Blogs

Another Event-filled MLK Week

Posted by David Logan on 02/04/2011 at 01:54 PM

RWU Law has a tradition of celebrating the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday with a series of events and activities consistent with his dream of inclusiveness, and 2011 was no exception.

The week began with a “Day On,” where members of the RWU Law community are encouraged to celebrate the King Holiday by engaging in community services projects. This year’s service opportunity was a project with City Year, where over 400 volunteers participated in projects throughout Providence.

Adding Strength to Strength: New Faculty Hires

Posted by David Logan on 01/28/2011 at 02:07 PM

Susan HeymanI am very proud of the terrific faculty we have assembled at RWU Law, and this year’s hiring cycle has again yielded gold.

RWU Alum and Prof Square Off over Access to Public Records

Posted by David Logan on 01/28/2011 at 12:31 PM

Michael Yelnosky

A Goodbye and A Hello

Posted by Library Blog on 01/28/2011 at 12:00 AM

The RWU School of Law Library staff recently said “Goodbye” to the Associate Dean for Library and Information Services and Professor of Law, Gail Winson.  After serving as the law library’s director from 1993 to 2010, Ms. Winson decided it was time to retire.  Ms. Winson will still continue to be involved with the law school community as Professor of Law Emeritus.

Panel Features Top Law Enforcers Discussing White Collar Crime.

Posted by David Logan on 01/24/2011 at 02:44 PM

One of the great things about being the only law school in a state is the unique opportunities it presents for bringing leaders from the bench and bar to campus.  Besides the annual visit of the RI Supreme Court to hear the final rounds of our flagship (Clark) Moot Court Competition and the courses taught by a distinguished Adjunct Faculty, programs often feature leaders discussing top issues facing the state, like the

New Books Display

Posted by Library Blog on 01/21/2011 at 12:00 AM

Looking for something interesting to read other than your casebooks or study aids? Then take some time to browse the New Books Display located next to the Thurgood Marshall Law Society display case in the Law Library. The New Books Display highlights some of the Law Library’s recent acquisitions. You can check out a book from the New Books Display for three weeks. Happy Reading!

Remembering Sarge

Posted by David Logan on 01/19/2011 at 12:14 PM

Sargent Shriver passed away yesterday at 95 and the media has been right to lionize a life of remarkable public service, especially his visionary work founding the Peace Corps and Head Start programs.

Keeping Up With Hala

Posted by David Logan on 01/18/2011 at 09:24 AM

I am always glad to report fun news about our alums and today I want to provide an update on Hala Furst, who graduated last May (and who is a former Torts student of mine).

"Spring into Action!"

Posted by Library Blog on 01/13/2011 at 12:00 AM

With the beginning of the Spring 2011 semester, the Law Library staff encourage you to take advantage of the various services to help you "spring into action."

Among the services are:

Next Step for "Rising Star" Matt Jerzyk

Posted by David Logan on 01/10/2011 at 11:48 AM

Photo of Matt JerzykMatt Jerzyk (class of 2008) arrived at RWU with impressive academic credentials (a magna cum laude graduate of Brown) and a track record of leadership in progressive politics: he had advised the Governor's Commission on Race, Police and Community Relations, co-authored legislation creating a police civilian review board in Providence, and was the founding executive director of Rhode Island Jobs with Justice, a labor