The Law Library’s collection of study aids includes the Carolina Academic Press Mastering Series. These study aids are easy-to-read with key terms emphasized and explained. Like the nutshells and concise hornbooks study aids, references to secondary sources are minimal to enable the reader to concentrate on the major concepts being discussed.
Key features of the Mastering Series are:
This past summer, a surprising number of lawyers assured me that my 2L year was going to be so much easier than the last; I doubt I am one of the few who would contest that statement. Between a demanding class schedule, an internship, and a law school club leadership position, that statement seems anything but accurate. It is 9 p.m.-- I find myself in my kitchen reciting the rules of Evidence while I ice cupcakes. This batch of cupcakes is for the Women's Law Society’s bake sale to raise money for a Breast Cancer Walk on Sunday. Who knew a few cupcakes could make a difference!
Over the weekend, Felix Baumgartner, aka “Fearless Felix” became the first human to sky dive at a rate faster than the speed of sound. By accomplishing this extreme challenge, Fearless Felix completed a life long goal of being the first person to break the sound barrier without a vehicle. He also broke the record for highest manned balloon flight (at 120,100 ft.) and highest free-fall jump at the same altitude (nearly 24 miles above sea level).
One of the great things about being the only law school in a state is that it facilitates a close relationship between the bench and bar. Beginning on the first day of law school, when the Chief Justice of the state Supreme Court administers an oath of professionalism, through the courses taught by leading judges on our Adjunct Faculty (federal judges Selya and Smith; state judges Flaherty, Healy, Fortunato, Procaccini, and Williams), to the externships in the chambers of federal judges (Selya, Thompson, Lisi, Smith, McConnell, and Almond) and state judges (Suttell, Goldberg, Flaherty
We are very proud of our public interest programs, and a recent report from the Legal Services Corporation (the national organization that oversees the delivery of legal services to the poor) underscores why: we were saluted not once, but twice. First, for our graduation requirement of 50 hours (cited along with Columbia, Penn, and Harvard) and then for our unique Pro Bono Collaborative http://law.rwu.edu/pbc, which links our law students, leading RI law firms, and community organizations that serve the poor.
Tuesday, October 23
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Bay View Room, 2nd floor of the law school
Here’s Why YOU Should Attend!
To view demonstrations throughout the day of Law School “Helpers” to support your academic success.
The annual intramural softball tournament sponsored by the RWU Law Student Bar Association added a new twist this fall…a team of veterans from past incarnations of the elite Mighty Quahog teams that have successfully competed regionally and nationally (click here) came to town to take on teams of current RWU law students. Below is a quick summary of the day’s events from SBA President Sarah Bratko, as well as some pics from that fun day.
Being a law student, most days are filled with breakfast, reading, class, reading, reading, lunch, class, reading, reading, dinner, reading, one TV show to relax, bed, and repeat.
Exercise Your Rights – To Vote and Learn More about Election Law
November 6, the day for state-wide voting in the general election in Rhode Island, is fast approaching! To learn more about acceptable forms of ID to be in compliance with the state’s new Voter ID law, check out the Office of the Secretary of State Rhode Island Voter Information Handbook 2012. The Handbook contains information about voting procedures and the text of the state referenda.
One of the sad facts about the American criminal justice system is that despite substantial constitutional protections, innocent people are convicted of serious crimes and sentenced to long jail terms (and, most distressingly, the “ultimate sanction” — the death penalty). The Innocence Project http://www.innocenceproject.org/ has been pushing back on this front for two decades, and the story of one of those wrongful convictions is manifest in the amazing journey of our own Betty Anne Wat