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Alum Named One of Providence Business News’ “40 Under Forty”

Posted by David Logan on 07/09/2012 at 03:02 PM

I am pleased to announce that RWU Law alum Robert Coulter ’08, was named one of “40 under Forty” winners by the Providence Business News.  This award acknowledges the achievements of young professionals based on their “career success and community involvement.” Rob is a graduate of the Naval Academy who came to RWU Law after earning two Masters Degrees from the University of Chicago, and he continued his stellar academic career by graduating #1 in his law class.

Learnin’ and Livin’ in the Mother Country

Posted by David Logan on 07/03/2012 at 03:18 PM

Another year, and another cohort of lucky RWU Law students who get an insider’s view of the English legal system by attending our unique summer program in London. Unlike most foreign programs, which are classroom-based and focus on doctrine, the RWU Law program gets our students into the chambers of some of London’s top law firms and judges for what is quaintly called “a mini-pupilage.” This provides an intimate insiders’ view of a legal system that provided the basis for the U.S.

Inside-Chambers Experiences

Posted by David Logan on 06/29/2012 at 11:34 AM

One of the great opportunities for a law student is to work in a judge’s chambers, and given the close relationships RWU Law has with dozens of state and federal judges, many of our top students get an insider’s view of the judicial process.  Two close friends of the law school are United States District Judge Jack McConnell and Superior Court Judge Dennis Curran.  Here are a couple reflections from rising 2Ls who are working with these leading jurists.

RWU Law Students, Reaching Out

Posted by David Logan on 06/26/2012 at 12:36 PM

We are proud of the commitment our students have to improving the lives of the less fortunate in our community.  I recently reported on the work of our Military Law Society for local veterans and now I want to salute the Family Law Society (also spearheaded by terrific members of the class of 2014!) for their good works on behalf of Family Service of Rhode Island; by holding a “change drive,” Laura Parker and Gloria Rispoli were able to present the organization with necessaries for a family in need.  Way to go Laura, Gloria, and the FLS!

Alum Wins Award for Efforts to Curb Homelessness

Posted by David Logan on 06/22/2012 at 01:17 PM

photo of Neville BedfordI am pleased to announce that Neville Bedford, RWU Law class of 2003, was honored by the Rhode Island Bar Association for his efforts representing homeless men and women.

Exciting Year on Tap, Featuring (Another) Supreme Court Visit

Posted by David Logan on 06/19/2012 at 03:10 PM

As 2011-12 winds down and 2012-13 emerges on the immediate horizon, I am happy to announce another year of distinctive co-curricular programming is in store for the RWU Law community.

RWU’s Excellence in Marine Affairs Recognized by National Organizations

Posted by David Logan on 06/15/2012 at 12:16 PM

RWU’s stature as a national leader in the field of ocean and coastal law was confirmed at The Coastal Society’s 23rd biennial conference in Miami, Florida. Recent graduate and Florida native, Kristen Bonjour ‘12, attended and presented  Municipal Responses to a Changing Climate in the Coastal Zone of the Northeast and Bay of Fundy.

Prof. Monestier: Expert in U.S. and Canadian Law

Posted by David Logan on 06/12/2012 at 03:41 PM

It’s no secret that RWU Law’s faculty comprises a world-class collection of legal scholars and educators. One such standout is Associate Professor Tanya Monestier, who joined us after graduating from both Osgoode Hall, Canada’s top law school, and the University of Cambridge, with an impressive array of honors.

Commencement 2012 v.3.0

Posted by David Logan on 06/08/2012 at 01:29 PM

This is the last of 3 blog items on the graduation of the terrific class of 2012.  The recessional ended up with another RWU Law tradition: the graduates filing past an applauding faculty, and on to an after-party full of hugs and high-5s.  Below are some of the pics from a perfect day. Way to go, Class of 2012!

Commencement 2012 v.2.0

Posted by David Logan on 06/06/2012 at 01:44 PM

After the processional, the grads, faculty, staff, families, and friends settled in for a brisk, but meaningful ceremony.