ResearchFest: Because Knowledge is Power

Posted by Library Blog on 10/10/2012 at 11:38 AM

Tuesday, October 23

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Bay View Room, 2nd floor of the law school


Here’s Why YOU Should Attend!

To view demonstrations throughout the day of Law School “Helpers” to support your academic success.

Quahogs v. Mighty Quahogs: A Family Affair

Posted by David Logan on 10/08/2012 at 05:13 PM

The annual intramural softball tournament sponsored by the RWU Law Student Bar Association added a new twist this fall…a team of veterans from past incarnations of the elite Mighty Quahog teams that have successfully competed regionally and nationally (click here) came to town to take on teams of current RWU law students. Below is a quick summary of the day’s events from SBA President Sarah Bratko, as well as some pics from that fun day.

Random Collisions of Unusual Suspects

Posted by Michael Rekola on 10/08/2012 at 10:26 AM

Being a law student, most days are filled with breakfast, reading, class, reading, reading, lunch, class, reading, reading, dinner, reading, one TV show to relax, bed, and repeat.

Exercise Your Rights – To Vote and Learn More about Election Law

Posted by Library Blog on 10/05/2012 at 09:10 AM

Exercise Your Rights – To Vote and Learn More about Election Law

November 6, the day for state-wide voting in the general election in Rhode Island, is fast approaching!  To learn more about acceptable forms of ID to be in compliance with the state’s new Voter ID law, check out the Office of the Secretary of State Rhode Island Voter Information Handbook 2012.  The Handbook contains information about voting procedures and the text of the state referenda.

Dedicated to the Victims of Wrongful Convictions

Posted by David Logan on 10/02/2012 at 05:03 PM

One of the sad facts about the American criminal justice system is that despite substantial constitutional protections, innocent people are convicted of serious crimes and sentenced to long jail terms (and, most distressingly, the “ultimate sanction” — the death penalty).  The Innocence Project has been pushing back on this front for two decades, and the story of one of those wrongful convictions is manifest in the amazing journey of our own Betty Anne Wat

Tradition of Public Interest Pot-lucks Continues

Posted by David Logan on 09/28/2012 at 04:02 PM

One of the fun, and unofficial, traditions at RWU Law is the Potluck Dinners at the home of Laurie Barron, the crackerjack head of our Feinstein Institute for Legal Service.  Once a semester, some of the many RWU students committed to Public Interest Law gather at Laurie’s home way out in the Tiverton boonies for an evening of food, fun, and fellowship.  Here are a couple comments from attendees at the fall ’12 gathering:

Newspapers in the Law Library

Posted by Library Blog on 09/27/2012 at 04:35 PM

For those who enjoy reading newspapers, the Law Library offers a wide variety of them for your reading pleasure.  The newspapers are shelved in the stands located to your left as you enter the glass doors to the library.  For state news and local news, there is the Providence Journal and the Bristol Phoenix, respectively.  Other newspapers include the Boston Globe and the

Justice Alito’s Day on Campus, v. 2

Posted by David Logan on 09/25/2012 at 04:41 PM

Public event #3 for Justice Alito was a lunch with faculty and some leading lawyers around the state, followed by a “fireside chat” with Dean Cass, and finally a VIP reception at the beautiful home of RWU President Dr. Donald Farish.  As was the case with the morning events, the Justice was insightful, candid, and very approachable.

Another Supreme Opportunity: Justice Samuel Alito at RWU Law, v. 1

Posted by David Logan on 09/25/2012 at 04:10 PM

In recent years the Roger Williams Law community has had a remarkable four members of the Supreme Court of the United States visit Rhode Island [links to Breyer, Scalia and Roberts blogs], most recently Associate Justice Samuel Alito.  The visit was organized by Ron Cass, Dean Emeritus of BU Law

Embracing Opportunities

Posted by Elizabeth Blank on 09/25/2012 at 01:23 PM

Forecasting ahead on my first day as a 1L, the whole law school marathon felt like it was going to be a long and arduous gauntlet. However, the first year of law school quickly rolled into summer classes, and for those of us that took the summer Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination, left us with only a few days before 2L classes started.