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Posted by Christopher Gerlica
10/27/2015 at 09:00 AM
On June 26 of this year the Supreme Court of the United States made history by legalizing marriage equality nationwide. Prior to the Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, same-sex marriage had been governed by a patchwork of state laws. Unfortunately for members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community, many vital issues beyond marriage – involving family law, domestic violence, transgender rights and federal protections – are still obscured by a confusing mishmash of local laws. The Beyond Marriage Equality Symposium on October 30th is meant to address these...
Posted by Michael Yelnosky
10/19/2015 at 09:26 AM
Alumni weekend this year ran from Thursday, September 24 to Sunday, September 27.  The kick-off event on Thursday was the latest installment in the Anthony J. Santoro Business Law Lecture Series.  We were proud to host Gigi Sohn, Counselor to the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.  Her lecture was entitled, “Consumer Protection in the Broadband Era: The Role of the FCC."   Ms. Sohn discussed the many (but underappreciated) ways in which the FCC regulates to protect consumers as they increasingly interact with television, phone, and cable service....
Posted by Peter Margulies
10/07/2015 at 09:20 AM
Cybersecurity is a major growth area in the law, as well as a central challenge for policymakers, corporate managers and ordinary citizens. Knowing about threats to private, business, and government data and how to reduce those threats is an essential part of the toolkit for today’s law students and lawyers.  RWU Law has recognized cyber’s importance with a new Juris Doctor/Master of Science in Cyber Security (JD/MSCS), and on October 16 the school will host a dynamic conference: Cybersecurity and Law Enforcement: The Cutting Edge. The program features U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon...