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.

On Art, Life, and Law

Posted by Rachele Ciccone-Paquin on 09/17/2010 at 11:44 AM

blank_canvas_in_studioIt is a rainy Sunday and I set up my canvas on my easel in my studio, unsure of what I will create but knowing that I need to be open to the possibilities that will flow forth as I place my brush to the blank canvas.  The only thing I am certain of is that I plan to have a showing of the new body of work created during this, my first year at RWU SOL.  This blog will be a record of my lifeʼs intersection between art and l

Orientation 2010

Posted by David Logan on 09/17/2010 at 11:36 AM

On August 15th, the School of Law welcomed 198 new students to our beautiful campus.  The Class of 2013 arrived from 25 states (from places as far away as Utah and California) ready to tackle the challenges of a Roger Williams legal education.  We are proud that this group is the most diverse class in the School of Law’s history.

Topic Selection!

Posted by Library Blog on 09/17/2010 at 12:00 AM

Need inspiration to come up with a paper topic? The Law Library offers a variety of resources.  Included are the Law Library’s

Three Weeks In

Posted by John Pell on 09/16/2010 at 01:28 PM

I'm sitting here contemplating my position on the first day of the fourth week of my 2nd year; the day after labour day.

Although one semester seems like a long time, and two is twice as long, law school goes by fast. I already need to be planning for summer internships and it's barely even September! I didn't intern last summer since I went on the London Study Abroad trip and needed at least some time for my wife (i.e., to travel to visit the in-laws). So, I'm feeling a bit pressured as to what to do with my 2nd (and last) summer of law school.

United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and RWU

Posted by David Logan on 09/15/2010 at 12:00 AM

The dozen federal Courts of Appeal are a step below the Supreme Court of the United States, and Roger Williams Law has a close relationship with the First Circuit, the highest court in New England.

3L year is off and running - I'm just trying to keep up! =)

Posted by Heather O'Connor on 09/14/2010 at 11:36 PM

Almost one month has passed since my third year of law school began. Last I wrote, I was wondering what the future held. Well, some of those questions have been answered.

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