A great resource for research involving materials generated by Congress and the President is ProQuest Congressional (formerly LexisNexis Congressional). House and Senate materials include bills, hearings, reports, and floor debates. You can locate presidential statements that frequently accompany the signing of important bills into law. The database also provides access to full-text reports from the Congressional Research Service, a division of the Library
A record turnout appeared at an annual event, the Public Interest Potluck, held at the Tiverton home of Professor Michael Yelnosky and Laurie Barron, Executive Director of our Feinstein Institute for Public Service. More than 40 students showed up for dinner and conversation, and we were particularly pleased with the strong showing of the class of 2014.
Here are some pics from that fun evening.
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.