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Posted by Tom Shaffer
09/27/2016 at 12:14 PM
This semester, we have a number of pioneering students at RWU Law: the first participants in our new one-year master's program called the Master of Studies in Law, or MSL. The program is open to learners who seek deep exposure to law and legal methods in order to broaden their professional skill set or add value to their résumé – but who do not want to be practicing attorneys. Anyone who works (or would like to work) regularly with lawyers, or with laws and regulations, can benefit from the MSL program.  The course of study provides students with a foundational understanding of law...
Posted by Niki Kuckes
09/20/2016 at 02:40 PM
A video just released by the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island highlights the role of the Roger Williams University School of Law as a founding partner in an innovative new program known as the Litigation Academy.  The Litigation Academy provides high quality, affordable trial skills training to new law graduates and others.  Training sessions actually take place inside the federal courthouse, with constructive feedback by federal and state judges, experienced trial lawyers, and law school professors.  Witnesses are played by professional actors from...
Posted by Cecily Banks
09/16/2016 at 08:45 AM
A valuable business lawyer must know more than law; the lawyer must know how the law affects a client’s business performance and strategic objectives, at any given stage in the business’s trajectory. This axiom is at the heart of the latest charge to law schools: to teach business generally to law students who will represent business entities, either in the conference rooms or in the courtrooms.   As any trusted legal advisor and competent legal problem-solver knows, the value of legal advice depends entirely on a deep understanding of...