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Week of September 21 2014

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Date
Fri, 09/26/2014 - 6:00pm - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 9:00pm
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Friday, September 26, 2014
Welcome Reception in honor of Dean Michael J. Yelnosky
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Aidan's Pub
5 John Street, Bristol

Saturday, September 27, 2014
Family Fun Barbeque*
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Bristol Town Beach Pavilion, Bristol
Featuring special musical guest - Frank Silva (former RWU Law mailroom clerk)
(Children eat for free; however registration is required)

Reception at WaterFire Providence*

4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Fleming's Prime Steak House & Wine Bar
One West Exchange Street, Providence
Special Recognition for Reunion Classes of 1999, 2004 & 2009

~ WaterFire Lighting 6:36 p.m. ~

Evening Under the Stars*
8:00 - 9:30 p.m.
Rooftop at Providence G
100 Dorrance Street, Providence

Sunday, September 28, 2014

15th Annual Law Alumni Association Scholarship Golf Tournament

12:00 p.m. Registration & Lunch
1:30 p.m. Shotgun Start
Metacomet Country Club, East Providence
Golf Registration HERE

For questions, please contact the Office of Law Alumni Relations at lawalumni@rwu.edu
*$10 registration fee per person applies for each * event.

ONLINE REGISTRATION for Law Alumni Weekend activities.

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Friday, September 26, 2014
Welcome Reception in honor of Dean Michael J. Yelnosky
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Aidan's Pub
5 John Street, Bristol

Saturday, September 27, 2014
Family Fun Barbeque*
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Bristol Town Beach Pavilion, Bristol
Featuring special musical guest - Frank Silva (former RWU Law mailroom clerk)
(Children eat for free; however registration is required)

Reception at WaterFire Providence*

4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Fleming's Prime Steak House & Wine Bar
One West Exchange Street, Providence
Special Recognition for Reunion Classes of 1999, 2004 & 2009

~ WaterFire Lighting 6:36 p.m. ~

Evening Under the Stars*
8:00 - 9:30 p.m.
Rooftop at Providence G
100 Dorrance Street, Providence

Sunday, September 28, 2014

15th Annual Law Alumni Association Scholarship Golf Tournament

12:00 p.m. Registration & Lunch
1:30 p.m. Shotgun Start
Metacomet Country Club, East Providence
Golf Registration HERE

For questions, please contact the Office of Law Alumni Relations at lawalumni@rwu.edu
*$10 registration fee per person applies for each * event.

ONLINE REGISTRATION for Law Alumni Weekend activities.

12:00 pm
 
 
 
Date
Wed, 09/24/2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location
Room 262
Body

Please join us for pizza and conversation about the Prepare for Practice Certification Program. Talk to students who completed the program last spring, ask the librarians your questions about the program, and generally learn more about how this instruction program will complement and enhance your legal research and technology skills for practice.

To learn more about the program in advance of the session, please visit http://lawguides.rwu.edu/prepareforpractice

 Prepare for Practice Information Session announcement

Date
Wed, 09/24/2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location
Room 283
Body

You might be surprised to learn, that for a couple of centuries, the Supreme Court never ruled on exactly what the Second Amendment means. Many understood the right to be limited in two ways. First, it applied only to keeping and bearing arms for military purposes, and second, while it limited the power of the federal government, it did not impose any limit whatsoever on the states or local governments to regulate the ownership or use of firearms.

However, times change and so do constitutional interpretations. In 2008, a 5-4 decision in District of Columbia v. Heller, declared that the Second Amendment protects a civilian’s right to keep a handgun in his home for self-defense.

With such conflicting views the 2nd amendment is ripe for a healthy, intellectual debate on its true meaning and protections it includes. RWU Law Professor Carl T. Bogus, editor of The Second Amendment in Law and History, is a nationally-recognized expert on gun control policy and the Second Amendment. He will debate Sandra Froman a former NRA president defending responsible gun ownership and promotes firearms education, safety and marksmanship training, and she played a key role in developing NRA’s Refuse to Be a Victim Program.

Come listen to what promises to be a stimulating debate between two well respected experts.

Regististration is not required for this event.

Hosted by the ACLU RWU Law Student Chapter and the RWU Law Federalist Society

 

Location
Room 262
Body

Please join us for pizza and conversation about the Prepare for Practice Certification Program. Talk to students who completed the program last spring, ask the librarians your questions about the program, and generally learn more about how this instruction program will complement and enhance your legal research and technology skills for practice.

To learn more about the program in advance of the session, please visit http://lawguides.rwu.edu/prepareforpractice

 Prepare for Practice Information Session announcement

Location
Room 283
Body

You might be surprised to learn, that for a couple of centuries, the Supreme Court never ruled on exactly what the Second Amendment means. Many understood the right to be limited in two ways. First, it applied only to keeping and bearing arms for military purposes, and second, while it limited the power of the federal government, it did not impose any limit whatsoever on the states or local governments to regulate the ownership or use of firearms.

