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Posted by David Logan
07/06/2010 at 01:26 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 Library Blog
07/06/2010 at 12:00 AM
Determining if a particular journal is available electronically just became a whole lot easier! The Law Library website now offers the Law Journal Finder. This feature allows you to determine if the journal (title and desired volume) is available via databases such as HeinOnline, LexisNexis or Westlaw. The Law Journal Finder also provides links to web sites for journals where available. Using the Law Journal Finder, you can search for a journal by title or words in the title. If you need assistance with using the Law Journal Finder, do not hesitate to Ask a Librarian!  
Posted by Kevin Olasanoye
07/05/2010 at 01:11 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 01:07 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 03:48 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 10:14 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 Library Blog
06/28/2010 at 12:00 AM
Established in 1785, the Bristol Fourth of July Celebration is the oldest continuous celebration of its kind in the United States.  There is something for everyone  -  concerts, marching band competition, fireworks, a carnival on the Bristol Commons and a parade! So get out your red, white and blue and check out the Bristol Fourth of July Committee’s website for further information about scheduled events.
Posted by Jolee Messier
06/25/2010 at 11:00 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 09:17 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...
Posted by Jolee Messier
06/22/2010 at 12:09 PM
I finally have internet access to post a blog- hooray!  I have so much to write about the past week and a half so here it goes...  I arrived in London last Sunday.  It was quite difficult getting from the airport to our dorm on the tube because I had so much luggage and there were way too many stairs on the London Underground!  I was so grateful to finally make it to our dorm at Ramsay Hall of the University College London.  Our dorm is on a busy street in the center of London with lots of restaurants and shops.  We all have single rooms, which is pretty nice....