Let's take a moment to pause for those who will keep us in business . . .

Posted by Heather O'Connor on 10/14/2010 at 09:45 PM

North Dakota: In an attempt to rob a bank, a man scribbled his ransom note and gave it to the teller. The teller quickly gave him the money and watched him run out the door. Attempts to search the surrounding area were unsuccessful, but upon review of the ransom note, it was revealed that the man wrote the demand on the back of his personal bank deposit note. Police traveled to the man's home and arrested him while he was counting the cash.

RWU Law Adjunct Professor Representing WikiLeaks Suspect

Posted by David Logan on 10/12/2010 at 12:00 AM

In 2007, a U.S. helicopter opened fire on what the crew thought to be Iraqi insurgents. In the days following the incident it was discovered that the targets were, in fact, civilians; two international journalists were among those killed. In February of this year gripping video of the attack was posted on the website, causing the U.S. Military to issue a statement of regret and initiate a vigorous effort to identify the source of the leaks.

What to do when you can't concentrate? Write a blog!!!

Posted by Heather O'Connor on 10/08/2010 at 05:51 PM

It's a Friday at 5:21 p.m. I'm still at school, sitting at my desk wondering how much longer I should work for. It's not my weekend with the kids, so I always feel guilty if I leave early because I like to try to get as much done as possible when they are not home. That way, it makes life a little more sane when they are.

Since I'm having trouble concentrating, I decided to write about what I have been up to lately:

Criminal Defense Clinic:

US Court of Appeals for First Circuit Hears Arguments at RWU Law (and Sticks Around After for Q&A!)

Posted by David Logan on 10/08/2010 at 10:00 AM

Law students spend many hours each day pouring over the decisions handed down by top appellate courts, but rarely get to see, first-hand, how this law is made.  That is not a problem for this crop of RWU Law students, because yesterday they could simply enter our courtroom and witness oral arguments in 5 cases docketed in the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.  

Audio Files of Oral Arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court - New This Term!

Posted by Library Blog on 10/07/2010 at 12:00 AM

Beginning with this October Term, the audio recordings of all oral arguments heard before the U.S. Supreme Court will be freely available at the end of each argument week. Options are to download the recordings or listen to them at the Court’s website. To access the recordings, click "Oral Arguments" and then "Argument Audio" or click on "What’s New" on the site’s home page. The recordings will be listed by case name, docket number, and the date of the oral argument.


It's been awhile

Posted by Peter Eraca on 10/06/2010 at 11:00 PM

Have you ever had that thing on your “to do” list, you keep looking at it, but never have the opportunity to do it. That is what my blog has felt like since classes began. So, I’d like to begin by offering my apologies for not writing sooner.

When you're holding a screwdriver...

Posted by William Wray on 10/05/2010 at 07:32 PM

Today in torts class we discussed the conditions under which the law states that an individual has an affirmative duty to act. Generally speaking, we don't have a legal duty to act to help one another.


Summer Corps Standout David Ellison

Posted by David Logan on 10/05/2010 at 12:00 AM

Each year, Equal Justice Works gives Summer Corps Standouts awards to 10 Summer Corps members who are working on innovative projects in communities around the country. RWU Law 3L Heather O'Connor was selected as one of nine students from a pool of 400 across the country to receive an award last year and the honor went this year to David Ellison. Below is a dispatch on David’s summer.

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.