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Posted by David Logan
10/15/2010 at 09:23 AM
Our Appellate Courtroom was the scene of a debate among the candidates for Rhode Island Attorney General, and it was a doozy.  Peppered with questions from a panel consisting of media legend Jim Taricani, ProJo columnist Ed Fitzpatrick, and our own Prof. Jared Goldstein, the candidates got to display both style and substance as they handled a string of hardball questions including gay marriage, immigration, local enforcement of immigration law, corruption and cronyism, and environmental law.  Perhaps the most telling moments came when they were asked whether they would reopen the...
Posted by David Logan
09/21/2010 at 12:00 AM
The RWU Law community eagerly anticipates the release of Conviction, a major Hollywood film about our own Betty Anne Waters (’98), and her remarkable - and successful - effort to free her brother, wrongly convicted of homicide. Betty Anne came to Roger Williams with this singular purpose, and was in the vanguard of the efforts of the then fledgling Innocence Project to use DNA evidence for exoneration. There is a star-studded cast led by Hilary Swank, who has won 2 Oscars for Best Actress, playing Betty Anne.  Watch the interview of Betty Anne and Hilary at the recent screening of the...
Posted by David Logan
09/02/2010 at 10:26 AM
The weather was perfect for the 11th RWU Law Alumni Association Golf Tournament (thankfully it was not scheduled for the rainy and cold following day), and more than 100 folks knocked little white balls around the Cranston Country Club for a good cause: every dollar raised goes to deserving 2Ls who display academic excellence. As usual, alum Anthony Leone '97 oversaw the entire effort, ably assisted this year by alums Sally McDonald '09 (Anthony’s Co-Chair), plus Committee Members Adam Resmini '09, Cindy Salazar (3L) and Nick Pereira (3L). Chelsie Horne did a magnificent job keeping the...
Posted by David Logan
08/30/2010 at 11:08 AM
The Providence Business News named four law firms as “Rhode Island's Best Places to Work 2010”:  Hinckley Allen & Snyder, Taylor Duane Barton & Gilman, Partridge Snow & Hahn, and Pannone Lopes Devereaux & West. The award is based on employee surveys and the criteria are innovative benefit programs, flexible work arrangements, and consistent opportunities for advancement and personal development. We are pleased to report that RWU Law School alumni are well represented in the aforementioned firms. Names and photographs of those RWU alumni and their firms are listed below...
Posted by David Logan
08/16/2010 at 12:00 AM
The RWU family loves to get together, whether at the annual breakfast of the Law Alumni Association (held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the Rhode Island Bar Association) or other, more casual venues. Here are some fun pics from recent gatherings in and around Providence. Robert Pirri '97 is thanked by Margreta Vellucci '07 for his three-year term as a RWU Law Alumni Association Board of Director Nicole Dulude '06, 2010/2011 RWU Law Alumni Association President, with Margreta Vellucci '07, 2009/2010 RWU Law Alumni Association President Nicole Dulude '06, Kevin Rolando '97, Kim...
Posted by David Logan
07/29/2010 at 10:20 AM
Ken Amoriggi (RWU Law class of 2009) is one of our many graduates who uses an RWU legal education to effect social change. Ken is Project Coordinator for the Juvenile Justice Project, affiliated with Rhode Island for Community and Justice (RICJ), an NGO dedicated to “building community by advocacy, conflict resolution, and education.” (Full disclosure—I am on the RICJ Board of Directors.) Ken recently went to the RI State House to help roll out the Juvenile Justice Diversionary Project, an effort to attack the disproportionate rate of minorities in the juvenile justice system (a distressing...
Posted by David Logan
05/20/2010 at 02:07 PM
The RWU community was tickled to learn that one of our alums, Jason (“Jay”) Resmini is competing on the ABC reality show “The Bachelorette.”  Now beginning its sixth season (May 24, actually) Jay, who graduated from RWU Law last year along with his brother Adam, will be one of 25 bachelors competing for the affections on Ali Fedotowsky (who was on ABC’s sibling show “The Bachelor” last year).  Here is a link to coverage in the Providence Journal, here to the ABC website, and here for the Official Jay Resmini Fan Club page on Facebook. Way to go, Jay!   THE BACHELORETTE - Ali...
Posted by David Logan
01/29/2010 at 01:00 AM
Mike Daly (2002) lent a laboring oar to the new edition of a well-known casebook, Marine and Coastal Law, which is used by undergraduate, graduate, and law professors across the country.  Mike co-authored this edition with Dennis Nixon, professor of marine affairs and associate dean for research and administration at the Graduate School of Oceanography of the University of Rhode Island, and Susan Farady, director of our highly-regarded Marine Affairs Institute.  The team was ably assisted by the research efforts of 3L Jackson Parmenter. Mike was a terrific student at RWU, clerked...
Posted by David Logan
11/02/2009 at 01:00 AM
From time-to-time I highlight employers that hire a significant number of our graduates including past blogs on Adler, Pollock & Sheehan and Shectman, Halperin & Savage.  We are especially proud of the relationship we have built with American Power Conversion (APC), a division of a French conglomerate, Schneider Electric, which has 114,000 employees and $23 billion in revenues last year.  APC is a global leader in computer network infrastructure solutions, protecting electronic, network, communications and industrial equipment of all sizes. The Vice President and General...
Posted by David Logan
09/08/2009 at 12:00 AM
The Law Alumni Association’s 10th Annual Golf Tournament at Cranston Country Club is in the books and it was another terrific event.  The heat and humidity did not stop alumni, faculty, staff, and friends from taking part in a fun day that included golf, (way too much) great food and drink, prizes, a raffle, and a silent auction.  The winners of the “best ball” competition were P.K. Palmer ‘02, Greg Calat, and Mike Marciano.  Among the other notable teams was a foursome featuring three of the most popular teachers on our Adjunct Faculty: United States District Judge Will Smith...