My Summer Internship in D.C.

Posted by Elizabeth Blank on 09/24/2013 at 08:53 AM

This summer, I was a legal intern in the Ocean and Coasts Section of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Office of the General Counsel in Silver Spring, Maryland.  The internship was one of the best legal experiences I have had. The staff was extremely welcoming and accommodating with my transition down to D.C., in addition to having a great sense of humor. To top it all off, I even had my own office-- who knows when that will happen again?

Representing Providence

Posted by David Logan on 09/23/2013 at 02:39 PM

One of RWU Law’s great partners is the Providence City Solicitor’s Office and City Solicitor Jeffrey Padwa.  Nearly one-half of the capital city’s 22 attorneys are RWU Law graduates (link).  From civil litigation to criminal prosecution; from housing court to family court to municipal court; from legislation to open government issues to tax appeals to land use, the attorneys in the City Solicitor’s office manage an extraordinary portfolio of legal issues.  According to Solicitor Padwa, those who ar

Big Crowd for the Annual Public Interest Pot Luck

Posted by David Logan on 09/19/2013 at 03:30 PM

Here is the recap from Laurie Barron, the Director of our Feinstein Center, about a fun annual event that brings together many of our public-interest focused students and staff from the Feinstein Center for Pro Bono and Experiential Education, followed by some pictures from the fun evening.

New in the Law Library: Appy Hour

Posted by Library Blog on 09/19/2013 at 01:56 PM

The Law Library is offering a new instructional series this fall titled Appy Hour (hat tip to Thelma Dzialo for providing the title of the series).

Why should you attend an Appy Hour?  Here’s a huge reason why!

Alum Chad Edgar Goes after Cyberthieves

Posted by David Logan on 09/16/2013 at 04:32 PM

I am pleased to announce that one of our terrific alums, Chad Edgar (’04), has won the 2013 Attorney General’s Award for Fraud Prevention for the work he has done prosecuting tax refund fraud and identity theft at the Department of Justice, Tax Division. The award recognizes exceptional dedication and effort to prevent, investigate, and prosecute fraud, white collar crimes, and official corruption.

The Rundown on Law School Summers

Posted by Sam Clarke on 09/16/2013 at 01:45 AM

It’s fun to be at the Y-M-C-A!

When I was a kid, nothing beat summer. I got lucky because my dad worked at the local Y camp during the months he had off from teaching, so every summer I’d shoot arrows, swim in the ocean, and rack up an impressive number of mosquito bites at Camp Massasoit. (Also known as Camp Messy-Toilet, not to be confused with Camp Metacomet, or Make-You-Vomit, a subtle but important distinction not lost on a ten-year-old.)

RWU Law Alums Teaching Other Lawyers

Posted by David Logan on 09/13/2013 at 12:30 PM

As a young law school, it is especially gratifying to see how our graduates are making their mark in the profession.  One measure of this evolution is how many of our alums write for the Rhode Island Bar Journal, the official publication of the RI Bar Association, and the most recent issue has a whopping three articles from RWU Law grads.

The Law Library’s WebCatalog: A Law Student’s Friend

Posted by Library Blog on 09/12/2013 at 11:29 AM

The Law Library’s WebCatalog is a powerful search engine.  It enables you to search for books, ebooks, periodicals, databases, websites, and government documents in hundreds of legal subjects.  The Law Library’s collection is particularly strong in alternative dispute resolution, environmental, First Amendment, human rights, maritime, and national security law.

Professor Argento on “Does Your Boss Own Your Social Network”?

Posted by David Logan on 09/10/2013 at 11:51 AM

One of the many RWU law faculty working on cutting edge issues is Zoe Argento, and her latest work, on social networks, is, guess what - lighting up the Internet.

Your Mobile Device(s)

Posted by Library Blog on 09/06/2013 at 01:13 PM

If mobile devices do not play an important role in your daily activities as a law student, they will when you become a lawyer.  Here are a few resources to consult for optimizing their use.   

The RWU Law Guide: Mobile Apps for Law Students offers insights on apps for legal research, creating documents, capturing and editing content, storing content, and mobile security for a variety of mobile devices.