It’s fun to be at the Y-M-C-A!
When I was a kid, nothing beat summer. I got lucky because my dad worked at the local Y camp during the months he had off from teaching, so every summer I’d shoot arrows, swim in the ocean, and rack up an impressive number of mosquito bites at Camp Massasoit. (Also known as Camp Messy-Toilet, not to be confused with Camp Metacomet, or Make-You-Vomit, a subtle but important distinction not lost on a ten-year-old.)
As a young law school, it is especially gratifying to see how our graduates are making their mark in the profession. One measure of this evolution is how many of our alums write for the Rhode Island Bar Journal, the official publication of the RI Bar Association, and the most recent issue has a whopping three articles from RWU Law grads.
The Law Library’s WebCatalog is a powerful search engine. It enables you to search for books, ebooks, periodicals, databases, websites, and government documents in hundreds of legal subjects. The Law Library’s collection is particularly strong in alternative dispute resolution, environmental, First Amendment, human rights, maritime, and national security law.
One of the many RWU law faculty working on cutting edge issues is Zoe Argento, and her latest work, on social networks, is, guess what - lighting up the Internet.
If mobile devices do not play an important role in your daily activities as a law student, they will when you become a lawyer. Here are a few resources to consult for optimizing their use.
The RWU Law Guide: Mobile Apps for Law Students offers insights on apps for legal research, creating documents, capturing and editing content, storing content, and mobile security for a variety of mobile devices.
Justice Elena Kagan came to Rhode Island to join in two important celebrations: the 250th anniversary of the oldest synagogue in the United States - Touro Synagogue and the 350th anniversary of the Royal Charter for the colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, and the Roger Williams Law community was out in force for both events, as well as an invitation-only reception at the Federal Courthouse in Providence.
RWU Law is very proud of its students who are affiliated with the U.S. armed forces, one of the highest callings in our democracy, and two received special recognition over the summer.
Matt Sinnot chose to hold his formal promotion to First Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps in the law school building, in front of proud parents, faculty, staff, and classmates (who went through their own “boot camp” with him - the first year of law school!). Matt is a founding member of one of our newest and most active student groups, the Military Law Society.
Labor Day, celebrated yearly for more than a century, is more than just a holiday marking the end of summer. It celebrates the achievements of the American worker. The History Channel and the U.S. Department of Labor are great sources for information about the history of the holiday and the labor movement in the United States.
In what is becoming annual recognition of the impact our grads are having on the community, the Providence Business News once again profiled a number of our terrific alums. The publication requires that the person be less than 40 years old and have demonstrated “career success” and a "commitment to making a difference on a local, national or international scale.”
Here are the 2013 honorees:
Jessica Cleary’00, Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD
Life is one continuous story. Or at least that’s how I perceive it. And like most stories there is always a beginning, middle, and an end (the fun part is when those arcs do not come in that order). You see, those transitions usually happen because of the seismic events that are set off by a single drop of serendipity.