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Posted by Anthony Santoro
09/08/2014 at 10:59 AM
Taxation!  The mere thought is enough to strike fear into the hearts and minds of law students. Yet a hardy band of RWU grads has found that tax law can offer a promising career path. It does require some extra effort, though. In the years since I returned to full-time teaching, thirty or so of our graduates have moved on to earn LL.M.s in Taxation from some of the best graduate tax programs in the country – B.U., Villanova, Georgetown, Florida and Miami, among others.  This fall, two more RWU grads are joining that group. Applying to an LL.M program can be an anxiety-ridden...
Posted by Michael Donnelly-Boylen
09/02/2014 at 12:52 PM
On Wednesday, August 13th we welcomed the Class of 2017 to RWU Law.  This is the 13th class I have had the privilege to admit to the School of Law and each one brings its own unique character (and characters!); this class is no different.  Each year I begin the year by telling the class a little about themselves.  Here are excerpts from my welcome remarks to the Class of 2017:    I would like to welcome all of you to Roger Williams University School of Law and to Orientation 2014.  I am so glad to see the Class of 2017 has finally arrived; we’ve been waiting for...
Posted by Michael Yelnosky
08/25/2014 at 09:12 AM
Roger Williams University is a leader in preparing law students for today's legal marketplace. In this video, the new Dean, Michael J. Yelnosky, talks about what makes RWU Law different.
Posted by Michael Yelnosky
08/18/2014 at 08:01 AM
In this space, which we have named trending@rwulaw, you will be able to hear the many voices that make up the RWU Law community. Beginning soon, you will find here posts from members of the faculty, staff, and student body. You will also find posts from alumni, members of our boards, and other friends and supporters of the law school. If you read these posts you will conclude, as I have, that RWU Law is not like every other law school. We are a leader in experiential education. We are a leader in training lawyers who are socially responsible. We are a leader in controlling the spiraling cost...
Posted by David Logan
07/16/2014 at 01:53 PM
When I left Wake Forest for the deanship at Roger Williams in 2003, I signed a contract for 3 years, hoped to survive for 5 (the typical deanship lasts 4+ years, about the same as NFL coaches), and have now finished my 11th year. During that time I have had the pleasure to work with an excellent faculty (highly credentialed and prolific scholars, but who make teaching their first priority), an amazing staff (also dedicated to student success), and our more than 2,000 alums, who are making their way not just in Southern New England, but across the country. I also worked closely with the top...
Posted by David Logan
07/11/2014 at 09:48 AM
The annual breakfast meeting for the RWU Law Alumni Association was special this year, as law faculty, staff, alums, judges, and practitioners gathered to wrap up our 20th anniversary, thank outgoing and incoming leaders of the Law Alumni Association, and hearing my last speech as Dean, and the first speech from the new Dean, Michael Yelnosky. Here are some pics from that fun morning. Patrick Smock '06, Director of Diversity Deborah Johnson, Esme Devault '06, RI Chief Justice Paul Suttell and Dean Logan (in a Mighty Quahogs shirt) New Law Alumni President Kim Ahern '09, Secretary/Treasurer...
Posted by David Logan
07/01/2014 at 02:46 PM
Almost 200 folks showed up for the annual fundraiser for the RWU Law Pro Bono Collaborative, our unique way to provide much needed representation to low-income Rhode Islanders. This year’s event was special, as we recognized the philanthropy of Mark Mandell, whose support was essential to getting the PBC not just surviving but thriving. A special shout-out to the Host Committee: Richard Ratcliffe; Chair; Ratcliffe Harten Burke & Galamaga Robert Corrente; Burns & Levinson Reverend Mary Margaret Earl; McAuley House Mitchell R. Edwards; Hinckley Allen & Snyder Linn Foster Freedman;...
Posted by David Logan
06/26/2014 at 12:56 PM
We just learned about four recent graduates who are doing remarkable things locally, regionally, and nationally, while proving once again the versatility of a JD from Roger Williams Law… Shannah Kurland '13 has won a coverted Soros Justice Fellowship to establish a project that documents police misconduct and provides legal support to people challenging abusive police practices in Providence. http://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/press-releases/open-society-foundations-award-fellowships-14-visionaries-working-reform-criminal           ...
Posted by David Logan
06/18/2014 at 11:26 AM
Posted by David Logan
06/12/2014 at 10:11 AM
With the wail of bagpipes, the Commencement procession begins Professor Bruce Kogan, winner of the Dean’s Distinguished Service Award Chairman of the Board Mark Mandell on living a meaningful life in the law Trustee Jerry Lavine hoods Honorary Degree Recipient Judge Robert Krause Director Robin Steinberg hoods Honorary Degree Recipient Robert Barge Professor of the Year Emily Sack hoods Honorary Degree Recipient Chief Judge Judith Kaye Judge Kaye on the future of legal education Her red shoes! Class Valedictorian Sam Clarke Proud families! A proud dean with graduate Leticia...