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.

Alumni Weekend 2013, from Golf to Gondolas

Posted by David Logan on 11/08/2013 at 01:42 PM

Perfect weather and numerous activities marked Alumni Weekend 2013, part of our 20th anniversary celebration.

Below are pictures from…

• A reception at Aidan’s, hosted by our own Betty Anne Waters (’98)

Legal Careers: Exploring Your Options

Posted by Library Blog on 11/07/2013 at 03:20 PM

If you are undecided about what you want to do with your law degree, go look at the Law Library’s Career Collection for inspiration!  The collection, shelved adjacent to the Library’s Print Center, is jam packed with resources about traditional law firm practice and alternatives to law practice.  You can learn about working for the federal government, following your bliss at a non-profit, or embracing your entrepreneurial spirit as a s

A Break at Sea - Networking at RWU Law

Posted by Mike Muehe on 11/05/2013 at 11:03 PM

        “GAM. NOUN- A social meeting of two (or more) Whaleships, generally on a cruising-ground; when, after exchanging hails, they exchange visits by boats’ crews, the two captains remaining, for the time, on board of one ship, and the two chief mates on the other.” - Herman Melville, Moby-Dick