Outed as a 1L at a med student party...

Posted by William Wray on 09/13/2010 at 01:41 PM

A friend of mine is starting his first year at Brown Med School. I went with him to a med student party last weekend, just a couple blocks from where I live in Providence. I was worried that an aspiring doctor party would be somewhat tame, given their advice of 'abstinence this' and 'moderation that,' but based solely on the number of students smoking cigarettes outside, it was clear the only oath in effect was hypocritic.


(I always feel kind of nauseous after a bad pun.)

One L LexisNexis and Westlaw Training

Posted by Library Blog on 09/09/2010 at 12:00 AM

It’s that time of year again for One L LexisNexis and Westlaw Training.

Training sessions are scheduled in both the Training Lab and the Main Computer Lab at the following times:

Wednesdays, September 15, 22 and 29 and October 6:

9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.

3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.


Thursdays, September 16, 23 and 30 and October 7:


10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.

2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Summer Judicial Internship with Judge Dennis Curran

Posted by David Logan on 09/07/2010 at 10:31 AM

photo of Judge Dennis CurranThe summer proved to be a learning experience for three RWU Law students, Stephen Deering '11, Thomas Hajj '11, and Raquel Thomas '12, as they completed judicial internships with Judge Dennis Curran of the Massachusetts Superior Court.   The students assisted the judge with the management of the civil trial session, helped draft judicial opinions, and worked on an article on court

Orientation 2010

Posted by William Wray on 09/07/2010 at 10:17 AM

Thanks to the professors, administrators, and personnel for their time and dedication in planning and flawlessly executing orientation, complete with a few local legal stars to kick things off.

Though (as a certain professor is wont to say) nothing can truly prepare "sloppy undergraduates" for the study of law, orientation provided the much-needed caveat "Hold your breath!' before we dove headfirst into classes. Without orientation the dive may well have been more of a belly flop.

Alumni Golf Tournament a Huge Success

Posted by David Logan on 09/02/2010 at 10:26 AM

The weather was perfect for the 11th RWU Law Alumni Association Golf Tournament (thankfully it was not scheduled for the rainy and cold following day), and more than 100 folks knocked little white balls around the Cranston Country Club for a good cause: every dollar raised goes to deserving 2Ls who display academic excellence. As usual, alum Anthony Leone '97 oversaw the entire effort, ably assisted this year by alums Sally McDonald '09 (Anthony’s Co-Chair), plus Committee Members Adam Resmini '09, Cindy Salazar (3L) and Nick Pereira (3L).

'Tis the Season: The Rhode Island Statewide Primary

Posted by Library Blog on 09/01/2010 at 12:00 AM

Mark your calendars for September 14 - the day on which the statewide primary in Rhode Island will be held.  For information on candidates and voting procedures, check out the Rhode Island Board of Elections' website

Rhode Island's Best Places to Work

Posted by David Logan on 08/30/2010 at 11:08 AM

The Providence Business News named four law firms as “Rhode Island's Best Places to Work 2010”:  Hinckley Allen & Snyder, Taylor Duane Barton & Gilman, Partridge Snow & Hahn, and Pannone Lopes

Free Access to Audio Opinions and Courtroom Videos via CVN Law School

Posted by Library Blog on 08/27/2010 at 12:00 AM


The Law Library offers free unlimited access to the CVN Law School Audio CaseFiles and Video Training Library. Via the CVN (Courtroom View Network) Law School website, you can download the audio of case excerpts from casebooks in MP3 format. Cases are searchable by casebook title or subject. To hone your trial and appellate advocacy skills, watch the video of civil litigation or trial advocacy video clips. Make sure to use your law school email address when signing up for access!

The Folks Who Make It Happen

Posted by David Logan on 08/25/2010 at 12:00 AM

While the lion’s share of attention on my blog (and in the national media) is directed toward the terrific faculty we have assembled a RWU Law, our track record of successful student outcomes is the product of a team effort. Just as we have built an excellent and diverse faculty, we have built a high-performing Senior Staff. Below is a recent photo of the team (with, and without sunglasses).

Prof. Michael Burger Adds Environmental Law Firepower

Posted by David Logan on 08/22/2010 at 12:00 AM

RWU Law has built a remarkably strong faculty, and this year’s additions give us more curricular depth in two important areas, Intellectual Property (click here for earlier blog item on Zoe Argento) and Environmental Law.  We welcome Michael Burger, who we are confident will hit the ground running. Here are his stellar academic credentials: