I am always glad to report fun news about our alums and today I want to provide an update on Hala Furst, who graduated last May (and who is a former Torts student of mine).
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Matt Jerzyk (class of 2008) arrived at RWU with impressive academic credentials (a magna cum laude graduate of Brown) and a track record of leadership in progressive politics: he had advised the Governor's Commission on Race, Police and Community Relations, co-authored legislation creating a police civilian review board in Providence, and was the founding executive director of Rhode Island Jobs with Justice, a labor
My Christmas break has been wonderful so far. I have spent a lot of time relaxing, spending time with my kids and family, and getting my house back in order (although with kids, that doesn't last very long!) I have also been cooking a lot more lately, which is a nice change to frozen food.
The stress of exams is over. The stress, though fun, of cleaning the house and hosting Christmas is over. Taking down the ornaments and the Christmas tree couldn’t be a better metaphor of my much-needed decompression following finals.
The numbers are in and – I am very pleased to report – the news is very good indeed: 2010 was another banner year for bar-pass results. Nearly 85 percent of our May graduates sat for the bar in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, or some combination thereof. Of those, 89 percent passed in at least one state.
I am sad to announce the death of a close friend of the School of Law, Joe Fernandez. Joe was well-known in the RI legal community as the City Solicitor under Providence Mayor David Cicilline and most recently as a candidate for RI Attorney General. Joe also ran President Obama’s primary and general election efforts in Rhode Island (Joe was a classmate at Harvard Law School).
A key indicator of a law school’s ability to produce excellent boots-on-the-ground lawyers is its student performances in moot court competitions – intramural, regional and beyond.
Providence Business News laid it out in an article published this past summer: “Roger Williams University School of Law has quietly become a national leader in the field of marine law.” Any doubters need only have sat in on a session or two of the extraordinary meeting of minds that comprised the Marine Affairs Institute’s 8th Marine Law Symposium entitled “Taking Stock: The Magnuson-Stevens Act Revisited,” held here last month.