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Posted by Elizabeth Blank
01/31/2013 at 01:46 PM
With spring break 2013 on the horizon, I have been feeling nostalgic about my wonderful experiences from spring break 2012. Last year, I participated in an Alternative Spring Break Program, interning with United Mountain Defense (UMD) in Knoxville, Tennessee. This non-profit organization is dedicated to protecting Tennessee’s watersheds, air, mountains, and people.  The trip proved to be an amazing life experience that was not only educational, but also fun. This is not to say that I did not have some serious reservations going into this trip. For starters, a 30-hour round-trip drive was...
Posted by Library Blog
01/30/2013 at 05:23 PM
Since its founding in 1996, the Feinstein Institute for Legal Service has provided hundreds of RWU School of Law students with varied and numerous opportunities for pro bono service that benefit people in the local communities and beyond.  If you are interested in learning about others in the legal profession who are passionately committed to providing pro bono service, here is a list of recent publications in the Law Library along with other resources from the American Bar Association. Careers in Animal Law: Welfare, Protection, and Advocacy (KF299.A55 E37 2011) Building Your Practice...
Posted by David Logan
01/30/2013 at 04:17 PM
Here are some pics from gatherings of enthusiastic alums in Rhode Island, New York, and Washington, D.C.   Rhode Island LAA Holiday Reception Jenna Wims Hashway ’11, David Oliveira (Adjunct Professor), Professor Jorge Elorza Laura Frechette ’04, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Officer, Rob Humm ’08 (LAA President), Jillian Jagling '09 (LAA Secretary/Treasurer) Stephen Maguire '96, Nancy Voccola, Michael Voccola ’97 Adjunct Professor Anthony Leone ’97, Mark Gemma ’97 (RWU Law Board of Directors), Michael Field ’97 (RWU Law Board of Directors) Kate Kishfy ’12, John Stickney ’12, Stephen...
Posted by David Logan
01/25/2013 at 09:51 AM
Over the semester break, one of the stars of the RWU Law junior faculty, Susan Heyman, had a rare treat: visiting the chambers of Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, as part of a delegation of law professors from across the nation.  The occasion was the presentation of the “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Association of American Law Schools Section on Women in Legal Education, reflecting Justice Ginsberg’s contribution to the evolution of the law in a career that has included law teaching, litigating on behalf of women’s rights, a decade as a judge on the...
Posted by Library Blog
01/24/2013 at 05:09 PM
John Chandler and Brian Boone, both senior litigators at top law firms, recently debated the correct past tense of “plead” in a post for Legal Technology News.  In “War of the Words: Pleaded vs. Pled,” Attorney Chandler states his reasons for using "pled" while Attorney Boone makes his case for the use of "pleaded."   Attorney Chandler says that while “pleaded” is fine on paper, lawyers use “pled” while in court.  According to him, “pled” sounds more pleasing to the ear.   Attorney Chandler notes the results of two polls conducted by AbovetheLaw in which a...
Posted by Library Blog
01/22/2013 at 02:00 PM
  The Law Library now offers even more access to recently published books via the Proquest ebrary.  There are more than 70,000 e-books in 15 major subject areas.  The law publications cover various topics in antitrust, business, environmental, immigration, international, history, litigation, and many more.   Searching ebrary is easy with just a few keywords or sophisticated with several ways to narrow your search such as by author, subject headings, or year.  You can search within the book, copy text, print pages, and save citations to RefWorks or EndNote.  ...
Posted by David Logan
01/22/2013 at 01:33 PM
RWU Law is lucky to have one of the country’s leading academic experts on Domestic Violence, Emily Sack.  She had a distinguished academic career before entering teaching (J.D., New York University; M.A., Columbia University; M. Phil., Columbia University; B.A., Swarthmore College) and worked at the ACLU and the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary, before joining the RWU Law faculty in 2001. Professor Sack's work on the topic has appeared leading journals at Northwestern, Wisconsin and Washington universities, and even cited by the Supreme Court of the United States (Castle...
Posted by David Logan
01/17/2013 at 09:49 AM
Liz Tobin Tyler recently shared her expertise about Medical-Legal Partnerships (MLPs) at a national conference at Northeastern Law School and in a week-long visit to Australia. On November 2nd, she spoke on a panel entitled, “Health and the Human Rights Framework in Practice” at the Institute on Human Rights and the Social Determinants of Health sponsored by Northeastern's program on Human Rights and the Global Economy.  The Institute featured health and human rights scholars and practitioners from across the country. Liz then traveled to Australia where she met with leaders from legal...
Posted by Library Blog
01/13/2013 at 11:43 AM
For those who like to follow the latest developments in an area of law but do not have the time to read a lengthy news story or blog post, try following a Twitter account. A great resource to consult for information about law-related Twitter accounts is Justia.com’s LegalBirds. You can browse the LegalBirds directory of numerous categories and practice areas to find the perfect Twitter account. Links to other useful resources from LegalBirds are: Legal Tweets - legal discussions on Twitter moderated by *Nicole Black. LexTweet - lawyers and legal professionals on twitter list and community....
Posted by Sam Clarke
01/09/2013 at 03:57 PM
A lot of people ask what a typical day is like for a law student.  What follows is a fictional, but highly representative typical school day for me.  It is absolutely riveting.   7:00 a.m.         Alarm goes off. 7:27 a.m.         I crawl out of bed. 7:35 a.m.         Quick stop at Bristol Bagel Works for coffee and breakfast to go.  Alicia, who works behind the counter, asks me if I just rolled out of bed.  I mutter something incoherent at her. 7:46 a.m. ...