Student & Alumni Blogs

Posted by Kevin Olasanoye
07/18/2010 at 10:42 AM
Friday was the last day of the London program and I thought it would be useful to leave you all with some of my concluding thoughts. As I have already mentioned, I never had the opportunity to study abroad when I was in my undergrad. So when I heard that RWU had a study abroad program in London back in January, I knew this was where I would be spending part of my summer. And boy am I glad I had the chance to visit! Aside from having the opportunity to do some travelling and relaxation (which I have to tell you was a whole lot of fun), the pupilage period and classes were a treat. In five...
Posted by Melanie Shapiro
07/15/2010 at 02:52 PM
In less than a month I will be gearing up for my second year of law school.  I cannot believe how time has gone by and how weird it is to me that I’m starting 2L.  Stranger yet, I can’t imagine how it will feel to see so many new faces in August and watch them embark on the epic journey of 1L year, a time both vivid and seems long ago.  To the incoming 1Ls: Welcome, I look forward to meeting you all, feel free to ask questions, and enjoy the rest of your summer! My summer internship has been challenging and rewarding- an adventure at the least.  What I have learned has...
Posted by Kevin Olasanoye
07/12/2010 at 12:25 PM
This past weekend was the last long weekend before I head back home and I did not want to waste it. So me and a couple of RWU Londoners jumped on a plane and went to Madrid. I had such an amazing time that I decided to dedicate the bulk of this entry to what I saw, heard, and experienced. Here goes… We landed on Thurdsay night and decided to go into the city to do some exploring. Luckily for us, Madrid has a Metro system much like the one in London (although, unlike our British friends, the Spanish were good enough to install air conditioning in their underground trains. You have no idea how...
Posted by Regina Curran
07/10/2010 at 01:32 PM
Hello readers! First, may I just say that I am in complete disbelief that it is already July! What happened to June?! For many of my friends June has been consumed by bar exam prep, for me I spent the month starting my first job. If you have read any of my past entries you may know that I am taken a somewhat nontraditional path and entered higher education. Due to starting work on June first I decided it was in my best interest to postpone the bar until February. This was certainly the right decision for me and as with the rest of law school I feel strongly that you have to figure out what...
Posted by Kevin Olasanoye
07/05/2010 at 01:11 PM
Yep, that’s right. Since we’re all Irish on St. Patrick’s Day (even President O’Bama wore a green tie and welcomed the Irish delegation a couple years ago), I could think of no better reward for having sat with a judge and a few barristers then heading over to Dublin for a weekend of jollification (I am attempting to use as many British colloquialisms as I can. This one means fun). Man, it was a crazy town! The Temple Inn is a hotbed of nightlife that has a flavor for everyone. I have never seen so many people drinking out on the streets at night time before. My cousin (yes, I have family...
Posted by Jolee Messier
06/30/2010 at 03:48 PM
I can't believe that it is already Wednesday of my third week in London, and that I return to the U.S. on Saturday!  Time has definitely flown by.  I had a great weekend sightseeing, watching the World Cup (with not so great outcomes for England and America) and relaxing.  On Saturday, I went to Camden Market, which is an outdoor market with clothes, jewelry, souvenirs etc.  I also went to an amazing food market with ethnic foods from all over the world.  Finally, I went to the Tate Modern Art Museum (which was free!)   Court has been a little bit rough this week...
Posted by Jolee Messier
06/25/2010 at 11:00 AM
I had a very interesting and exciting experience at Snaresbrook Crown Court in London this week.  I was assigned to marshall for both His Honor Judge Timothy King and his His Honor Judge William Kennedy.  Both Judge King and Judge Kennedy are extremely nice and intelligent men.  It is quite an honor to be able to sit next to these learned judges on the bench while they preside over court proceedings.  This week, I heard applications (motions) for bail, saw Judge King preside over a sentencing hearing (and put a poor dog to death!), viewed jury selection, and...
Posted by Jolee Messier
06/22/2010 at 12:09 PM
I finally have internet access to post a blog- hooray!  I have so much to write about the past week and a half so here it goes...  I arrived in London last Sunday.  It was quite difficult getting from the airport to our dorm on the tube because I had so much luggage and there were way too many stairs on the London Underground!  I was so grateful to finally make it to our dorm at Ramsay Hall of the University College London.  Our dorm is on a busy street in the center of London with lots of restaurants and shops.  We all have single rooms, which is pretty nice....
Posted by Beth Pytlik
06/21/2010 at 10:03 AM
Greetings from London!  It's been a very fast paced first week here in London. Most arrived last Sunday, but I, the travelfiend, started on Thursday in Paris. I came close to seeing everything the city had to offer in a matter of days. Some of my best memories are a haunted history tour, amazing food, wine and cafe, and the Louvre. Ohh, the Louvre. So after several days of rushing, Monday morning class came as quite a change. No need to worry though, as Professor Webster is taking fabulous care of us, and never letting us go without tea and cookies through class. Wednesday...
Posted by Kevin Olasanoye
06/20/2010 at 07:50 PM
I just finished an amazing weekend in London (except for the weather) and decided it would be a good time to update you all on what’s been going on. I got a chance to go to the London Eye, which is basically a huge ferris wheel in the center of London. It goes about 400 yards above sea level and gives you a wonderful view of Central London. From the very top, you can see Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace (no, I did not see the Queen), Big Ben, and Parliament. Maybe the coolest part of the whole experience was the 4D movie we saw after buying our tickets (much better than the MTV...