Blogs

Young Faculty Star Tackles Impact of Oil Rush in the Arctic

Posted by David Logan on 05/30/2012 at 11:05 AM

Prof. Michael BurgerOne of our top junior faculty is Michael Burger, who joined RWU Law after a distinguished academic record (B.A. magna cum laude from Brown; honors graduate from Columbia Law School, where he was Articles Editor for the Columbia Journal of Environmental Law); practice (Associate Counsel for New York City’s Environmental Law Division), and law teaching (at NYU).

Mini-Moot Tackles Facebook Issue

Posted by David Logan on 05/22/2012 at 03:19 PM

The annual 1L Moot Court competition wrapped up as the spring semester wound down.  Almost 70 1Ls argued the merits of a cutting edge issue—whether the First Amendment prohibited school officials from sanctioning students debating a school-related issue on Facebook.  It was a hectic day for the Moot Court Board, but the competitors were winnowed down to the finalists, Samantha Clarke and Nick Denice, with Nick ending up #1.  Congratulations to all the competitors!

Harvard Law Dean Martha Minow Delivers Thurgood Marshall Memorial Lecture

Posted by David Logan on 05/17/2012 at 04:25 PM

The Roger Williams Law community was honored and, frankly, dazzled by the Thurgood Marshall Lecture recently delivered by Martha Minow, the 12th Dean of Harvard Law School, who not only served as a law clerk to Justice Marshall, but also has taught in class a future Justice of the SCOTUS, Elena Kagan, and a future President of the United States, Barack Obama.

The Feinstein Institute for Legal Services Annual Reception

Posted by David Logan on 05/15/2012 at 11:47 AM

The Feinstein Institute for Legal Service recently celebrated the stellar public service of the class of 2012. The Institute’s annual reception brings together students, faculty and staff from the law school as well as some of the top lawyers and judges from across the state to thank those who mentor our students and to honor the contribution our students make to the community. Among the luminaries in attendance were Rhode Island Chief Justice Paul Suttell, Judge Rogeriee Thompson of the U.S.

Movies for Entertainment and Inspiration!

Posted by Library Blog on 05/11/2012 at 10:29 AM

Take a break this summer from your work and studies to watch a movie with a legal theme (what else!).  Hopefully you will be entertained or even inspired! 

Two years ago the National Jurist magazine published a list of the top 20 movies for law students.  Several of the movies are based upon a best-selling novel.  The movies are:

RWU Law Alumnus Handles a Landmark Marriage Equality Case

Posted by David Logan on 05/10/2012 at 12:57 PM

Marek ButeI am pleased to acknowledge Marek Bute ’05 is serving as local counsel with Lambda Legal and co-counsel O’Melveney & Meyers on the landmark Nevada Marriage Equality case Sevcik v.

Supreme Court Visit

Posted by David Logan on 05/07/2012 at 11:42 AM

On April 16 and 17, seventeen students joined Professors Diana Hassel and Jared Goldstein on a visit to the Supreme Court, the Justice Department, and Congress.    

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Your Post-Graduate Job Search and Legal Research Needs: What Now? Part II

Posted by Library Blog on 05/04/2012 at 03:50 PM

One of your first priorities practicing law as a newly minted attorney is to determine the nearest law library so that you can access its services and collections!   Your state may have a law school library that is open to the public.  Courthouses in your state may even have a law library. As a third option, you could pay a fee to use a membership law library such as the Social Law Library in Boston or Jenkins Law Library in Philadelphia.

Drop Down and Give Me 10: Military Law Society Raises Money for Veterans Home

Posted by David Logan on 05/01/2012 at 09:40 AM

Our newest student group, the Military Law Society, is off to a great start, sponsoring a push-up competition in the law school Bistro, to benefit the Bristol Veterans Home.  Even faculty got in the act, as Zoe Argento, Buzzy Baron and Colleen Brown took on staff and some very-in-shape-law students.  The winners in the four heats: Will Wray, Eddie Conlon, Kaela Jalbert and Matt Sinnot.  A tip of the hat to the MLS leaders, Presiden

Your Post-Graduate Job Search and Legal Research Needs: What Now? Part I

Posted by Library Blog on 04/27/2012 at 11:22 AM

The bad news is that at some point after you graduate from law school, you will no longer have access to LexisNexis and Westlaw through the Law Library.  But don’t despair!  There are many resources in the Law Library for job searching (e.g. books in the Career Collection) and legal research.