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.

3Ls Party at Glen Manor

Posted by David Logan on 05/28/2014 at 04:38 PM

Each spring, in the week before Commencement, we host a fancy reception for the graduating class at the Glen Manor mansion in nearby Portsmouth. This year was especially fun, as we said goodbye to an absolutely top shelf SBA president Steve Sokolov and a terrific group of future leaders in the bench and bar.

Changing of the Guard: New Crop of Student Leaders Take the Reins

Posted by David Logan on 05/22/2014 at 11:27 AM

With the end of the academic year looming, student groups have elected the leaders for the 2014-15 academic year. Here they are:

Student Bar Association: Anthony Sinapi

Roger Williams Law Review: Meghan Kruger

Moot Court: Danielle Dufault

American Bar Association Law Student Division: Michael Muehe

American Civil Liberties Union Student Chapter: Jason MacKeen

Celebrating the Tenure of Dean Logan

Posted by Tom Peterson on 05/22/2014 at 10:39 AM

After eleven years as Dean, Dean David Logan is going to be stepping down as Dean of Roger Williams University School of Law and returning to teaching full time at the Law School.  On Thursday, May 15, 2014, the School of Law took a moment to honor Dean Logan's service as Dean in a ceremony renaming the main conference room on the second floor in his honor.  I had the chance to attend the ceremony and wanted to share some of the photos from the event. 

Marine Affairs Honors Student Stars

Posted by David Logan on 05/20/2014 at 03:55 PM

It has been another great year at the Marine Affairs Institute. On Tuesday, April 15, our partners at Rhode Island Sea Grant hosted the 4th Annual Rhode Island Sea Grant Law Fellow Colloquium. The Colloquium showcased the work of our Rhode Island Sea Grant Law Fellows this past year. Law Fellows are second and third year law students who work with outside organizations that have questions of marine law or policy. The Law Fellow Program is another example of RWU Law’s commitment to experiential learning.

Learning Corporate Law from Corporate Lawyers

Posted by David Logan on 05/16/2014 at 02:10 PM

One of our hugely successful efforts to give our upper-level students the chance to hone their lawyering skills before graduation is our Corporate Counsel Clinical Externship Program, run by one of the most dynamic members of our faculty, Professor Cecily Banks. The program places RWU Law students in the offices of select RI and Mass companies, and enables the best kind of skills training: on-the-job.

Saluting the Pro Bono Accomplishments of the Class of 2014

Posted by David Logan on 05/13/2014 at 04:09 PM

As we wrap up exams and head into the summer, we always take a moment to salute the pro bono accomplishments of the graduating class. Students, faculty, staff, and the many lawyers and judges who supervise our students as they get valuable on-the-job training while fulfilling our 50-hour mandatory pro bono requirement gathered in Providence to salute student dedication.

There are really two parts of the program: recognition of the winners of individual awards, and the students who substantially exceed the 50 hour requirement. The award winners are: