Commencement 2011: Great Fun for a Great Class!

Posted by David Logan on 06/15/2011 at 09:50 AM

...and what a year it was, highlighted by a visit from the First Circuit, a 3L victory in Student-Faculty Jeopardy, and a national prize for a 3L moot court team! The graduates and their families and friends enjoyed terrific weather, a spirited graduation ceremony (complete with goofs on the dean), and a fun after-

Young Alum Making Her Mark in International Human Rights

Posted by David Logan on 06/14/2011 at 12:38 PM

We are always proud to see our graduates continue to pursue academic excellence after they graduate from RWU law. Sarah Mazzochi (’10) is but one recent example. Sarah has earned her LL.M in International Legal Studies from American University, and is now working in Washington, D.C. at the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law.

Sarah is publishing up a storm.  Here are the pieces she has published recently:

2011 End of Year Awards

Posted by David Logan on 06/07/2011 at 04:28 PM

With the end of the academic year comes the chance to formally recognize excellence in the graduating class. For the terrific class of 2011:

End of Year Awards 2011

RWU Law Students Nab Prestigious Equal Justice Work Summer Corps Stipends

Posted by David Logan on 06/06/2011 at 09:02 AM

Equal Justice Works LogoI am pleased to report that RWU Law was among the top schools in the Northeast when it comes to recognition of our excellence in public interest.

Student Initiatives, Near and Far

Posted by David Logan on 05/25/2011 at 04:22 PM

We are very proud of the commitment of RWU Law Students to improving the world.  I want to highlight just three of the examples, which had our students not only volunteering in RI and nearby Southeastern Massachusetts, but also in Maryland and Alabama.

Landing Judicial Clerkships: A “Quality Indicator”

Posted by David Logan on 05/23/2011 at 10:38 AM

U.S. News & World ReportOne objective measure of the quality of a law school is the ability of its graduates to land prestigious judicial clerkships upon graduation.

"Two Outta Three ain't Bad."

Posted by Peter Eraca on 05/20/2011 at 03:43 PM

Well, it is that time of year again. People are dressing up in funny looking “Harry Potter”-type garments and looking to the bar, while others are looking to summer internships and/or classes. For me and the rest of the class of 2012, we are looking forward to our concluding year of law school. As a friend and fellow classmate of mine, Justin Touhey, told me recently “two out of three ain’t bad,” reminiscing over another classic 1980’s anthem from Meatloaf.

Alumni Fun in Cool Spaces

Posted by David Logan on 05/18/2011 at 12:24 PM

One of the pleasures of being the Dean at Roger Williams is the chance to mingle with alums in key places where our alums practice law. An earlier blog focused on the annual gathering in Washington, D.C., which we hold in conjunction with another Roger Williams tradition, the group swearing-in at the Supreme Court of the United States.

The Law Library’s Legal Information Reference Center

Posted by Library Blog on 05/11/2011 at 12:00 AM

If you are seeking a quick overview of a particular area of law with a how-to approach via your computer, then browse the Law Library’s Information Reference Center database. This resource offers 320 full text publications published by Nolo, a provider of legal information for consumers and small business.

Deepwater Horizon Legacy

Posted by David Logan on 05/10/2011 at 12:34 PM

In the run-up to the one-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, we used our in-house marine and tort law expertise to gather experts to explore the far-reaching legacy of the worst oil spill in U.S. history.  Journalists, lawyers, scientists, Gulf of Mexico residents, and economists came to campus to ponder the lasting legacy of this tragedy. The law school community plus dozens more professionals in the audience were treated to expert speakers across disciplines examining complex questions such as how can we avoid another Deepwater?