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Posted by David Logan
12/16/2011 at 10:12 AM
As the only law school in the state, RWU Law has unique opportunities to co-sponsor events with other leading educational institutions, like our joint degree program with the University of Rhode Island Department of Marine Affairs (a signature joint J.D./M.M.A. program) and our Medical-Legal Cooperative with Brown Medical School We recently had our first co-sponsored event with the Rhode Island School of Design and the Rhode Island Association for Justice (RIAJ), a screening of the film “Hot Coffee,” which takes a very skeptical look at the “tort reform” movement.  Debunking the urban...
Posted by David Logan
10/03/2011 at 03:56 PM
One of the most eclectic scholars on our very strong faculty is Carl Bogus, who is nationally-known for his progressive views on the history of the Second Amendment and gun control policy.  Carl makes the provocative argument that James Madison wrote the Second Amendment to assure the South that Congress could not subvert the slave system by disarming state militias, which the region relied on for slave control.  He has spoken about and debated both the constitutional and public policy aspects of gun control at law schools, colleges, and other venues across the country, appeared on...
Posted by David Logan
10/06/2009 at 12:00 AM
The new academic year brings with it a chance for students and faculty to hear from experts on the most pressing issues of the day, and fall 2009 is no exception. Professor Michael Gerhardt offered “An Insider’s View on the Sotomayor Confirmation.” Mike was my colleague at Wake Forest and is now the Ashe Professor of Constitutional Law and Director of the Center for Law and Government at the University of North Carolina School of Law.  He served as Special Counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee for the Senate’s consideration of President Obama’s nomination Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the...