From the PROVIDENCE JOURNAL: "Dees challenges grads on tough issues: Civil-rights lawyer says securing human rights close to home will advance us globally" by Katie Mulvaney, Journal Staff Writer
BRISTOL, May 18, 2013: — Civil-rights lawyer Morris Dees gave the 164 graduates of Roger Williams University School of Law a lofty charge Friday.
“You hold the keys to the gates of justice,” said Dees, cofounder and chief trial counsel for the Southern Poverty Law Center. [...]
He challenged them not...
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BRISTOL, R.I., May 17, 2013 – Under sunny blue skies, Morris Dees – a preeminent civil rights attorney and founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center – addressed the 164 graduates of the Class of 2013 during Commencement exercises Friday.
“After 53 years of law practice, I can tell you that I am so proud to be a lawyer,” he told the graduates. “America is a nation of laws, and lawyers led the way long before we were a country. … We know that lawyers wrote...
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RWU Law Offers Choice in Pursuing Law Degree
Accelerated and Flexible programs let students to tailor legal education to fit their lifestyle.
BRISTOL, R.I., April 10, 2013 – Roger Williams University School of Law now offers students the option to earn a three-year J.D. degree on an accelerated 2½-year track, or a more flexible four-year track.
Students in the Accelerated Graduation Program can complete a J.D degree in two and one-half years, thereby saving an entire semester of living...
From the Providence Journal: “The Truth-O-Meter Says: False”
April 3, 2013: Rhode Island Catholic Bishop Thomas Tobin says U.S. Supreme Court decisions on same-sex marriage could nullify any Rhode Island votes on the issue. […] So we started making inquiries.
"There is absolutely no chance that the Supreme Court will nullify a Rhode Island law adopting same-sex marriage, either by referendum or by action of the General Assembly," said Jared Goldstein, professor of law at Roger Williams...
From Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly: "Patent attorneys prepare for ‘Ides of March’" by Julie McMahon
March 7th, 2013: Two key provisions of the federal patent reform law that are due to go into effect March 16 have prompted lawyers to change the advice they offer clients. [...]
Patent lawyers, who are calling the effective date “The Ides of March,” say the changes are the most drastic in years.
“Under the first to invent, there was a lot of focus on inventors keeping track of when they invent...
From The Faith & Politics Indstitute: "2013 Civil Rights Pilgrimage a Great Success"
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SELMA, Ala., March 4, 2013: [Dean David A. Logan, as a guest of Congressman David Cicilline, joined Vice President Joe Biden, U.S. Attorney...
From The Voice of Russia Radio: "BP Deepwater Trial Begins" by Victoria Mashkova WASHINGTON, Feb 25, 2013 09:10 Moscow Time: BP's trial for the Deepwater Horizon explosion begins in New Orleans today.
Voice of Russia's Victoria Mashkova talks with David A. Logan, the Dean of Roger Williams University School of Law:
Logan calls the Deepwater trial "one of the most complicated cases that the United States courts have ever seen." There are actions being brought against BP by...
From The Huffington Post: "Second Amendment Lawsuits Expose Rift At The Top Of Gun Rights Movement" by Christina Wilkie
WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2013 -- In the insular world of gun rights groups, Alan Gottlieb is a man on the make. Over the past five years, his Bellevue, Wash.-based nonprofit, the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF), has raced to expand gun rights, building on one of the most significant court rulings in decades. Now, Gottlieb is hoping to open the legal floodgates by litigating...
From the New Orleans Times-Picayune: "BP oil spill trial begins Monday in New Orleans almost three years after one of the worst spills in U.S. history" by Mark Schleifstein and Richard Thompson, Staff writers
February 22, 2013, updated February 25, 2013: The long-awaited civil trial against BP and its partners in the ill-fated Macondo oil well is slated to begin Monday in federal court in New Orleans, setting the stage for a three-month proceeding to assign liability potentially worth tens of...
From the PROVIDENCE JOURNAL: "PolitiFact: Privacy has its limitations" by C. Eugene Emery Jr., Journal Staff Writer
February 17, 2013: [...] Rep. Brian Patrick Kennedy, a Democrat from Hopkinton, wants to put some limitations on how much private information you must reveal if you apply for a job or enroll in a school. [...] It was this sentence in his news release that caught our eye, particularly the reference to employer rights: “Employers and schools have no more right to this private...
From COMMON GROUND: "Constitutionality of Pension Law in Question"
February 1, 2013 - Reading the op-ed pages of a certain local newspaper, one might gain the impression that the constitutionality of the contested pension reform law is all but assured -- that a state legislature has the freedom to undo what it has done, even when it comes to retirement benefits for state employees.
But the constitutionality of the law is far from certain, says a professor at the Roger Williams University School...
From the THOM HARTMANN PROGRAM: "The Hidden History of the 2nd Amendment" by Thom HartmannProfessor Carl T. Bogus, Professor of Law at Roger Williams University, Rhode Island, author of "The Hidden History of the 2nd Amendment", joins Thom Hartmann. For full story, click here.
From WRNI, Rhode Island's NPR: "What are the implications of same-sex marriage in RI?" by Elisabeth Harrison
January 24, 2012: Roger Williams University Law Professor Bela August Walker is an expert in family law and leads a number of courses covering the legal issues facing the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
She spoke with Morning Edition host Elisabeth Harrison about the issues surrounding the same-sex marriage law being debated in RI.
Listen to the story...
From BLOOMBERG LAW: "Is the New York 50 Hour Requirement Changing the Future of Law Student Pro Bono?" by Liz Tobin Tyler and David S. Udell
Law students have long been key players in important pro bono legal assistance efforts. They engage in a range of access to justice activities―working with mentoring attorneys on pro bono cases, staffing court pro se assistance programs, providing community legal education, and more. But the announcement last spring by the New York Court of Appeals of a 50...