Alum Wins Award for Efforts to Curb Homelessness

Posted by David Logan on 06/22/2012 at 01:17 PM

photo of Neville BedfordI am pleased to announce that Neville Bedford, RWU Law class of 2003, was honored by the Rhode Island Bar Association for his efforts representing homeless men and women.

Exciting Year on Tap, Featuring (Another) Supreme Court Visit

Posted by David Logan on 06/19/2012 at 03:10 PM

As 2011-12 winds down and 2012-13 emerges on the immediate horizon, I am happy to announce another year of distinctive co-curricular programming is in store for the RWU Law community.

RWU’s Excellence in Marine Affairs Recognized by National Organizations

Posted by David Logan on 06/15/2012 at 12:16 PM

RWU’s stature as a national leader in the field of ocean and coastal law was confirmed at The Coastal Society’s 23rd biennial conference in Miami, Florida. Recent graduate and Florida native, Kristen Bonjour ‘12, attended and presented  Municipal Responses to a Changing Climate in the Coastal Zone of the Northeast and Bay of Fundy.

Prof. Monestier: Expert in U.S. and Canadian Law

Posted by David Logan on 06/12/2012 at 03:41 PM

It’s no secret that RWU Law’s faculty comprises a world-class collection of legal scholars and educators. One such standout is Associate Professor Tanya Monestier, who joined us after graduating from both Osgoode Hall, Canada’s top law school, and the University of Cambridge, with an impressive array of honors.

Commencement 2012 v.3.0

Posted by David Logan on 06/08/2012 at 01:29 PM

This is the last of 3 blog items on the graduation of the terrific class of 2012.  The recessional ended up with another RWU Law tradition: the graduates filing past an applauding faculty, and on to an after-party full of hugs and high-5s.  Below are some of the pics from a perfect day. Way to go, Class of 2012!

Commencement 2012 v.2.0

Posted by David Logan on 06/06/2012 at 01:44 PM

After the processional, the grads, faculty, staff, families, and friends settled in for a brisk, but meaningful ceremony.

Commencement 2012 v.1.0

Posted by David Logan on 06/04/2012 at 03:20 PM

This is the first of 3 blog entries on Commencement 2012…

3Ls Celebrate with Faculty

Posted by David Logan on 05/31/2012 at 10:57 AM

An annual tradition at RWU Law is a bash for the graduating students at the luxurious Glen Manor estate in nearby Portsmouth. It is a chance to salute the accomplishments of the 3Ls before the formality of Commencement (which I will cover in blogs soon). Congratulations to the terrific Class of 2012!

Young Faculty Star Tackles Impact of Oil Rush in the Arctic

Posted by David Logan on 05/30/2012 at 11:05 AM

Prof. Michael BurgerOne of our top junior faculty is Michael Burger, who joined RWU Law after a distinguished academic record (B.A. magna cum laude from Brown; honors graduate from Columbia Law School, where he was Articles Editor for the Columbia Journal of Environmental Law); practice (Associate Counsel for New York City’s Environmental Law Division), and law teaching (at NYU).

Mini-Moot Tackles Facebook Issue

Posted by David Logan on 05/22/2012 at 03:19 PM

The annual 1L Moot Court competition wrapped up as the spring semester wound down.  Almost 70 1Ls argued the merits of a cutting edge issue—whether the First Amendment prohibited school officials from sanctioning students debating a school-related issue on Facebook.  It was a hectic day for the Moot Court Board, but the competitors were winnowed down to the finalists, Samantha Clarke and Nick Denice, with Nick ending up #1.  Congratulations to all the competitors!