Practical Law Company

Posted by Library Blog on 09/23/2011 at 09:14 AM


The Practical Law Company provides free access to law school students while they are enrolled in law school.  With over 60% of the AmLaw 100 firms and about 500 legal departments in the United States as its subscribers, Practical Law Company offers:

Brown Medical Students Team with RWU Law Students in Innovative Program

Posted by David Logan on 09/22/2011 at 04:29 PM

One of our signature experiential learning environments is the class Poverty, Health and Law: The Medical/Legal Collaborative and the related externship opportunity at the Rhode Island Medical-Legal Partnership for Children.  Conceived and implemented by Liz Tobin Tyler, Director of Public Service and Community Partnerships in our F

Oxford University Press Publishes Alum's Book

Posted by David Logan on 09/20/2011 at 09:39 AM

I am delighted to announce that one of the world’s most prestigious  publishers, the Oxford University Press, has released “A Doubtful and Perilous Experiment: Advisory Opinions, State Constitutions, and Judicial Supremacy,” authored by Mel Topf (RWU Law 2006).  For a host of reasons, Mel is not the typical law school graduate: he got his J.D. 35 years after he earned his Ph.D.; he attended RWU (and NYU) law while holding down a tenured faculty position in the Roger Williams undergraduate college. 

Senator Jack Reed Keynotes Program of Legal Challenges Created by 9/11 Terror Attack

Posted by David Logan on 09/16/2011 at 11:25 AM

One of the great benefits of being the only law school in Rhode Island is the breadth and depth of support we receive from the bench, bar, and public officials.  On Monday, September 12, the School of Law community enjoyed yet another example of this integration when a remarkable gathering of lawyers spoke to a big crowd in our Appellate Courtroom on the topic, “Rights, Remedies and Terrorism: 9/11’s Challenge to the Legal System.”

Free Access to Audio Opinions and Courtroom Videos via CVN Law School

Posted by Library Blog on 09/16/2011 at 10:37 AM

The Law Library offers free unlimited access to the CVN Law School Audio CaseFiles and Video Training Library. Via the CVN (Courtroom View Network) Law School website, you can download the audio of case excerpts from casebooks in MP3 format. Search for cases by case name, casebook or subject.

To hone your trial and appellate advocacy skills, watch the video of civil litigation or trial advocacy video clips. Make sure to use your law school email address when signing up for access!

RWU Immigration Clinic Goes to Family Court on Behalf of Abused, Abandoned, or Neglected Noncitizen Children

Posted by David Logan on 09/13/2011 at 08:48 AM

Professor Mary HolperPrior to the 2010-11 academic year, students enrolled in the RWU Immigration Clinic focused on federal law, representing noncitizens in removal proceedings in the Boston Immigration Court and those who sought legal status before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Office in Rhode Island.

Talented, Diverse Class of 2014 Arrives

Posted by David Logan on 09/07/2011 at 04:33 PM

We recently welcomed one of the most diverse and academically talented classes in our history.  The class of 2014 hails from 30 states – as far away as Alaska.  Many grew up overseas in places like Saudi Arabia, Kenya, Trinidad, and Brazil.   Almost a quarter of the class comes from racial and ethnic groups underrepresented in the legal profession, a new high for RWU Law. 

Me, Myself and Irene

Posted by Brendan Schlander on 09/04/2011 at 11:06 PM

A hurricane? In New England? Ok fine, a tropical storm by the time she got here. However, Irene was officially removed from the list of possible future daughter's names after the sheer nuisance the last week has been. While I am normally not one to complain about back to back four day weekends, I am absolutely one to complain about 4 days of no electricity, cable or internet. After all, how else am I supposed to communicate with my beloved readers? As bad as the four days without power were, the pure, unadulterated elation of getting back was a feeling that I will not soon forget.

Fall Semester Research Assistance on Sundays!

Posted by Library Blog on 09/02/2011 at 04:01 PM

A librarian is available to assist you with research from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the following Sundays during this semester:

  • September 11, 18 and 25
  • October 2, 16, 23, and 30
  • November 6, 13, and 20
  • December 4

You can visit the librarian staffing the Reference Desk, call 401-254-4547, email or chat via “Ask a Librarian.”

After the Storm

Posted by William Wray on 08/31/2011 at 05:14 PM

Note to self - stock up on un-scented candles.


Irene came, Irene left. It was pretty terrible if you were a tree branch, inconvenient if you were any organism which appreciates electricity or plumbing, but otherwise, bearable.