The Feinstein Institute for Legal Service recently celebrated the stellar public service of the class of 2012. The Institute’s annual reception brings together students, faculty and staff from the law school as well as some of the top lawyers and judges from across the state to thank those who mentor our students and to honor the contribution our students make to the community. Among the luminaries in attendance were Rhode Island Chief Justice Paul Suttell, Judge Rogeriee Thompson of the U.S.
Take a break this summer from your work and studies to watch a movie with a legal theme (what else!). Hopefully you will be entertained or even inspired!
Two years ago the National Jurist magazine published a list of the top 20 movies for law students. Several of the movies are based upon a best-selling novel. The movies are:
I am pleased to acknowledge Marek Bute ’05 is serving as local counsel with Lambda Legal and co-counsel O’Melveney & Meyers on the landmark Nevada Marriage Equality case Sevcik v.
On April 16 and 17, seventeen students joined Professors Diana Hassel and Jared Goldstein on a visit to the Supreme Court, the Justice Department, and Congress.
One of your first priorities practicing law as a newly minted attorney is to determine the nearest law library so that you can access its services and collections! Your state may have a law school library that is open to the public. Courthouses in your state may even have a law library. As a third option, you could pay a fee to use a membership law library such as the Social Law Library in Boston or Jenkins Law Library in Philadelphia.
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