Student & Alumni Blogs

Posted by William Wray
08/24/2011 at 09:23 AM
Posted by Brendan Schlander
08/21/2011 at 02:36 PM
It is official, I (along with my fellow 1L's) have completed my first week of law school. And the verdict? The jury is still out...please excuse my bad lawyer puns. This week has been a whirlwind of meeting our section-mates and professors, figuring out where to sit and how to balance our schedules. Not-so-quiet whispers have already filled the hallways about which professors eased their students in and which ones put the already nervous 1L's on the spot from the get go. And then, as quickly as it started, it was over. Our first weekend was upon us and we are now accountable for our own time...
Posted by Brendan Schlander
08/16/2011 at 02:56 PM
I have known for quite a while that after completing my Bachelor’s degree that I wanted to end up in law school. Where I wanted to go and what kind of law that I wanted to practice was a completely different story. At first, my search was based entirely on where I had a chance to get in based on my LSAT score and GPA along with what I knew about the schools from my undergrad search four years prior. Admittedly, I applied to Roger Williams on a whim. I was more focused on schools in the major east coast metropolises; Boston, New York, D.C., Philadelphia, etc. Bristol was completely under the...
Posted by William Wray
08/04/2011 at 11:48 AM
It will be quite a transition to return to school after having worked this summer. To begin with, I can actually write again. By this I mean:  1) I can use non-mono-spaced fonts, which in addition to being less coma-inducing than Courier New, allow me to banish any thought of the arcane conventions attending double-spacing in court documents, and 2) I need not feverishly research a legal citation with which to end every sentence, no matter how obvious the proposition therein. (Cf. Legal writing.) Next – and I have mixed feelings about this – I can re-accustom myself to uninhibited, full-...
Posted by Melanie Shapiro
07/05/2011 at 10:59 AM
                A lot has happened since the last time that I blogged. I finished my second year of law school and had a great spring semester. I was in the Immigration Clinic and it was by far the best experience of my law school career. It’s important to understand black letter law, but what really matters are practical lawyering skills.  It’s one thing to sit down and apply law to a fact pattern on an exam, but when someone’s life is on the line, it makes everything learned in law school real. Once a law...
Posted by Brynna Gang
06/28/2011 at 10:25 PM
Evidently my idea of posting another blog before the end of the school year was---unsuccessful. To atone I will post an extra long one.  I think I have mentioned that when it comes to study places I am a Starbucks fan. And while I really do love Starbucks and their baristas who were so kind to me throughout the year, I have decided to go on hiatus this summer. By the time spring exams were over I was so burned out that even entering a Starbucks makes me feel like I should be doing RAP problems or answering a hypothetical about real covenants. So no Starbucks for now.  Let me...
Posted by Brynna Gang
06/28/2011 at 10:25 PM
Evidently my idea of posting another blog before the end of the school year was---unsuccessful. To atone I will post an extra long one. I think I have mentioned that when it comes to study places I am a Starbucks fan. And while I really do love Starbucks and their baristas who were so kind to me throughout the year, I have decided to go on hiatus this summer. By the time spring exams were over I was so burned out that even entering a Starbucks makes me feel like I should be doing RAP problems or answering a hypothetical about real covenants. So no Starbucks for now.  Let me just...
Posted by Peter Eraca
05/20/2011 at 03:43 PM
Well, it is that time of year again. People are dressing up in funny looking “Harry Potter”-type garments and looking to the bar, while others are looking to summer internships and/or classes. For me and the rest of the class of 2012, we are looking forward to our concluding year of law school. As a friend and fellow classmate of mine, Justin Touhey, told me recently “two out of three ain’t bad,” reminiscing over another classic 1980’s anthem from Meatloaf. While it isn’t as upbeat and loud as Bon Jovi’s “Living on a Prayer” from earlier this semester, I find the end of an academic year to be...
Posted by William Wray
04/24/2011 at 05:48 PM
Down for a weekend wedding at Jekyll Island, GA. As the presence of an immaculately maintained pitch attests, Jekyll Island is one of the few remaining resorts in the USA where one can play croquet with a straight face. Numerous sepia portraits of bewigged gentlemen explain in visual shorthand that rich Europeans began relaxing here in the early 18th century, and continued to do so for centuries, pausing briefly only to convert the labor force from regular slaves to wage slaves in the mid 19th.   In the early 20th JP Morgan and his Merry Band of Plutocrats moved in. They built sprawling...
Posted by Brynna Gang
04/23/2011 at 04:49 PM
Worst blogger ever.       I have been a bit um, horrible about posting. I think of posting often because there's so much going on that is interesting but there just hasn't been the time!    So here's what's been going on... 1) Oral Arguments I know I've mentioned that as 1L's we take a legal writing course, think of it as "legal writing for dummies." It's a course that gives you the basics of legal writing which unless you are a lawyer who for whatever reason is going back to law school for round 2, you'll have had no experience with prior to law school. I wrote...