RWU Law was an active participant in the RI Urban League’s annual Community Debate. This terrific event, hosted by Brown University, brings urban youth from around the state, pairs them with volunteers from the community, and gives them experience in public speaking via an informal debate tournament. Co-chaired by Congressman David Cicilline and Central Falls Mayor James Diossa, RWU Law provided deans (Logan and Lalli), students (Nicole Verdi, Marcus Swift, and Erlin Rogel), and alums (Angie Cooper, Dionney Garcia, and John Dorsey) to the effort.
I am pleased to announce the newest addition to our already broad array of experiential education programs http://law.rwu.edu/feinsteincenter/experiential-learning - the RWU Law Washington, D.C. Semester-in-Practice Program. This program will immerse RWU law students in one of the most exciting and diversified legal markets in the world.
RWU Law has a tradition of celebrating the accomplishments of graduating classes in a ceremony that begins with the wail of bagpipes, a long line of graduates, faculty, and staff processing past very proud family and friends http://law.rwu.edu/blog/commencement-2012-v10 and the opportunity to hear from leading judges and lawyers in a Commencement Address.
We are glad to support the many public-interest oriented students drawn to RWU Law, and this year, once again, a talented group from all three classes journeyed to snowy New Hampshire for the 27th Annual Robert Cover Retreat, which brings together dozens of law students and Public Interest lawyers for idea-sharing and networking.
Here are comments from 3L Andrew Rogers and 1L John Ryan-Henry and below that some pics from this important event:
Without doubt, one of the most beleaguered institutions in the United States is the National Collegiate Athletic Association.
This summer, will you be conducting research for any of the following activities?
I am delighted to announce that my former Research Assistant, Luis Mancheno, has been selected for a position with the Immigrant Justice Corps (IJC) in New York City. This new initiative brings together some of the most promising recently-minted lawyers who are meeting the need for high-quality legal assistance for immigrants seeking citizenship and fighting deportation. http://justicecorps.org/
An annual tradition at RWU Law, initated by our former Career Services Dean Tony Bastone, is Women-in-Law Day. Past speakers have included Sarah Weddington, who argued Roe v. Wade http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah_Weddington and Susan Blakely Smith, a leading author on women in the legal profession http://bestfriendsatthebar.com/.
In addition to the advice offered by the Office of Career Development staff about your use of social media, there are various sources to consult about law students’ use of social media, in particular LinkedIn.
Last week was the last session of a remarkable class available to RWU Law students: Senator Sheldon Whitehouse’s "The Role of the Senate in American Government".
Here is how he described the course in his syllabus:
“This class is designed to foster an understanding of the Senate as an institution, within its surrounding contexts of constitutional structure, political combat and human character.”