Our newest student group, the Military Law Society, is off to a great start, sponsoring a push-up competition in the law school Bistro, to benefit the Bristol Veterans Home. Even faculty got in the act, as Zoe Argento, Buzzy Baron and Colleen Brown took on staff and some very-in-shape-law students. The winners in the four heats: Will Wray, Eddie Conlon, Kaela Jalbert and Matt Sinnot. A tip of the hat to the MLS leaders, Presiden
The bad news is that at some point after you graduate from law school, you will no longer have access to LexisNexis and Westlaw through the Law Library. But don’t despair! There are many resources in the Law Library for job searching (e.g. books in the Career Collection) and legal research.
The RWU Law Marine Affairs Institute and Rhode Island Sea Grant recently celebrated the accomplishments of the Sea Grant Law Fellows at the second annual Law Fellow Colloquium, held at the University of Rhode Island's Bay Campus. The Colloquium showcased the work of the fourteen Law Fellows on eighteen projects, ranging from the development of renewable energy to determining public access to the water in the town of Warren, for clients from Rhode Island, Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Washington, D.C.
Bloomberg Law is free for law school faculty, staff, and students. Access for students is not limited during the summer and graduates retain access for 6 months after graduation. The Bloomberg Law service offers primary legal materials and a citator (like Shepard’s or Keycite), but its significant coverage of secondary and practice materials makes Bloomberg Law a great product to explore while you’re in school. Some of these secondary sources include books and treatises from the ABA and Practising Law Institute, plus a variety of BNA reports, treatises, manuals, and practi
I am thrilled to congratulate Eden Sears on being the first law student to win the RI Coalition for the Homeless’ Legal Clinic Award- an award usually presented to seasoned attorneys. At the awards luncheon on March 24, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse presented Eden with the award for her dedication and commitment to working at the Homeless Legal Clinics.
Take a break from reading about the law and instead listen to a podcast about the law! There are hundreds of freely available podcasts on law and law-related topics for law students and legal professionals.
Here are some recommended legal podcasts by Legal Productivity described in its November 15, 2011 blog post.
At RWU law, we are proud of the accomplishments of our students in the classroom, but also on the playing fields. Below is a dispatch from (3L) Tim Grimes, recapping an “Elite Eight” finish at the national law school softball championship, followed by a summary of RWU success at a regional soccer tournament, provided by 1L Nathaniel Peterson.
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.