On the evening of January 15, 2015, Oklahoma prisoner Charles Warner died by lethal injection, shortly after the Supreme Court denied his application for a stay of execution. Warner had also filed a petition for certiorari, in which he argued that the lethal injection protocol used by Oklahoma violated the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment.
In recent years, our administration and faculty have worked hard to enhance the school’s practical and experiential learning opportunities in an effort to help our students become practice ready by graduation. We now have six clinical externships, three in-house clinics, and even a Semester in Practice Program, which allows students to immerse themselves in a semester-long work experience during the second or third year of school.
The nation needs the kind of debate it had during the 1912 presidential election. Believe it or not, one of the principal campaign topics involved antitrust law. All four candidates – Woodrow Wilson, Theodore Roosevelt, Howard Taft, and Eugene Debs – spoke about antitrust on the campaign trail.
And the public listened with keen interest. There was then strong public sentiment that gigantic corporations, then called “trusts,” were harming the nation.
On Wednesday, February 4, 2015, I’ll be interviewing Donald Verrilli, Jr., the Solicitor General of the United States, in an event that’s been billed as a “Fireside Chat.” Those look
Our annual Public Interest Auction is right around the corner – on January 30th at the Providence Biltmore! It’s a one-of-a-kind event that is not to be missed.
The week of January 19-23, 2015 marks RWU Law's 10th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, a time during which the law school observes the many contributions of Dr. King (and others) to the Civil Rights Movement. As in past years, multiple events and activities have been planned for this year's celebration week.
On December 19th, the RWU community gathered at One Empire Street to announce the signing of a lease that will provide the School of Law with more, better, and new space to pursue its mission. We w
The annual Law Alumni Association Holiday Reception was held on Wednesday, December 3rd in Providence. It is always a great event with over one hundred alumni, lawyers, professors and Judges attending. It has been a long-standing tradition that attendees are asked to bring a gift to donate to the annual Toys-for-Tots toy drive and this year was an overwhelming success with two large bins full of to
The Office of Career Development recently hosted the fall session of their Exploring Your Options event in the RWU Law Atrium. An array of attorneys attended the event to share information with our law students on what it is like to work in different areas of the legal industry, focusing on the public sector.
A majority of the employer representatives in attendance were alumni of the School of Law, which allowed students to have more in-depth and personal conversations about transitioning from law student to legal practitioner.
Each year, from September 15 to October 15, the nation observes Hispanic Heritage Month, celebrating the many contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to our nation and society. (Cada año, del 15 de septiembre al 15 de octubre, celebramos en los Estados Unidos el Mes de la Herencia Hispana, que es una oportunidad para dirigir la atencion nacional a las contribuciones de la comunidad hispana a la sociedad estadounidense.)