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Week of October 19 2014

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9:00 am
 
 
 
 
Date
Thu, 10/23/2014 - 9:30am - 2:30pm
Location
Bay View Room
Body

The library's digital resources showcase, ResearchFest, provides an opportunity to talk to the vendors about their products and how they are used in practice. 

There's something for everyone at ResearchFest:

  • Audio tools for class preparation
  • Interactive tools for exam preparation
  • Resources to help you research employers for job interviews
  • Resources for the note writing process
  • Sources for reliable PDFs and ebooks
  • Timesaving tools for research
  • Tools for staying current on legal issues relevant to your studies, your research, and your extracurricular activities

Visit our ResearchFest guide for more details about participating vendors, librarian demonstrations, giveaways, and prizes!

Location
Bay View Room
Body

The library's digital resources showcase, ResearchFest, provides an opportunity to talk to the vendors about their products and how they are used in practice. 

There's something for everyone at ResearchFest:

  • Audio tools for class preparation
  • Interactive tools for exam preparation
  • Resources to help you research employers for job interviews
  • Resources for the note writing process
  • Sources for reliable PDFs and ebooks
  • Timesaving tools for research
  • Tools for staying current on legal issues relevant to your studies, your research, and your extracurricular activities

Visit our ResearchFest guide for more details about participating vendors, librarian demonstrations, giveaways, and prizes!

 
 
3:00 pm
 
 
 
Date
Wed, 10/22/2014 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location
Bay View Room
Body

Marine Law Opportunities

Join Interim Director Julia Wyman along with the following students who will discuss their summer internships:

Cayla Kevlik, 2L - Rhode Island Attorney General's Office, Environmental Division
Casey O'Brien, 3L - Moran Shipping/Rhode Island Sea Grant Law Fellow Program
John Ryan-Henry, 2L - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP to marineaffairs@rwu.edu if you plan on attending.

 

Location
Bay View Room
Body

Marine Law Opportunities

Join Interim Director Julia Wyman along with the following students who will discuss their summer internships:

Cayla Kevlik, 2L - Rhode Island Attorney General's Office, Environmental Division
Casey O'Brien, 3L - Moran Shipping/Rhode Island Sea Grant Law Fellow Program
John Ryan-Henry, 2L - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP to marineaffairs@rwu.edu if you plan on attending.

 

 
 
 
6:00 pm
 
 
Date
Tue, 10/21/2014 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Location
Room 286
Body

As part of Pro Bono Celebration Week, join us for a screening of "Inequality for All" on Tuesday, October 21.  Robert Reich-professor, best-selling author, and Clinton cabinet member-as he domonstrates how the widening income gap has a devastating impact on the American economy.  This film is an intimate portrait of a man whose lifelong goal remains protecting those who are unable to protect themselves.

 

Inequality for All Movie

 

Please RSVP to Feinsteincenter@rwu.edu by Friday, October 17.

Location
Room 286
Body

As part of Pro Bono Celebration Week, join us for a screening of "Inequality for All" on Tuesday, October 21.  Robert Reich-professor, best-selling author, and Clinton cabinet member-as he domonstrates how the widening income gap has a devastating impact on the American economy.  This film is an intimate portrait of a man whose lifelong goal remains protecting those who are unable to protect themselves.

 

Inequality for All Movie

 

Please RSVP to Feinsteincenter@rwu.edu by Friday, October 17.

 
 
 
 
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Hands-on Deposition Skills Training Program

Thursday, November 13, 2014
12:00 pm - 12:00 pm  |  Providence and Bristol, Rhode Island

An innovative hands-on deposition skills training program will be offered November 13 to 15, presented jointly by the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island, the Roger Williams University School of Law, and the Federal Bar Association.  The program will take place at the federal courthouse and the law school campus, and offer a unique opportunity to build deposition skills in mock deposition settings, with constructive critiques by federal judges and experienced federal litigators.  The program is geared toward lawyers with less than ten years of experience in litigation who are interested in honing deposition skills.  RI CLE credit pending. 

Registration

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Secrets and Scandals: Reforming Rhode Island, 1986-2006

Thursday, November 13, 2014
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm  |  RWU School of Law, Bristol, RI

Please join us for a special event about Phil West's new book, Secrets & Scandals.

4:30 p.m.    Panel Discussion

5:30 p.m.    Author's Remarks

6:00 p.m.    Reception
                 
Philip West
 Author, Secrets & Scandals: Reforming Rhode Island, 1986-2006
 Former Executive Director, Common Cause of Rhode Island


Photo Credit: Frank Mullin


Panelists:

  • U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (RI)
  • M. Charles Bakst, former political columnist, Providence Journal
  • Professor Ross Cheit, Brown University
  • Dr. Pablo Rodriguez, President, Latino Public Radio
  • Nancy Rhodes, former Common Cause National Governing Board member
  • Amy Goins '12, President, Common Cause Rhode Island Governing Board

Moderator:

  • Michael J. Yelnosky, Dean, RWU Law

RSVP by November 10 to the RWU Law Office of Programs & Events at lawevents@rwu.edu or 401-254-4659.

