Somewhat 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.
One 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.
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.
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:
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):
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:
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
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.
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.”
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!