One major difference between 1L and 2L year is that you can really get a jump start on investigating internship opportunities. It’s strange, but already there is rush to upload resumes, cover letters, and begin the application process for internships for the summer. It’s only September!!!
Well, I’m guilty of it too. I figure there’s no better way to get starting that
The results from the July bar exam in our home state have come in, and the news is very good. RWU grads beat the pass rate of all takers (RWU grads:83%; all takers:82%) and tied the rate for first-time takers (85%). Especially impressive is the rate racked up by the folks who graduated in May: 87%!
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The Law Library has several books on internships in various subject areas. They are published by the Career Education Institutes and are shelved in the Law Library’s Career Collection. Even if you are not interested in an internship, these are helpful to consult as to potential employers.
Among the recent titles are The Human Rights Internship Book (KF266 .H86 2010), Internships in International Law (KF266. I58 2010) and The Women’s Rights Internship Book (KF266 .W66 2010).
The School of Law recently hosted an important symposium on the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people in Rhode Island. The program, "A Gay and Lesbian User Guide to Rhode Island", focused on six key areas facing LGBT citizens - estate planning, marriage, healthcare navigation, eldercare and Medicaid law, anti-discrimination...
In addition to the services offered by the Office of Career Services for career exploration such as the Annual Legal Career Options Day, the Law Library also has resources for information on career options within the legal profession and alternatives to traditional law firm practice. These books and others on job searching are shelved in the Law Library’s Career Collection located next to the Law Library Print Center. All books in the Law Library’s Career Collection can be checked out of the Law Library for twenty-one days.
We are extremely proud of the rich array of public interest programs offered at RWU, and the fact that our program is ranked #2 in New England by National Jurist magazine . I am delighted to announce a major gift that will ensure the future of one of our important initiatives, our unique Pro Bono Collaborative.
In addition to texts for legal writing, the Law Library’s collection also has publications to consult for writing seminar papers. These publications include Scholarly Writing for Law Students: Seminar Papers, Law Review Notes and Law Review Competition Papers, 3d ed. by Elizabeth Fajans and Mary Falk (Reserve, KF250 .F34 2005) and Academic Legal Writing: Law Review Articles, Student Notes, Seminar Papers, and Getting on Law Review, 3d ed.
Roger Williams Law recently hosted the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Comparative Law, bringing to campus top scholars and teachers of Comp Law. In the recent past, the conference was held at Cornell, Cal-Hastings, Tulane, Cal-Davis, Hawaii, and Michigan, and it was brought to RWU because of the good works of two of my RWU colleagues who specialize in Comp Law,