New Academic Year, New Dean, New Blog

Posted by Michael Yelnosky on 08/18/2014 at 08:01 AM

In this space, which we have named trending@rwulaw, you will be able to hear the many voices that make up the RWU Law community. Beginning soon, you will find here posts from members of the faculty, staff, and student body. You will also find posts from alumni, members of our boards, and other friends and supporters of the law school.

If you read these posts you will conclude, as I have, that RWU Law is not like every other law school.

The Law Library’s Resources for Academic Success

Posted by Library Blog on 08/13/2014 at 08:54 AM

The RWU Law Library extends a warm welcome to our incoming 1Ls and returning 2Ls and 3Ls. 

There are the many ways in which the RWU School of Law Library can help you have a successful academic year.  The knowledgeable, friendly service-oriented staff are available to assist you in using our various services and resources that include:

Time To Go: Dean Logan’s Last Blog

Posted by David Logan on 07/16/2014 at 01:53 PM

When I left Wake Forest for the deanship at Roger Williams in 2003, I signed a contract for 3 years, hoped to survive for 5 (the typical deanship lasts 4+ years, about the same as NFL coaches), and have now finished my 11th year. During that time I have had the pleasure to work with an excellent faculty (highly credentialed and prolific scholars, but who make teaching their first priority), an amazing staff (also dedicated to student success), and our more than 2,000 alums, who are making their way not just in Southern New England, but across the country.

RWU Law Alumni Association

Posted by David Logan on 07/11/2014 at 09:48 AM

The annual breakfast meeting for the RWU Law Alumni Association was special this year, as law faculty, staff, alums, judges, and practitioners gathered to wrap up our 20th anniversary, thank outgoing and incoming leaders of the Law Alumni Association, and hearing my last speech as Dean, and the first speech from the new Dean, Michael Yelnosky. Here are some pics from that fun morning.

Pro Bono Collaborative Celebrates another Great Year

Posted by David Logan on 07/01/2014 at 02:46 PM

Almost 200 folks showed up for the annual fundraiser for the RWU Law Pro Bono Collaborative, our unique way to provide much needed representation to low-income Rhode Islanders.

This year’s event was special, as we recognized the philanthropy of Mark Mandell, whose support was essential to getting the PBC not just surviving but thriving.

A special shout-out to the Host Committee:

Richard Ratcliffe; Chair; Ratcliffe Harten Burke & Galamaga

Tip Top Spots

Posted by David Logan on 06/26/2014 at 12:56 PM

We just learned about four recent graduates who are doing remarkable things locally, regionally, and nationally, while proving once again the versatility of a JD from Roger Williams Law…

The Finale!

Posted by David Logan on 06/18/2014 at 11:26 AM

The Celebration Continues!

Posted by David Logan on 06/12/2014 at 10:11 AM

With the wail of bagpipes, the Commencement procession begins

Commencement 2014

Posted by David Logan on 06/05/2014 at 04:40 PM

Commencement 2014 was our chance to say congratulations and so long to the terrific class of 2014, award honorary degrees to two outstanding judges and one excellent lawyer, and wrap up the celebration of our twentieth anniversary.

This first installment focuses on back stage preparations for the big event; later installments will focus on the actual ceremony and the after party.

Community Economic Development Clinic Wraps Up Successful Rookie Year

Posted by David Logan on 06/03/2014 at 10:02 AM

The CED Clinic had a very busy and exciting second semester! The students represented fourteen clients throughout Rhode Island, held a brief advice legal clinic at the Center for Women and Enterprise, and conducted a two-hour informational session to Johnson and Wales University students on legal basics for entrepreneurs. The Clinic forged ties with community organizations, including signing on as a member of a network that won a $28,500 planning grant to carry out a worker cooperative incubation project in Central Falls. Students worked on a variety of issues.