Santoro Lecture and Golf Tournament Bookend Alumni Weekend ...

Posted by Michael Yelnosky on 10/19/2015 at 10:26 AM

Alumni weekend this year ran from Thursday, September 24 to Sunday, September 27.  The kick-off event on Thursday was the latest installment in the Anthony J. Santoro Business Law Lecture Series.  We were proud to host Gigi Sohn, Counselor to the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.  Her lecture was entitled, “Consumer Protection in the Broadband Era: The Role of the FCC."   Ms.

Cybersecurity: A 'Must-Know' for Lawyers and Citizens

Posted by Peter Margulies on 10/07/2015 at 10:20 AM

CybersecurityCybersecurity is a major growth area in the law, as well as a central challenge for policymakers, corporate managers and ordinary citizens. Knowing about threats to private, business, and government data and how to reduce those threats is an essential part of the toolkit for today’s law students and lawyers. 

RWU Law & the Federal Courts: A Unique Partnership

Posted by William Smith on 09/30/2015 at 10:22 AM

L to R: RWU President Donald Farish. PhD, JD, with U.S. District Court Chief Judge William E. Smith.As a result of its status as Rhode Island’s only law school, Roger Williams University School of Law has developed a close relationship with the bench and bar of the State.

Reaching the American Dream -- with an RWU Law Team!

Posted by Deborah Gonzalez on 09/23/2015 at 09:06 AM

RWU Law Immigration Clinic client Amie Toure and her three sons.In the fall of 2009, Roger Williams University School of Law inaugurated its Immigration Clinic -- and there can be no doubt that the work done there has helped many immigrant families from all over the world, changing their lives for the better.

What We Did Last Summer...

Posted by Veronica Paricio on 09/08/2015 at 10:06 AM

At Roger Williams University School of Law, we have a vigorous public interest program.  This summer, 27 students were awarded summer stipends to enable them to work in unpaid public interest jobs, literally all over the world.  What follows are some of the observations they shared from the field ...


Coming Home

Posted by Lorraine Lalli on 08/25/2015 at 10:22 AM

When I joined the RWU Law administration in 2005, I brought a unique perspective as an alumna. Having graduated in 2001, I was familiar with the RWU Law student experience. I already knew the faculty and most of my new colleagues.  Most importantly, I was fully invested in the future success of the law school and our students, based on our shared experience.

Welcome, Class of 2018!

Posted by Michael Donnelly-Boylen on 08/18/2015 at 10:37 AM

Every year, I have the pleasure of kicking off Orientation by introducing the newest class to themselves.  I enjoy sorting through the files and finding interesting tidbits that will give them a sense of the depth and quality of their fellow classmates. At RWU we truly value having students with a wide range of personal and professional accomplishments who will bring those life experiences to bear in classroom discussions.  As you will see, the Class of 2018 is outstanding and only adds to our tradition.   Here are excerpts from my remarks:

Defining the Boundaries of Insider Trading

Posted by Susan Schwab Heyman on 08/11/2015 at 10:11 AM

Insider TradingThe Second Circuit Court of Appeals recently put the brakes on the Government’s successful string of insider trading prosecutions by reversing the convictions of two downstream tippees, Todd Newman and Anthony Chiasson.  

From the Red Sox GC: Knowing the Law, Knowing the Business

Posted by Ed Weiss on 07/21/2015 at 09:22 AM

Evan Thomson '13, as a RWU Law student intern with the Fenway Sports GroupOne of the great benefits of being a law student and being trained in the critical disciplines of a legal approach to problem-solving is that all doors remain open to you in terms of your career path and progression. 

Why Mediation?

Posted by Bruce Kogan on 07/08/2015 at 08:08 AM

“Why do you do this?” is a question that I am often asked in the midst of a contentious mediation. 

When two people (or two groups of people) are experiencing significant differences – significant enough that their dispute has either found its way into court or has risen to the level that both sides recognize that they are stuck in a conflict spiraling out of their own control – it is only then that a judge may refer them to mediation (or that the parties or their counsel request that a mediator get involved).