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Posted by David Logan
11/19/2013 at 02:39 PM
After a career working for a nuclear defense manufacturing company, Jenna Wims Hashway’s father died from lung cancer.  Now his daughter has taken steps to shine a light on the health issues associated with the industry and the federal program designed to help those workers and their families. Here is a link to the initial story, published in the September/October RI Bar Journal and here is a link to the front page story that appeared in the Attleboro Sun Chronicle. Hashway was valedictorian of the RWU Law class of 2011 and is currently serving as law clerk to the Chief Justice of the...
Posted by Tom Peterson
11/16/2013 at 01:24 PM
            It is hard to believe that it is already mid-November and we are almost done with the semester!               The loss of daylight savings time is a bummer because now it gets dark here in Bristol long before I head home and when I wake up in the morning it is also dark.  Winter is just around the corner and I am hoping for a relatively mild one so the commute between Lincoln and Bristol won’t be too bad.  I actually enjoy the trip home on most evenings—it gives me a chance to reflect on the day...
Posted by David Logan
11/14/2013 at 11:22 AM
The Clark Moot Court Competition is the flagship internal competition at RWU Law, and we are proud of the long tradition of having the final round judged by not just real judges, but by the entire Rhode Island Supreme Court. This year was a special treat, as the Court hosted the competition in its beautiful formal courtroom. And the Court and a standing room only audience were treated to a terrific final round, pitting Dan Reilly, representing a woman seeking asylum, against the United States government, represented by Sydney Kirsch. The student advocates were remarkably well prepared,...
Posted by David Logan
11/08/2013 at 02:42 PM
Perfect weather and numerous activities marked Alumni Weekend 2013, part of our 20th anniversary celebration. Below are pictures from… • A reception at Aidan’s, hosted by our own Betty Anne Waters (’98) • “Founding Fathers (and Mothers)” program, and the unveiling of a new plaque in our atrium, honoring our founders, deans, and transformational philanthropists • a cruise on Narragansett Bay • a RWU WaterFire, that brought out the stars, and • our annual Law Alumni Golf Tournament, with 100% of the proceeds going to scholarships for students.
Posted by Library Blog
11/07/2013 at 04:20 PM
If you are undecided about what you want to do with your law degree, go look at the Law Library’s Career Collection for inspiration!  The collection, shelved adjacent to the Library’s Print Center, is jam packed with resources about traditional law firm practice and alternatives to law practice.  You can learn about working for the federal government, following your bliss at a non-profit, or embracing your entrepreneurial spirit as a solo practitioner.  Books by the American Bar Association’s Section of International Law and the American Society of International Law offer...
Posted by Mike Muehe
11/06/2013 at 12:03 AM
        “GAM. NOUN- A social meeting of two (or more) Whaleships, generally on a cruising-ground; when, after exchanging hails, they exchange visits by boats’ crews, the two captains remaining, for the time, on board of one ship, and the two chief mates on the other.” - Herman Melville, Moby-Dick         One of the most impressive things I’ve seen while at RWU Law is the number of networking events put on for students. Whether a club brings in a guest speaker, offers to pair you up with a mentor, or even just holds a...
Posted by David Logan
11/05/2013 at 04:43 PM
We are very proud of the leadership of our students, who enrich the academic atmosphere of RWU Law beyond the classroom, and I decided to pick this week as just an example. From Suing the NCAA to the Nuremburg Trials, and from Environmental Law to Health Law and Business Law, students have their horizons broadened by discussions on topical issues, from experts in the field. Events Schedule: SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT LAW SOCIETY On Wednesday, November 6th at 1:00PM in room 30, Tim Cohane will return to RWU Law to talk about his experiences of going up against the N.C.A.A. in ruthless litigation...
Posted by Library Blog
11/01/2013 at 02:47 PM
The Loislaw Treatise Library via LoislawConnect is a new Law Library digital resource offering quick and easy access to a variety of practice treatises in over two dozen legal topics.  Topics include: Business Elder Law Employment Estate Planning Evidence Family Law IP and Trademarks Litigation Personal Injury Product Liability Real Estate Remedies  If you are taking Trial Advocacy or are a member of the trial team, the Mauet Trial Practice Library is a helpful resource for enhancing your advocacy skills!  The treatises are authored by experts and highly regarded by...
Posted by David Logan
10/31/2013 at 10:45 AM
Last week's Student/Faculty Jeopardy faceoff saw a few firsts. The first first was the inaugural appearance of a team representing RWU alumni. The second first was having all the teams in contention, and well into positive territory, going into a thrilling Final Jeopardy. And, the most important first: the first time a team has won back-to-back trophies. Thanks to the folks from the Sports and Entertainment Law Society for the hard work necessary to pull off the event and to all the competitors, especially the team representing the class of 2015, for coming out on top for the second year in a...
Posted by David Logan
10/29/2013 at 01:02 PM
Our Office of Career Development sponsored a recent program on what it takes to land a career in Sports Law, and the paths three distinguished lawyers took to get there.  The speakers were: Donald Gralnek, Former General Counsel of Sharks Sports and Entertainment, San Jose Sharks (National Hockey League), Katherine Sulentic (RWU Law ’09), Assistant Director of Enforcement, National Collegiate Athletic Association, and Augusto “Cookie” Rojas, General Sales Manager, and PawSox Baseball Club. While in law school, Augusto Rojas decided to speak with a wrestling coach to learn more about the...