RWU Law has built a remarkably strong faculty, and this year’s additions give us more curricular depth in two important areas, Intellectual Property (click here for earlier blog item on Zoe Argento) and Environmental Law. We welcome Michael Burger, who we are confident will hit the ground running. Here are his stellar academic credentials:
As our students return to RWU Law for the fall semester, here’s a glimpse at the summer experiences of two of our students.
As part of Legal Methods I, librarians will conduct tours of the law library for incoming first-year students during the week of August 23! An email to the first-year students from Reader Services Librarian Nan Balliot contained the schedule. The tour will last approximately a half hour to forty-five minutes. The starting location for the tour is the Circulation and Reference Desks area. The schedule is posted on the glass wall to the entrance of the law library.
The RWU family loves to get together, whether at the annual breakfast of the Law Alumni Association (held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the Rhode Island Bar Association) or other, more casual venues. Here are some fun pics from recent gatherings in and around Providence.
The headline in a recent edition of the Providence Business News (quoted above) hits it dead-on: RWU has built an excellent Marine Law program. By focusing on all things marine—pollution, shipping, coastal development, alternative energy, (International) Law of the Sea, and even piracy—our students learn about cutting edge issues from top-shelf experts.
Here is a dispatch from Lydia Hanhardt, Director of our Diversity Programs:
I browsed through the other bloggers posts and I am beginning to think I am the only one who isn't currently in London doing the summer abroad program. Although I heard absolutely wonderful things about it, I went the internship route.
Ken Amoriggi (RWU Law class of 2009) is one of our many graduates who uses an RWU legal education to effect social change. Ken is Project Coordinator for the Juvenile Justice Project, affiliated with Rhode Island for Community and Justice (RICJ), an NGO dedicated to “building community by advocacy, conflict resolution, and education.” (Full disclosure—I am on the RICJ Board of Directors.)
There are only a few days left in July. This pretty much means that my summer is almost over. I have two weeks left of my internship, two weeks left until school committee and organization meetings start up, and only three more weeks until training for the criminal defense clinic and my other classes begin.