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Posted by Kevin Olasanoye
07/12/2010 at 11:25 AM
This past weekend was the last long weekend before I head back home and I did not want to waste it. So me and a couple of RWU Londoners jumped on a plane and went to Madrid. I had such an amazing time that I decided to dedicate the bulk of this entry to what I saw, heard, and experienced. Here goes… We landed on Thurdsay night and decided to go into the city to do some exploring. Luckily for us, Madrid has a Metro system much like the one in London (although, unlike our British friends, the Spanish were good enough to install air conditioning in their underground trains. You have no idea how...
Posted by Regina Curran
07/10/2010 at 12:32 PM
Hello readers! First, may I just say that I am in complete disbelief that it is already July! What happened to June?! For many of my friends June has been consumed by bar exam prep, for me I spent the month starting my first job. If you have read any of my past entries you may know that I am taken a somewhat nontraditional path and entered higher education. Due to starting work on June first I decided it was in my best interest to postpone the bar until February. This was certainly the right decision for me and as with the rest of law school I feel strongly that you have to figure out what...
Posted by David Logan
07/09/2010 at 11:00 PM
I am delighted to announce that Prof. Peter Margulies became our Distinguished Research Professor as of July 1. The award is most fitting; Peter is a prolific scholar, on a range of topics, and his great run has been highlighted by the publication this spring of his first book: "Law’s Detour: Justice Displaced in the Bush Administration," by the New York University Press. The book release was highlighted on the American Constitution Society website, and here is Peter's summary. Among his other publications are articles in the lead journals at Iowa, Maryland, George Washington, Rutgers,...
Posted by David Logan
07/06/2010 at 12:26 PM
Prof. Louise Ellen Teitz with Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Stephen Breyer. The motto of Roger Williams University is “Learning to Bridge the World,” and the School of Law takes that aspect of our mission very seriously. In previous posts, I have highlighted faculty (Prof. Ed Eberle and Prof. Jonathan Gutoff, for example) experts on various aspects of International Law, who are respected for their expertise, but we also incorporate this expertise into the classroom experience for our students. One example is a course developed and taught by Prof. Louise Ellen Teitz (an...
Posted by Kevin Olasanoye
07/05/2010 at 12:11 PM
Yep, that’s right. Since we’re all Irish on St. Patrick’s Day (even President O’Bama wore a green tie and welcomed the Irish delegation a couple years ago), I could think of no better reward for having sat with a judge and a few barristers then heading over to Dublin for a weekend of jollification (I am attempting to use as many British colloquialisms as I can. This one means fun). Man, it was a crazy town! The Temple Inn is a hotbed of nightlife that has a flavor for everyone. I have never seen so many people drinking out on the streets at night time before. My cousin (yes, I have family...
Posted by David Logan
07/01/2010 at 12:07 PM
Sang Hwa Lee and Eliza Vorenberg, Director of the ProBono Collaborative Here is a dispatch from Prof. Mary Holper, who directs the RWU Law Immigration Clinic. Sang Hwa Lee, a student in our Immigration Clinic, demonstrated outstanding commitment to his clients and excellence in all aspects of his clinical work.    Sang is a very promising advocate.  One of his clients was a woman who was stopped by immigration authorities during a raid on workers shoveling snow on the New England Patriot’s football field.  Sang carefully counseled his client about her right to...
Posted by Jolee Messier
06/30/2010 at 02:48 PM
I can't believe that it is already Wednesday of my third week in London, and that I return to the U.S. on Saturday!  Time has definitely flown by.  I had a great weekend sightseeing, watching the World Cup (with not so great outcomes for England and America) and relaxing.  On Saturday, I went to Camden Market, which is an outdoor market with clothes, jewelry, souvenirs etc.  I also went to an amazing food market with ethnic foods from all over the world.  Finally, I went to the Tate Modern Art Museum (which was free!)   Court has been a little bit rough this week...
Posted by David Logan
06/28/2010 at 09:14 AM
One of the most important jobs in a law school is that of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs (essentially the Vice-Dean), who oversees most faculty and many student matters.  At most law schools, this job rotates among members of the tenured faculty, and I have had the pleasure in my 7 years as Dean to work with three excellent administrators: Diana Hassel, Michael Yelnosky, and David Zlotnick. On July 1, Prof. Andy Horwitz, currently the Director of Clinical Programs, Director of the Criminal Defense Clinic, and Distinguished Service Professor, will replace Dean Z. Andy has a...
Posted by Jolee Messier
06/25/2010 at 10:00 AM
I had a very interesting and exciting experience at Snaresbrook Crown Court in London this week.  I was assigned to marshall for both His Honor Judge Timothy King and his His Honor Judge William Kennedy.  Both Judge King and Judge Kennedy are extremely nice and intelligent men.  It is quite an honor to be able to sit next to these learned judges on the bench while they preside over court proceedings.  This week, I heard applications (motions) for bail, saw Judge King preside over a sentencing hearing (and put a poor dog to death!), viewed jury selection, and...
Posted by David Logan
06/23/2010 at 08:17 AM
Among the many eclectic scholars at RWU Law, few surpass Prof. Jonathan Gutoff’s wide-ranging interests, including deep expertise on the history and law of piracy, a very hot topic around the world these days. (Indeed, a Dutch court just convicted five Somalis of piracy.)  Prof. Gutoff recently returned from the United Nations; following is a communication from Maria-Luisa Chavez, the Chief of the Department of Public Information at the United Nations Office of NGO Relations, summarizing Prof. Gutoff’s presentation.    I would like to express my sincere gratitude on...