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Posted by Melanie Shapiro
06/10/2010 at 12:48 PM
The marathon of the first year of law school has come to an end.  The end of the year was a test of endurance and focus, with a five-hour property exam and the law review competition immediately after our torts final, at a time when continuing onward seemed impossible. If I don’t make law review, I am still pleased with myself for finding the inner strength to pull through at the end of a week in total isolation with the enormous packet of information-- shooting in the dark and hoping for something coherent, precise, and maybe special.  Law review competition has ended, and I am...
Posted by Jolee Messier
06/09/2010 at 01:48 PM
I can't believe that I leave for London in 3 days!  I started packing last night and it is definitely turning out to be a challenge.  We have to bring 3 weeks worth of suits--thank goodness for Burlington Coat Factory and their fabulously priced suits!  I have never been to London before so I am so excited to explore a new place.  I had a wonderful experience in undergrad studying in Salamanca, Spain for a semester and I am sure that the London program will not disappoint!  I am also planning on going to Paris during the program for a long weekend. I can't wait...
Posted by David Logan
06/08/2010 at 12:00 AM
At Roger Williams Law, we celebrate the successful end of the academic year with two signature events (in addition to Commencement), none better than the fancy/schmancy reception held for the graduates at the beautiful Glen Manor House (actually it is a mansion on the water) on the eve of Commencement. Faculty, staff, and even a few alums join in this festive evening, enjoying terrific food and drink in a drop-dead beautiful setting. Check out the sampling of pictures below and then visit the RWU Law Alumni Facebook album to see dozens more. Dean Logan Toasts the Class of 2010 The Class of...
Posted by Kevin Olasanoye
06/04/2010 at 08:08 AM
I can’t believe it is already time to go to London. Where has all the time gone? Let’s see…after a very long semester, I decided to enter the Law Review Competition. Then I decided to take some much needed “me” time. I blew the dust off the Playstation 3 (I highly recommend Super Street Fighter), attended my brother’s graduation from URI (way to go baby bro!), and finally returned all the phone calls, emails, texts, and other messages I hadn’t gotten to because of the dreaded appellate brief and finals. I can’t even really put my excitement about this London trip into words. During my...
Posted by David Logan
06/03/2010 at 12:09 PM
On March 18 and 19, seventeen second year Honors Program students were given an insider’s view of litigation in The Highest Court in the Land—the Supreme Court of the United States.  The trip to Washington, D.C. was the culmination of a six week “perspectives course” on the Supreme Court taught by Prof. Diana Hassel, who was joined on the whirlwind trip by DC insider Prof. Jared Goldstein.   RWUers with Associate Justice Alito The visit began with reserved seats in the Supreme Court to watch the arguments in two cases raising significant constitutional issues. The first, Christian...
Posted by Beth Pytlik
06/03/2010 at 10:20 AM
Summer has just begun and here I am a week away from leaving to study in London for 5 weeks. I am extremely excited to spend 3 weeks learning in class at the Inner Temple about comparative law and British common law. I am even more excited for two weeks of interning under a barrister or judge, an opportunity most law students never get the opportunity to do. And interning at the Inner Temple is an experience only fellow RWU London students will ever know. I feel like I have finally come down off the Spring semester finals-high.  I enjoyed a relaxing Memorial Day...
Posted by David Logan
05/26/2010 at 12:00 AM
Justin Pruett (’11) has been awarded the 2010 Law Student Ethics Awards presented by the Northeast Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel at a dinner on April 15th at the Union Club in Boston. The Chapter created the awards program to recognize and encourage the ethical practice of law at the earliest stages of a young lawyers professional career, and at the same time to shine a spotlight on ethics more generally, demonstrating that the legal community values lawyers who are guided by ethical principles. The award, which includes a $1,000 scholarship, is given to students...
Posted by Library Blog
05/26/2010 at 12:00 AM
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Posted by David Logan
05/20/2010 at 02:07 PM
The RWU community was tickled to learn that one of our alums, Jason (“Jay”) Resmini is competing on the ABC reality show “The Bachelorette.”  Now beginning its sixth season (May 24, actually) Jay, who graduated from RWU Law last year along with his brother Adam, will be one of 25 bachelors competing for the affections on Ali Fedotowsky (who was on ABC’s sibling show “The Bachelor” last year).  Here is a link to coverage in the Providence Journal, here to the ABC website, and here for the Official Jay Resmini Fan Club page on Facebook. Way to go, Jay!   THE BACHELORETTE - Ali...
Posted by Library Blog
05/19/2010 at 12:00 AM
To find out more about the new Supreme Court nominee, the Law Library of Congress has compiled a web page consisting of links to articles, Congressional documents, Supreme Court oral argument transcripts, web resources and video.