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Posted by Brynna Gang
03/07/2011 at 04:35 PM
Spring is almost here! The first few days of relatively warm weather and sun are so precious I feel a little superstitious commenting on them. Today however feels different! It is sunny and gorgeous and warm and…I am sitting at my desk reading Property cases. Oh law school. Second semester is so much different than first. This may not seem related to my first rant about spring but trust me it relates. First semester you spend the first month or two walking around in a daze looking up every other word in a legal dictionary. I have vivid memories of learning the meanings of “statue” and “common...
Posted by Library Blog
03/04/2011 at 04:57 PM
Connect to the Students1 (Students1 SSID) wireless network, instead of the Public wireless network for better bandwidth. The Students1 wireless network uses the same username and password as the old "Students" Wireless Network. Students who have not previously registered their PC on the RWU computer registration system will be prompted to login and begin the registration/remediation process when connecting to the Students1 wireless network for the first time. Registrations expire at the end of each semester.      
Posted by Library Blog
03/04/2011 at 04:44 PM
Legal research is as much art as science; it calls for strategy as well as serendipity. There are many approaches to legal research, and there is no single, or best way to conduct legal research. Methods vary according to the nature of the problem and depend on the researcher’s subject expertise and research skills. - Fundamentals of Legal Research, 9th Edition by Steven M. Barkan, Roy M. Mersky and Donald J. Dunn(Reserve, KF 240 .J32 2009) The RWU Law Library will be having a series of "prep talks" starting the week of March 21st to help you refresh your research skills in preparation for...
Posted by William Wray
03/01/2011 at 12:10 PM
I'm off to Newark this Friday for a 'Representation in Mediation' competition. Newark probably wouldn't be my top destination city, but I have heard it's a lot like New York. Phonetically.   Important ways in which it differs:   1. Its streets are not what dreams are made of; 2. there is much that you can't do.   Mediation is a form of Alternative dispute resolution (ADR), which is a fancy way of saying “anything that costs less than court.” Mediation makes a lot of sense for most clients, but less so for many lawyers. Lawyers are prone to seek out weaknesses in the other side'...
Posted by David Logan
03/01/2011 at 01:00 AM
I am delighted to announce the hiring of another excellent lawyer to our faculty.  Bela August Walker comes to Roger Williams from Fordham Law School, where she has been a Visiting Assistant Professor for the past two years.  Bela has a sterling string of credentials: a cum laude graduate of Bryn Mawr College, Bela was both a Kent and a Stone Scholar at Columbia Law School, where she won the Beck Prize for excellence in Property Law.  She was selected for the Columbia Law Review, where she rose to become the Essay & Review Editor.  Bela has published three pieces...