The public is always primed for debate about the ethics of lawyers in the criminal justice system. Champions of efficient law enforcement sometimes feel that criminal defense attorneys attuned to zealous advocacy push the envelope into outright deception. Criminal defense attorneys vigorously dispute this claim, and observe that law enforcement officials often engage in deception, from undercover operations to interrogators assuring an unwitting suspect of the benefits of a confession. The SOL hosted an American Bar Association program exploring these issues featurin
A few of the big questions coming into law school are "Will my relationship last?" or "Should I date while in law school?" Each person and situation is different so there is no answer that is going to apply to every person. A lot of this depends on the commitment level you have towards that other person and their commitment level towards you; that really seems to be the key to making or breaking your relationship during law school. Law school is a lot of pressure and it takes up a lot of your time, as do relationships. So what did I do to help answer this question?
In the tradition of great word contractions (i.e. Brangelina, spork, bridezilla) comes the blawg, or law-related blog. One place to find over 3,000 blawgs is the ABA Journal Blawg Directory. This website allows you to search these blawgs by topic, author type, region or law school. Every year the ABA Journal ranks the top 100 Blawgs (see 4th Annual ABA Journal Blawg 100).
Jason and Mark in the FGX Distribution Center
One of the most eclectic members of the RWU Law faculty is Jared Goldstein, as his scholarship in leading law reviews has touched on invasive species, the tradeoff between national security and the welfare of whales, the habeas corpus rights of GITMO detainees, and free exercise of religion claims.
In addition to the variety of online databases, the Law Library’s collection contains over 225,000 titles in all formats! Materials represented include:
RWU Law has many strengths, as any reader of this blog knows, and two are officially recognized in our Feinstein Institute for Legal Service and our Marine Affairs Institute. Both centers of excellence are staffed by superb lawyers, sponsor important programs, and provide our students with excellent, and unique, opportunities for experiential learning.
With all of the political unrest in Egypt, you might be interested in learning more about the politics and laws of Egypt. The RWU Law Library can be a great resource for international legal research, and the current situation in Egypt can be the beginning of your journey into our international law resources:
RWU Law has a tradition of celebrating the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday with a series of events and activities consistent with his dream of inclusiveness, and 2011 was no exception.
The week began with a “Day On,” where members of the RWU Law community are encouraged to celebrate the King Holiday by engaging in community services projects. This year’s service opportunity was a project with City Year, where over 400 volunteers participated in projects throughout Providence.