Matt Jerzyk, a Brown-educated union and community organizer, came to Roger Williams Law in the fall 2005 on a “Leadership Scholarship.” That investment has turned out to be a very wise one, as reflected on the front page of a recent edition of the Providence Journal, which identified Matt as one of eight Ocean Staters to watch in 2009.
The month of January derives its name from the Roman god Janus, depicted always as a man with two faces, one looking ahead, and the other behind. It is fitting that this is the month that marks the halfway point for me between the beginning and end of law school. With a year and half under my belt and a year and a half to go, I’m amazed at how my life has been changed, mostly for the better.
Make it your New Year’s Resolution
To explore a database offered by this institution.
There’s more to research than Westlaw and Lexis
AccessUn, HeinOnline, CCH Tax Research, Foreign Law Guide - Oh my!
You can use your laptop or one of the library’s PCs for access.
So here is the link, explore this wealth of resources;
So it’s been a crazy couple of weeks, and now that exams are over, I can take a breath! It’s hard to explain what exams are like, but I’ll do my best to give you an idea…
At the request of U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Associate Professor John Chung testified on the complex problems associated with personal bankruptcies, a pressing issue given the deepening recession. The other witnesses at the hearing were Prof. Robert Lawless from the University of Illinois School of Law, Federal Bankruptcy Judge Thomas Small, and John Rao from the National Consumer Law Center.
I look up from the books and it is December 8th already, two days to my first final as a second year student. I can’t believe how quickly this semester has gone by, and I know that I have been remiss in my duty to this blog. But honestly, I haven’t been able to catch even half a breath over the past 4 months. From the time I returned from Europe and starting writing my brief for Moot Court, it has all been one big blur.
If you are fortunate, your professor has placed prior exams on Reserve. Search the Law Library’s WebCatalog by professor or course to locate available exams. Also, several publications in the Law Library’s Reserve collection contain sample exams along with sample answers. Here are a few publications to look at if you have time:
In addition to the services offered by the Office of Career Services for career exploration such as the Annual Legal Career Options Day, the Law Library also has resources for information on career options within the legal profession and alternatives to traditional law firm practice. These books and others on job searching are shelved in The Law Library’s Career Collection located next to Training Lab 2. All books in the Law Library’s Career Collection and these books can be checked out of the Law Library for twenty-one days. Here are some recommended books to read when yo
In the magazine stand adjacent to the entrance of the bookstore are the October 2008 and November 2008 issues of the National Jurist. This magazine provides news items about law schools, law students, lawyers, and law firms. Timely information on “hot” practice areas, employment trends, and salaries are provided. Issues of the National Jurist frequently contain the results of various surveys conducted of law schools and students. Check out the
I can’t believe how quickly this semester is flying by! Once the Memo was in, the catch up game began! It is very easy to fall behind if you’re not careful. It starts with missing the readings for a particular day, and snoballs into hours of catch up reading over the weekend. Even if you “skim” the cases to get by in class, you still have to go back and read, brief, and make sure that you understand the material for exams. Well, this is just the situation I am in! The memo assignment kind of took over, and now I am realizing how out of shape my outlines a