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!
RWU Immigration Clinic Goes to Family Court on Behalf of Abused, Abandoned, or Neglected Noncitizen Children
Prior 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
It’s that time of year again for One L LexisNexis and Westlaw Training.
Steve Albro is conducting the LexisNexis training and Kimberly Kenneally is conducting the Westlaw training.
Training sessions are scheduled in both the Training Lab and the Main Computer Lab on the following days and times:
Wednesdays, August 31 – September 21
- 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
- 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
- 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
- 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
RWU Law has always prided itself on the extraordinary credentials and accomplishments of its faculty – in the classroom, in scholarly journals, and in “boots on the ground” practice settings.