Over the semester break, one of the stars of the RWU Law junior faculty, Susan Heyman, had a rare treat: visiting the chambers of Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, as part of a delegation of law professors from across the nation. The occasion was the presentation of the “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Association of American Law Schools Section on Women in Legal Education, reflecting Justice Ginsberg’s contribution to the evolution of the law in a career that has included law teaching, litigating on behalf of women’s rights, a decade as a judge on the
John Chandler and Brian Boone, both senior litigators at top law firms, recently debated the correct past tense of “plead” in a post for Legal Technology News. In “War of the Words: Pleaded vs. Pled,” Attorney Chandler states his reasons for using "pled" while Attorney Boone makes his case for the use of "pleaded."
The Law Library now offers even more access to recently published books via the Proquest ebrary. There are more than 70,000 e-books in 15 major subject areas. The law publications cover various topics in antitrust, business, environmental, immigration, international, history, litigation, and many more.
RWU Law is lucky to have one of the country’s leading academic experts on Domestic Violence, Emily Sack. She had a distinguished academic career before entering teaching (J.D., New York University; M.A., Columbia University; M. Phil., Columbia University; B.A., Swarthmore College) and worked at the ACLU and the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary, before joining the RWU Law faculty in 2001.
Liz Tobin Tyler recently shared her expertise about Medical-Legal Partnerships (MLPs) at a national conference at Northeastern Law School and in a week-long visit to Australia.
For those who like to follow the latest developments in an area of law but do not have the time to read a lengthy news story or blog post, try following a Twitter account. A great resource to consult for information about law-related Twitter accounts is Justia.com’s LegalBirds. You can browse the LegalBirds directory of numerous categories and practice areas to find the perfect Twitter account.
Links to other useful resources from LegalBirds are:
A lot of people ask what a typical day is like for a law student. What follows is a fictional, but highly representative typical school day for me. It is absolutely riveting.
7:00 a.m. Alarm goes off.
7:27 a.m. I crawl out of bed.
The majority of the people that you speak to about law school will tell you the same thing, “It’s hard, but worth it.” As a 1L, it’s difficult to imagine this. We all know law school is going to be hard. If it wasn’t, then everyone would be there, right? However, hard takes on a whole new meaning once you’re a law student. You learn that sleep is not always a necessity, that studying on a Friday/Saturday night is completely normal, and that it will all “make” you even if it breaks you (and yes, I did break down in a hallway crying during finals, but I wasn’t th
Being the only law school in a state yields RWU students many benefits, regardless of whether they choose to remain in RI after graduation, and this past semester is proof why:
Students got to interact with leading jurists;
The 2012 bar exam cycle proves once again that a Roger Williams legal education is a great springboard to a successful career. In our three key states, our graduates exceeded the state averages for first-time takers on the July exams, achieving a 90% pass rate in CT, and an 86% pass rate in RI and MA. And, in the states that release comparative data, RWU grads surpassed our regional peers: