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

A Smorgasbord of Robust Co-Curricular Offerings

Posted by David Logan on 11/05/2013 at 03:43 PM

We are very proud of the leadership of our students, who enrich the academic atmosphere of RWU Law beyond the classroom, and I decided to pick this week as just an example.

From Suing the NCAA to the Nuremburg Trials, and from Environmental Law to Health Law and Business Law, students have their horizons broadened by discussions on topical issues, from experts in the field.

Events Schedule:


New Digital Resource in the Law Library: Loislaw Treatise Library

Posted by Library Blog on 11/01/2013 at 02:47 PM

The Loislaw Treatise Library via LoislawConnect is a new Law Library digital resource offering quick and easy access to a variety of practice treatises in over two dozen legal topics.  Topics include:

Class of 2015 Takes Home the Jeopardy Trophy Again

Posted by David Logan on 10/31/2013 at 10:45 AM

Last week's Student/Faculty Jeopardy faceoff saw a few firsts. The first first was the inaugural appearance of a team representing RWU alumni. The second first was having all the teams in contention, and well into positive territory, going into a thrilling Final Jeopardy. And, the most important first: the first time a team has won back-to-back trophies.