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Posted by David Logan
06/03/2010 at 12:09 PM
On March 18 and 19, seventeen second year Honors Program students were given an insider’s view of litigation in The Highest Court in the Land—the Supreme Court of the United States.  The trip to Washington, D.C. was the culmination of a six week “perspectives course” on the Supreme Court taught by Prof. Diana Hassel, who was joined on the whirlwind trip by DC insider Prof. Jared Goldstein.   RWUers with Associate Justice Alito The visit began with reserved seats in the Supreme Court to watch the arguments in two cases raising significant constitutional issues. The first, Christian...
Posted by Beth Pytlik
06/03/2010 at 10:20 AM
Summer has just begun and here I am a week away from leaving to study in London for 5 weeks. I am extremely excited to spend 3 weeks learning in class at the Inner Temple about comparative law and British common law. I am even more excited for two weeks of interning under a barrister or judge, an opportunity most law students never get the opportunity to do. And interning at the Inner Temple is an experience only fellow RWU London students will ever know. I feel like I have finally come down off the Spring semester finals-high.  I enjoyed a relaxing Memorial Day...
Posted by David Logan
05/26/2010 at 12:00 AM
Justin Pruett (’11) has been awarded the 2010 Law Student Ethics Awards presented by the Northeast Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel at a dinner on April 15th at the Union Club in Boston. The Chapter created the awards program to recognize and encourage the ethical practice of law at the earliest stages of a young lawyers professional career, and at the same time to shine a spotlight on ethics more generally, demonstrating that the legal community values lawyers who are guided by ethical principles. The award, which includes a $1,000 scholarship, is given to students...
Posted by Library Blog
05/26/2010 at 12:00 AM
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Posted by David Logan
05/20/2010 at 02:07 PM
The RWU community was tickled to learn that one of our alums, Jason (“Jay”) Resmini is competing on the ABC reality show “The Bachelorette.”  Now beginning its sixth season (May 24, actually) Jay, who graduated from RWU Law last year along with his brother Adam, will be one of 25 bachelors competing for the affections on Ali Fedotowsky (who was on ABC’s sibling show “The Bachelor” last year).  Here is a link to coverage in the Providence Journal, here to the ABC website, and here for the Official Jay Resmini Fan Club page on Facebook. Way to go, Jay!   THE BACHELORETTE - Ali...
Posted by Library Blog
05/19/2010 at 12:00 AM
To find out more about the new Supreme Court nominee, the Law Library of Congress has compiled a web page consisting of links to articles, Congressional documents, Supreme Court oral argument transcripts, web resources and video.
Posted by David Logan
05/14/2010 at 01:53 PM
I am very proud of the faculty we have built at Roger Williams—indeed, in addition to stellar academic and professional backgrounds, it is one of the most diverse and widely-published among all New England law schools. The results of Prof. Michael Yelnosky's scholarship study and faculty spotlights are available on our web site. My blog archive is an excellent resource for learning more about our excellent faculty.  For example: Professor Chung on Bankruptcy Reform Prof. Cahill Joins Justice Ginsburg at Major Symposium Prof. Elorza Appointed Judge in Housing Court The new academic year...
Posted by Hala Furst
05/14/2010 at 10:21 AM
I had anticipated the end of law school to arrive with some amount of fanfare, and perhaps that feeling will come next week, at graduation. But when I finished my last final exam at 9pm on Tuesday, I wasn't filled with a feeling of exhilaration, but my old familiar friend, exhaustion. That test ended like the dozens of others I've had over the past three years, with my mind spinning and the nagging feeling that I'd forgotten to mention a key point.  But the next morning I woke up at 8am, same as always, despite purposefully leaving my alarm unset. I put on the coffee, I started the...
Posted by Heather O'Connor
05/13/2010 at 09:41 AM
This has been my busiest semester yet as far as exam taking goes.  I've taken five finals so far and I have one left to go.  And then, that's it - my 2L year is over. I remember the welcome to high school speech that was presented to me and my class as 9th graders, entering the big, grown up world of high school.  The principal stood before me and informed me that these next four years would be over before I knew it.  Well, that was true.  And as I entered each level of higher education, I was told the same thing in the welcome speeches, "Enjoy your time here because...
Posted by Library Blog
05/12/2010 at 12:00 AM
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