RIP Civil Rights Icon Fred Shuttlesworth

Posted by David Logan on 10/06/2011 at 10:31 AM

Rev. ShuttlesworthSomewhat overshadowed by media reports of the death of Apple’s Steve Jobs yesterday was word of the death of Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, the courageous leader of the civil rights movement in Birmingham, Alabama.  Perhaps best known as a founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Rev. Shuttlesworth convinced Dr.

Eagerly Anticipated New Book by RWU Law Prof Traces Arc of American Conservatism

Posted by David Logan on 10/03/2011 at 03:56 PM

Professor Carl BogusOne of the most eclectic scholars on our very strong faculty is Carl Bogus, who is nationally-known for his progressive views on the history of the Second Amendment and gun control policy.

The U.S. Supreme Court October Term 2011 and Associate Justice Stephen Breyer

Posted by Library Blog on 09/30/2011 at 10:49 AM

In preparation for the upcoming visit of Associate Justice Stephen Breyer, Associate Law Librarian Lucinda Harrison-Cox has created a display in the lobby of the law school building.  Take note of the number of faculty who have submitted briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court!  In addition to the display, the law library has created a guide to various resources for researching the Court, including a few mentioned here.

RWU Law Student Enjoys His "Red Sox Summer"

Posted by David Logan on 09/29/2011 at 04:12 PM

Jeff Smith ('13) had about the coolest possible internship last summer: working with the lawyers who represent the Boston Red Sox and affiliated businesses. Here are some of Jeff's reflections:

Taking the Lead at Lavender Law's National Conference

Posted by David Logan on 09/27/2011 at 02:33 PM

Roger Williams is proud of its commitment to supporting our diverse students, and this includes covering a part of the expense associated with having them attend the Lavender Law Career Fair and Conference. Here is a report on this year’s activities from Erin Wright, our terrific Assistant Director of Career Services (BA Providence College/MHR University of Oklahoma/JD Notre Dame):

Practical Law Company

Posted by Library Blog on 09/23/2011 at 09:14 AM


The Practical Law Company provides free access to law school students while they are enrolled in law school.  With over 60% of the AmLaw 100 firms and about 500 legal departments in the United States as its subscribers, Practical Law Company offers:

Brown Medical Students Team with RWU Law Students in Innovative Program

Posted by David Logan on 09/22/2011 at 04:29 PM

One of our signature experiential learning environments is the class Poverty, Health and Law: The Medical/Legal Collaborative and the related externship opportunity at the Rhode Island Medical-Legal Partnership for Children.  Conceived and implemented by Liz Tobin Tyler, Director of Public Service and Community Partnerships in our F

Oxford University Press Publishes Alum's Book

Posted by David Logan on 09/20/2011 at 09:39 AM

I am delighted to announce that one of the world’s most prestigious  publishers, the Oxford University Press, has released “A Doubtful and Perilous Experiment: Advisory Opinions, State Constitutions, and Judicial Supremacy,” authored by Mel Topf (RWU Law 2006).  For a host of reasons, Mel is not the typical law school graduate: he got his J.D. 35 years after he earned his Ph.D.; he attended RWU (and NYU) law while holding down a tenured faculty position in the Roger Williams undergraduate college. 

Senator Jack Reed Keynotes Program of Legal Challenges Created by 9/11 Terror Attack

Posted by David Logan on 09/16/2011 at 11:25 AM

One of the great benefits of being the only law school in Rhode Island is the breadth and depth of support we receive from the bench, bar, and public officials.  On Monday, September 12, the School of Law community enjoyed yet another example of this integration when a remarkable gathering of lawyers spoke to a big crowd in our Appellate Courtroom on the topic, “Rights, Remedies and Terrorism: 9/11’s Challenge to the Legal System.”

Free Access to Audio Opinions and Courtroom Videos via CVN Law School

Posted by Library Blog on 09/16/2011 at 10:37 AM

The Law Library offers free unlimited access to the CVN Law School Audio CaseFiles and Video Training Library. Via the CVN (Courtroom View Network) Law School website, you can download the audio of case excerpts from casebooks in MP3 format. Search for cases by case name, casebook or subject.

To hone your trial and appellate advocacy skills, watch the video of civil litigation or trial advocacy video clips. Make sure to use your law school email address when signing up for access!