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Posted by David Logan
11/13/2009 at 01:00 AM
Our fledgling Immigration Law Clinic has hit the ground running, winning the freedom of a 27-year old Liberian college student who suffered the horrors of the Liberian civil wars, who came to the U.S. as a refugee, then became a permanent resident.  The Department of Homeland Security sought to deport him because of two offenses in RI for which he received no jail time (a receipt of stolen property and assault).  He had spent 10 months in jail before the RWUSOL Immigration Clinic got involved in his case. 3Ls Jessica Grimes and Ashley Ham Pong represented the client in his...
Posted by Kelly Bennett
11/12/2009 at 01:00 AM
One major difference between 1L and 2L year is that you can really get a jump start on investigating internship opportunities.  It’s strange, but already there is rush to upload resumes, cover letters, and begin the application process for internships for the summer.  It’s only September!!! Well, I’m guilty of it too.  I figure there’s no better way to get starting that
Posted by David Logan
11/09/2009 at 01:00 AM
The results from the July bar exam in our home state have come in, and the news is very good. RWU grads beat the pass rate of all takers (RWU grads:83%; all takers:82%) and tied the rate for first-time takers (85%). Especially impressive is the rate racked up by the folks who graduated in May: 87%! This success is not accidental: our strong student body gets a rigorous education in a personalized setting, so they are well-prepared for the challenges of both the bar exam and practice. 
Posted by Regina Curran
11/08/2009 at 01:00 AM
Hello from Texas! I believe I may have mentioned in this blog that I’m from Texas originally. This past weekend I had the opportunity to come back “home” (same state, different town) to represent Roger Williams at the National Black Pre-Law Conference. It was a fun event and I always enjoy the chance to talk about the law school. Plus I got to see several old friends! This is the second recruiting event I’ve done and I’m starting to notice one of the most popular questions prospective students have asked me is to give them my “sales pitch.” I’ll be honest, I don’t have one. The only thing I...
Posted by David Logan
11/03/2009 at 01:00 AM
The School of Law recently hosted an important symposium on the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people in Rhode Island. The program, "A Gay and Lesbian User Guide to Rhode Island", focused on six key areas facing LGBT citizens - estate planning, marriage, healthcare navigation, eldercare and Medicaid law, anti-discrimination... The Symposium was an invaluable experience for me both professionally and personally. The Formation of Families panel was priceless. For the past three years, my wife and I have tried to have a baby. When trying to create a family, there are so many...
Posted by David Logan
11/02/2009 at 01:00 AM
From time-to-time I highlight employers that hire a significant number of our graduates including past blogs on Adler, Pollock & Sheehan and Shectman, Halperin & Savage.  We are especially proud of the relationship we have built with American Power Conversion (APC), a division of a French conglomerate, Schneider Electric, which has 114,000 employees and $23 billion in revenues last year.  APC is a global leader in computer network infrastructure solutions, protecting electronic, network, communications and industrial equipment of all sizes. The Vice President and General...
Posted by David Logan
10/27/2009 at 12:00 AM
We are extremely proud of the rich array of public interest programs offered at RWU, and the fact that our program is ranked #2 in New England by National Jurist magazine .  I am delighted to announce a major gift that will ensure the future of one of our important initiatives, our unique Pro Bono Collaborative. Read on... And now this from today’s Providence Journal.
Posted by David Logan
10/23/2009 at 12:00 AM
Roger Williams Law recently hosted the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Comparative Law, bringing to campus top scholars and teachers of Comp Law.  In the recent past, the conference was held at Cornell, Cal-Hastings, Tulane, Cal-Davis, Hawaii, and Michigan, and it was brought to RWU because of the good works of two of my RWU colleagues who specialize in Comp Law, Prof. Ed Eberle and Prof. Louise Ellen Teitz.  (Ed’s specialty is Comparative Constitutional Law and Louise Ellen focuses on Comparative Civil Procedure.) The theme for the conference was “Methodological...
Posted by Regina Curran
10/21/2009 at 12:00 AM
It’s true, I do hate them. It started in kindergarten and to this day I still refuse to eat them out of protest. What does this have to do with law school you might ask? Nothing. Truly. But my friends have been bugging me to update my blog and it got me to thinking about my lack of focus right now. As a 3L I feel like I’m being pulled in a hundred different directions. I’ve got school (of course), the job I work, the job I’m hoping to find, obligations to friends and family, and school. I did say school twice, I because that’s where it should be. Despite being in my last year there is still...
Posted by David Logan
10/19/2009 at 12:00 AM
The 2009 version of the annual throw-down between representatives of all 3 classes and the faculty was a nail biter.  It was a raucous crowd of well north of 150, each class with its own color and t-shirts adding to the high energy. Representing the defending champs class of 2010 were Matt Shechtman, Jackson Parmenter, Rebecca Barban, Paul Grocki, Arthur DeFelice, and Stephanie Koopman. For the 2Ls: Ed Stravato, Drew Redman, Jenn Spavins, Marykate Geary, Jenna Hashway, and Clay Arnett.  For the rookies (1Ls): Lawrence Almango, Kristin Fitzharris, Eden Sears, Timothy Grimes, John...