Mom - The Corn Cops Are After Us!!!!

Posted by Heather O'Connor on 10/04/2010 at 08:01 AM

This past Saturday I tried to forget the fact I am in law school and had a ton of work due on Monday and enjoy life.

After my youngest son’s football practice, my parents, my kids, and I drove up to a local corn maze. Unfortunately, right before we got there, my daughter got sick, so my mom and her went back to my parent’s house. But all the boys and I continued on to get lost within the corn.

Appellate Briefs, Anyone?

Posted by Library Blog on 10/01/2010 at 12:00 AM

With the impending visit by the First Circuit Court of Appeals to the School of Law on October 6, you have received (via email) the appellate briefs filed in the cases scheduled for oral argument on that day. Did you wonder how you could find those and other briefs? Two excellent resources are LexisNexis and Westlaw. Their databases contain numerous, but not all, briefs from the U.S.

Brown bag lunches

Posted by John Pell on 09/30/2010 at 04:44 PM

Actually, lunch was provided. One of the things I love about law school is actually not provided by the law school. It's the clubs. Specifically, the Federalist Society. This group puts on the best talks, often during the lunch hour, and often with Panera Bread providing sandwiches. So, lets recap: (1) great talks; (2) free lunch. Need I say more? Ok, I will. The talk I attended yesterday was on the role of international "law" and foreign laws in the interpretation of the US constitution.

RWU Law Pitches in at Lavender Law Conference

Posted by David Logan on 09/30/2010 at 12:00 AM

RWU Law is proud to have an institutional climate that is LGBT friendly. From openly gay faculty and staff, to active involvement in LGBT programs around the country (Assistant Dean Michael Boylen chairs the LSAC LGBT Subcommittee), to a large, and active student group, the Alliance, we are dedicated to this important aspect of diversity in word and deed.

Getting into the Groove

Posted by Rachele Ciccone-Paquin on 09/27/2010 at 09:40 PM

It has been pretty easy to get into the groove of being in school again after being out of school for five years now.  It helps that the RWU campus is so beautiful, as being able to see the water and smell the salt air in between the intensity of classes really helps clear the mind.  RWU is situated on a little slice of beautiful RI coastline, and I make it a daily routine of mine to go down to the koi pond on campus and sit for a bit to get some serenity.

RWU Law Faculty in the Blogosphere

Posted by David Logan on 09/23/2010 at 12:00 AM

photo of Prof Sack

"I Never See You Any More!"

Posted by Heather O'Connor on 09/21/2010 at 08:01 AM

I have heard this phrase at least once almost every day that I have gone to school this semester, which currently is only about two days a week. My schedule this semester includes the Criminal Defense Clinic, so I go to Providence (where the clinic is located) two days a week. I have a class that starts on Friday so I'll be at school an extra day, but I do feel as though I'm missing out on all the extra activities (i.e. all the free food offered at student group meetings) because I'm not around all that much at the moment.

“Conviction,” The Gripping Story of RWU Law Grad’s Fight for Justice, Hits the Silver Screen with Star-Studded Cast

Posted by David Logan on 09/21/2010 at 12:00 AM

The RWU Law community eagerly anticipates the release of Conviction, a major Hollywood film about our own Betty Anne Waters (’98), and her remarkable - and successful - effort to free her brother, wrongly convicted of homicide. Betty Anne came to Roger Williams with this singular purpose, and was in the vanguard of the efforts of the then fledgling Innocence Project to use DNA evidence for exoneration.

Business Cards & "Networking" in Philly

Posted by John Pell on 09/20/2010 at 05:06 PM

The Law Student "division" of the American Bar Association is hosting a "Leadership Conference" in Philadelphia, PA, this October. I'm going.

As you can likely guess from the extensive use of quotation marks thus far, I'm not exactly the business-y type. I'm somewhat offended, actually, that our society rewards personal connections and networking contacts over pure merit. Sadly, that's a subject for my personal blog. What I'm talking about in this post is logistics.

Oil and Honor

Posted by William Wray on 09/20/2010 at 11:02 AM

“Conduct such as Texaco's is not made legal simply by protestations that the acts involved were, in fact, legal. All too often such assertions go unchallenged... and become accepted as the norm by default. Actions previously considered amoral somehow become clothed in respectability. Pennzoil's litigation challenges this mindless slip into acceptability. A contract is a contract. We used to say... business was done on a handshake. Should it now require handcuffs?” - Hugh Liedtke, summarizing the eventual theme of Pennzoil's lawsuit.