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Law Alumni Association Holiday Reception

Wednesday, December 03, 2014
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm  |  Citizens Plaza Rotunda

Reception

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Catering by Cafe Nuovo

Citizens Plaza Rotunda ~ One Citizens Plaza ~ Providence, Rhode Island

"Toys for Tots" - Please consider bringing an unwrapped new toy for the toy drive. Toys collected will be given to needy children in the community.

Registration details to follow.

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Public Interest Law Auction

Friday, January 30, 2015
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm  |  Providence Biltmore Hotel

SAVE THE DATE...Check back for event details and registration information.

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Washington, DC Law Alumni Reception

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm  |  Marriott Washington at Metro Center, 775 12th Street NW, Washington, DC

Washington DC Law Alumni 2014

Join Dean Michael J. Yelnosky for an alumni networking reception. Connect with RWU Law alumni in the Washington, DC area.

Hors d'oeuvres & Cash Bar

RSVP by February 17, 2015 to the Office of Law Alumni Relations at lawalumni@rwu.edu or 401-254-4541.

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U.S. Supreme Court Bar Admission RWU Law Alumni Swearing-in Ceremony

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
8:00 am - 12:30 pm  |  Washington, DC

Roger Williams University School of Law announces its seventh United States Supreme Court alumni swearing-in ceremony.

Dean Michael J. Yelnosky will invite the candidates for admission to join him for breakfast the morning of the swearing-in ceremony. The breakfast will be held at 8:00 a.m. at the Supreme Court of the United States. Supreme Court oral arguments will take place after the ceremony.

Space is limited to twelve (12) attorney admissions. Alumni must be a member in good standing of the highest court of their jurisdiction for the past three years. Priority of acceptance into this program will be given to RWU Law graduates in order of receiving their email intent. A wait list will be taken once the twelve spaces are filled. You are allowed only one guest inside the courtroom. This program is now waitlisted. If you wish to participate, please indicate your intent via email to lawevents@rwu.edu.

Once you receive confirmation from the School of Law, you must follow the steps below to complete the application process.

The following criteria must be met for admission of U.S. Supreme Court Bar:

(1) Be a member in good standing of the highest court of your jurisdiction for a period of at least three years immediately before October 2014.

(2) Present a certificate of good standing from that court.

(3) Be sponsored by two current members of the U.S. Supreme Court Bar.

(4) Pay the $200 fee.

(5) Complete the Supreme Court of the United States Application for Admission to Practice Form.

For complete admission information and forms, visit the U.S. Supreme Court Bar Admission website.

RWU Law Alumni Group Swearing-in Ceremony 2014

Members from the sixth RWU Law Alumni Group Swearing-in event for admission to the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States held February 2014: Jillian Jagling'09; Sara Sprague'08; Heath Hixson'09; H. Brian Dummer'09; Scott Carlson'09; Ashley Ham Pong'10; Associate Dean Diana Hassel; Adam Ramos'06; Lt. Col. Carroll Connelley'03; Timothy Gumkowski'06; Professor of Law and Former Dean David Logan; Jared Monaco'04; and Katherine Godin'08.

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School of Law Commencement

Friday, May 15, 2015
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm  |  RWU School of Law, Bristol, RI

School of Law Commencement
Friday, May 15, 2015
1:00 p.m. Ceremony
Open Seating
Bristol, Rhode Island

 

FAQS:

Photography
The Office of Programs & Events will have a professional photographer in the Field House prior to the ceremony for a class photo. The photo will be taken at 11:45 a.m. If you are not assembled at that time, you will not be included in the historic photograph. Graduates will receive a 5 x 7" print from the Office of the Dean. Additional prints may be purchased directly from Commencement Photos, Inc. at 978-851-5924. Due to safety regulations, family members and friends must remain in their seats throughout the ceremony. No guest will be permitted to stand in the aisles during the ceremony. Members of the audience using cameras may take pictures or videos from their seat.

Live Stream
The School of Law’s Commencement will be available via UStream (live feed) during the ceremony. Family and friends unable to be present at the ceremony will be able to tune in on that day. Following the ceremony, the video will be archived and you will receive a link to access it at a later date.

Regalia
Graduates must get measured for their Law School regalia, consisting of a robe, hood, and tam, ordered through the University Bookstore.  Measurements will be taken in late February/early March.  Stay tuned for an announcement regarding regalia pickup dates from the bookstore. All regalia must be returned to the bookstore table following the ceremony in the Field House.

Class Rings
Class rings may be ordered online at www.balfour.com or for an appointment with the Balfour representative, contact: Peg.mead@balfour.com. The University Bookstore will provide information via email when a representative is on campus.

Parking
Parking is available at no charge. All graduates and guests should enter through the North Gate for parking. Public Safety will direct vehicles. Traffic will be heavy, please allow extra time to arrive on campus. Commencement Parking Map

General Information
Any law graduate or family member having questions relating to the School of Law Commencement, please contact the Office of Programs & Events at 401-254-4659 or lawevents@rwu.edu.

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