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Posted by David Logan
10/27/2009 at 12:00 AM
We are extremely proud of the rich array of public interest programs offered at RWU, and the fact that our program is ranked #2 in New England by National Jurist magazine .  I am delighted to announce a major gift that will ensure the future of one of our important initiatives, our unique Pro Bono Collaborative. Read on... And now this from today’s Providence Journal.
Posted by David Logan
10/23/2009 at 12:00 AM
Roger Williams Law recently hosted the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Comparative Law, bringing to campus top scholars and teachers of Comp Law.  In the recent past, the conference was held at Cornell, Cal-Hastings, Tulane, Cal-Davis, Hawaii, and Michigan, and it was brought to RWU because of the good works of two of my RWU colleagues who specialize in Comp Law, Prof. Ed Eberle and Prof. Louise Ellen Teitz.  (Ed’s specialty is Comparative Constitutional Law and Louise Ellen focuses on Comparative Civil Procedure.) The theme for the conference was “Methodological...
Posted by Regina Curran
10/21/2009 at 12:00 AM
It’s true, I do hate them. It started in kindergarten and to this day I still refuse to eat them out of protest. What does this have to do with law school you might ask? Nothing. Truly. But my friends have been bugging me to update my blog and it got me to thinking about my lack of focus right now. As a 3L I feel like I’m being pulled in a hundred different directions. I’ve got school (of course), the job I work, the job I’m hoping to find, obligations to friends and family, and school. I did say school twice, I because that’s where it should be. Despite being in my last year there is still...
Posted by David Logan
10/19/2009 at 12:00 AM
The 2009 version of the annual throw-down between representatives of all 3 classes and the faculty was a nail biter.  It was a raucous crowd of well north of 150, each class with its own color and t-shirts adding to the high energy. Representing the defending champs class of 2010 were Matt Shechtman, Jackson Parmenter, Rebecca Barban, Paul Grocki, Arthur DeFelice, and Stephanie Koopman. For the 2Ls: Ed Stravato, Drew Redman, Jenn Spavins, Marykate Geary, Jenna Hashway, and Clay Arnett.  For the rookies (1Ls): Lawrence Almango, Kristin Fitzharris, Eden Sears, Timothy Grimes, John...
Posted by David Logan
10/14/2009 at 12:00 AM
Last week, the School of Law had its Heritage Pride Celebration.  Here is a recap from Lydia Hanhardt, our Director of Diversity and Outreach: Thursday, October 8 was not an ordinary night at the law school.  When I walked down to the lower level of the building I could feel the activity and energy in the room.  The Multicultural Law Students Association (MCLSA) was hosting its third annual Heritage Pride Celebration.  I remember the first celebration two years ago; there were about 30 students and staff members all wearing our “MCLSA Celebrates _(fill in your)_ Culture” t...
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...
Posted by Hala Furst
10/03/2009 at 12:00 AM
As I type this, I’m sitting up on the third floor, in the Moot Court cubicle, taking a break from researching an 8th Amendment argument for the Nationals Competition. It is raining cats and dogs outside, which I don’t mind, since I’m relegated to spending this weekend tethered to 5 pounds of westlaw printouts. The wind is howling, the timer on the motion sensor lights keeps going off, and I’m trying to figure out where the evolving standards of decency in American punishment jurisprudence has left us. Not every weekend is like this, though. Last weekend I traveled down to New York to spend a...