A storm is brewing...

Posted by Brendan Schlander on 11/04/2011 at 01:59 PM

...and I am not talking about the October nor'easter. November for a 1L is a complete whirlwind, and I think that, along with my classmates, I will have a lot to be thankful for about 3 weeks after Thanksgiving. First of all, if anyone is interested in doing a psychological study, they could find an incredibly fascinating focus group if they polled 1L's the weekend before our first memo submission was due. The neurosis was palpable and entertaining. On top of that, all of our doctrinal professors are dropping not so subtle hints about finals and how fast they are approaching.

A Supreme Court Visit

Posted by David Logan on 11/03/2011 at 10:39 AM

Roger Williams University School of Law got a rare and fascinating view from the top of the profession last week, when Associate Justice Stephen Breyer of the Supreme Court of the United States visited campus. In an extremely busy half day, Justice Breyer taught a Con Law II class, met with student leaders, and sat for a revealing “Fireside Chat” with First Circuit Judge Bruce Selya (a valued adjunct and longtime friend of RWU Law, who facilitated the visit).

Like HeinOnline? “There’s an App for That!”

Posted by Library Blog on 10/28/2011 at 11:15 AM

Like HeinOnline?  “There’s an App for That!”

iPhone and iPad users can now access the Law School’s HeinOnline subscription anywhere via a dedicated application.  Download the free HeinOnline app from the AppStore and then complete this setup while on campus:

Add the RWU proxy server information to your device wireless settings:

1. Go to your iPhone or iPad general "Settings"

Learning Litigation from a Tragedy: The "Station Fire Course"

Posted by David Logan on 10/28/2011 at 09:58 AM

Out of the tragedy at the Station nightclub in West Warwick, R.I.– the deadliest nightclub fire in U.S.

RWU Law Participates in White House Event with US Attorney General Holder

Posted by David Logan on 10/25/2011 at 03:24 PM

On October 13th, RWU Law students, staff, and faculty participated in an on-line conversation among law schools, public service lawyers, and Attorney General Eric Holder about the need to secure access to justice for all Americans. Sponsored by the White House Office of Public Engagement and the U.S. Department of Justice, the program honored 16 exemplar public service “Champions of Change” at the White House while law students from across the nation watched through a live-feed from the White House website.

Writing with Style!

Posted by Library Blog on 10/21/2011 at 03:49 PM

As you work on your legal and non-legal writing pieces while here at the law school, the law library has excellent manuals you can consult to get a more polished result. 

Some of the manuals are:

Art and Poetry, at a Law School?

Posted by David Logan on 10/21/2011 at 09:50 AM

Several years ago, I was surveying the boring, generic art that adorned the public spaces in much of the law school, and recognized that our second floor atrium could be a great place to display good art.  After talking with various folks, I decided to work out an arrangement with the Bristol Art Museum, which would provide 2-3 exhibits a year of local artists in an array of media.

1Ls Introduced to the Beauty of Narragansett Bay

Posted by David Logan on 10/18/2011 at 09:14 AM

It was a sunny autumn afternoon on Narragansett Bay, perfect for members of the class of 2014 to get to know a little more about their new coastal home.  Hosted by the Marine Affairs Institute, the annual 1L boat trip gave students interested in marine affairs a chance to learn about marine issues facing Narragansett Bay from the staff of the leading non-profit conservation group Save the Bay aboard the Aletta Morris.  Along with Institute

Court Upholds RWU Law Prof's Determination of Retirement Rights of "Plunder Dome" Convict

Posted by David Logan on 10/14/2011 at 11:16 AM

Prof. Larry Ritchie

Off-campus Access to Law Library Databases!

Posted by Library Blog on 10/13/2011 at 11:54 AM

Using the Law Library databases from home is easy!  The key is to use the database list on the law library’s website, where the links have been proxied for off-campus use.  Bookmark the URL /library/research-resources/databases for the database list so that you will have it handy on your home computer.  Select the database of your choice (excluding LexisNexis and Westlaw, which require individual passwords).  At the prompt, type your name (e.g.