A Marine Law Career Underway

Posted by David Logan on 01/13/2014 at 04:35 PM

When Scott Gunst ‘12 first arrived at RWU Law, he was like many of our marine affairs students: he had a unique maritime background and a drive to take advantage of all that RWU Law offers in marine affairs. From a family of mariners, and with 10 years of his own professional maritime experience, Scott used his time here to sample from our rich maritime curriculum.

NEW! Prepare for Practice Certification Program

Posted by Library Blog on 01/08/2014 at 06:46 PM

Survey Says New Attorneys Spend a Significant Portion of their Time on Research!

According to a recent National Conference of Bar Examiners’ survey:

RWU School of Law at International Law Weekend in NYC

Posted by David Logan on 01/08/2014 at 11:54 AM

Law students from the RWU International Law Society travelled to NYC late last semester for an opportunity to network and learn from leaders in the field. They were delighted to encounter our own Professor Louise Ellen Teitz, who is wrapping up her tour as a diplomat as the First Secretary at The Hague Conference on Private International Law in The Hague, The Netherlands (

Making It Out of the Maelstrom – Law School Finals

Posted by Mike Muehe on 01/07/2014 at 12:36 PM

                After a much-needed Thanksgiving break, the scene at RWU Law changed drastically. Final exams were right around the corner, a seemingly-terrifying, unique experience for us as 1Ls.

High Visibility Speakers/Programs on Tap for 2014 Semester

Posted by David Logan on 12/20/2013 at 11:45 AM

As we reach the end of a remarkable fall semester of programming—including not one but two visits from Justices from the United States Supreme Court and - we now pivot to an exciting lineup of programming for the coming spring.

... And To All A Goodnight.

Posted by Tom Peterson on 12/20/2013 at 11:11 AM

It seems hard to believe but my first semester of law school is complete and Winter Break is upon us.  It is great to have a couple of weeks off to relax, rest, and enjoy time with friends and family.  Having two weeks off is a luxury that I haven’t had in almost 25 years, so I will definitely enjoy that.

The first semester flew by, and with my first set of Law School Finals in the rearview mirror, it is a good opportunity to reflect on tests in Law School. 

Celebrating the Holidays, RWU Style

Posted by David Logan on 12/17/2013 at 03:48 PM

The annual Law Alumni Holiday Party in Providence was especially fun this year because of the addition of two noteworthy events, the receipt of a gift from the leading regional law firm Adler Pollock & Sheehan and the awarding of our annual Alumni Public Service Award.

The close connection between Adler Pollock & Sheehan and RWU Law is manifest in the terrific alums who practice there (pictured below). We also saluted Hans Bremer (‘08) on his outstanding pro bono work in practice, no surprise given his dedication to helping the underserved during his law school years.

RWU Students Mediating Divorce Cases

Posted by David Logan on 12/11/2013 at 02:12 PM

The Mediation Clinic has continued its tradition of providing free mediation services to low income couples seeking to end their marriages but avoid litigation. Six couples, each with minor children, came to the Bar Association building in Providence, where nine law students in the Mediation Clinic helped the parties develop co-parenting plans, divide their assets and debts, and determine other important issues such as child support and health insurance. Each couple left with a Mediated Memorandum of Understanding and other necessary paperwork.

Take a Study Break

Posted by Library Blog on 12/06/2013 at 02:31 PM

When you are tired of studying, here are three suggestions for your break:

Enjoy a good laugh by perusing Stu’s Views law cartoons, created by two Harvard law school grads.  There are over 2,000 cartoons covering legal topics, law personnel, legal life, and cases.

Students Excel Trying Case Before Leading RI Judge

Posted by David Logan on 12/06/2013 at 11:43 AM

One of the great opportunities for RWU Law students is their chance to develop lawyering skills under the close watch of leading trial judges. This year is no exception as Superior Court Justice Stephen Nugent presided over the final trial at the end of a semester of instruction from fellow Justice Dan Procaccini, in his courtroom! 3Ls Leticia Tavares, Angelo Catanzariti, Sharlene Rossi, and Marcus Swift were the student advocates. Judge P’s bottom line: “Both Justice Nugent and I were very impressed with the professionalism, preparation and passion displayed by these students.