3L Eden Sears Wins Homeless Legal Clinic Award

Posted by David Logan on 04/17/2012 at 09:24 AM

Eden SearsI am thrilled to congratulate Eden Sears on being the first law student to win the RI Coalition for the Homeless’ Legal Clinic Award- an award usually presented to seasoned attorneys. At the awards luncheon on March 24, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse presented Eden with the award for her dedication and commitment to working at the Homeless Legal Clinics.

Tune In: Top Legal Podcasts

Posted by Library Blog on 04/13/2012 at 04:04 PM

Take a break from reading about the law and instead listen to a podcast about the law!  There are hundreds of freely available podcasts on law and law-related topics for law students and legal professionals. 

Here are some recommended legal podcasts by Legal Productivity described in its November 15, 2011 blog post.

RWU Law "Jocks" Score in Softball and Soccer

Posted by David Logan on 04/13/2012 at 10:20 AM

At RWU law, we are proud of the accomplishments of our students in the classroom, but also on the playing fields. Below is a dispatch from (3L) Tim Grimes, recapping an “Elite Eight” finish at the national law school softball championship, followed by a summary of RWU success at a regional soccer tournament, provided by 1L Nathaniel Peterson.

Law Reviews from Across the Country Gather at RWU Law

Posted by David Logan on 04/11/2012 at 08:52 AM

RWU was honored to host the Annual Meeting of the National Conference of Law Reviews, which brought almost 300 of the brightest law students from around the country to RI for 3 days of networking, discussing how to adapt publications to the digital age, and topics like whether it is advantageous to have a “local law” issue. Check out the Conference Program

Tackling the Hot Button Issues: Students Discuss the Death Penalty and Racial Profiling

Posted by David Logan on 04/04/2012 at 04:10 PM

In recent weeks RWU law students organized programs focusing on the deaths of two black men, Troy Davis, executed by the state of Georgia, and Trayvon Martin, killed by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Florida. Understandably, law students are deeply concerned with the issues raised by these cases, including the death penalty and racial profiling.

The World at Your Finger Tips: International Law Research at the RWU Law Library

Posted by Library Blog on 04/04/2012 at 02:01 PM

The Law Library’s resources for international law research include cases, treaties, scholarly works, news, career publications, and links to top websites.   You can use the WebCatalog to locate items by keyword, title, author or subject. 

HeinOnline, Bloomberg BNA International Trade Reporter, and Oxford Scholarship Online are among the many varied Law Library resources for researching international law.

HeinOnline: A Wealth of Legal Information at Your Finger Tips! Part III

Posted by Library Blog on 03/30/2012 at 11:18 AM

The William S. Hein & Co., Inc. was an early leader in microfilming official federal government publications from their inception.  These publications consisted of primary legal authority such as cases, statutes and agency regulations.  Fortunately for the researcher, many of these publications are now easily accessible via HeinOnline

Tea Party and the Constitution Program Draws National Experts

Posted by David Logan on 03/30/2012 at 10:14 AM

Organized by our own Jared Goldstein, an expert in “popular constitutionalism” experts from around the country came to RWU Law for a fascinating conference last month.  Co-sponsored with the United States District Court for Rhode Island, a packed house and overflow rooms were treated to an all-start line-up, featuring keynote addresses by United States Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI, and a member of the Senate Judi

Calabresi Named Chief Justice Weisberger Visiting Professor of Law

Posted by David Logan on 03/26/2012 at 02:27 PM

I am delighted to announce that a giant in legal education, Steve Calabresi, the Class of 1940 Professor of Law at Northwestern Law, will be teaching a course at RWU Law next fall.  Prof.