Well, that dreaded time of the semester (finals) has come once again. This is off topic for this entry, but I hate finals. I'll write more on why another time, and will just summarize by stating finals are a law student's living hell. It's a time of constant studying, stress, and feeling like you're drowning. Having three kids to take care of on top of studying for six finals is, ohhh . . . a little challenging. With that said . . .
The RWU Law community enjoys a steady stream of terrific speakers, and this is especially the case in our signature programming areas, Marine/Environmental Law, Public Interest Law, and International Law. A late semester speaker touched on all three areas: Barry Hill is currently the Senior Counsel for Environmental Governance at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of International Affairs.
For the second consecutive year, the RWU Quahogs advanced to the quarterfinals of the 27th annual University of Virginia Law Softball Invitational. In the opening game, in front of a cast of thousands, or at least 200, the Quahogs lost on a walkoff homerun against UVA Blue 10-9, overcoming a UVA 1st inning that featured five straight home runs. According to pitcher and co-captain Bobby Self, "I knew what I was doing." The rest of pod play featured a 33-0 win over Penn and a defeat of NYU 24-1. In the playoffs, the team beat Vermont 18-2 and then Har
The Feinstein Institute for Legal Service is the hub of public interest activities at RWUSOL, and it has been an eventful spring semester.
New Law Library service: "Ask a Librarian!"
"Ask a Librarian" is an IM service which provides real time reference assistance! It is accessible from the Law Library’s web pages and is available to anyone with an RWU email address.
"Ask a Librarian" is ONLINE anytime a reference librarian is on duty. When it is OFFLINE, a Librarian will respond as soon as possible to your question by email.
It is hard to believe that the Class of 2012 was attending orientation only 9 months ago, although it seems as though it were 9 weeks or 9 days ago. We have spent a great deal of time learning points of law, sweating through the Socratic method, and fielding one set of exams (not to mention legal writing assignments). Throughout this process we have also made lots of friends, and had excellent times with one another.
The Diversity Symposium Dinner is a unique program that brings lawyers, judges, law profs, and law students together with minority high school and college students for an evening of discussion on important legal issues. The event is a key part of out “pipeline efforts,” exposing young people from underrepresented populations to the possibility of a career in the law. Last week’s program, our 7th, was sold out, with the largest number of high school attendees ever. Many thanks to Lydia Hanhardt, our Director of Diversity, and Lorraine Lalli, our Dean of S
When you graduate from law school, you do so in regalia. Regalia, in turns out, means a long black robe with purple velvet panels, a "hood", which is actually more of a cape, covered in the colors of your school (blue and gold, in RWU's case), and a tam. A tam is a black velvet, wide, UFO-like hat with an affixed golden tassel. While the point may be for us to look dignified, I find it impossible to believe that the result of tam and robe-wearing will be anything less than a bunch of ludicrous, Facebook-worthy photos.
This is truly hard to believe...on Monday at 4pm I will be done attending classes for the foreseeable future. Despite taking some time off between undergrad and law school this is the first time I will finish a year of school with no set plans to start again. It is both exciting and overwhelming. In the next month I will submit my graduation writing requirement paper, take a few finals, pack up my apartment, start my bar prep classes, GRADUATE, and move my stuff to a new state! Whew, I'm tired just thinking about it.
I remember back to the days where I didn't know what being a law student actually entailed. I was so excited about everything. The new way of learning, the new material, the new professors; meeting my new classmates - basically I was excited about anything and everything that had to do with being in law school. (You can ask anyone that knows me about how much of a geek I was - I even read "How to Succeed in Law School" books while vacationing in Greece the summer before my 1L year.)