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Katie Mulvaney is a student in RWU Law's Master of Studies in Law (MSL) Program. A seasoned newspaper reporter, Mulvaney joined The Providence Journal in 2000 and now covers courts. She previously worked as managing editor of The Block Island Times and as an assistant city editor at The...

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Posted by Katie Mulvaney
02/16/2017 at 04:33 PM
I have had the good fortune of covering the courts in Rhode Island for The Providence Journal since 2009. I relish the beat for both its emotional and legal elements. It keeps me engaged and learning every day, and it allows me to explore what makes people tick, for good and for bad. However, it did not take me long to realize, after enrolling in the Master of Studies in Law program at Roger Williams University School of Law last term, that, up to that point, I did not know how much I did not know about the law, though I had written about it for years. Suddenly, when embattled Rhode...