The roof was raised recently when the RWU Chorus and the Prism of Praise Community Gospel Choir gathered in the University’s Global Heritage Hall for an evening of soul-stirring gospel music. The students, led by Chorus Director Jonathan Richter, enthusiastically performed three numbers before Prism of Praise, one of the real treasures of the Ocean State, took the stage for an hour of truly uplifting music, which had the whole place singing, swaying, and enjoying fellowship.
We all had to take a lot of steps to get to law school. This opportunity for us means a missed opportunity for someone else. We can easily lose sight of that especially with our final memos being due in a week and exams being right around the corner. Don’t forget this because when things seem impossible you can think, “I was smart enough to make it here, and I am smart enough to get through (fill in the blank but the blank is probably exams).”
The Massachusetts Bar Examiners have released the results of the July administration of its bar exam, and, once again, RWU Law grads performed at a very high level, leading all regional law schools in the overall pass rate, as well as the pass rate for first-time takers. Coming on the heels of a very high pass rate in Connecticut (“RWU Tops Regional Law Schools on Connecticut Bar Exam”) this is even more evidence that RWU Law gives its graduates the tools they need to succeed.
As you are writing a paper for a seminar class, Legal Methods or possibly law review, you may be wondering if there are any resources in the Law Library that you can consult for tips on polishing your paper.
I am always proud of the accomplishments of members of the RWU Law community, but last week I learned of three remarkable ways that students honed their practical legal skills while helping the less fortunate.
Inspiration is a funny thing. It can come a quick as lightning, be fostered by friends, or take years to strike. Its no surprise that I am unaware of what my future holds. I was never one of those law students who entered law school immediately knowing that the goal was to be a trial attorney, a professor, or even an in-house counsel. So for my three years in school, I have strived to try all manner and facets of the law. Some areas I have thrived in, like contract drafting, while others I have floundered at, like torts.
On Tuesday, October 23 from 10am to 4pm, over 60 students, law faculty, University librarians, and 2 University deans stopped by the library’s ResearchFest to learn about resources licensed by the law library. Six vendor representatives from Bloomberg/BNA, Ebrary, EBSCO, Oxford University Press, ProQuest and Thomson Reuters Checkpoint, showed how their resources can be used by law students for class preparation, review, exam preparation, and even to research potential employers. Products covered a range of materials including research databases, electr
With the sting of two years of student victories, and frenzied cheering from the student section this year, a faculty team featuring vets Jared Goldstein and Richard Rose, plus newbies Zoe Argento, Colleen Brown, Andy Horwitz, and Bruce Kogan, fought valiantly, but unsuccessfully, to avoid a 3-year losing streak to student teams in Jeopardy. The class of 2015 and the defending champions, class of 2014, were neck and neck with the old timers throughout, and all teams nailed what turned out to be a prophetic Final Jeopardy answer, with the clue “The two types of tropical cyclones
Roger Williams topped regional law schools on the July 2012 Connecticut Bar Exam. This comes as no surprise, given that RWU Law grads have been passing the bar at a high level for years. This July’s result is particularly noteworthy as 90% of RWU Law’s first-time test takers passed the CT Bar – tying Quinnipiac, slightly ahead of regional powerhouse UConn, and dramatically ahead of newcomer UMass-Dartmouth.
An article in the October 2012 issue of the ABA Journal, Making Mediators: As the Field Grows, So Does the Need for Negotiation Skills, notes that “cutbacks in Court budgets, the high cost of discovery, crowded dockets and emphasis on result-oriented ‘value billing’ have created the elements of a perfect storm for a mediation wave.” Kimberly Taylor, chief operating officer of JAMS Arbitration Mediation and ADR