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).

Providence, Here We Come!

Posted by Diana Hassel on 06/24/2015 at 10:07 AM

ProvidencePlans are well underway for the RWU School of Law’s expanded presence in downtown Providence.   

The four-story building at One Empire Street will be devoted almost exclusively to Roger Williams University use and will be ready for occupancy a year from now – June 2016.  The fourth floor of One Empire Street will become the center for RWU law’s experiential learning opportunities. 

Diversity in the Rhode Island Judiciary

Posted by David Logan on 06/16/2015 at 11:38 AM

Judicial DiversityIn a May 17 piece (“Race in Rhode Island”), The Providence Journal reported that minority populations in our state have increased by nearly 500 percent since 1970, while the white population decreased by nearly 12 percent. The series spotlighted some of the many challenges Rhode Island faces as we become more ethnically and racially diverse.