RWU Law in the "Real World"

Posted by David Logan on 05/24/2013 at 12:03 PM

I often use this blog to talk about the amazing array of experiential learning opportunities that RWU Law is able to offer as the only law school in Rhode Island.

But as we approach our 20th Anniversary, it’s becoming increasingly clear just how deeply RWU Law has penetrated Rhode Island legal culture – up to and including the state judiciary. Here are just three examples from the recent weeks.

RWU Law Grads Top Connecticut Bar Exam Results

Posted by David Logan on 05/20/2013 at 12:12 PM

Many RWU Law grads take the Connecticut bar exam and the state bar provides much helpful data that facilitates comparisons between and among regional law schools.

The results for the February exam were just released and once again RWU Law students prove that they were well prepared.  Here are the first time pass rates of schools that had a dozen or more takers:

RWU Law Alums Gather in NYC, Miami, and Boston

Posted by David Logan on 05/16/2013 at 01:58 PM

One of the pleasures of being the dean at RWU is that I get to go on the road and spend time with our successful alums across the country: in recent weeks it was NYC, Miami (actually Coral Gables) and Boston with Denver and Philidelphia on the horizon.

When Climbing Everest, Look Down...

Posted by Michael Rekola on 05/15/2013 at 12:52 PM

Growing up I was always told the same thing.  Words that rang clear and brought dreams of the future filled with hopes and adventures that were captivating while simultaneously engulfing.

Go find your own Everest…

Go find your own Everest…

Go find your own Everest…

I had never known what the words truly meant, nor do I still know what they mean. This is because it seems that when one takes on a new task, challenge, or endeavor they simply do not realize the consequences that can flow from something seemingly so innocent. 

RWU Law Prof Looks at The American Empire through Unique Lens

Posted by David Logan on 05/10/2013 at 12:55 PM

One of our many innovative scholars is Michael Burger, who has developed expertise in controversial areas, including “fracking” and the impact of the melting polar icecap

RWU Grads Successful in Judicial Clerkship Market

Posted by David Logan on 05/06/2013 at 04:30 PM

The crowning achievement for many 3Ls is the opportunity to serve as a law clerk to a judge after graduation.  Judicial clerkships provide a great transition from the ivory tower of law school to practice, and often yield a mentor/mentee relationship that lasts a lifetime (as was the case for me).

RWU Law Again Hosts Diversity Symposium Dinner

Posted by David Logan on 05/03/2013 at 04:23 PM

Annual Trip to DC Nets a Face-to-face with Justice Sotomayor and a Capitol Tour by Senator Whitehouse

Posted by David Logan on 04/29/2013 at 03:45 PM

A signature RWU Law event is a coveted spot in the annual trip to Washington, D.C., which enables students to meet with leaders of the Judicial, Legislative, and Executive Branch all in a couple days.

This year’s highlight: after hearing arguments in two cases on the Court’s morning docket, they were treated to a private session with the newest member of the Supreme Court Justice Sonya Sotomayor. She graciously signed copies of her best-selling book, My Beloved Life (which is flying off the shelf).

Tips for Networking

Posted by Library Blog on 04/26/2013 at 01:08 PM

The Law School, the Office of Career Development, and the various student organizations offer numerous networking events throughout the academic year and even during the summer months.  By participating in these events, you have opportunities to meet movers and shakers in the state’s legal community and non-profits as well as judges, and prominent state and local politicians.  Also, attending these networking events enables you to become better acquainted with the law school administration, faculty, and staff in attendance.

RWU Law Students Get the Gripping Story behind the “Station Fire” Litigation

Posted by David Logan on 04/26/2013 at 01:05 PM

On February 20, 2003, a fire engulfed “The Station,” a small nightclub in rural Rhode Island, killing 100 and severely burning many more.