Panel Features Top Law Enforcers Discussing White Collar Crime.

Posted by David Logan on 01/24/2011 at 02:44 PM

One of the great things about being the only law school in a state is the unique opportunities it presents for bringing leaders from the bench and bar to campus.  Besides the annual visit of the RI Supreme Court to hear the final rounds of our flagship (Clark) Moot Court Competition and the courses taught by a distinguished Adjunct Faculty, programs often feature leaders discussing top issues facing the state, like the

New Books Display

Posted by Library Blog on 01/21/2011 at 12:00 AM

Looking for something interesting to read other than your casebooks or study aids? Then take some time to browse the New Books Display located next to the Thurgood Marshall Law Society display case in the Law Library. The New Books Display highlights some of the Law Library’s recent acquisitions. You can check out a book from the New Books Display for three weeks. Happy Reading!

Remembering Sarge

Posted by David Logan on 01/19/2011 at 12:14 PM

Sargent Shriver passed away yesterday at 95 and the media has been right to lionize a life of remarkable public service, especially his visionary work founding the Peace Corps and Head Start programs.

Keeping Up With Hala

Posted by David Logan on 01/18/2011 at 09:24 AM

I am always glad to report fun news about our alums and today I want to provide an update on Hala Furst, who graduated last May (and who is a former Torts student of mine).

"Spring into Action!"

Posted by Library Blog on 01/13/2011 at 12:00 AM

With the beginning of the Spring 2011 semester, the Law Library staff encourage you to take advantage of the various services to help you "spring into action."

Among the services are:

Next Step for "Rising Star" Matt Jerzyk

Posted by David Logan on 01/10/2011 at 11:48 AM

Photo of Matt JerzykMatt Jerzyk (class of 2008) arrived at RWU with impressive academic credentials (a magna cum laude graduate of Brown) and a track record of leadership in progressive politics: he had advised the Governor's Commission on Race, Police and Community Relations, co-authored legislation creating a police civilian review board in Providence, and was the founding executive director of Rhode Island Jobs with Justice, a labor

My Christmas Break and Setting up Tours

Posted by Heather O'Connor on 01/10/2011 at 07:21 AM

My Christmas break has been wonderful so far.  I have spent a lot of time relaxing, spending time with my kids and family, and getting my house back in order (although with kids, that doesn't last very long!)  I have also been cooking a lot more lately, which is a nice change to frozen food. 

Winter Break, Finally

Posted by Melanie Shapiro on 12/28/2010 at 09:23 AM


The stress of exams is over.  The stress, though fun, of cleaning the house and hosting Christmas is over.  Taking down the ornaments and the Christmas tree couldn’t be a better metaphor of my much-needed decompression following finals.


An Impressive Outcome: May 2010 Graduates Bar-Pass Results

Posted by David Logan on 12/21/2010 at 01:20 PM

Massachusetts State SealThe numbers are in and – I am very pleased to report – the news is very good indeed: 2010 was another banner year for bar-pass results.  Nearly 85 percent of our May graduates sat for the bar in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, or some combination thereof. Of those, 89 percent passed in at least one state. 

The Passing of a Friend

Posted by David Logan on 12/21/2010 at 09:46 AM

Photo of Joe FernandezI am sad to announce the death of a close friend of the School of Law, Joe Fernandez. Joe was well-known in the RI legal community as the City Solicitor under Providence Mayor David Cicilline and most recently as a candidate for RI Attorney General. Joe also ran President Obama’s primary and general election efforts in Rhode Island (Joe was a classmate at Harvard Law School).