Best Brief Winners and HeinOnline!

Posted by Library Blog on 04/08/2011 at 12:00 AM

The Law Library staff congratulates 3Ls Amy Broderick, Robert Cavanagh, and John Meara for receiving the Harrison Tweed Award for the best brief at the National Moot Court Competition. In addition to writing the best brief in the nation, the team also advanced to the round of eight! The team wrote for the respondent in the case of The City of New Amsterdam v. New Amsterdam Business Leader’s Association.

The winners took advantage of the Law Library’s offerings of LexisNexis/Westlaw access, quiet study areas, and books to research the issues for their brief.

Creative Lawyers + Innovative Law School = Cool Courses

Posted by David Logan on 04/05/2011 at 02:56 PM

One of the big advantages of being a Roger Williams law student is the chance to take electives from the best lawyers and judges in the state.  Previous blogs have highlighted “The Lessons of Litigation,” taught by one of the best-regarded federal judges in the country (Bruce Selya from the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit) and “

RWU Law Hosts Important Public Interest Conference

Posted by David Logan on 03/30/2011 at 04:25 PM

For 24 years, the Robert Cover Public Interest Retreat has been a highlight of the academic year for the law students, lawyers, and legal academics who are committed to the tough, but deeply rewarding work of public interest practice. Sponsored by SALT (the Society of American Law Teachers), this year’s program was sponsored by RWU Law and attendees from 27 law schools  sold out the all available reservations.

Here is some commentary: first, from Hazel Weiser (Executive Director of SALT):

Spring Break and other stuffles

Posted by Brynna Gang on 03/25/2011 at 02:08 PM

Hello blog reading people!

RWU Law Moot Court Team Tops National Finals

Posted by David Logan on 03/25/2011 at 11:17 AM

Moot Court Team

John Meara, Amy Broderick and Professor Jon Shelburne

A team of RWU Law students won the Best Brief award at the prestigious National Moot Court Competition last month in New York City.

Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Posted by Library Blog on 03/25/2011 at 10:26 AM

With a phrase like “nuclear meltdown” being discussed in the news over the last few weeks, you might be interested in learning more about the governmental organization responsible for nuclear material safety and safeguards, nuclear regulatory research and nuclear reactor regulation in the United States. This body is called the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and was created by the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 5841).

National Coverage of Data on Faculty Quality

Posted by David Logan on 03/21/2011 at 11:38 AM

For the fourth consecutive year, RWU Law has released a study that looks at one key form of faculty scholarly productivity – the publication of articles in top law journals.  Because of the influence of the U.S. News and World Report rankings, schools in their top 50 tend to attract the lion’s share of attention.  By focusing instead on schools outside the U.S.

A Memorable Trip to DC

Posted by David Logan on 03/16/2011 at 03:40 PM

 An annual RWU Law tradition is a trip to Washington, D.C. that includes a reception for area alumni and a group swearing-in of alums at the Supreme Court of the United States.  This year the ceremony added a wonderful new aspect: a session with Associate Justice Samuel Alito, who graciously visited us at breakfast before the swearing-in and arguments for the day. Below is a reflection on that memorable day by Peter Pascucci (‘03).

Rhode Island Bar Journal Features Two RWU Law Student Authors (and one alum!)

Posted by Library Blog on 03/14/2011 at 09:40 AM

Imagine if you were sitting alone in your apartment and a man began banging on your door and calling your name. He then demands you give him your 42" plasma TV for free because you promised it to him in an ad on Craigslist that you don’t know anything about. What would you do?

Food for Fines 2011

Posted by Library Blog on 03/14/2011 at 12:00 AM

Have your studies kept you in a study room a little longer than scheduled? Have you returned a book after the due date or time? Would you like a chance to clear your fines and help others in need? Your opportunity has arrived!

From March 21st to April 1st, the law library is offering students the opportunity to help themselves and help others when paying off their accrued late fines by contributing to the East Bay Food Pantry or the Rhode Island Community Food Bank.