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Posted by David Logan
03/30/2011 at 04:25 PM
For 24 years, the Robert Cover Public Interest Retreat has been a highlight of the academic year for the law students, lawyers, and legal academics who are committed to the tough, but deeply rewarding work of public interest practice. Sponsored by SALT (the Society of American Law Teachers), this year’s program was sponsored by RWU Law and attendees from 27 law schools  sold out the all available reservations. Here is some commentary: first, from Hazel Weiser (Executive Director of SALT): Roger Williams law students, led by the charismatic Jamie Rhodes (2L), organized the Cover Retreat...
Posted by Brynna Gang
03/25/2011 at 02:08 PM
Hello blog reading people!  It's been a few weeks since I've written and I wanted to have a chat. I thought about blogging last week but it was spring break and I needed some time away from anything related to school. I tried to work on school stuff 1x having gone to Panera for that purpose and ended up booking a spa massage over the web instead. I took this as a sign.  So tons of things have happened!    For those of you who aren't currently at RWU, beginning the first month or so of classes you start hearing about dates when you should start applying for summer...
Posted by David Logan
03/25/2011 at 11:17 AM
John Meara, Amy Broderick and Professor Jon Shelburne A team of RWU Law students won the Best Brief award at the prestigious National Moot Court Competition last month in New York City. 3Ls Amy Broderick, Robert Cavanagh, and John Meara received the Harrison Tweed Award for Best Brief, while also beating teams from Kansas and John Marshall of Chicago to advance to the round of 16 before defeating the South Texas team to advance to the round of eight. Each year, more than 175 teams from 125 schools nationwide participate in this important competition RWU Law advanced, along with...
Posted by Library Blog
03/25/2011 at 10:26 AM
With a phrase like “nuclear meltdown” being discussed in the news over the last few weeks, you might be interested in learning more about the governmental organization responsible for nuclear material safety and safeguards, nuclear regulatory research and nuclear reactor regulation in the United States. This body is called the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and was created by the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 5841). The forerunner of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission was the Atomic Energy Commission, which was established in 1954 by the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 (42 U.S.C...
Posted by David Logan
03/21/2011 at 11:38 AM
For the fourth consecutive year, RWU Law has released a study that looks at one key form of faculty scholarly productivity – the publication of articles in top law journals.  Because of the influence of the U.S. News and World Report rankings, schools in their top 50 tend to attract the lion’s share of attention.  By focusing instead on schools outside the U.S. News top 50, we  provide objective information that shows the relative strength of other schools as research institutions.  Here are the top-rated schools as reported by a leading law blog. We rank the Top 40 Non-...
Posted by David Logan
03/16/2011 at 03:40 PM
 An annual RWU Law tradition is a trip to Washington, D.C. that includes a reception for area alumni and a group swearing-in of alums at the Supreme Court of the United States.  This year the ceremony added a wonderful new aspect: a session with Associate Justice Samuel Alito, who graciously visited us at breakfast before the swearing-in and arguments for the day. Below is a reflection on that memorable day by Peter Pascucci (‘03). Peter is a Lieutenant Commander in the Navy JAG Corps, stationed at the Pentagon and serves as Deputy Legal Counsel to the Vice Chief of Naval Operations...
Posted by Library Blog
03/14/2011 at 09:40 AM
Imagine if you were sitting alone in your apartment and a man began banging on your door and calling your name. He then demands you give him your 42" plasma TV for free because you promised it to him in an ad on Craigslist that you don’t know anything about. What would you do? This fact pattern is similar to an actual Rhode Island case as discussed in the March/April, 2011 issue of the Rhode Island Bar Journal.  The article, Cyberbullying - An Age Old Problem, a New Generation, is co-written by the Honorable Brian P. Stern, Esq. and Roger Williams University School of Law...
Posted by Library Blog
03/14/2011 at 12:00 AM
Have your studies kept you in a study room a little longer than scheduled? Have you returned a book after the due date or time? Would you like a chance to clear your fines and help others in need? Your opportunity has arrived! From March 21st to April 1st, the law library is offering students the opportunity to help themselves and help others when paying off their accrued late fines by contributing to the East Bay Food Pantry or the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. Students owing fines will receive a notice of their outstanding fines. During this two week period, qualifying contributions =...
Posted by Peter Eraca
03/11/2011 at 09:42 AM
As I sit here with Spring Break about to commence (mine has already started, since I don’t have classes on Fridays this term, but I’m in the library anyway) I have come to realize that I am now approximately half-way through the second semester of my 2L year. So, if my logic works correct I’m half-way past being half-way done? No? Ok, it was worth a shot and if you disagree, it’s my blog, so I’m allowed to make up benign things to amuse myself (trust me, you need to while in law school, regardless of where you go). Anyway, at the end of last semester, everyone was quoting an epic and timeless...
Posted by David Logan
03/09/2011 at 11:08 AM
The Annual Public Interest Auction was a smashing success this year.  Featured in the sleek downtown art gallery space Peerless Lofts and catered by Cuban Revolution, the auction hosted a record-breaking number of 300 guests, and was completely sold out in advance.  Among the crowd were members of the legal community, the judiciary, students, and over 40 alumni, who gathered with faculty, staff, and students to gnosh, imbibe, mingle, and bid on over 100 silent and live auction items.  The items up for auction included a box for 15 at the Paw Sox Game and the opportunity to...