I can’t believe it is already time to go to London. Where has all the time gone? Let’s see…after a very long semester, I decided to enter the Law Review Competition. Then I decided to take some much needed “me” time. I blew the dust off the Playstation 3 (I highly recommend Super Street Fighter), attended my brother’s graduation from URI (way to go baby bro!), and finally returned all the phone calls, emails, texts, and other messages I hadn’t gotten to because of the dreaded appellate brief and finals.
On March 18 and 19, seventeen second year Honors Program students were given an insider’s view of litigation in The Highest Court in the Land—the Supreme Court of the United States. The trip to Washington, D.C. was the culmination of a six week “perspectives course” on the Supreme Court taught by Prof. Diana Hassel, who was joined on the whirlwind trip by DC insider Prof. Jared Goldstein.
Summer has just begun and here I am a week away from leaving to study in London for 5 weeks. I am extremely excited to spend 3 weeks learning in class at the Inner Temple about comparative law and British common law. I am even more excited for two weeks of interning under a barrister or judge, an opportunity most law students never get the opportunity to do. And interning at the Inner Temple is an experience only fellow RWU London students will ever know.
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The RWU community was tickled to learn that one of our alums, Jason (“Jay”) Resmini is competing on the ABC reality show “The Bachelorette.” Now beginning its sixth season (May 24, actually) Jay, who graduated from RWU Law last year along with his brother Adam, will be one of 25 bachelors competing for the affections on Ali Fedotowsky (who was on ABC’s sibling show
To find out more about the new Supreme Court nominee, the Law Library of Congress has compiled a web page consisting of links to articles, Congressional documents, Supreme Court oral argument transcripts, web resources and video.
I am very proud of the faculty we have built at Roger Williams—indeed, in addition to stellar academic and professional backgrounds, it is one of the most diverse and widely-published among all New England law schools. The results of Prof. Michael Yelnosky's scholarship study and faculty spotlights are available on our web site.
My blog archive is an excellent resource for learning more about our excellent faculty. For example:
I had anticipated the end of law school to arrive with some amount of fanfare, and perhaps that feeling will come next week, at graduation. But when I finished my last final exam at 9pm on Tuesday, I wasn't filled with a feeling of exhilaration, but my old familiar friend, exhaustion. That test ended like the dozens of others I've had over the past three years, with my mind spinning and the nagging feeling that I'd forgotten to mention a key point.
This has been my busiest semester yet as far as exam taking goes. I've taken five finals so far and I have one left to go. And then, that's it - my 2L year is over.