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Posted by David Logan
03/26/2012 at 01:27 PM
I am delighted to announce that a giant in legal education, Steve Calabresi, the Class of 1940 Professor of Law at Northwestern Law, will be teaching a course at RWU Law next fall.  Prof. Calabresi is an expert in Constitutional Law, with a special emphasis on executive power.  He clerked for Justice Antonin Scalia, was a founder of the influential Federalist Society (where he continues to serve as Chairman of its Board of Directors), and is the author of more than 30 books and articles in the nation’s top law reviews.  Among his many provocative ideas: term limits for Supreme...
Posted by David Logan
03/19/2012 at 11:27 AM
It was clear, even as a 1L, that Maureen Wagner '10 was going to be an alum to watch. Deeply - and proudly - conservative, Maureen helped the RWU Law chapter of the Federalist Society bring remarkable speakers to campus.  Now, as Deputy Director of the Federalist Society in Washington, D.C., she is spearheading her organization’s effort to raise the profile of the issue of judicial selection at the state level and educate the public on what is in many states (and the federal government, not to mention Rhode Island) the “least democratic branch.”  Now her major project...
Posted by David Logan
10/05/2009 at 11:00 PM
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...