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.

1Ls Romp to Victory in Jeopardy, Extend Student Win Streak over Faculty

Posted by David Logan on 10/10/2011 at 09:00 AM

In a dominating performance, a team of 1Ls - Brendan Schlander, Michael da Cruz, Nick Denice, Marc Fialkoff, James Glisson, and Samantha Clarke - cruised to victory over teams representing the 2L class, the 3L class, and the faculty in the 7th Annual Student/Faculty Jeopardy Game last week.  Despite the return to action of faculty Jeopardy stalwarts John Chung and Richard Rose (plus the efforts of teammates Tanya Monestier, Larry Ritchie, Andy Horwitz, and Linn Freedman) the 1L team took an early lead and cruised to an easy victory by more than $10,000.

Spotlight on ProQuest Congressional

Posted by Library Blog on 10/07/2011 at 01:23 PM

 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

Public Interest Students Wine and Dine with Faculty

Posted by David Logan on 10/07/2011 at 11:15 AM

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.