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Posted by David Logan
12/06/2011 at 02:15 PM
We just got word that the Supreme Court of the United States has granted certiorari to hear United States v. Southern Union, a case which was litigated in the Roger Williams Law School in October, 2010.  That hearing, before the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, not only featured top federal judges and litigators, but a rare opportunity for our law students to quiz the judges afterward. Now one of the cases they heard is one of the tiny % of appeals that the Supreme Court agrees to hear each term. Southern Union is not your typical environmental case, as it involved...
Posted by David Logan
04/26/2011 at 10:46 AM
One of the great things about being the only law school in a state is the opportunity to develop deep and broad relationships with the judiciary.  Leading federal judges Bruce Selya (US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit) and Will Smith (District Court of Rhode island) are popular members of our Adjunct Faculty who teach signature courses that they in whole or in part developed and deliver. Our students also get great access to leading state judges via externships (for example with Superior Court Judges Judy Savage and Dan Procaccini), or in courses (taught by Supreme Court Justice...
Posted by David Logan
04/05/2011 at 02:56 PM
One of the big advantages of being a Roger Williams law student is the chance to take electives from the best lawyers and judges in the state.  Previous blogs have highlighted “The Lessons of Litigation,” taught by one of the best-regarded federal judges in the country (Bruce Selya from the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit) and “9/11 Litigation,” taught by Don Migliori, the lead lawyer for many of the personal injury actions pursued by the survivors and victims of the 9/11 terrorist arracks on the World Trade Center. Two other unique litigation-oriented courses are...