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Posted by David Logan
01/28/2011 at 03:07 PM
I am very proud of the terrific faculty we have assembled at RWU Law, and this year’s hiring cycle has again yielded gold. Next year Susan Heyman will join us to teach Business Law courses and her specialty, White Collar Crime. Susan is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at Cardozo Law School in NYC. Susan graduated from Brandeis summa cum laude/Phi Beta Kappa, and from Cardozo Law magna cum laude/Order of the Coif, where she won the Felix Frankfurter and Samuel Belkin Awards, and served as Executive Editor of the law review. After graduation, Susan clerked for both the Federal District...
Posted by David Logan
12/09/2010 at 01:00 AM
  Roger Williams Law has built a faculty that is nationally recognized for placing articles in top law reviews and that is sought out by the national media for their expertise on the issues of the day. But just as important, we have assembled a group of lawyers who excel in the classroom, and there is none more talented, and committed to her students, than Keeva Terry. Keeva has a stellar academic record (BA Harvard, MBA Michigan, JD Columbia) plus practice experience at a top-shelf Wall Street firm (Skadden), but it is her excellence as a teacher that has won her acclaim from our...
Posted by David Logan
10/12/2010 at 12:00 AM
In 2007, a U.S. helicopter opened fire on what the crew thought to be Iraqi insurgents. In the days following the incident it was discovered that the targets were, in fact, civilians; two international journalists were among those killed. In February of this year gripping video of the attack was posted on the website WikiLeaks.org, causing the U.S. Military to issue a statement of regret and initiate a vigorous effort to identify the source of the leaks. An April, 2010 New York Times article details these events. Now, the soldier who allegedly posted the video, Army Private (PFC) Bradley...
Posted by David Logan
09/23/2010 at 12:00 AM
There are many ways to measure whether a law faculty is respected; publishing articles in the leading academic journals is a traditional way, as is filing amicus briefs in the Supreme Court of the United States.  Increasingly, serving as a “public intellectual” is another, being asked to provide commentary on the issues of the day, and while some of us appear in the traditional media (international, like the Financial Times, nationally, like the New York Times, or locally, like the Providence Journal or Providence Business News), the RWU law faculty is actively engaged in the burgeoning...
Posted by David Logan
08/22/2010 at 12:00 AM
RWU Law has built a remarkably strong faculty, and this year’s additions give us more curricular depth in two important areas, Intellectual Property (click here for earlier blog item on Zoe Argento) and Environmental Law.  We welcome Michael Burger, who we are confident will hit the ground running. Here are his stellar academic credentials: B.A., Brown University, magna cum laude M.F.A., New York University (fiction; his advisor was E.L. Doctorow) J.D., Columbia University (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and Articles Editor for the Columbia Journal of International Law) Michael also has...
Posted by David Logan
08/05/2010 at 01:47 PM
Members of our faculty regularly form close bonds with their students, and remain advisors and friends long after graduation.  Case in point: Prof. Jane Rindsberg, a graduate of Duke Law School, who has to be one of the most dedicated teachers ever. Below is her report about the post-graduate success of a student that she taught years ago. On July 1, Amanda Bertrand Foster – from our class of 2004 – recently fulfilled a dream she has had since she was graduated from RWU, by becoming an Assistant Professor of Lawyering Skills & Values and Civil Procedure at the law school at Nova...
Posted by David Logan
07/21/2010 at 07:45 AM
One of the ways that a law school projects its influence is through faculty appearances on the national stage, when they serve as what are termed “public intellectuals”—go-to sources for expertise on important legal issues. In recent weeks, three members of the RWU Law team were high visibility. Prof. Carl Bogus was cited in one of the most controversial decisions of the recently-ended term of the Supreme Court of the United States, McDonald v. City of Chicago, which extended the protections of the Second Amendment’s right to bear arms to citizens of all states. Carl’s scholarship was central...
Posted by David Logan
07/10/2010 at 12:00 AM
I am delighted to announce that Prof. Peter Margulies became our Distinguished Research Professor as of July 1. The award is most fitting; Peter is a prolific scholar, on a range of topics, and his great run has been highlighted by the publication this spring of his first book: "Law’s Detour: Justice Displaced in the Bush Administration," by the New York University Press. The book release was highlighted on the American Constitution Society website, and here is Peter's summary. Among his other publications are articles in the lead journals at Iowa, Maryland, George Washington, Rutgers,...
Posted by David Logan
07/06/2010 at 01:26 PM
Prof. Louise Ellen Teitz with Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Stephen Breyer. The motto of Roger Williams University is “Learning to Bridge the World,” and the School of Law takes that aspect of our mission very seriously. In previous posts, I have highlighted faculty (Prof. Ed Eberle and Prof. Jonathan Gutoff, for example) experts on various aspects of International Law, who are respected for their expertise, but we also incorporate this expertise into the classroom experience for our students. One example is a course developed and taught by Prof. Louise Ellen Teitz (an...
Posted by David Logan
06/28/2010 at 10:14 AM
One of the most important jobs in a law school is that of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs (essentially the Vice-Dean), who oversees most faculty and many student matters.  At most law schools, this job rotates among members of the tenured faculty, and I have had the pleasure in my 7 years as Dean to work with three excellent administrators: Diana Hassel, Michael Yelnosky, and David Zlotnick. On July 1, Prof. Andy Horwitz, currently the Director of Clinical Programs, Director of the Criminal Defense Clinic, and Distinguished Service Professor, will replace Dean Z. Andy has a...