I am delighted to announce that Prof. Peter Margulies became our Distinguished Research Professor as of July 1.
|Prof. Louise Ellen Teitz with Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Stephen Breyer.|
The motto of Roger Williams University is “Learning to Bridge the World,” and the School of Law takes that aspect of our mission very seriously.
Determining if a particular journal is available electronically just became a whole lot easier! The Law Library website now offers the Law Journal Finder.
Yep, that’s right. Since we’re all Irish on St. Patrick’s Day (even President O’Bama wore a green tie and welcomed the Irish delegation a couple years ago), I could think of no better reward for having sat with a judge and a few barristers then heading over to Dublin for a weekend of jollification (I am attempting to use as many British colloquialisms as I can. This one means fun). Man, it was a crazy town! The Temple Inn is a hotbed of nightlife that has a flavor for everyone. I have never seen so many people drinking out on the streets at night time before.
|Sang Hwa Lee and Eliza Vorenberg, Director of the ProBono Collaborative|
Here is a dispatch from Prof. Mary Holper, who directs the RWU Law Immigration Clinic.
I can't believe that it is already Wednesday of my third week in London, and that I return to the U.S. on Saturday! Time has definitely flown by. I had a great weekend sightseeing, watching the World Cup (with not so great outcomes for England and America) and relaxing. On Saturday, I went to Camden Market, which is an outdoor market with clothes, jewelry, souvenirs etc. I also went to an amazing food market with ethnic foods from all over the world. Finally, I went to the Tate Modern Art Museum (which was free!)
One of the most important jobs in a law school is that of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs (essentially the Vice-Dean), who oversees most faculty and many student matters. At most law schools, this job rotates among members of the tenured faculty, and I have had the pleasure in my 7 years as Dean to work with three excellent administrators: Diana Hassel, Michael Yelnosky, and David Zlotnick. On July 1, Prof. Andy Horwitz, currently the Director of Clinical Programs, Director of the Criminal Defense Clinic, and Distinguished Service Professor, will replace Dean Z.
Established in 1785, the Bristol Fourth of July Celebration is the oldest continuous celebration of its kind in the United States. There is something for everyone - concerts, marching band competition, fireworks, a carnival on the Bristol Commons and a parade! So get out your red, white and blue and check out the Bristol Fourth of July Committee’s website for further information about scheduled events.
I had a very interesting and exciting experience at Snaresbrook Crown Court in London this week. I was assigned to marshall for both His Honor Judge Timothy King and his His Honor Judge William Kennedy. Both Judge King and Judge Kennedy are extremely nice and intelligent men. It is quite an honor to be able to sit next to these learned judges on the bench while they preside over court proceedings.
Among the many eclectic scholars at RWU Law, few surpass Prof. Jonathan Gutoff’s wide-ranging interests, including deep expertise on the history and law of piracy, a very hot topic around the world these days. (Indeed, a Dutch court just convicted five Somalis of piracy.) Prof.