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Posted by David Logan
11/20/2009 at 01:00 AM
For the fifth consecutive year, a leading Rhode Island law firm hosted a cocktail reception for members of the RWU Law Review and our Honors Program.  Past hosts were Hinckley, Allen & Snyder, LLP, Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge, Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP, and Brown Rudnick.  This year the setting was special: a warm fall night, with the crowd spilling out onto the patio adjoining the offices of Shectman Halpern Savage, LLP.  The firm, one of the fastest growing in the state, renovated an old industrial building and turned it into a stunning work space, complete with...
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
09/15/2009 at 12:00 AM
As you may remember from a previous blog (“Experiential Learning,” June 23, 2009), twenty-eight RWU Law students were awarded Feinstein Institute Summer Stipends (ranging from $2500 to $3500) to enable them to work in the public sector, and eight more received grants from the Equal Justice Works Summer Corps.  I am confident that they all had great experiences, implementing the lessons of the classroom, but three received prestigious awards that deserve special mention. Jennifer Coliflores (’11) was chosen for Providence Mayor David Cicilline’s summer fellowship program. (The Mayor has...
Posted by David Logan
08/27/2009 at 12:00 AM
As students return to RWU for the beginning of fall classes, I thought I would provide snapshots of a couple of rising 3Ls who had unique summer experiences…. Jay Resmini Jay Resmini spent his summer in Los Angeles, working in the Worldwide TV Distribution Legal Department of MGM studios.  He was immersed in entertainment law, with projects changing almost daily. The highlight: a project for the Vice President involving a 64 picture agreement with French television. Jay: “I had to regularly communicate with the many players involved.  At first I was a bit intimidated, especially...
Posted by David Logan
08/12/2009 at 12:00 AM
The WSJ has profiled Chantal Tocci (’04) and her unique career path.  By SARAH E. NEEDLEMAN Two years ago, Chantal Tocci quit a job as a law-school admissions coordinator to escape a difficult boss. As she networked to find her next position, Ms. Tocci told her tai chi instructor—also a production executive for the Fox TV show “America’s Most Wanted”—that she was on the hunt. He said the program had an opening for a production assistant in the hotline department. Ms. Tocci applied for the job and got it. In her second week, she took a call from a tipster that led to an arrest—the...
Posted by David Logan
07/15/2009 at 12:00 AM
The Roger Williams Law Alumni Association (LAA) held its annual meeting in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the RI Bar Association. The event offered an opportunity to salute the RWU Law graduates who serve in the Rhode Island Legislature: Senators Daniel P. Connors ’02 and Christopher Maselli ’99, and Rhode Island House of Representatives Robert B. Jacquard ’98, Peter F. Kilmartin ’98, and J. Patrick O’Neill ’98. Daniel is the Senate Majority Leader, representing Cumberland and Lincoln since he was elected in 1996. Christopher was elected in 2006, and is currently the Chairman of the...
Posted by David Logan
07/08/2009 at 12:00 AM
Despite the slow down in legal hiring this past year, we are pleased to report that RWU 2008 graduates fared well. In fact 92.1 % of our graduates were employed or pursuing a graduate LLM degree, running slightly ahead of the national average as reported by the National Association for Law Placement, which collects data six months after graduation. Also noteworthy, 13% of our 2008 graduates were selected for judicial clerkships while nationwide only 9.6% secured those prestigious positions. And, finally, 8% of our graduates went into the public interest sector outpacing the national rate,...