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Prof. Peter Margulies: Our Resident Terrorism Expert

Posted by David Logan on 03/03/2010 at 12:00 AM

Photo of Prof. MarguliesLast week, our own Professor Peter Margulies – a widely acknowledged expert on laws governing torture, terrorism and other cutting-edge fields of central relevance in today’s volatile political climate – was interviewed by the National Law Journal, featured in a podcast for SCOTUSblog, and appeared on a panel at the Georgetown Law School discussing a fascinating terror case currently before the U.S.

I LOVE.......Property????

Posted by Peter Eraca on 02/26/2010 at 11:47 AM

Yes, you heard that correctly. Every 1L in the country takes a course on property. It covers a variety of areas, and I need to say one of the areas I really enjoy is Estates and Future Interests. Now, while that doesn’t matter much to you yet, and frankly, if you’re already thinking about "getting ahead" in your course work, take a step back and enjoy your time before coming to law school. Anyway, from what I’ve been told, and what I’ve seen, students either love this topic or hate it. If you have a thing for history, language, or words you will probably enjoy it.

Researching State Courts’ Rules!

Posted by Library Blog on 02/25/2010 at 12:00 AM

For law students and lawyers alike, many will have frequent need to research the rules for a particular court such as a district or superior court in the case of civil litigation or a criminal trial.  Appellate work requires expert knowledge of the appellate court’s rules.

RWU Law Student and Fiancé Win a Wedding Giveaway!

Posted by David Logan on 02/24/2010 at 12:00 AM

Congratulations to newlyweds Jennifer Coliflores‘11 and Eric Rosenthal of Pawtucket, R.I.

Really? We're Only Going on Week 3???

Posted by Heather O'Connor on 02/18/2010 at 11:13 AM

This past week was a very, very long week.  There’s a study somewhere that states Roger William School of Law Students have earned the ranking of one of the highest, if not the highest score, regarding how many hours per day a student here studies.  Please don’t ask me where I read this study right now because it is 10:30 on a Sunday night and I think I put in over 35 hours of studying this weekend alone.  I’m tired.  But I remember reading the results and wondering why we earned this particular title.  Are the students here more competitive?  Did the school ex

MLK Week 2010

Posted by David Logan on 02/18/2010 at 12:00 AM

During the week of January 18, RWU Law held its 5th Annual M.L.K. Celebration.  Throughout the week members of the law school community participated in activities designed to commemorate the life and teachings of Dr.

Time Flies.......

Posted by Peter Eraca on 02/17/2010 at 04:26 PM

Have you ever felt like you were behind, didn’t know where the time went, and that you probably won’t catch back up? Yeah, I feel that way right now. Today, someone said we were in week 5 (ok, he said 7, but I double checked for accuracy) and I did a mental double take. I couldn’t believe we had already gone through 1/3 of the semester. Thinking back to the first semester everything seemed to go by exceptionally slowly. That doesn’t really change.

Follow Legal News and Developments from Around the Globe with the Global Legal Monitor!

Posted by Library Blog on 02/17/2010 at 12:00 AM

The Global Legal Monitor is an online publication of the Law Library of Congress.  It covers legal news and developments worldwide and is updated frequently.  Information contained in the Global Legal Monitor is derived from official national legal publications, press sources and the Library of Congress Global Legal Information Network.  The Library of Congress Global Legal Information Network is a p

Jury Duty Calls

Posted by Heather O'Connor on 02/12/2010 at 01:39 PM

Since the day I turned 18, I couldn’t wait to be called for Jury Duty.  In 1999, the day finally came.  I received my little Juror’s Card in the mail informing me I had been selected to serve.  I felt as though I had just won the lottery!  I had been SELECTED!!!  (No calling me dork or any of the other names you’re thinking in your head right now.)  There was one problem though.  The date I was scheduled to serve was very soon after my second child’s due date.  I could have checked that little box that claimed I wanted to reschedule, but nope, I was f

Getting Called On

Posted by Heather O'Connor on 02/12/2010 at 01:26 PM

The first few weeks, or maybe even months of getting called on was scary.  I was envious of those people that could be in the hot seat and it seemed like just an ordinary conversation between them and the professor.  That person is not me.   Whenever I get called on – correction, whenever I hear the professor even start to say, “Ms. .