Blogs

Chantal Tocci ‘04 Profiled in Wall Street Journal

Posted by David Logan on 08/12/2009 at 12:00 AM

The WSJ has profiled Chantal Tocci (’04) and her unique career path. 

By SARAH E. NEEDLEMAN

Two years ago, Chantal Tocci quit a job as a law-school admissions coordinator to escape a difficult boss.

Visiting Justice Scalia

Posted by David Logan on 08/06/2009 at 12:00 AM

One of the highlights of the 2007-08 academic year was the extended visit we had from Antonin Scalia, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.  While many law schools get a cameo appearance from a Justice, the entire RWU Law family got to spend time with the outspoken jurist: breakfast for leaders in the bench and bar, a lunch with faculty, a public session, a meeting with student leaders, and a Constitutional Law class for all 2Ls. 

RWU Law Awards First Loan Forgiveness Grants to ’08 Alums

Posted by David Logan on 07/30/2009 at 12:00 AM

RWU Law launched its Public Interest Loan Repayment Assistance Program this summer. Created through the generosity of RWU President Dr. Roy J. Nirschel, and Jack and Sara McConnell, the program provides financial assistance to alumni who represent indigent clients in civil and criminal proceedings.

Roger Williams continues to give back

Posted by David Logan on 07/22/2009 at 12:00 AM

When the Liberian Ambassador to the United States, Nathaniel Barnes, visited RWU Law last semester he did more than just meet with our students, faculty and staff.  He told a moving story of the needs of the Liberian legal community which sparked an interest among our students to make a difference.  As a result, the School of Law and its students embarked on a book drive to benefit the Louis Arthu

Alums in the Legislature and Scholarship Winners Feted at Annual Meeting

Posted by David Logan on 07/15/2009 at 12:00 AM

The Roger Williams Law Alumni Association (LAA) held its annual meeting in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the RI Bar Association. The event offered an opportunity to salute the RWU Law graduates who serve in the Rhode Island Legislature: Senators Daniel P. Connors ’02 and Christopher Maselli ’99, and Rhode Island House of Representatives Robert B. Jacquard ’98, Peter F. Kilmartin ’98, and J. Patrick O’Neill ’98.

Daniel is the Senate Majority Leader, representing Cumberland and Lincoln since he was elected in 1996.

Grads in the Legal Arena

Posted by David Logan on 07/08/2009 at 12:00 AM

Despite the slow down in legal hiring this past year, we are pleased to report that RWU 2008 graduates fared well. In fact 92.1 % of our graduates were employed or pursuing a graduate LLM degree, running slightly ahead of the national average as reported by the National Association for Law Placement, which collects data six months after graduation.

Prof. Emily Sack - Reforming Domestic Violence Law

Posted by David Logan on 07/02/2009 at 12:00 AM

One of the stars of the RWU Law faculty is Emily Sack, who has already earned a national reputation for her work on a broad array of domestic violence issues.

Prof. Teitz Testifies on Suing Foreign Manufacturers to the Senate Judiciary Committee

Posted by David Logan on 05/28/2009 at 12:00 AM

One of the vexing problems associated with globalization is what to do when an American consumer is injured by a product manufactured by a foreign manufacturer. Prof. Louise Ellen Teitz recently testified on these complex issues before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, and she was a natural choice because she has taught and written about transnational litigation for over two decades.

Library Hours for Summer Session!

Posted by Library Blog on 05/19/2009 at 12:00 AM

The Law Library Summer Session Hours (May 26 - July 16) are as follows:
Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m
Sunday Noon - 5:00 p.m.

The Law Library will be closed on July 3 and July 4.

Casemaker 2.1 - a free legal research service offered by State Bar Associations!

Posted by Library Blog on 05/04/2009 at 12:00 AM

Casemaker is a free legal research service for state bar associations and their members.  Currently 28 of the 50 state bar associations subscribe to the Casemaker service.  You will be happy to learn that the state bar associations offering the Casemaker service include Connecticut,