I can't believe that it is already Wednesday of my third week in London, and that I return to the U.S. on Saturday! Time has definitely flown by. I had a great weekend sightseeing, watching the World Cup (with not so great outcomes for England and America) and relaxing. On Saturday, I went to Camden Market, which is an outdoor market with clothes, jewelry, souvenirs etc. I also went to an amazing food market with ethnic foods from all over the world. Finally, I went to the Tate Modern Art Museum (which was free!)
One of the most important jobs in a law school is that of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs (essentially the Vice-Dean), who oversees most faculty and many student matters. At most law schools, this job rotates among members of the tenured faculty, and I have had the pleasure in my 7 years as Dean to work with three excellent administrators: Diana Hassel, Michael Yelnosky, and David Zlotnick. On July 1, Prof. Andy Horwitz, currently the Director of Clinical Programs, Director of the Criminal Defense Clinic, and Distinguished Service Professor, will replace Dean Z.
Established in 1785, the Bristol Fourth of July Celebration is the oldest continuous celebration of its kind in the United States. There is something for everyone - concerts, marching band competition, fireworks, a carnival on the Bristol Commons and a parade! So get out your red, white and blue and check out the Bristol Fourth of July Committee’s website for further information about scheduled events.
I had a very interesting and exciting experience at Snaresbrook Crown Court in London this week. I was assigned to marshall for both His Honor Judge Timothy King and his His Honor Judge William Kennedy. Both Judge King and Judge Kennedy are extremely nice and intelligent men. It is quite an honor to be able to sit next to these learned judges on the bench while they preside over court proceedings.
Among the many eclectic scholars at RWU Law, few surpass Prof. Jonathan Gutoff’s wide-ranging interests, including deep expertise on the history and law of piracy, a very hot topic around the world these days. (Indeed, a Dutch court just convicted five Somalis of piracy.) Prof.
I finally have internet access to post a blog- hooray! I have so much to write about the past week and a half so here it goes... I arrived in London last Sunday. It was quite difficult getting from the airport to our dorm on the tube because I had so much luggage and there were way too many stairs on the London Underground! I was so grateful to finally make it to our dorm at Ramsay Hall of the University College London. Our dorm is on a busy street in the center of London with lots of restaurants and shops. We all have single rooms, which is pretty nice.
Greetings from London!
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I just finished an amazing weekend in London (except for the weather) and decided it would be a good time to update you all on what’s been going on. I got a chance to go to the London Eye, which is basically a huge ferris wheel in the center of London. It goes about 400 yards above sea level and gives you a wonderful view of Central London. From the very top, you can see Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace (no, I did not see the Queen), Big Ben, and Parliament.