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?

Face Time with Justice Elena Kagan

Posted by David Logan on 05/04/2011 at 11:50 AM

photo of Justice Elena KaganIn recent years, the RWU Law community has had unparalleled access to the Supreme Court of the United States.  At the top of the list has to be the extended visit to campus of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, and we look forward to a campus visit next year from

Young Alum Goes from Law Clerk to Advocate in RI Supreme Court

Posted by David Logan on 04/28/2011 at 01:49 PM

One of the challenges for junior lawyers at big firms is the chance to have real responsibility for important matters.  I can report that one of RI’s leading firms breaks with the mold, as it assigned a case in front of the RI Supreme Court to Adam Ramos (RWU Law 2006).   Adam was a star student here, and then he went on to serve as a law clerk for Associate Justice Frank Flaherty of the RI Supreme Court before signing on to Adler Polack & Sheehan.  But if it wasn’t enough of a big deal to actually argue the case, Adam faced off against one of the leading lawyers in

Going to miss the library this summer?

Posted by Library Blog on 04/28/2011 at 11:21 AM

 Don’t worry, you can call us, visit us, or chat with us on-line!

The reference librarians at RWU Law Library are available and eager to help students and recent graduates with legal research, especially during the summer. A librarian can be reached:

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RWU Hosts RI Judiciary, Spotlights Pro Bono Collaborative

Posted by David Logan on 04/26/2011 at 10:46 AM

One of the great things about being the only law school in a state is the opportunity to develop deep and broad relationships with the judiciary.  Leading federal judges Bruce Selya (US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit) and Will Smith (District Court of Rhode island) are popular members of our Adjunct Faculty who teach signature courses that they in whole or in part developed and deliver.