After a career working for a nuclear defense manufacturing company, Jenna Wims Hashway’s father died from lung cancer. Now his daughter has taken steps to shine a light on the health issues associated with the industry and the federal program designed to help those workers and their families.
It is hard to believe that it is already mid-November and we are almost done with the semester!
The Clark Moot Court Competition is the flagship internal competition at RWU Law, and we are proud of the long tradition of having the final round judged by not just real judges, but by the entire Rhode Island Supreme Court. This year was a special treat, as the Court hosted the competition in its beautiful formal courtroom.
Perfect weather and numerous activities marked Alumni Weekend 2013, part of our 20th anniversary celebration.
Below are pictures from…
• A reception at Aidan’s, hosted by our own Betty Anne Waters (’98)
If you are undecided about what you want to do with your law degree, go look at the Law Library’s Career Collection for inspiration! The collection, shelved adjacent to the Library’s Print Center, is jam packed with resources about traditional law firm practice and alternatives to law practice. You can learn about working for the federal government, following your bliss at a non-profit, or embracing your entrepreneurial spirit as a s
“GAM. NOUN- A social meeting of two (or more) Whaleships, generally on a cruising-ground; when, after exchanging hails, they exchange visits by boats’ crews, the two captains remaining, for the time, on board of one ship, and the two chief mates on the other.” - Herman Melville, Moby-Dick
We are very proud of the leadership of our students, who enrich the academic atmosphere of RWU Law beyond the classroom, and I decided to pick this week as just an example.
From Suing the NCAA to the Nuremburg Trials, and from Environmental Law to Health Law and Business Law, students have their horizons broadened by discussions on topical issues, from experts in the field.
SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT LAW SOCIETY
The Loislaw Treatise Library via LoislawConnect is a new Law Library digital resource offering quick and easy access to a variety of practice treatises in over two dozen legal topics. Topics include:
Last week's Student/Faculty Jeopardy faceoff saw a few firsts. The first first was the inaugural appearance of a team representing RWU alumni. The second first was having all the teams in contention, and well into positive territory, going into a thrilling Final Jeopardy. And, the most important first: the first time a team has won back-to-back trophies.
Our Office of Career Development sponsored a recent program on what it takes to land a career in Sports Law, and the paths three distinguished lawyers took to get there. The speakers were: Donald Gralnek, Former General Counsel of Sharks Sports and Entertainment, San Jose Sharks (National Hockey League), Katherine Sulentic (RWU Law ’09), Assistant Director of Enforcement, National Collegiate Athletic Association,