Is Corporate Registration a Proper Basis for General Jurisdiction?

Posted by Tanya Monestier on 02/09/2016 at 01:11 PM

Corporate registrationIn 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.” 

Praise for Our Faculty in ‘Princeton Review’

Posted by Michael Yelnosky on 02/03/2016 at 06:47 AM

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.  

Bringing Good Fortune (and New Champions) Into the New Year!

Posted by Deborah Gonzalez on 01/22/2016 at 08:46 AM

ImmigrationObtaining 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.

Judge Reeves on Racial Violence, Same-Sex Marriage

Posted by Lorraine Lalli on 01/12/2016 at 10:42 AM

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.

Fourteen Weeks

Posted by Michael Yelnosky on 12/29/2015 at 11:34 AM

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.  

Why I Tweet Every Day

Posted by Michael Yelnosky on 12/21/2015 at 08:30 AM

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!

'Should we be afraid? Absolutely. But not only of crazed jihadists...'

Posted by Carl Bogus on 12/14/2015 at 07:33 AM

Gun ViolenceWe 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.

Diversity and "Defamation"

Posted by Deborah Johnson on 12/04/2015 at 09:57 AM

DiversityOver the past several years, RWU Law has made significant strides in increasing the diversity of its student body. 

Esther Clark Competition Held at R.I. Supreme Court

Posted by Mikéla Almeida on 11/24/2015 at 04:25 PM

Court and CompetitorsThe Esther Clark Moot Court Competition is an intra-school appellate advocacy competition for new Moot Court Board members.

Remembering a Perfect Summer -- in the Bronx!

Posted by Olabisi Davies on 11/12/2015 at 10:17 AM

It's hard to believe that several months have now passed since I spent the summer interning at Bronx Defenders (BXD) in New York!