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Posted by Michael Donnelly-Boylen
09/02/2014 at 12:52 PM
On Wednesday, August 13th we welcomed the Class of 2017 to RWU Law.  This is the 13th class I have had the privilege to admit to the School of Law and each one brings its own unique character (and characters!); this class is no different.  Each year I begin the year by telling the class a little about themselves.  Here are excerpts from my welcome remarks to the Class of 2017:    I would like to welcome all of you to Roger Williams University School of Law and to Orientation 2014.  I am so glad to see the Class of 2017 has finally arrived; we’ve been waiting for...
Posted by David Logan
06/15/2011 at 09:50 AM
...and what a year it was, highlighted by a visit from the First Circuit, a 3L victory in Student-Faculty Jeopardy, and a national prize for a 3L moot court team! The graduates and their families and friends enjoyed terrific weather, a spirited graduation ceremony (complete with goofs on the dean), and a fun after-party.  Here are some pics from that memorable day: Pomp and Circumstance Dean David Logan, Honorary Degree Recipient the Honorable Robert G. Flanders Jr.,Chairman of the University Board of Trustees Richard Bready, Honorary Degree Recipient Chief Justice Paul...
Posted by David Logan
05/25/2011 at 04:22 PM
We are very proud of the commitment of RWU Law Students to improving the world.  I want to highlight just three of the examples, which had our students not only volunteering in RI and nearby Southeastern Massachusetts, but also in Maryland and Alabama. Perhaps the most far-reaching example is our Alternative Spring Break Program.  Evolved from the response of law students to the post-Katrina tragedy in the Gulf, the ASP program is now nation-wide and, as the title suggests, has law students devoting their spring breaks to public service rather than leisure.  Our students,...
Posted by David Logan
10/05/2010 at 12:00 AM
Each year, Equal Justice Works gives Summer Corps Standouts awards to 10 Summer Corps members who are working on innovative projects in communities around the country. RWU Law 3L Heather O'Connor was selected as one of nine students from a pool of 400 across the country to receive an award last year and the honor went this year to David Ellison. Below is a dispatch on David’s summer. David Ellison at the Lorraine Hotel in Memphis, TN, home of the National Civil Rights Museum There I was, stuck somewhere in Tennessee after I had driven 16 hours over two days. I was on my way to Greenville,...
Posted by David Logan
07/23/2010 at 01:19 PM
This summer has been especially exciting for Jacqueline Rolleri (2011) and Sarah Parker (2012), who won coveted positions with the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration. Jackie serves as a Legal Intern for NOAA's Office of General Counsel for International Law while Sarah secured an Environmental Fellowship through the Office of Career Services and the American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources; she works with Jeffrey Dillen, Deputy Assistant General Counsel for Ocean Services. Jacqueline's projects have included research pertaining to shipwrecks and...