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Hello! My name is Jolee Messier and I just finished my 1L year at RWU School of Law. I am originally from Dartmouth, MA, and I graduated from Stonehill College in Easton, MA with a double major in U.S. History and Criminology. In undergrad, I spent a semester abroad at the University of...



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Posted by Jolee Messier
06/30/2010 at 03:48 PM
I can't believe that it is already Wednesday of my third week in London, and that I return to the U.S. on Saturday!  Time has definitely flown by.  I had a great weekend sightseeing, watching the World Cup (with not so great outcomes for England and America) and relaxing.  On Saturday, I went to Camden Market, which is an outdoor market with clothes, jewelry, souvenirs etc.  I also went to an amazing food market with ethnic foods from all over the world.  Finally, I went to the Tate Modern Art Museum (which was free!)   Court has been a little bit rough this week...
Posted by Jolee Messier
06/25/2010 at 11:00 AM
I had a very interesting and exciting experience at Snaresbrook Crown Court in London this week.  I was assigned to marshall for both His Honor Judge Timothy King and his His Honor Judge William Kennedy.  Both Judge King and Judge Kennedy are extremely nice and intelligent men.  It is quite an honor to be able to sit next to these learned judges on the bench while they preside over court proceedings.  This week, I heard applications (motions) for bail, saw Judge King preside over a sentencing hearing (and put a poor dog to death!), viewed jury selection, and...
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06/22/2010 at 12:09 PM
I finally have internet access to post a blog- hooray!  I have so much to write about the past week and a half so here it goes...  I arrived in London last Sunday.  It was quite difficult getting from the airport to our dorm on the tube because I had so much luggage and there were way too many stairs on the London Underground!  I was so grateful to finally make it to our dorm at Ramsay Hall of the University College London.  Our dorm is on a busy street in the center of London with lots of restaurants and shops.  We all have single rooms, which is pretty nice....
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06/09/2010 at 01:48 PM
I can't believe that I leave for London in 3 days!  I started packing last night and it is definitely turning out to be a challenge.  We have to bring 3 weeks worth of suits--thank goodness for Burlington Coat Factory and their fabulously priced suits!  I have never been to London before so I am so excited to explore a new place.  I had a wonderful experience in undergrad studying in Salamanca, Spain for a semester and I am sure that the London program will not disappoint!  I am also planning on going to Paris during the program for a long weekend. I can't wait...