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Posted by David Logan
09/15/2009 at 12:00 AM
As you may remember from a previous blog (“Experiential Learning,” June 23, 2009), twenty-eight RWU Law students were awarded Feinstein Institute Summer Stipends (ranging from $2500 to $3500) to enable them to work in the public sector, and eight more received grants from the Equal Justice Works Summer Corps.  I am confident that they all had great experiences, implementing the lessons of the classroom, but three received prestigious awards that deserve special mention. Jennifer Coliflores (’11) was chosen for Providence Mayor David Cicilline’s summer fellowship program. (The Mayor has...
Posted by David Logan
09/11/2009 at 12:00 AM
The School of Law is always striving to use technology to reach the broadest audience with news about our terrific faculty, staff, students, alums, and programs.  In the last few years, our Admissions Office has used Facebook to communicate with our incoming class with much success.  Now the School of Law has launched a fan page on Facebook.  Our fan page will channel all the latest developments at the School of Law directly into your newsfeed.  When faculty members are quoted in the national media, a new blog is posted, or an exciting program is on tap, you will be among...
Posted by Library Blog
09/11/2009 at 12:00 AM
Do you.... Need help with researching cases or statutes?  Writing a paper for a class but do not have a clue as to where to begin your research?  Citation questions?  Difficulty using Westlaw or LexisNexis?  Wondering if the law library’s collection has a particular book?  Don’t be shy, ask the Reference Librarian on duty to help you with these questions! A Reference Librarian is available to assist you with research from 8:30 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays and until 5:30 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays.  Except for the holiday weekends (Columbus...
Posted by David Logan
09/08/2009 at 12:00 AM
The Law Alumni Association’s 10th Annual Golf Tournament at Cranston Country Club is in the books and it was another terrific event.  The heat and humidity did not stop alumni, faculty, staff, and friends from taking part in a fun day that included golf, (way too much) great food and drink, prizes, a raffle, and a silent auction.  The winners of the “best ball” competition were P.K. Palmer ‘02, Greg Calat, and Mike Marciano.  Among the other notable teams was a foursome featuring three of the most popular teachers on our Adjunct Faculty: United States District Judge Will Smith...
Posted by Kelly Bennett
09/05/2009 at 12:00 AM
Walking back into school after being away a few months is strange-- there are familiar faces, and the building itself looks the same, but something feels different.  Maybe I’m different.  Maybe it has something to do with knowing what to expect, and being a little more ready for it this year than last year. It’s definitely good to be back.  It seems to me there has been a shift in the dynamic-- I am no longer the new kid on campus.  Suddenly, there are a ton of new students I don’t know, all scurrying around with that same, familiar deer-in-the-headlights look that I...
Posted by David Logan
09/01/2009 at 12:00 AM
The Class of 2012 has arrived at RWU Law, and it is the largest, and has the best credentials, in our history.  This is not surprising because we were swamped with applications (up 21% over last year).  I want to share with you some information about this talented group of future attorneys as described by our terrific Assistant Dean for Admissions, Michael Boylen, in his welcome address.   I would like to welcome you to Roger Williams University School of Law.  We, in the Admissions Office, have had the distinct privilege of getting to know you over the last year. ...
Posted by Library Blog
09/01/2009 at 12:00 AM
Westlaw training sessions will be held September 8 through September 11.  All Westlaw training sessions are in the Main Computer Lab Introductory LexisNexis training sessions for half of the 1L class will be conducted September 9 through September 11 in the Training Lab (adjacent to the Reference Desk) with the remaining 1L class receiving training on September 16 and September 17 in the Main Computer Lab.  Advanced LexisNexis training sessions for the 1Ls will be held in the Main Computer Lab on September 23, September 24 and September 25.  For more information about the...
Posted by Hala Furst
08/31/2009 at 12:00 AM
So begins my last year of law school, and quicker than I thought I could remember them, my old habits are back. I have once again become a slave to the little white box that houses every document of importance in my life, typing away on the third floor into the wee hours, so late and so alone that the lights shut off and I have to flail my arms wildly in an attempt to get the motion sensor to pay attention to me. This time it is not schoolwork but the post-grad job search that motivates me. But, I’m hoping if I put my nose to the grindstone for the next couple of months, I’ll be able to find...
Posted by Regina Curran
08/30/2009 at 12:00 AM
After 20 years of formal education I am in disbelief that this is the last year. In 9 short months I am going to put on a robe and funny hat, walk across a stage, and finally have that JD behind my name! In the meantime there are classes, job searching, and bar applications. Classes started last week and already I can tell that 3L year is going to be quite different than the last two. First difference: the job search. My friends and I are already experiencing a variety of differences on this front. One friend has accepted an offer to work at a firm in DC after graduating. My roommate will be...
Posted by Kelly Bennett
08/30/2009 at 12:00 AM
And so it begins, the 2L year… no longer a newbie, not yet a JD… the beginning of any academic year brings with it a sense of new opportunities, a chance to prove yourself in the context of new classes, with new professors and fellow students, and to redeem yourself with familiar faces, with whom you toiled through 1L year.  There’s a buzz in the air, excitement of having relinquished that 1L title, the pride of knowing we survived it, and are wiser now, at least to the extent that we know what to expect!  I’m ready for the new start-- Brand new highlighters eagerly await the...