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!

Women In Robes a Huge Success!

Posted by Brittani Mulholland on 11/04/2015 at 04:17 PM

Women In Robes EventWomen in Robes is a Women’s Law Society’s annual event that brings together the students of Roger Williams University School of Law and the Rhode Island Judiciary.

Beyond Same-Sex Marriage ...

Posted by Christopher Gerlica on 10/27/2015 at 10:00 AM

Beyond same-sex marriageOn June 26 of this year the Supreme Court of the United States made history by legalizing marriage equality nationwide. Prior to the Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, same-sex marriage had been governed by a patchwork of state laws.

Santoro Lecture and Golf Tournament Bookend Alumni Weekend ...

Posted by Michael Yelnosky on 10/19/2015 at 10:26 AM

Alumni weekend this year ran from Thursday, September 24 to Sunday, September 27.  The kick-off event on Thursday was the latest installment in the Anthony J. Santoro Business Law Lecture Series.  We were proud to host Gigi Sohn, Counselor to the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.  Her lecture was entitled, “Consumer Protection in the Broadband Era: The Role of the FCC."   Ms.

Cybersecurity: A 'Must-Know' for Lawyers and Citizens

Posted by Peter Margulies on 10/07/2015 at 10:20 AM

CybersecurityCybersecurity is a major growth area in the law, as well as a central challenge for policymakers, corporate managers and ordinary citizens. Knowing about threats to private, business, and government data and how to reduce those threats is an essential part of the toolkit for today’s law students and lawyers. 

RWU Law & the Federal Courts: A Unique Partnership

Posted by William Smith on 09/30/2015 at 10:22 AM

L to R: RWU President Donald Farish. PhD, JD, with U.S. District Court Chief Judge William E. Smith.As a result of its status as Rhode Island’s only law school, Roger Williams University School of Law has developed a close relationship with the bench and bar of the State.