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Researching State Courts’ Rules!

Posted by Library Blog on 02/25/2010 at 12:00 AM

For law students and lawyers alike, many will have frequent need to research the rules for a particular court such as a district or superior court in the case of civil litigation or a criminal trial.  Appellate work requires expert knowledge of the appellate court’s rules.

RWU Law Student and Fiancé Win a Wedding Giveaway!

Posted by David Logan on 02/24/2010 at 12:00 AM

Congratulations to newlyweds Jennifer Coliflores‘11 and Eric Rosenthal of Pawtucket, R.I.

Really? We're Only Going on Week 3???

Posted by Heather O'Connor on 02/18/2010 at 11:13 AM

This past week was a very, very long week.  There’s a study somewhere that states Roger William School of Law Students have earned the ranking of one of the highest, if not the highest score, regarding how many hours per day a student here studies.  Please don’t ask me where I read this study right now because it is 10:30 on a Sunday night and I think I put in over 35 hours of studying this weekend alone.  I’m tired.  But I remember reading the results and wondering why we earned this particular title.  Are the students here more competitive?  Did the school ex

MLK Week 2010

Posted by David Logan on 02/18/2010 at 12:00 AM

During the week of January 18, RWU Law held its 5th Annual M.L.K. Celebration.  Throughout the week members of the law school community participated in activities designed to commemorate the life and teachings of Dr.

Time Flies.......

Posted by Peter Eraca on 02/17/2010 at 04:26 PM

Have you ever felt like you were behind, didn’t know where the time went, and that you probably won’t catch back up? Yeah, I feel that way right now. Today, someone said we were in week 5 (ok, he said 7, but I double checked for accuracy) and I did a mental double take. I couldn’t believe we had already gone through 1/3 of the semester. Thinking back to the first semester everything seemed to go by exceptionally slowly. That doesn’t really change.

Follow Legal News and Developments from Around the Globe with the Global Legal Monitor!

Posted by Library Blog on 02/17/2010 at 12:00 AM

The Global Legal Monitor is an online publication of the Law Library of Congress.  It covers legal news and developments worldwide and is updated frequently.  Information contained in the Global Legal Monitor is derived from official national legal publications, press sources and the Library of Congress Global Legal Information Network.  The Library of Congress Global Legal Information Network is a p

Jury Duty Calls

Posted by Heather O'Connor on 02/12/2010 at 01:39 PM

Since the day I turned 18, I couldn’t wait to be called for Jury Duty.  In 1999, the day finally came.  I received my little Juror’s Card in the mail informing me I had been selected to serve.  I felt as though I had just won the lottery!  I had been SELECTED!!!  (No calling me dork or any of the other names you’re thinking in your head right now.)  There was one problem though.  The date I was scheduled to serve was very soon after my second child’s due date.  I could have checked that little box that claimed I wanted to reschedule, but nope, I was f

Getting Called On

Posted by Heather O'Connor on 02/12/2010 at 01:26 PM

The first few weeks, or maybe even months of getting called on was scary.  I was envious of those people that could be in the hot seat and it seemed like just an ordinary conversation between them and the professor.  That person is not me.   Whenever I get called on – correction, whenever I hear the professor even start to say, “Ms. .

2009 Bar Pass Wrap Up

Posted by David Logan on 02/12/2010 at 12:00 AM

The results are in for the 2009 bar exams, and once again RWU Law grads performed at a very high level.   Of the 140 members of the Class of 2009 that sat for the July bar exam in our top five states (in order: Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey), 129 passed at least one bar exam – for an overall pass rate of 92%.

Our first time pass rate for the July 2009 bar exam for all graduates of RWU Law in these key states was equally impressive.

93%  Massachusetts    

Spotlight on CCH Intelliconnect

Posted by Library Blog on 02/10/2010 at 12:00 AM

A representative from CCH will be available in the Main Computer Lab on Wednesday, February 24 between 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. to offer quick demos of and answer questions about CCH Intelliconnect.