However, times change and so do constitutional interpretations. In 2008, a 5-4 decision in District of Columbia v. Heller, declared that the Second Amendment protects a civilian’s right to keep a handgun in his home for self-defense.

With such conflicting views the 2nd amendment is ripe for a healthy, intellectual debate on its true meaning and protections it includes. RWU Law Professor Carl T. Bogus, editor of The Second Amendment in Law and History, is a nationally-recognized expert on gun control policy and the Second Amendment. He will debate Sandra Froman a former NRA president defending responsible gun ownership and promotes firearms education, safety and marksmanship training, and she played a key role in developing NRA’s Refuse to Be a Victim Program.

Come listen to what promises to be a stimulating debate between two well respected experts.

Regististration is not required for this event.

Hosted by the ACLU RWU Law Student Chapter and the RWU Law Federalist Society

 

 
 
 
6:00 pm
 
 
 
 
 
Date
Fri, 09/26/2014 - 6:00pm - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 9:00pm
Body

 

Friday, September 26, 2014
Welcome Reception in honor of Dean Michael J. Yelnosky
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Aidan's Pub
5 John Street, Bristol

Saturday, September 27, 2014
Family Fun Barbeque*
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Bristol Town Beach Pavilion, Bristol
Featuring special musical guest - Frank Silva (former RWU Law mailroom clerk)
(Children eat for free; however registration is required)

Reception at WaterFire Providence*

4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Fleming's Prime Steak House & Wine Bar
One West Exchange Street, Providence
Special Recognition for Reunion Classes of 1999, 2004 & 2009

~ WaterFire Lighting 6:36 p.m. ~

Evening Under the Stars*
8:00 - 9:30 p.m.
Rooftop at Providence G
100 Dorrance Street, Providence

Sunday, September 28, 2014

15th Annual Law Alumni Association Scholarship Golf Tournament

12:00 p.m. Registration & Lunch
1:30 p.m. Shotgun Start
Metacomet Country Club, East Providence
Golf Registration HERE

For questions, please contact the Office of Law Alumni Relations at lawalumni@rwu.edu
*$10 registration fee per person applies for each * event.

ONLINE REGISTRATION for Law Alumni Weekend activities.

Body

 

Friday, September 26, 2014
Welcome Reception in honor of Dean Michael J. Yelnosky
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Aidan's Pub
5 John Street, Bristol

Saturday, September 27, 2014
Family Fun Barbeque*
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Bristol Town Beach Pavilion, Bristol
Featuring special musical guest - Frank Silva (former RWU Law mailroom clerk)
(Children eat for free; however registration is required)

Reception at WaterFire Providence*

4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Fleming's Prime Steak House & Wine Bar
One West Exchange Street, Providence
Special Recognition for Reunion Classes of 1999, 2004 & 2009

~ WaterFire Lighting 6:36 p.m. ~

Evening Under the Stars*
8:00 - 9:30 p.m.
Rooftop at Providence G
100 Dorrance Street, Providence

Sunday, September 28, 2014

15th Annual Law Alumni Association Scholarship Golf Tournament

12:00 p.m. Registration & Lunch
1:30 p.m. Shotgun Start
Metacomet Country Club, East Providence
Golf Registration HERE

For questions, please contact the Office of Law Alumni Relations at lawalumni@rwu.edu
*$10 registration fee per person applies for each * event.

ONLINE REGISTRATION for Law Alumni Weekend activities.

 
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Second Amendment Debate

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm  |  Room 283

You might be surprised to learn, that for a couple of centuries, the Supreme Court never ruled on exactly what the Second Amendment means. Many understood the right to be limited in two ways. First, it applied only to keeping and bearing arms for military purposes, and second, while it limited the power of the federal government, it did not impose any limit whatsoever on the states or local governments to regulate the ownership or use of firearms.

However, times change and so do constitutional interpretations. In 2008, a 5-4 decision in District of Columbia v. Heller, declared that the Second Amendment protects a civilian’s right to keep a handgun in his home for self-defense.

With such conflicting views the 2nd amendment is ripe for a healthy, intellectual debate on its true meaning and protections it includes. RWU Law Professor Carl T. Bogus, editor of The Second Amendment in Law and History, is a nationally-recognized expert on gun control policy and the Second Amendment. He will debate Sandra Froman a former NRA president defending responsible gun ownership and promotes firearms education, safety and marksmanship training, and she played a key role in developing NRA’s Refuse to Be a Victim Program.

Come listen to what promises to be a stimulating debate between two well respected experts.

Regististration is not required for this event.

Hosted by the ACLU RWU Law Student Chapter and the RWU Law Federalist Society

 

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Movie Screening: Inequality for all

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  |  Room 276

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 cabinate member-as he domonstrates how the widening income gap has a devastating impact on the American economy.  This fild 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. 

Watch for more details and information about applying, coming in mid-September. 

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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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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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