An article in the October 2012 issue of the ABA Journal, Making Mediators: As the Field Grows, So Does the Need for Negotiation Skills, notes that “cutbacks in Court budgets, the high cost of discovery, crowded dockets and emphasis on result-oriented ‘value billing’ have created the elements of a perfect storm for a mediation wave.” Kimberly Taylor, chief operating officer of JAMS Arbitration Mediation and ADR
As the only law school in Rhode Island, RWU Law has a close relationship with a number of important professional groups, including the Thurgood Marshall Law Society, the Latino Policy Institute, Common Cause and the Rhode Island Association for Justice, which represents lawyers who represent injured individuals.
While many Rhode Islanders choose to stay home for law school, RWU Law draws 1Ls from all over the country (typically from 30 or so states), and we always enjoy taking the newbies out on the water that surrounds our campus. Here is a recap of this year's excursion from our terrific Marine Affairs Director, Susan Farady, followed by some pics of a stunningly beautiful day to be on the water.
RWU Law recently hosted the inaugural Santoro Business Law Lecture http://law.rwu.edu/story/presidential-debates-politics-gambling and the RWU law community, as well as leading lawyers in RI, were treated to a day with a true American original, Frank Fahrenkopf. Mr.
The Law Library’s collection of study aids includes the Carolina Academic Press Mastering Series. These study aids are easy-to-read with key terms emphasized and explained. Like the nutshells and concise hornbooks study aids, references to secondary sources are minimal to enable the reader to concentrate on the major concepts being discussed.
Key features of the Mastering Series are:
This past summer, a surprising number of lawyers assured me that my 2L year was going to be so much easier than the last; I doubt I am one of the few who would contest that statement. Between a demanding class schedule, an internship, and a law school club leadership position, that statement seems anything but accurate. It is 9 p.m.-- I find myself in my kitchen reciting the rules of Evidence while I ice cupcakes. This batch of cupcakes is for the Women's Law Society’s bake sale to raise money for a Breast Cancer Walk on Sunday. Who knew a few cupcakes could make a difference!
Over the weekend, Felix Baumgartner, aka “Fearless Felix” became the first human to sky dive at a rate faster than the speed of sound. By accomplishing this extreme challenge, Fearless Felix completed a life long goal of being the first person to break the sound barrier without a vehicle. He also broke the record for highest manned balloon flight (at 120,100 ft.) and highest free-fall jump at the same altitude (nearly 24 miles above sea level).
One of the great things about being the only law school in a state is that it facilitates a close relationship between the bench and bar. Beginning on the first day of law school, when the Chief Justice of the state Supreme Court administers an oath of professionalism, through the courses taught by leading judges on our Adjunct Faculty (federal judges Selya and Smith; state judges Flaherty, Healy, Fortunato, Procaccini, and Williams), to the externships in the chambers of federal judges (Selya, Thompson, Lisi, Smith, McConnell, and Almond) and state judges (Suttell, Goldberg, Flaherty
We are very proud of our public interest programs, and a recent report from the Legal Services Corporation (the national organization that oversees the delivery of legal services to the poor) underscores why: we were saluted not once, but twice. First, for our graduation requirement of 50 hours (cited along with Columbia, Penn, and Harvard) and then for our unique Pro Bono Collaborative http://law.rwu.edu/pbc, which links our law students, leading RI law firms, and community organizations that serve the poor.
Tuesday, October 23
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Bay View Room, 2nd floor of the law school
Here’s Why YOU Should Attend!
To view demonstrations throughout the day of Law School “Helpers” to support your academic success.