An April 2009 article in the New York Law Journal contained the results of a survey of practice chairs, hiring partners, and recruiters about what new attorneys most need to know to hit the ground running: Business Skills!
...and I am not talking about the October nor'easter. November for a 1L is a complete whirlwind, and I think that, along with my classmates, I will have a lot to be thankful for about 3 weeks after Thanksgiving. First of all, if anyone is interested in doing a psychological study, they could find an incredibly fascinating focus group if they polled 1L's the weekend before our first memo submission was due. The neurosis was palpable and entertaining. On top of that, all of our doctrinal professors are dropping not so subtle hints about finals and how fast they are approaching.
Roger Williams University School of Law got a rare and fascinating view from the top of the profession last week, when Associate Justice Stephen Breyer of the Supreme Court of the United States visited campus. In an extremely busy half day, Justice Breyer taught a Con Law II class, met with student leaders, and sat for a revealing “Fireside Chat” with First Circuit Judge Bruce Selya (a valued adjunct and longtime friend of RWU Law, who facilitated the visit).
Like HeinOnline? “There’s an App for That!”
iPhone and iPad users can now access the Law School’s HeinOnline subscription anywhere via a dedicated application. Download the free HeinOnline app from the AppStore and then complete this setup while on campus:
Add the RWU proxy server information to your device wireless settings:
1. Go to your iPhone or iPad general "Settings"
Out of the tragedy at the Station nightclub in West Warwick, R.I.– the deadliest nightclub fire in U.S.
On October 13th, RWU Law students, staff, and faculty participated in an on-line conversation among law schools, public service lawyers, and Attorney General Eric Holder about the need to secure access to justice for all Americans. Sponsored by the White House Office of Public Engagement and the U.S. Department of Justice, the program honored 16 exemplar public service “Champions of Change” at the White House while law students from across the nation watched through a live-feed from the White House website.
As you work on your legal and non-legal writing pieces while here at the law school, the law library has excellent manuals you can consult to get a more polished result.
Some of the manuals are:
Several years ago, I was surveying the boring, generic art that adorned the public spaces in much of the law school, and recognized that our second floor atrium could be a great place to display good art. After talking with various folks, I decided to work out an arrangement with the Bristol Art Museum, which would provide 2-3 exhibits a year of local artists in an array of media.
It was a sunny autumn afternoon on Narragansett Bay, perfect for members of the class of 2014 to get to know a little more about their new coastal home. Hosted by the Marine Affairs Institute, the annual 1L boat trip gave students interested in marine affairs a chance to learn about marine issues facing Narragansett Bay from the staff of the leading non-profit conservation group Save the Bay aboard the Aletta Morris. Along with Institute