The Company You Keep

Posted by Michael Yelnosky on 10/02/2014 at 03:53 PM

Last weekend, a group of law school alumni returned to Bristol and Providence to visit old friends and meet new ones. I attended each of the four events that made up the weekend, and at each I came away convinced that our alumni are not just great lawyers. They are great people. They are warm, kind, and generous. I am proud to be the dean of their law school.

Here are some pictures from a weekend full of great moments.

Aidan’s Pub, Bristol, RI – Friday evening September 26th

Representing the Indigent

Posted by Larry Ritchie on 09/26/2014 at 10:47 AM

Keeping abreast of the criminal justice and evidence areas of the law can be a time-consuming proposition for a law professor.  Of course, I regularly read the Criminal Law Reporter and other periodicals.  However, being a member of the Criminal Justice Act Panel of Attorneys representing indigents in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit is an effective and satisfying way to keep current while also providing a service to the most needy and also, hopefully, to the courts. 

Practice Makes Perfect

Posted by Raquel Ortiz on 09/22/2014 at 10:12 AM

Attorneys maintain their knowledge of the law and legal practice skills through continuing legal education.

As 1Ls, law students begin to learn how to think and write like a lawyer, the foundations of the law, and basic legal research.  The library offers three instructional programs that supplement and augment first year legal research instruction, designed to help "practice make perfect" for legal research and office technology skills.

Pot Luck for Public Interest!

Posted by Laurie Barron on 09/15/2014 at 09:58 AM

How many students, alumni, faculty and staff can fit into the neither small nor large backyard of the Barron-Yelnosky home for the Fall Public Interest Pot Luck dinner?  Turns out at least 112. 

We'll Always Need Tax Lawyers...

Posted by Anthony Santoro on 09/08/2014 at 10:59 AM


The mere thought is enough to strike fear into the hearts and minds of law students. Yet a hardy band of RWU grads has found that tax law can offer a promising career path. It does require some extra effort, though. In the years since I returned to full-time teaching, thirty or so of our graduates have moved on to earn LL.M.s in Taxation from some of the best graduate tax programs in the country – B.U., Villanova, Georgetown, Florida and Miami, among others.  This fall, two more RWU grads are joining that group.

Happy National Boss Day to All You Future Bosses!

Posted by Library Blog on 10/13/2017 at 10:14 AM

October 16th is National Boss Day. According to Hallmark, the holiday began in “1958 when Patricia Bays Haroski, then an employee at State Farm Insurance Company in Deerfield, Ill., registered the holiday with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Haroski chose Oct.

Immigration Law Display in the Library

Posted by Library Blog on 10/06/2017 at 10:50 AM

The New York Times Editorial Board stated that the “Migration Policy Institute reported in 2013 that the federal gov

Study Aids at the Library!

Posted by Library Blog on 09/29/2017 at 02:44 PM

As mid-terms are quickly approaching, many of you may be in search of study aids. Fear not! The Law Library has a plethora of study aids options.

E-Study Aids

The Law Library has two digital study aids collections available for you to use both on and off campus:  the RWU Law Digital Library and West Academic Online Study Aids.

Lock Your Virtual Doors! Cybersecurity Starts With Your Passwords

Posted by Library Blog on 09/22/2017 at 09:35 AM

As the Legal Beagle sits to write this, a major data breach involving credit monitoring company Equifax has made the news.

ResearchFest: Fill Your Research Toolbox!

Posted by Library Blog on 09/15/2017 at 10:18 AM

Monday, September 18
11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Law Library – Bristol Campus