The weather was perfect: 77 degrees and not a cloud in the sky for the 15th annual Commencement Exercises for the Roger Williams University School of Law. The ceremony was joyous as 161 graduates enjoyed the award of a Doctor of Laws degree to the Honorable O.
This past weekend was the last long weekend before I head back home and I did not want to waste it. So me and a couple of RWU Londoners jumped on a plane and went to Madrid. I had such an amazing time that I decided to dedicate the bulk of this entry to what I saw, heard, and experienced. Here goes…
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.