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Posted by Deborah Johnson
11/16/2016 at 05:15 PM
Last week – just hours after the next President of the United States of America was announced – RWU Law students, faculty and staff (joined by undergraduates and University faculty and staff) attended a performance of DEFAMATION - THE PLAY.  This is the second year that the play has been performed on campus and it was as compelling as ever – if not more so, given the timing. DEFAMATION is a gripping courtroom drama written by playwright Todd Logan, and focuses on how the issues of gender, race, class and religion intersect with the law.  The play is also a powerful teaching tool for...
Posted by David Logan
11/09/2016 at 11:36 AM
Let’s face it; students spend three years having to answer law questions asked by law faculty -- and for obvious reasons the faculty always gets the last word.  Not so in Jeopardy!, an annual face-off on NON-law information, in which teams are challenged on their knowledge of trivia about “Recent Dead Stars” (for $1000 the Answer is: “Had a drink named after him,” and the correct Question “Who was Arnold Palmer,” or “Elon Musks’s other venture than e-cars” and the correct Question is “SpaceX.”)  Indeed, the last time the Old Folks won was 2010, mostly because the class of 2014 ran...
Posted by Linda Tappa
11/01/2016 at 03:49 PM
The summer began with me as a hopeful, and somewhat energized 2L -- and ended with me hired as a staff attorney for after graduation at a top public service law organization. How, you ask? It all began when I walked into Veronica Paricio’s office in February, panicked because I had yet to secure an internship for the summer. Together, we found an organization called Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (“TRLA”), which, even though I knew nothing about them at the time, is the third largest legal services provider in the nation. I applied and through the unexpected coincidence of a Rhode Island...