Alums All Over the News

Posted by David Logan on 04/19/2011 at 02:09 PM

Our alums have been popping up all over the news lately:  …from being elected to head the state GOP,  to being appointed to fix the Rhode Island DMV, to representing high profile criminal defendants, to representing the ACLU and testifying before the legislature.

LGBT Resources!

Posted by Library Blog on 04/15/2011 at 12:00 AM

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:

ACLU Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Project

Perserverance, Faith, and Some Damn Good Lawyers: The Fernando Bermudez Story

Posted by David Logan on 04/14/2011 at 11:44 AM

photo of Fernando BermudezFernando Bermudez was robbed of half his life, spending 18 years in prison – from age 22 to 40 – for a murder he didn’t commit.

Best Brief Winners and HeinOnline!

Posted by Library Blog on 04/08/2011 at 12:00 AM

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.

Creative Lawyers + Innovative Law School = Cool Courses

Posted by David Logan on 04/05/2011 at 02:56 PM

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 “

RWU Law Hosts Important Public Interest Conference

Posted by David Logan on 03/30/2011 at 04:25 PM

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):

Spring Break and other stuffles

Posted by Brynna Gang on 03/25/2011 at 02:08 PM

Hello blog reading people!

RWU Law Moot Court Team Tops National Finals

Posted by David Logan on 03/25/2011 at 11:17 AM

Moot Court Team

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.

Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Posted by Library Blog on 03/25/2011 at 10:26 AM

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).

National Coverage of Data on Faculty Quality

Posted by David Logan on 03/21/2011 at 11:38 AM

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.