For those who like to follow the latest developments in an area of law but do not have the time to read a lengthy news story or blog post, try following a Twitter account. A great resource to consult for information about law-related Twitter accounts is Justia.com’s LegalBirds. You can browse the LegalBirds directory of numerous categories and practice areas to find the perfect Twitter account.
Links to other useful resources from LegalBirds are:
A lot of people ask what a typical day is like for a law student. What follows is a fictional, but highly representative typical school day for me. It is absolutely riveting.
7:00 a.m. Alarm goes off.
7:27 a.m. I crawl out of bed.
The majority of the people that you speak to about law school will tell you the same thing, “It’s hard, but worth it.” As a 1L, it’s difficult to imagine this. We all know law school is going to be hard. If it wasn’t, then everyone would be there, right? However, hard takes on a whole new meaning once you’re a law student. You learn that sleep is not always a necessity, that studying on a Friday/Saturday night is completely normal, and that it will all “make” you even if it breaks you (and yes, I did break down in a hallway crying during finals, but I wasn’t th
Being the only law school in a state yields RWU students many benefits, regardless of whether they choose to remain in RI after graduation, and this past semester is proof why:
Students got to interact with leading jurists;
The 2012 bar exam cycle proves once again that a Roger Williams legal education is a great springboard to a successful career. In our three key states, our graduates exceeded the state averages for first-time takers on the July exams, achieving a 90% pass rate in CT, and an 86% pass rate in RI and MA. And, in the states that release comparative data, RWU grads surpassed our regional peers:
Our own Professor Carl Bogus has achieved national prominence on Second Amendment issues. He has testified before Congress, published widely in top academic journals, appeared on National Public Radio and in USA Today, the Boston Globe, the Washington Times, and the Providence Journal.
This week he is being cited in the conversation raised by the massacre in Newtown.
The “Constitutional Law Prof Blog,” featured “Carl Bogus on Second Amendment Constitutional Scholarship”:
On a faculty of distinguished scholars, RWU law is especially lucky to have Peter Margulies, who since 9/11 has become one of the country’s most prolific and respected scholars in the area of National Security.
Held just two weeks after the devastation from Superstorm Sandy, RWU Law’s 9th Marine Law Symposium tackled the legal implications of climate change on ocean and coastal communities. Shifting Seas: The Law’s Response to Changing Ocean Condition brought together an unprecedented array of leading legal practitioners and scholars, scientists, and planners from across America, and even an Arctic expert from Norway!
The results are in and the class of 2012 passed the July 2012 Rhode Island bar exam at a record-breaking clip of 88%! This brings the pass rate for all first-time RWU takers in Rhode Island (combining the February and the July administrations of the exam) to an impressive 86%, easily surpassing the state average of 81%.
Bottom line: RWU alums continue to set the bar for their peers!
Once again, the law school fully participated in the ABA’s Pro Bono Celebration Week with an inspiring speaker and recognition of the incredible array of student public service work and pro bono activities through our signature program, The Pro Bono Collaborative.