Blogs

Livin’ in the Ocean State: 2011

Posted by David Logan on 07/21/2011 at 09:50 AM

Summer is bliss in Rhode Island.  The sailing is great (teams from Roger Williams, Brown, and URI won national championships) and Newport is a world-class vacation destination, recently featured in the New York Times.

Tenure for Elorza; Distinguished Professorship for Yelnosky

Posted by David Logan on 07/15/2011 at 11:07 AM

Two of our faculty stars, Jorge Elorza and Michael Yelnosky, received important professional recognition in recent weeks.

Promoting Diversity in the RI Legal Profession

Posted by David Logan on 07/11/2011 at 02:02 PM

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.

Three to Get Ready

Posted by David Logan on 07/06/2011 at 08:55 AM

On June 10, legal writing professors, mostly from New England, but also from law schools in New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, joined us for a thought-provoking conference of the New England Consortium of Legal Writing Teachers.

Three to Get Ready:  Three Different Perspectives on Getting Students “Practice Ready,” featured some of our recent alumni and also faculty, including Judge William E. Smith of the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island, who is a judge by day and a popular member of our Adjunct Faculty by night.

Time is flying

Posted by Melanie Shapiro on 07/05/2011 at 10:59 AM

                A lot has happened since the last time that I blogged. I finished my second year of law school and had a great spring semester. I was in the Immigration Clinic and it was by far the best experience of my law school career. It’s important to understand black letter law, but what really matters are practical lawyering skills.  It’s one thing to sit down and apply law to a fact pattern on an exam, but when someone’s life is on the line, it makes everything learned in law school real.

Brynna v. UCC

Posted by Brynna Gang on 06/28/2011 at 10:25 PM

Evidently my idea of posting another blog before the end of the school year was---unsuccessful. To atone I will post an extra long one.

Brynna v. UCC

Posted by Brynna Gang on 06/28/2011 at 10:25 PM

Evidently my idea of posting another blog before the end of the school year was---unsuccessful. To atone I will post an extra long one.

2011-12 Shaping Up To Be Exciting at Roger Williams Law

Posted by David Logan on 06/28/2011 at 12:27 PM

I am pleased to announce some of the key events that RWU Law is sponsoring next academic year.

A campus visit by Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States Stephen Breyer

Justice Breyer

Alums on the Cutting Edge

Posted by David Logan on 06/24/2011 at 12:52 PM

As our younger graduates take their place in the legal profession, they are tackling new issues and new variations on old ones.

Nicole Dulude Benjamin (’06) and Rob Humm (‘08),

Commencement 2011: Great Fun for a Great Class!

Posted by David Logan on 06/15/2011 at 09:50 AM

...and what a year it was, highlighted by a visit from the First Circuit, a 3L victory in Student-Faculty Jeopardy, and a national prize for a 3L moot court team! The graduates and their families and friends enjoyed terrific weather, a spirited graduation ceremony (complete with goofs on the dean), and a fun after-