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Posted by David Logan
05/07/2012 at 11:42 AM
On April 16 and 17, seventeen students joined Professors Diana Hassel and Jared Goldstein on a visit to the Supreme Court, the Justice Department, and Congress.     On Monday morning the group heard the arguments in Christopher v. SmithKline Beechum at the Supreme Court.  The question presented was whether pharmaceutical company “detailers,” who visit physicians to encourage them to prescribe the company’s medications, are covered by the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.  Briefs and arguments centered on how much deference the federal courts...
Posted by David Logan
04/19/2012 at 09:24 AM
  Fresh on the heels of organizing a hugely successful program at the School of Law on the fascinating and timely topic of “popular constitutionalism,” /blog/tea-party-and-constitution-program-draws-national-experts Prof. Jared Goldstein has continued to be at the center of the debate by publishing a piece in the Northwestern Law Review http://www.law.northwestern.edu/lawreview/colloquy/2011/11/lrcoll2011n11goldstein.pdf  and just last week an essay on the influential law blog “Balkinazation.” http://balkin.blogspot.com/2012/04/why-presidents-cannot-run-against-court.html ...
Posted by David Logan
04/11/2012 at 08:52 AM
RWU was honored to host the Annual Meeting of the National Conference of Law Reviews, which brought almost 300 of the brightest law students from around the country to RI for 3 days of networking, discussing how to adapt publications to the digital age, and topics like whether it is advantageous to have a “local law” issue. Check out the Conference Program.  The attendees were treated to keynote addresses by terrific members of the RWU Law family, Betty Anne Waters’98 and Adjunct Professor Don Migliori, plus presentations by faculty members Zoe Argento, Jared Goldstein, Tony...
Posted by David Logan
03/30/2012 at 10:14 AM
Organized by our own Jared Goldstein, an expert in “popular constitutionalism” experts from around the country came to RWU Law for a fascinating conference last month.  Co-sponsored with the United States District Court for Rhode Island, a packed house and overflow rooms were treated to an all-start line-up, featuring keynote addresses by United States Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI, and a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee), and Jack Balkin, Knight Professor of Law and the First Amendment at Yale Law School. Video of Sen. Whitehouse opening remarks. U.S. Senator Sheldon...
Posted by David Logan
06/28/2011 at 12:27 PM
I am pleased to announce some of the key events that RWU Law is sponsoring next academic year. A campus visit by Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States Stephen Breyer A 9/11 commerative program, “Lessons Learned,” featuring United States Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) and Peter Neronha, United States Attorney for RI, moderated by our own Prof. Peter Margulies (an expert on National Security Law). Our fifth Thurgood Marshall Lecture, will be delivered by Martha Minow, Dean of Harvard Law School and a law clerk to the late Justice Marshall “The Tea party and...
Posted by David Logan
05/04/2011 at 11:50 AM
In recent years, the RWU Law community has had unparalleled access to the Supreme Court of the United States.  At the top of the list has to be the extended visit to campus of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, and we look forward to a campus visit next year from Associate Justice Stephen Breyer.  We also sponsor an annual visit to the Court so that groups of our alums can be sworn into membership in the Supreme Court bar and another trip that allows 2Ls to study cases on the Court’s docket and the travel to DC to hear counsel deliver their oral arguments.  This year’s cases...
Posted by David Logan
02/11/2011 at 12:25 PM
One of the most eclectic members of the RWU Law faculty is Jared Goldstein, as his scholarship in leading law reviews has touched on invasive species, the tradeoff between national security and the welfare of whales, the habeas corpus rights of GITMO detainees, and free exercise of religion claims. Now Jared has jumped into the national debate swirling around the emergence of the Tea Party, appearing on panels and being quoted in the media. Focusing on the group’s use of arguments based on the Constitution, Jared presented his thoughts to a group of legal luminaries at the Annual Meeting of...