semester! 

Clark Finals Held in front of RI Supreme Court, at RI Supreme Court

Posted by David Logan on 11/14/2013 at 10:22 AM

The Clark Moot Court Competition is the flagship internal competition at RWU Law, and we are proud of the long tradition of having the final round judged by not just real judges, but by the entire Rhode Island Supreme Court. This year was a special treat, as the Court hosted the competition in its beautiful formal courtroom.