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Posted by David Logan
07/15/2013 at 10:15 AM
I reported last year that RWU Law students praise the quality of instruction that they receive. http://law.rwu.edu/blog/student-satisfaction-their-rwu-law-faculty-remains-high The most recent set of student evaluations (rated on a 1-5 score, with 4 being “very good” and 5 “excellent”) is consistent: 1L courses (Contracts, Civ Pro, Property, Torts, and Legal Methods): average of above 4.3 Upper level required courses: average of above 4.0 Experiential Learning: average above 4.8 (with our new In-House Counsel Clinical Externship earning a perfect score of 5.0!). This data confirms that RWU...
Posted by David Logan
07/03/2013 at 01:25 PM
What a beautiful day! With happy graduates, and proud family, friends, and faculty, we celebrated Commencement 2013.   We were especially honored that we were joined by Morris Dees, the legendary Civil Rights lawyer and one of the top judges in Rhode Island, Alice Gibney.  Congratulations graduates!                         Directors Stephen Prignano, Judge Will Smith, and Justice Frank Flaherty President Farish, Honorary Degree Recipients Morris Dees and Alice Gibney,...
Posted by David Logan
06/27/2013 at 11:32 AM
It’s no secret that our graduates are having a significant impact on the region’s legal culture. But three recent alumni appointments – all focused on serving the larger legal and general community – are worth singling out. Lorraine Lalli ’01: Judicial Nominating Commission Lorraine Lalli is RWU Law’s Assistant Dean of Students.  A magna cum laude graduate of Spelman College, where she was Phi Beta Kappa, Lorraine received her J.D., also magna cum laude, from RWU Law in 2001. As a law student, she won numerous awards for academic excellence, and served as President of the Multicultural...
Posted by David Logan
06/20/2013 at 05:21 PM
One signature event at RWU Law is the 3L reception held at the beautiful Glen Manor Estate, with its sweeping views of the Sakonnet River. Here are some pics from that fun evening for students, faculty, and staff.                        
Posted by David Logan
06/18/2013 at 05:23 PM
I look forward to working closely with the new crop of leaders of our flagship student organizations, the Roger Williams Moot Court Board and the Roger Williams Law Review.  It is truly a terrific group of future lawyers. Moot Court Board (2012-14) Row 1:  Alisha Perry (President), Brooklin Eleoff, Alyse Galoski, Jennifer Fournier, Amanda Lawton, Joshua Xavier, and Paige MunroRow 2:  Stephanie DeLuca, Leah Miraldi, Kaela Jalbert, Jose Batista, Christopher McNally, Jeffrey Sheehan (Vice-President), and Leticia TavaresRow 3:  Nicole Verdi, Chet Jackson, Thomas Pagliarini,...
Posted by David Logan
06/12/2013 at 10:37 AM
One tradition at RWU Law is that the deans and faculty host a party for the 1Ls immediately after a milestone:  the completion of their 1L exams.  Faculty, staff and students gather at popular hangout Jacky's Galaxie for drinks and food and celebration.  Here are some pics from this year's installment for the great class of 2015. Yay Section A! Way to Go Section B! Congratulations Section C!
Posted by David Logan
06/08/2013 at 04:52 PM
Cybersecurity is the next frontier for clients in finance, health care, and energy, as well as for law enforcement and national security.  Cybercrime is on the rise – from the White House to the Pentagon, from America’s biggest corporations and health-care organizations to the small business next door.   Cyber is increasingly important, and only a few experts and practitioners have a working knowledge of how cyber interacts with law, policy, and regulation. In an innovative program open not just law students, but also lawyers, business people, and public servants, RWU presents “...
Posted by David Logan
06/04/2013 at 01:18 PM
The Feinstein Institute recently held its annual reception celebrating the public service commitment of our graduating students and thanking the legal community for mentoring our students in public interest law. The reception was generously supported by the Feinstein Foundation. Judges, lawyers and community partners as well as graduating students, faculty and staff attended the event at the Marriott Courtyard in Providence.  Luis Mancheno and Zahrah Taylor were honored for their exemplary commitment to public service and Nels Schnobrich received the Pro Bono Collaborative Award for...
Posted by David Logan
05/30/2013 at 03:04 PM
Cybersecurity is the next frontier for clients in finance, health care, and energy, as well as for law enforcement and national security.  Cybercrime is on the rise – from the White House to the Pentagon, from America’s biggest corporations and health-care organizations to the small business next door.    Cyber is increasingly important, and only a few experts and practitioners have a working knowledge of how cyber interacts with law, policy, and regulation. In an innovative program open not just to law students, but also to lawyers, business people, and public servants, RWU...
Posted by David Logan
05/24/2013 at 12:03 PM
I often use this blog to talk about the amazing array of experiential learning opportunities that RWU Law is able to offer as the only law school in Rhode Island. But as we approach our 20th Anniversary, it’s becoming increasingly clear just how deeply RWU Law has penetrated Rhode Island legal culture – up to and including the state judiciary. Here are just three examples from the recent weeks. Tim Gumkowski ’06, a successful public defender with Brooklyn Defender Services, got his start at Roger Williams, working in our Criminal Defense Clinic (he was the first law student in Rhode Island...