I have known for quite a while that after completing my Bachelor’s degree that I wanted to end up in law school. Where I wanted to go and what kind of law that I wanted to practice was a completely different story. At first, my search was based entirely on where I had a chance to get in based on my LSAT score and GPA along with what I knew about the schools from my undergrad search four years prior.
Roger Williams lawyers featured prominently in two key “Under 40” listings issued in recent days:
Dena M. Castricone '02, Murtha Cullina LLP
Dena was named one of the U.S.’s Best LGBT Attorneys Under 40 by the National LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) Bar Association, an affiliate of the ABA.
For a quick and easy way to learn more about Law Library services and resources for legal research, check out the new Law Guides developed by the Law Library staff using the LibGuides platform. Currently, there are several new and improved topical guides on a variety of subjects available with more in the pipeline. There are Law Guides describing useful study aids for first-year courses, mandatory second-year courses, and popular upper-level courses. There are Law Guides for the clinics: criminal d
I am delighted to announce that Carolina Academic Press has published Poverty, Health and Law: Readings and Cases for Medical-Legal Partnership. The lead editor of this path-breaking new book, Liz Tobin Tyler, is the Director of Public Service and Community Partnerships at Roger Williams Law.
In 2006, the School of Law launched an exciting program, The Pro Bono Collaborative, to see if we could leverage the untapped resources of Rhode Island’s law firms, community-based organizations and law students’ budding professionalism and energy to increase the provision of free legal assistance to Rhode Island’s most vulnerable communities. Many of our pro bono projects involve broad reaching legal strategies, such as educational workshops and legislative advocacy. The PBC also facilitates direct representation pro bono projects in substantive areas of the law that are normal
It will be quite a transition to return to school after having worked this summer. To begin with, I can actually write again. By this I mean:
1) I can use non-mono-spaced fonts, which in addition to being less coma-inducing than Courier New, allow me to banish any thought of the arcane conventions attending double-spacing in court documents, and
2) I need not feverishly research a legal citation with which to end every sentence, no matter how obvious the proposition therein. (Cf. Legal writing.)
Two of our faculty stars, Jorge Elorza and Michael Yelnosky, received important professional recognition in recent weeks.
Our 8th Annual Diversity Symposium Dinner was more proof of the role Roger Williams School of Law plays in enhancing the “pipeline” for minority students into the legal profession. Approximately 70 judges, lawyers, high school, college and law students plus law school and college professors and administrators gathered at the Providence Marriott for an evening of discussion about immigration in the United States.