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Court Rules

Posted by Library Blog on 04/18/2013 at 01:22 PM

A practicing attorney’s toolkit should contain the court rules for the jurisdictions in which she is practicing.  Thomson Reuters and LexisNexis publish compilations of state and federal court rules.

RWU Team Snags “Best Brief” Award and #2 Overall in National Admiralty Law Competition

Posted by David Logan on 04/17/2013 at 04:14 PM

This was the 20th year of the Judge John R. Brown Admiralty Moot Court Competition, held this time in the beautiful seaside town of Charleston, South Carolina (the Newport of the South?).  While RWU Law won the whole shooting match in 2009 (the talented trio of Amanda Argentieri, Brian Eisenhower, and Ben Sussman), this year’s RWU Law team (Chris McNally, Kyle Smith, and William Yost) also performed superbly, picking up a “Best Brief” Award and losing by a fraction of a point to Richmond in the championship round.

RWU Law 3L Takes Case "all the way" to the Supreme Court

Posted by David Logan on 04/15/2013 at 08:55 AM

RWU Law is rightfully proud of the many ways in which its students can gain invaluable practical experience, and one of the most popular of these programs is our Criminal Defense Clinic, where students handle misdemeanors in RI District Court.  However, every once in a while what begins as a small case in a lower court actually makes its way to the big stage, i.e, the Supreme Court.
      

Job Searching and Career Development: Using LexisNexis, Westlaw and Bloomberg Law

Posted by Library Blog on 04/11/2013 at 01:18 PM

In addition to the resources of the Office of Career Development, you can use LexisNexis, Westlaw, and Bloomberg Law for job searching and career development.  These are great services for researching attorneys, law firms and companies such as cases involved in and news stories about.

Most Recent ABA Employment Numbers Posted

Posted by David Logan on 04/09/2013 at 04:31 PM

Update: The Faculty Lounge has posted an updated blog that removed school funded positions from the "full-time, long-term, bar admission required" category.  Roger Williams, like most law schools in our region, does not fund these positions, so those employment numbers did not change.  However, Yale's employment rate changed to 77% and UMASS's changed to 23% in the "full-time, long-term, bar admission required" category.  Here is the latest blog:

RIP Anthony Lewis; Long Live Gideon v. Wainwright!

Posted by David Logan on 04/04/2013 at 02:53 PM

March 2013 was the 50th anniversary of Gideon v.

Networking by Military Law Society gets Students “Backstage” at SCOTUS

Posted by David Logan on 04/02/2013 at 11:09 AM

One of the many terrific student groups at RWU Law is the Military Law Society (MilLaw), which recently was a prime example of how engaged students can take advantage of excellent networking opportunities, and yield amazing results.  Here’s the story….

Washington, D.C. News and Career Resources

Posted by Library Blog on 03/28/2013 at 02:52 PM

Our nation’s capital is a “happening” place!  For those who like to keep abreast of the activity of the three branches of government or want to work in one of them, here are some resources for you.

Renewed National Coverage for RWU Law’s Scholarly Productivity Study

Posted by David Logan on 03/27/2013 at 01:49 PM

Last week saw the release of the latest edition of an empirical project that began in 2007, one that compares how frequently various law faculties place their scholarship in the top law reviews, and once again the results received favorable attention on leading blogs published by Brian Leiter (U of Chicago) http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/2013/03/updated-study-of-per-capita-faculty-productivity.html and Paul Caron (Cincinnati)

"Bloody Sunday” Remembered: Crossing the Bridge with Rep. John Lewis, VP Joe Biden, and AG Eric Holder

Posted by David Logan on 03/25/2013 at 12:26 PM

Day 3 dawned bright and clear for the last leg of our Civil Rights pilgrimage to Alabama, ground zero for the struggle to win the right to vote for all Americans. Our goal: follow Rep. John Lewis across the same bridge where 48 years earlier Alabama police brutally attacked him and 600 peaceful marchers trying to bring national attention to the lack of voting rights for Black southerners.