In January 2014, I taught Conflict of Laws for the first time at RWU Law. As part of my preparation, I encountered what seemed to be a throwaway sentence in a study aid that said something to the effect of, “Some courts have held that registering to do business in a state subjects a company to general jurisdiction.”
At RWU Law we are proud of our leadership role in legal education. We have taken unprecedented steps to make law school more affordable, we continue to develop new and exciting programs, and we deliver in the classroom.
Obtaining my law degree and law license were not easy tasks. I went to college and law school in the evenings while working full time and raising a young daughter.
Later this month, we will mark our Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Week. This week-long event honors the contributions of Dr. King to the Civil Rights Movement. It involves a recognition and celebration of the progress that has been made, while also challenging our students and the broader community to look more deeply into the current constructs of our society, to identify inequality and injustice, and to develop ways of moving America closer to the ideal envisioned by Dr. King.
This year our perhaps inappropriately named “spring” semester begins on Wednesday, January 6th and ends fifteen weeks later, on Wednesday, April 27th. (We take off one week for “spring” break in early March). Exams follow, and commencement exercises for the class of 2016 are on Friday, May 13th.
I know that lots of people hate Twitter, and I know many of the reasons.
Too many tweets are inane (“I am having an awesome grilled cheese for lunch”); there are too many abbreviations and symbols used on Twitter (what do @ and # mean anyway?); the 140-character limit makes it impossible to convey anything meaningful; and Twitter is accelerating the destruction of written English. Young people cannot write elegant prose, and they would not be able to recognize it if they saw it. #OMG!
We are understandably shaken. The massacre in Paris left not just France but the entire West feeling vulnerable. On Black Friday, Americans rushed out to buy – not only new electronic gadgets and toys for Christmas – but guns. The FBI processed the largest number of gun purchase background checks ever submitted on a single day.
Over the past several years, RWU Law has made significant strides in increasing the diversity of its student body.
The Esther Clark Moot Court Competition is an intra-school appellate advocacy competition for new Moot Court Board members.
It's hard to believe that several months have now passed since I spent the summer interning at Bronx Defenders (BXD) in New York!