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Law Reviews from Across the Country Gather at RWU Law

Posted by David Logan on 04/11/2012 at 08:52 AM

RWU was honored to host the Annual Meeting of the National Conference of Law Reviews, which brought almost 300 of the brightest law students from around the country to RI for 3 days of networking, discussing how to adapt publications to the digital age, and topics like whether it is advantageous to have a “local law” issue. Check out the Conference Program
 

Tackling the Hot Button Issues: Students Discuss the Death Penalty and Racial Profiling

Posted by David Logan on 04/04/2012 at 04:10 PM

In recent weeks RWU law students organized programs focusing on the deaths of two black men, Troy Davis, executed by the state of Georgia, and Trayvon Martin, killed by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Florida. Understandably, law students are deeply concerned with the issues raised by these cases, including the death penalty and racial profiling.

The World at Your Finger Tips: International Law Research at the RWU Law Library

Posted by Library Blog on 04/04/2012 at 02:01 PM

The Law Library’s resources for international law research include cases, treaties, scholarly works, news, career publications, and links to top websites.   You can use the WebCatalog to locate items by keyword, title, author or subject. 

HeinOnline, Bloomberg BNA International Trade Reporter, and Oxford Scholarship Online are among the many varied Law Library resources for researching international law.

HeinOnline: A Wealth of Legal Information at Your Finger Tips! Part III

Posted by Library Blog on 03/30/2012 at 11:18 AM

The William S. Hein & Co., Inc. was an early leader in microfilming official federal government publications from their inception.  These publications consisted of primary legal authority such as cases, statutes and agency regulations.  Fortunately for the researcher, many of these publications are now easily accessible via HeinOnline

Tea Party and the Constitution Program Draws National Experts

Posted by David Logan on 03/30/2012 at 10:14 AM

Organized by our own Jared Goldstein, an expert in “popular constitutionalism” experts from around the country came to RWU Law for a fascinating conference last month.  Co-sponsored with the United States District Court for Rhode Island, a packed house and overflow rooms were treated to an all-start line-up, featuring keynote addresses by United States Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI, and a member of the Senate Judi

Calabresi Named Chief Justice Weisberger Visiting Professor of Law

Posted by David Logan on 03/26/2012 at 02:27 PM

I am delighted to announce that a giant in legal education, Steve Calabresi, the Class of 1940 Professor of Law at Northwestern Law, will be teaching a course at RWU Law next fall.  Prof.

RWU Law Alumni Sworn in at Supreme Court

Posted by David Logan on 03/23/2012 at 09:36 AM

Another Batch of RWU Law Alums admitted to the Bar of SCOTUS, Hears “Stolen Valor” Argument

Alum Tackles Judicial Selection

Posted by David Logan on 03/19/2012 at 12:27 PM

It was clear, even as a 1L, that Maureen Wagner '10 was going to be an alum to watch.

HeinOnline: A Wealth of Legal Information at Your Finger Tips! Part II

Posted by Library Blog on 03/07/2012 at 05:55 PM

HeinOnline offers a wide-range of primary and secondary legal materials for the researcher easily searched within topical libraries and downloadable in pdf format.   

1L Batista, Prof. Elorza Nab Prestigious Appointments

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

José Batista

A few weeks ago, I was delighted to learn that Providence Mayor Angel Taveras has appointed a current RWU Law student, José F. Batista ’14, to the city’s Charter Review Commission.