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Posted by Hala Furst
09/14/2008 at 11:00 PM
Meta-Studying So as I lay on my futon, reading a literal mountain of cases, watching Raising the Bar on TNT, I realize two things: 1. Zach Morris needs a better hairdresser, and 2. I have gone through the looking glass. Just as Grey’s Anatomy somehow made the drudgery of spending hours on end covered in other people’s blood, never sleeping, and generally becoming emotional train-wrecks sexy for medical students, so this show attempts to make the grueling hours spent pushing along the machinery of the criminal justice system seem “hot”. I’m not entirely convinced, but that might just be...
Posted by Kelly Bennett
09/07/2008 at 11:00 PM
Orientation is over, and classes have gotten underway; but before I get into that, I’d like to tell you a little bit about orientation, and what you can expect. Orientation brings with it so many mixed emotions-- excitement that all the hard work of studying for and taking the LSAT, filling out applications, writing application essays, and figuring out what you want in a law school, have finally culminated in this moment; uncertainty about what law school will be like, if all the stories you’ve heard will prove true, whether everyone will be smarter than you, whether the work load will be too...
Posted by Hala Furst
09/06/2008 at 11:00 PM
The second year has started off at a record pace. Already we’re two weeks in, one week which was short, in fact, and I’m once again up to my eyeballs in school work, extracurriculars and clubs, and the added stress of second year: the job search. I barely feel like I had a summer this year, and already I’m looking for a job for next summer. This is kind of ludicrous, really, when you think about it. After one year of law school I’m supposed to know what kind of law I want to practice, where I want to practice, how I want to practice, all of it. The reason for this is that if you’re very lucky...
Posted by Kelly Bennett
08/27/2008 at 11:00 PM
Hi everyone, and welcome to Roger Williams Univeristy Law School’s admissions site!  As a potential or incoming student, you probably have a ton of questions about what to expect when you get to law school.  You are not alone!  I hope that I can fill you in on the joys and challenges of being a first year law student, and maybe answer some of your questions before you arrive. My name is Kelly Bennett, and I am a new law student at Roger Williams University School of Law in beautiful and historic Bristol, RI.  I received my BA in Political Science from Stonehill College in...
Posted by Hala Furst
08/23/2008 at 11:00 PM
Have you missed me? I’ve missed all of you. I have not really been able to wrap my mind around the fact that I am now a 2L. It seems like just a week ago I was struggling my way though Sibbach and Schlagenhauf. A year has passed, and yet I find myself once again spending all day in the Library on the last Sunday before classes begin, this time finishing up the Moot Court Clark Competition Brief. Oh, and reading Con Law and Admin for tomorrow as well. Right back into the fire. The summer has given me a lot of time to reflect on whether the reasons I came to law school are the reasons I’m still...
Posted by Hala Furst
07/31/2008 at 11:00 PM
Writer’s note: I wrote this while traveling in London. I simply cannot say enough good things about the program! There are few greater thrills in life that hearing a man in a wig and a robe use something you, a mere American student, told him in chambers to question a barrister in open court. Perhaps that needs some context. For the last week and a half, I have had the privilege of sitting on the bench of the Croydon Crown Court, immediately to the left of His Honour Judge Kenneth MacRae. In front of me, I see a courtroom laid out in a similar fashion to one in the US, but with striking...
Posted by Hala Furst
05/14/2008 at 11:00 PM
Hi everybody. As you know it has been finals time around these parts, and we just finished last Saturday. It still seems strange to think that I am finished with my 1L year. It hasn’t really hit me yet, for a variety of reasons, but one of which is that this week is the Law Review Write-On competition, so many of us are still working 14 hour days trying to get onto next year’s Law Review by submitting a comment or a note. It’s interesting work, but to be completely honest, it is exhausting. I think they do this on purpose; make you submit right after finals, when you are already emotionally,...
Posted by Hala Furst
04/24/2008 at 11:00 PM
Exams are back. Meh. I just can’t get that excited about them. I don’t know why I’m lacking the requisite fear, I really have no right to be this calm. Maybe I’m just fooling myself, staving off the panic. Or maybe it’s that I’ve done this once before, and I survived, so I know I’ll be ok. Which is not to say I’ll do well, just that I might not die on the inside. Personally, I think most of it has to do with the fact that Spring has come to Lil’ Rhody, and it is BEAUTIFUL outside. Blue, cloudless skies, lush, green grass, sparkling, navy blue water, a light, refreshing breeze that carries...
Posted by David Logan
04/13/2008 at 11:00 PM
For the last couple years, RWU Law students have had the unique opportunity to learn “The Lessons of Litigation", a course designed and taught by one of the top federal judges, the Hon. Bruce Selya, from the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. (Judge Selya also serves on the RWU Law Board of Directors.) Today’s ProJo adds another important responsibility to the judge’s work: he has been named Chief Judge of the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review by Chief Justice John Roberts. The Court handles government requests for wiretaps and other electronic...
Posted by Hala Furst
04/12/2008 at 11:00 PM
That might be an overstatement (especially since it was penned in memory of people who had given their lives for this country), but it is the final push before finals. If last semester was all about learning to stay above water, this semester was about swimming for shore, and rapidly. I haven’t been studying as hard as I did last semester because, like everyone in the first year, I’ve been hustling, hustling for summer placements, jobs, internships, classes for the summer and next year, and figuring out which way we want our careers to go over the next two years. We’ve been attending lectures...