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Alumni Weekend 2013, from Golf to Gondolas

Posted by David Logan on 11/08/2013 at 01:42 PM

Perfect weather and numerous activities marked Alumni Weekend 2013, part of our 20th anniversary celebration.

Below are pictures from…

• A reception at Aidan’s, hosted by our own Betty Anne Waters (’98)

Legal Careers: Exploring Your Options

Posted by Library Blog on 11/07/2013 at 03:20 PM

If you are undecided about what you want to do with your law degree, go look at the Law Library’s Career Collection for inspiration!  The collection, shelved adjacent to the Library’s Print Center, is jam packed with resources about traditional law firm practice and alternatives to law practice.  You can learn about working for the federal government, following your bliss at a non-profit, or embracing your entrepreneurial spirit as a s

A Break at Sea - Networking at RWU Law

Posted by Mike Muehe on 11/05/2013 at 11:03 PM

        “GAM. NOUN- A social meeting of two (or more) Whaleships, generally on a cruising-ground; when, after exchanging hails, they exchange visits by boats’ crews, the two captains remaining, for the time, on board of one ship, and the two chief mates on the other.” - Herman Melville, Moby-Dick

A Smorgasbord of Robust Co-Curricular Offerings

Posted by David Logan on 11/05/2013 at 03:43 PM

We are very proud of the leadership of our students, who enrich the academic atmosphere of RWU Law beyond the classroom, and I decided to pick this week as just an example.

From Suing the NCAA to the Nuremburg Trials, and from Environmental Law to Health Law and Business Law, students have their horizons broadened by discussions on topical issues, from experts in the field.

Events Schedule:

SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT LAW SOCIETY

New Digital Resource in the Law Library: Loislaw Treatise Library

Posted by Library Blog on 11/01/2013 at 02:47 PM

The Loislaw Treatise Library via LoislawConnect is a new Law Library digital resource offering quick and easy access to a variety of practice treatises in over two dozen legal topics.  Topics include:

Class of 2015 Takes Home the Jeopardy Trophy Again

Posted by David Logan on 10/31/2013 at 10:45 AM

Last week's Student/Faculty Jeopardy faceoff saw a few firsts. The first first was the inaugural appearance of a team representing RWU alumni. The second first was having all the teams in contention, and well into positive territory, going into a thrilling Final Jeopardy. And, the most important first: the first time a team has won back-to-back trophies.

Lawyers and the Practice of Sports Law

Posted by David Logan on 10/29/2013 at 01:02 PM

Our Office of Career Development sponsored a recent program on what it takes to land a career in Sports Law, and the paths three distinguished lawyers took to get there.  The speakers were: Donald Gralnek, Former General Counsel of Sharks Sports and Entertainment, San Jose Sharks (National Hockey League), Katherine Sulentic (RWU Law ’09), Assistant Director of Enforcement, National Collegiate Athletic Association,

Baseball and the Law

Posted by Library Blog on 10/24/2013 at 09:54 AM

Baseball and the Law!

With the Red Sox squaring off against the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series, take a break from the commercials during the game to read some of the following resources for baseball and the law. 

RIAJ Gala, and a Big RWU Law Presence

Posted by David Logan on 10/23/2013 at 04:07 PM

We are proud of our long-standing affiliation with the Rhode Island Association for Justice and the closeness of that relationship was on display at the group’s recent gala.

RWU Law, Connecting across the Country

Posted by David Logan on 10/21/2013 at 02:02 PM

They say “it’s a small world,” and an email I recently received proves that adage….

Luis Mancheno, RWU Law class of 2013, was just settling into his new job at the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project in Arizona, when he came across a proudly-displayed poster for the movie Conviction. Here’s the connection: the movie recounts the gripping story of RWU Law grad Betty Anne Waters (class of 1998, and now a globe-trotting emissary for human rights), who devoted her life (including going to law school), to freeing her wrongfully-convicted brother.