One of the challenges for junior lawyers at big firms is the chance to have real responsibility for important matters. I can report that one of RI’s leading firms breaks with the mold, as it assigned a case in front of the RI Supreme Court to Adam Ramos (RWU Law 2006). Adam was a star student here, and then he went on to serve as a law clerk for Associate Justice Frank Flaherty of the RI Supreme Court before signing on to Adler Polack & Sheehan. But if it wasn’t enough of a big deal to actually argue the case, Adam faced off against one of the leading lawyers in
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The reference librarians at RWU Law Library are available and eager to help students and recent graduates with legal research, especially during the summer. A librarian can be reached:
· via e-mail at LawLibraryHelp@rwu.edu,
One of the great things about being the only law school in a state is the opportunity to develop deep and broad relationships with the judiciary. Leading federal judges Bruce Selya (US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit) and Will Smith (District Court of Rhode island) are popular members of our Adjunct Faculty who teach signature courses that they in whole or in part developed and deliver.
Down for a weekend wedding at Jekyll Island, GA. As the presence of an immaculately maintained pitch attests, Jekyll Island is one of the few remaining resorts in the USA where one can play croquet with a straight face.
Worst blogger ever.
I have been a bit um, horrible about posting. I think of posting often because there's so much going on that is interesting but there just hasn't been the time!
So here's what's been going on...
1) Oral Arguments
The Law Library’s Oxford University Press databases allow you to access a wealth of world-class scholarship and foreign and international court opinions at your finger tips!
Our alums have been popping up all over the news lately: …from being elected to head the state GOP, to being appointed to fix the Rhode Island DMV, to representing high profile criminal defendants, to representing the ACLU and testifying before the legislature.
The Law Library offers numerous print and online materials for researching LGBT law. Use the Law Library’s WebCatalog to search by keyword or by subject. Some subjects are civil unions, gay rights, lesbianism, homosexuality, and same-sex marriage. Take a stroll and browse the stacks with the call numbers HQ1034 and KF539 to find books.
In addition to the Law Library’s collection, other resources of note include:
Fernando Bermudez was robbed of half his life, spending 18 years in prison – from age 22 to 40 – for a murder he didn’t commit.
The Law Library staff congratulates 3Ls Amy Broderick, Robert Cavanagh, and John Meara for receiving the Harrison Tweed Award for the best brief at the National Moot Court Competition. In addition to writing the best brief in the nation, the team also advanced to the round of eight! The team wrote for the respondent in the case of The City of New Amsterdam v. New Amsterdam Business Leader’s Association.
The winners took advantage of the Law Library’s offerings of LexisNexis/Westlaw access, quiet study areas, and books to research the issues for their brief.