Court Upholds RWU Law Prof's Determination of Retirement Rights of "Plunder Dome" Convict

Posted by David Logan on 10/14/2011 at 11:16 AM

Prof. Larry Ritchie

Off-campus Access to Law Library Databases!

Posted by Library Blog on 10/13/2011 at 11:54 AM

Using the Law Library databases from home is easy!  The key is to use the database list on the law library’s website, where the links have been proxied for off-campus use.  Bookmark the URL /library/research-resources/databases for the database list so that you will have it handy on your home computer.  Select the database of your choice (excluding LexisNexis and Westlaw, which require individual passwords).  At the prompt, type your name (e.g.

1Ls Romp to Victory in Jeopardy, Extend Student Win Streak over Faculty

Posted by David Logan on 10/10/2011 at 09:00 AM

In a dominating performance, a team of 1Ls - Brendan Schlander, Michael da Cruz, Nick Denice, Marc Fialkoff, James Glisson, and Samantha Clarke - cruised to victory over teams representing the 2L class, the 3L class, and the faculty in the 7th Annual Student/Faculty Jeopardy Game last week.  Despite the return to action of faculty Jeopardy stalwarts John Chung and Richard Rose (plus the efforts of teammates Tanya Monestier, Larry Ritchie, Andy Horwitz, and Linn Freedman) the 1L team took an early lead and cruised to an easy victory by more than $10,000.

Spotlight on ProQuest Congressional

Posted by Library Blog on 10/07/2011 at 01:23 PM

 A great resource for research involving materials generated by Congress and the President is ProQuest Congressional (formerly LexisNexis Congressional).  House and Senate materials include bills, hearings, reports, and floor debates.  You can locate presidential statements that frequently accompany the signing of important bills into law.  The database also provides access to full-text reports from the Congressional Research Service, a division of the Library

Public Interest Students Wine and Dine with Faculty

Posted by David Logan on 10/07/2011 at 11:15 AM

A record turnout appeared at an annual event, the Public Interest Potluck, held at the Tiverton home of Professor Michael Yelnosky and Laurie Barron, Executive Director of our Feinstein Institute for Public Service.  More than 40 students showed up for dinner and conversation, and we were particularly pleased with the strong showing of the class of 2014.

Here are some pics from that fun evening.

RIP Civil Rights Icon Fred Shuttlesworth

Posted by David Logan on 10/06/2011 at 10:31 AM

Rev. ShuttlesworthSomewhat overshadowed by media reports of the death of Apple’s Steve Jobs yesterday was word of the death of Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, the courageous leader of the civil rights movement in Birmingham, Alabama.  Perhaps best known as a founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Rev. Shuttlesworth convinced Dr.

Eagerly Anticipated New Book by RWU Law Prof Traces Arc of American Conservatism

Posted by David Logan on 10/03/2011 at 03:56 PM

Professor Carl BogusOne of the most eclectic scholars on our very strong faculty is Carl Bogus, who is nationally-known for his progressive views on the history of the Second Amendment and gun control policy.

The U.S. Supreme Court October Term 2011 and Associate Justice Stephen Breyer

Posted by Library Blog on 09/30/2011 at 10:49 AM

In preparation for the upcoming visit of Associate Justice Stephen Breyer, Associate Law Librarian Lucinda Harrison-Cox has created a display in the lobby of the law school building.  Take note of the number of faculty who have submitted briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court!  In addition to the display, the law library has created a guide to various resources for researching the Court, including a few mentioned here.

RWU Law Student Enjoys His "Red Sox Summer"

Posted by David Logan on 09/29/2011 at 04:12 PM

Jeff Smith ('13) had about the coolest possible internship last summer: working with the lawyers who represent the Boston Red Sox and affiliated businesses. Here are some of Jeff's reflections:

Taking the Lead at Lavender Law's National Conference

Posted by David Logan on 09/27/2011 at 02:33 PM

Roger Williams is proud of its commitment to supporting our diverse students, and this includes covering a part of the expense associated with having them attend the Lavender Law Career Fair and Conference. Here is a report on this year’s activities from Erin Wright, our terrific Assistant Director of Career Services (BA Providence College/MHR University of Oklahoma/JD Notre Dame):