Going to miss the library this summer?

Posted by Library Blog on 04/28/2011 at 11:21 AM

 Don’t worry, you can call us, visit us, or chat with us on-line!

The reference librarians at RWU Law Library are available and eager to help students and recent graduates with legal research, especially during the summer. A librarian can be reached:

 ·         via e-mail at,

RWU Hosts RI Judiciary, Spotlights Pro Bono Collaborative

Posted by David Logan on 04/26/2011 at 10:46 AM

One of the great things about being the only law school in a state is the opportunity to develop deep and broad relationships with the judiciary.  Leading federal judges Bruce Selya (US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit) and Will Smith (District Court of Rhode island) are popular members of our Adjunct Faculty who teach signature courses that they in whole or in part developed and deliver.


Posted by William Wray on 04/24/2011 at 05:48 PM

Down for a weekend wedding at Jekyll Island, GA. As the presence of an immaculately maintained pitch attests, Jekyll Island is one of the few remaining resorts in the USA where one can play croquet with a straight face.

End of the year say what?

Posted by Brynna Gang on 04/23/2011 at 04:49 PM

Worst blogger ever. 

     I have been a bit um, horrible about posting. I think of posting often because there's so much going on that is interesting but there just hasn't been the time!

   So here's what's been going on...

1) Oral Arguments

Oxford University Press Databases

Posted by Library Blog on 04/21/2011 at 12:00 AM

The Law Library’s Oxford University Press databases allow you to access a wealth of world-class scholarship and foreign and international court opinions at your finger tips!

Alums All Over the News

Posted by David Logan on 04/19/2011 at 02:09 PM

Our alums have been popping up all over the news lately:  …from being elected to head the state GOP,  to being appointed to fix the Rhode Island DMV, to representing high profile criminal defendants, to representing the ACLU and testifying before the legislature.

LGBT Resources!

Posted by Library Blog on 04/15/2011 at 12:00 AM

The Law Library offers numerous print and online materials for researching LGBT law.  Use the Law Library’s WebCatalog to search by keyword or by subject.  Some subjects are civil unions, gay rights, lesbianism, homosexuality, and same-sex marriage.  Take a stroll and browse the stacks with the call numbers HQ1034 and KF539 to find books.

In addition to the Law Library’s collection, other resources of note include:

ACLU Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Project

Perserverance, Faith, and Some Damn Good Lawyers: The Fernando Bermudez Story

Posted by David Logan on 04/14/2011 at 11:44 AM

photo of Fernando BermudezFernando Bermudez was robbed of half his life, spending 18 years in prison – from age 22 to 40 – for a murder he didn’t commit.

Best Brief Winners and HeinOnline!

Posted by Library Blog on 04/08/2011 at 12:00 AM

The Law Library staff congratulates 3Ls Amy Broderick, Robert Cavanagh, and John Meara for receiving the Harrison Tweed Award for the best brief at the National Moot Court Competition. In addition to writing the best brief in the nation, the team also advanced to the round of eight! The team wrote for the respondent in the case of The City of New Amsterdam v. New Amsterdam Business Leader’s Association.

The winners took advantage of the Law Library’s offerings of LexisNexis/Westlaw access, quiet study areas, and books to research the issues for their brief.

Creative Lawyers + Innovative Law School = Cool Courses

Posted by David Logan on 04/05/2011 at 02:56 PM

One of the big advantages of being a Roger Williams law student is the chance to take electives from the best lawyers and judges in the state.  Previous blogs have highlighted “The Lessons of Litigation,” taught by one of the best-regarded federal judges in the country (Bruce Selya from the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit) and “