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.

No Easy Day

Posted by Michael Rekola on 09/25/2012 at 12:23 PM

So the first few weeks of my 3L year are in the books and, boy, does it seem like this semester is going to be a busy one. The motto for this semester can best be explained from the old Navy SEAL adage, "the only easy day was yesterday." Besides my commitments to my class schedule, the internship with RIDOT (which was just extended until I graduate!), and my regular responsibilities, I added a whole new set of obligations.

Your U.S. Law Week Email

Posted by Library Blog on 09/20/2012 at 10:16 AM


RWU 1Ls at Republican Convention

Posted by David Logan on 09/17/2012 at 12:25 PM

You would think starting law school would be enough for any 1L, but newbie Peter Costa not only is tackling that challenge, but also running for state office this fall from District 67 (Barrington-Warren); he also attended the Republican National Convention in Tampa as an Alternate Delegate.  Below are Peter’s observations, as posted on his blog.


Law might be boring, stories aren't.

Posted by William Wray on 09/17/2012 at 10:18 AM

I was doing some “work” on the internet the other day – reading an author's answers to readers' questions about the background of a book he wrote – and he said this:

“Sure I could explain [this technical question that you asked about] . . . . But without a narrative, our ability to care about such things is dramatically impaired. That’s why we need stories.”

Bar Exam: The Final Frontier

Posted by Peter Eraca on 09/15/2012 at 03:11 PM

Outside of required classes, there is one commonality that binds all law schools and law students together: the bar exam. It is the final rite of passage for attorneys, and the most dreaded portion of legal education. Although I have not posted in some time, I feel as though this portion of the law school experience deserves some exposition, and I will do so by giving a few (probably too many) pieces of advice.

 First, you generally do not need to pick which bar exam you sit for until you are a 3L. Its alright to keep your options open.

Creating and Managing Your Passwords

Posted by Library Blog on 09/14/2012 at 02:17 PM

The following rules for creating strong passwords are abridged from the April 2012 YourABA e-news article Security Fundamentals: Passwords -- 

RWU Expert on Political Conservatism Joins Issue with other Top Thinkers on the Question “Whither Conservatism”

Posted by David Logan on 09/12/2012 at 11:54 AM

RWU Law Prof. Carl Bogus gained national acclaim for his recent biography of conservative icon William F.

RWU and Poker: A Surprising Pair

Posted by David Logan on 09/07/2012 at 12:02 PM

Among the crazes of the last decade is poker, fueled by the ease (and promise of riches) from online playing and fan interest form TV coverage taking advantage of “pocket cams” that allowed observers to see players’ “hole cards.”

As it turns out, Roger Williams University has a number of interesting connections to gaming.

Law Review, 2012-13 Version

Posted by David Logan on 08/31/2012 at 12:02 PM

Over the decades, the most prestigious accomplishment in law school is membership on the Law Review.  Staffers are selected in a highly competitive process that considers both 1L grades and performance on a writing exercise.  The 2L members assist with editorial work for the journal and write a “note,” while 3L members oversee the actual production of the law review issues, including the all-important task of selecting articles for publication.