The summer proved to be a learning experience for three RWU Law students, Stephen Deering '11, Thomas Hajj '11, and Raquel Thomas '12, as they completed judicial internships with Judge Dennis Curran of the Massachusetts Superior Court. The students assisted the judge with the management of the civil trial session, helped draft judicial opinions, and worked on an article on court
Thanks to the professors, administrators, and personnel for their time and dedication in planning and flawlessly executing orientation, complete with a few local legal stars to kick things off.
Though (as a certain professor is wont to say) nothing can truly prepare "sloppy undergraduates" for the study of law, orientation provided the much-needed caveat "Hold your breath!' before we dove headfirst into classes. Without orientation the dive may well have been more of a belly flop.
The weather was perfect for the 11th RWU Law Alumni Association Golf Tournament (thankfully it was not scheduled for the rainy and cold following day), and more than 100 folks knocked little white balls around the Cranston Country Club for a good cause: every dollar raised goes to deserving 2Ls who display academic excellence. As usual, alum Anthony Leone '97 oversaw the entire effort, ably assisted this year by alums Sally McDonald '09 (Anthony’s Co-Chair), plus Committee Members Adam Resmini '09, Cindy Salazar (3L) and Nick Pereira (3L).
Mark your calendars for September 14 - the day on which the statewide primary in Rhode Island will be held. For information on candidates and voting procedures, check out the Rhode Island Board of Elections' website!
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. Cases are searchable by casebook title 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!
While the lion’s share of attention on my blog (and in the national media) is directed toward the terrific faculty we have assembled a RWU Law, our track record of successful student outcomes is the product of a team effort. Just as we have built an excellent and diverse faculty, we have built a high-performing Senior Staff. Below is a recent photo of the team (with, and without sunglasses).
RWU Law has built a remarkably strong faculty, and this year’s additions give us more curricular depth in two important areas, Intellectual Property (click here for earlier blog item on Zoe Argento) and Environmental Law. We welcome Michael Burger, who we are confident will hit the ground running. Here are his stellar academic credentials:
As our students return to RWU Law for the fall semester, here’s a glimpse at the summer experiences of two of our students.
As part of Legal Methods I, librarians will conduct tours of the law library for incoming first-year students during the week of August 23! An email to the first-year students from Reader Services Librarian Nan Balliot contained the schedule. The tour will last approximately a half hour to forty-five minutes. The starting location for the tour is the Circulation and Reference Desks area. The schedule is posted on the glass wall to the entrance of the law library.