“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
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.
SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT LAW SOCIETY
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:
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.
Our Office of Career Development sponsored a recent program on what it takes to land a career in Sports Law, and the paths three distinguished lawyers took to get there. The speakers were: Donald Gralnek, Former General Counsel of Sharks Sports and Entertainment, San Jose Sharks (National Hockey League), Katherine Sulentic (RWU Law ’09), Assistant Director of Enforcement, National Collegiate Athletic Association,
Baseball and the Law!
With the Red Sox squaring off against the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series, take a break from the commercials during the game to read some of the following resources for baseball and the law.
We are proud of our long-standing affiliation with the Rhode Island Association for Justice and the closeness of that relationship was on display at the group’s recent gala.
They say “it’s a small world,” and an email I recently received proves that adage….
Luis Mancheno, RWU Law class of 2013, was just settling into his new job at the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project in Arizona, when he came across a proudly-displayed poster for the movie Conviction. Here’s the connection: the movie recounts the gripping story of RWU Law grad Betty Anne Waters (class of 1998, and now a globe-trotting emissary for human rights), who devoted her life (including going to law school), to freeing her wrongfully-convicted brother.
If you would like to expand your knowledge of developments in a particular area of law (very helpful at networking events), take a look at the Bloomberg BNA Resource Centers. These Resource Centers cover robust, and in some cases, “hot,” areas of legal practice.
As I am sure you have heard, law school is a beast like no other. The hours spent trying to piece together an intricate contracts case brief, anticipating being cold-called in your Criminal Law class, and agonizing over your semester-long memorandum assignment are among some of the most stressful times. Being overwhelmed with law school is something to be expected by everyone, at least for the first semester. But want to know something? Nearly everyone at RWU Law wants