For law students and lawyers alike, many will have frequent need to research the rules for a particular court such as a district or superior court in the case of civil litigation or a criminal trial. Appellate work requires expert knowledge of the appellate court’s rules.
Congratulations to newlyweds Jennifer Coliflores‘11 and Eric Rosenthal of Pawtucket, R.I.
This past week was a very, very long week. There’s a study somewhere that states Roger William School of Law Students have earned the ranking of one of the highest, if not the highest score, regarding how many hours per day a student here studies. Please don’t ask me where I read this study right now because it is 10:30 on a Sunday night and I think I put in over 35 hours of studying this weekend alone. I’m tired. But I remember reading the results and wondering why we earned this particular title. Are the students here more competitive? Did the school ex
I never study in the library. It’s not that I don’t like the library (it’s actually quite nice in there), but I just can’t be productive there. Now, I say this while my upstairs neighbor practices his bass guitar (I guess you’re never too old for teenage angst) and I watch “High Fidelity” and write this entry rather than editing a paper, but still I just never get work done in the library.
During the week of January 18, RWU Law held its 5th Annual M.L.K. Celebration. Throughout the week members of the law school community participated in activities designed to commemorate the life and teachings of Dr.
Have you ever felt like you were behind, didn’t know where the time went, and that you probably won’t catch back up? Yeah, I feel that way right now. Today, someone said we were in week 5 (ok, he said 7, but I double checked for accuracy) and I did a mental double take. I couldn’t believe we had already gone through 1/3 of the semester. Thinking back to the first semester everything seemed to go by exceptionally slowly. That doesn’t really change.
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Since the day I turned 18, I couldn’t wait to be called for Jury Duty. In 1999, the day finally came. I received my little Juror’s Card in the mail informing me I had been selected to serve. I felt as though I had just won the lottery! I had been SELECTED!!! (No calling me dork or any of the other names you’re thinking in your head right now.) There was one problem though. The date I was scheduled to serve was very soon after my second child’s due date. I could have checked that little box that claimed I wanted to reschedule, but nope, I was f
The first few weeks, or maybe even months of getting called on was scary. I was envious of those people that could be in the hot seat and it seemed like just an ordinary conversation between them and the professor. That person is not me. Whenever I get called on – correction, whenever I hear the professor even start to say, “Ms. .