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Posted by David Logan
11/14/2013 at 11:22 AM
The Clark Moot Court Competition is the flagship internal competition at RWU Law, and we are proud of the long tradition of having the final round judged by not just real judges, but by the entire Rhode Island Supreme Court. This year was a special treat, as the Court hosted the competition in its beautiful formal courtroom. And the Court and a standing room only audience were treated to a terrific final round, pitting Dan Reilly, representing a woman seeking asylum, against the United States government, represented by Sydney Kirsch. The student advocates were remarkably well prepared,...
Posted by David Logan
11/08/2013 at 02:42 PM
Perfect weather and numerous activities marked Alumni Weekend 2013, part of our 20th anniversary celebration. Below are pictures from… • A reception at Aidan’s, hosted by our own Betty Anne Waters (’98) • “Founding Fathers (and Mothers)” program, and the unveiling of a new plaque in our atrium, honoring our founders, deans, and transformational philanthropists • a cruise on Narragansett Bay • a RWU WaterFire, that brought out the stars, and • our annual Law Alumni Golf Tournament, with 100% of the proceeds going to scholarships for students.
Posted by Mike Muehe
11/06/2013 at 12:03 AM
        “GAM. NOUN- A social meeting of two (or more) Whaleships, generally on a cruising-ground; when, after exchanging hails, they exchange visits by boats’ crews, the two captains remaining, for the time, on board of one ship, and the two chief mates on the other.” - Herman Melville, Moby-Dick         One of the most impressive things I’ve seen while at RWU Law is the number of networking events put on for students. Whether a club brings in a guest speaker, offers to pair you up with a mentor, or even just holds a...
Posted by David Logan
11/05/2013 at 04:43 PM
We are very proud of the leadership of our students, who enrich the academic atmosphere of RWU Law beyond the classroom, and I decided to pick this week as just an example. From Suing the NCAA to the Nuremburg Trials, and from Environmental Law to Health Law and Business Law, students have their horizons broadened by discussions on topical issues, from experts in the field. Events Schedule: SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT LAW SOCIETY On Wednesday, November 6th at 1:00PM in room 30, Tim Cohane will return to RWU Law to talk about his experiences of going up against the N.C.A.A. in ruthless litigation...
Posted by David Logan
10/31/2013 at 10:45 AM
Last week's Student/Faculty Jeopardy faceoff saw a few firsts. The first first was the inaugural appearance of a team representing RWU alumni. The second first was having all the teams in contention, and well into positive territory, going into a thrilling Final Jeopardy. And, the most important first: the first time a team has won back-to-back trophies. Thanks to the folks from the Sports and Entertainment Law Society for the hard work necessary to pull off the event and to all the competitors, especially the team representing the class of 2015, for coming out on top for the second year in a...
Posted by David Logan
10/29/2013 at 01:02 PM
Our Office of Career Development sponsored a recent program on what it takes to land a career in Sports Law, and the paths three distinguished lawyers took to get there.  The speakers were: Donald Gralnek, Former General Counsel of Sharks Sports and Entertainment, San Jose Sharks (National Hockey League), Katherine Sulentic (RWU Law ’09), Assistant Director of Enforcement, National Collegiate Athletic Association, and Augusto “Cookie” Rojas, General Sales Manager, and PawSox Baseball Club. While in law school, Augusto Rojas decided to speak with a wrestling coach to learn more about the...
Posted by David Logan
10/23/2013 at 04:07 PM
We are proud of our long-standing affiliation with the Rhode Island Association for Justice and the closeness of that relationship was on display at the group’s recent gala. Outgoing President Anthony Leone (RWU Law ‘97) passed the baton to the new President Pat Jones, a member of the RWU Law Board of Directors (and co-chair of our 20th Anniversary Honorary Committee). Among the honorees was United States District Judge Jack McConnell ("Judicial Merit Award"), who has served as a Roger Williams University Trustee, and Congressman Jim Langevin ("Legislative Achievement Award"), who was a...
Posted by David Logan
10/21/2013 at 02:02 PM
They say “it’s a small world,” and an email I recently received proves that adage…. Luis Mancheno, RWU Law class of 2013, was just settling into his new job at the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project in Arizona, when he came across a proudly-displayed poster for the movie Conviction. Here’s the connection: the movie recounts the gripping story of RWU Law grad Betty Anne Waters (class of 1998, and now a globe-trotting emissary for human rights), who devoted her life (including going to law school), to freeing her wrongfully-convicted brother.  http://law.rwu.edu/story/usa-today...
Posted by Kasey Doeing
10/18/2013 at 08:52 AM
As I am sure you have heard, law school is a beast like no other.  The hours spent trying to piece together an intricate contracts case brief, anticipating being cold-called in your Criminal Law class, and agonizing over your semester-long memorandum assignment are among some of the most stressful times.  Being overwhelmed with law school is something to be expected by everyone, at least for the first semester.  But want to know something?  Nearly everyone at RWU Law wants to help you! My undergraduate school was comprised of less than 2,000 students.  At the time it...
Posted by David Logan
10/17/2013 at 04:40 PM
What a run for the RWU Law!  In the past three years, four Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States have been in RI and presenting to our students (Justices Alito, Breyer, Kagan, and most recently O’Connor), not to mention meetings in Chambers in Washington with two others (Justices Ginsberg and Sotomayor). Justice O’Connor’s visit last week was especially meaningful; she broke the last glass ceiling of the legal profession when she was appointed to the High Court by President Ronald Reagan in 1981, and many women came up to me during her visit to say just how meaningful it was...