The Law Library offers numerous print and online materials for researching LGBT law. Use the Law Library’s WebCatalog to search by keyword or by subject. Some subjects are civil unions, gay rights, lesbianism, homosexuality, and same-sex marriage. Take a stroll and browse the stacks with the call numbers HQ1034 and KF539 to find books.
In addition to the Law Library’s collection, other resources of note include:
Fernando Bermudez was robbed of half his life, spending 18 years in prison – from age 22 to 40 – for a murder he didn’t commit.
The Law Library staff congratulates 3Ls Amy Broderick, Robert Cavanagh, and John Meara for receiving the Harrison Tweed Award for the best brief at the National Moot Court Competition. In addition to writing the best brief in the nation, the team also advanced to the round of eight! The team wrote for the respondent in the case of The City of New Amsterdam v. New Amsterdam Business Leader’s Association.
The winners took advantage of the Law Library’s offerings of LexisNexis/Westlaw access, quiet study areas, and books to research the issues for their brief.
One of the big advantages of being a Roger Williams law student is the chance to take electives from the best lawyers and judges in the state. Previous blogs have highlighted “The Lessons of Litigation,” taught by one of the best-regarded federal judges in the country (Bruce Selya from the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit) and “
For 24 years, the Robert Cover Public Interest Retreat has been a highlight of the academic year for the law students, lawyers, and legal academics who are committed to the tough, but deeply rewarding work of public interest practice. Sponsored by SALT (the Society of American Law Teachers), this year’s program was sponsored by RWU Law and attendees from 27 law schools sold out the all available reservations. Here is some commentary: first, from Hazel Weiser (Executive Director of SALT):
For 24 years, the Robert Cover Public Interest Retreat has been a highlight of the academic year for the law students, lawyers, and legal academics who are committed to the tough, but deeply rewarding work of public interest practice. Sponsored by SALT (the Society of American Law Teachers), this year’s program was sponsored by RWU Law and attendees from 27 law schools sold out the all available reservations.
Here is some commentary: first, from Hazel Weiser (Executive Director of SALT):
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|John Meara, Amy Broderick and Professor Jon Shelburne|
A team of RWU Law students won the Best Brief award at the prestigious National Moot Court Competition last month in New York City.
With a phrase like “nuclear meltdown” being discussed in the news over the last few weeks, you might be interested in learning more about the governmental organization responsible for nuclear material safety and safeguards, nuclear regulatory research and nuclear reactor regulation in the United States. This body is called the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and was created by the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 5841).
For the fourth consecutive year, RWU Law has released a study that looks at one key form of faculty scholarly productivity – the publication of articles in top law journals. Because of the influence of the U.S. News and World Report rankings, schools in their top 50 tend to attract the lion’s share of attention. By focusing instead on schools outside the U.S.
An annual RWU Law tradition is a trip to Washington, D.C. that includes a reception for area alumni and a group swearing-in of alums at the Supreme Court of the United States. This year the ceremony added a wonderful new aspect: a session with Associate Justice Samuel Alito, who graciously visited us at breakfast before the swearing-in and arguments for the day. Below is a reflection on that memorable day by Peter Pascucci (‘03).