A Salute to Women’s Rights

Posted by David Logan on 08/27/2012 at 05:23 PM

Yesterday was the 92nd anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment, guaranteeing women the right to vote, cultimating 70 years of struggle by woman suffragists. Here is the text: "The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex" and "Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation."

Now, Law School REALLY Begins

Posted by David Logan on 08/24/2012 at 05:04 PM

Orientation is when the newbies are introduced to law school and the legal profession.  At RWU we mark the end of this transition period by taking a class photo (with, and without shades) and then a picnic by the bay.  Here are some pics from that fun day.

group with glasses


Welcome Class of 2015 and Returning Students

Posted by Library Blog on 08/24/2012 at 09:02 AM

The School of Law Library staff wishes you a successful academic year.  We are here to help you:

RWU Law Class of 2015: Talented, Diverse

Posted by David Logan on 08/22/2012 at 08:34 AM

The academic year officially begins with orientation for the new group of 1Ls. The class of 2015 is drawn from more than 100 undergraduate institutions, including Duke, Dartmouth, BC, UTEP, Pepperdine, Gettysburg, Rowan, Smith, and SUNY-Maritime, but the top feeder schools are close to home: U Conn, Providence College, RI College, the U of Rhode Island, and Roger Williams.

Making Her Mark in Intellectual Property

Posted by David Logan on 08/14/2012 at 01:03 PM

One of the top junior members of the RWU Law faculty is Zoe Argento, and I am pleased to report that her recent presentation at a young scholars conference at Stanford Law School was one of only eight spotlighted on the influential blog GigaOm (out of 130).  Zoe’s topic was “Who Owns Social Media,” and you can read a summary of all the top presentations here.

Dispatches from the Foreign Service

Posted by David Logan on 08/08/2012 at 04:29 PM

I just got an update from one of our most eclectic graduates, Spencer Maguire….  Spencer has served in the Marines in Iraq, worked in politics in D.C., and is now stationed in Africa with the U.S. Department of State. Below is an email I recently received, as well as some amazing pics.

New Directors Named, Adding Strength to Strength

Posted by David Logan on 08/01/2012 at 04:31 PM

One of the strengths of a Roger Williams legal education is the support our students and graduates have in the legal community, and one manifestation of this is leading lawyers and judges who have recently joined our Board of Directors:

Amazing Summers!

Posted by David Logan on 07/27/2012 at 12:49 PM

At RWU Law, we have a vigorous public interest program.  This summer, 35 students were awarded summer stipends that enabled them to work in public interest jobs all over the world.  The School of Law funds these stipends with money from the operating budget, and another chunk raised through our Public Interest Auction (Save the date for next year! February 15, 2013).

Recognition for Top Performance

Posted by David Logan on 07/23/2012 at 10:50 AM

I am delighted to announce that the University has granted tenure to two of our outstanding junior faculty, John Chung and Keeva Terry. Both have impeccable academic credentials (John-Wash U and Harvard; Keeva-Harvard, Michigan, and Columbia) and in just a few years they began winning “Teacher of the Year Awards” from a student body who already were learning from excellent teachers.

NY Times Salutes the Good Life in the Ocean State

Posted by David Logan on 07/17/2012 at 11:01 AM

This week’s Sunday Times devoted its feature “36 Hours” to the capital city of RWU’s home state, Providence.