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Dispatches from the Foreign Service

Posted by David Logan on 08/08/2012 at 04:29 PM

I just got an update from one of our most eclectic graduates, Spencer Maguire….  Spencer has served in the Marines in Iraq, worked in politics in D.C., and is now stationed in Africa with the U.S. Department of State. Below is an email I recently received, as well as some amazing pics.

New Directors Named, Adding Strength to Strength

Posted by David Logan on 08/01/2012 at 04:31 PM

One of the strengths of a Roger Williams legal education is the support our students and graduates have in the legal community, and one manifestation of this is leading lawyers and judges who have recently joined our Board of Directors:

Amazing Summers!

Posted by David Logan on 07/27/2012 at 12:49 PM

At RWU Law, we have a vigorous public interest program.  This summer, 35 students were awarded summer stipends that enabled them to work in public interest jobs all over the world.  The School of Law funds these stipends with money from the operating budget, and another chunk raised through our Public Interest Auction (Save the date for next year! February 15, 2013).

Recognition for Top Performance

Posted by David Logan on 07/23/2012 at 10:50 AM

I am delighted to announce that the University has granted tenure to two of our outstanding junior faculty, John Chung and Keeva Terry. Both have impeccable academic credentials (John-Wash U and Harvard; Keeva-Harvard, Michigan, and Columbia) and in just a few years they began winning “Teacher of the Year Awards” from a student body who already were learning from excellent teachers.

NY Times Salutes the Good Life in the Ocean State

Posted by David Logan on 07/17/2012 at 11:01 AM

This week’s Sunday Times devoted its feature “36 Hours” to the capital city of RWU’s home state, Providence.

Pro Bono Collaborative is "Only in Rhode Island" Annual Reception

Posted by David Logan on 07/13/2012 at 09:43 AM

Over 100 luminaries of Rhode Island’s bench and bar joined by RWU faculty, staff, alumni and students gathered to raise funds for the Pro Bono Collaborative at the Rotunda at One Citizen’s Plaza in Providence.  The PBC leverages the historically underutilized resources of the state’s larger, more prominent law firms by connecting them with community organizations and our law students, to help maximize the efficient delivery of legal aid.

Alum Named One of Providence Business News’ “40 Under Forty”

Posted by David Logan on 07/09/2012 at 03:02 PM

I am pleased to announce that RWU Law alum Robert Coulter ’08, was named one of “40 under Forty” winners by the Providence Business News.  This award acknowledges the achievements of young professionals based on their “career success and community involvement.” Rob is a graduate of the Naval Academy who came to RWU Law after earning two Masters Degrees from the University of Chicago, and he continued his stellar academic career by graduating #1 in his law class.

Learnin’ and Livin’ in the Mother Country

Posted by David Logan on 07/03/2012 at 03:18 PM

Another year, and another cohort of lucky RWU Law students who get an insider’s view of the English legal system by attending our unique summer program in London. Unlike most foreign programs, which are classroom-based and focus on doctrine, the RWU Law program gets our students into the chambers of some of London’s top law firms and judges for what is quaintly called “a mini-pupilage.” This provides an intimate insiders’ view of a legal system that provided the basis for the U.S.

Inside-Chambers Experiences

Posted by David Logan on 06/29/2012 at 11:34 AM

One of the great opportunities for a law student is to work in a judge’s chambers, and given the close relationships RWU Law has with dozens of state and federal judges, many of our top students get an insider’s view of the judicial process.  Two close friends of the law school are United States District Judge Jack McConnell and Superior Court Judge Dennis Curran.  Here are a couple reflections from rising 2Ls who are working with these leading jurists.

RWU Law Students, Reaching Out

Posted by David Logan on 06/26/2012 at 12:36 PM

We are proud of the commitment our students have to improving the lives of the less fortunate in our community.  I recently reported on the work of our Military Law Society for local veterans and now I want to salute the Family Law Society (also spearheaded by terrific members of the class of 2014!) for their good works on behalf of Family Service of Rhode Island; by holding a “change drive,” Laura Parker and Gloria Rispoli were able to present the organization with necessaries for a family in need.  Way to go Laura, Gloria, and the FLS!