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Roger Williams University School of Law is proud to announce that renowned criminal defense lawyer David Coombs will serve as the Joseph R. Weisberger Visiting Associate Professor of Law for the remainder of this academic year and for the 2015-2016 academic year. Coombs – who previously taught at RWU Law as an adjunct faculty member and rejoined the faculty this year as a visitor – will coach the school’s trial team and teach subjects related to criminal law and trial advocacy. ...
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 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 the PROVIDENCE JOURNAL: "Battling abandoned property: Judge Jorge Elorza wants to hold banks accountable for foreclosed homes" by Alisha A. Pina, Journal Staff Writer
PROVIDENCE (Jan. 3, 2013) — The courtroom is full, but no one from Deutsche Bank is present. “Where is your client?” Housing Court Judge Jorge O. Elorza sternly asks the bank’s lawyer. “Help me understand why the subpoena wasn’t honored.”
[...] Besides being a judge, Elorza is a law professor at Roger Williams University...
FROM Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly:
"Baseball collection dispute resolved in extra innings" by Noah Schaffer
November 16th, 2012: After a seven-year long dispute over the ownership of some precious baseball memorabilia, a Superior Court judge has awarded 120 baseballs and 10 bats to the grandson of a Major League Baseball umpire who got his start in Rhode Island’s Blackstone Valley.
Robert W. Stewart amassed the collection when he worked in the American League during the 1960s alongside historic...
As the 2012-13 academic year begins, Roger Williams University School of Law is pleased to announce a few important personnel developments.
Professor John Chung has been awarded tenure.
Keenly interested in the relationship between consumer debt and bankruptcy, Professor Chung testified before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on proposed bankruptcy legislation regarding abusive credit card practices. A prolific author, his articles cover many legal topics from bankruptcy to international...
From WPRO 630's Buddy Cianci Show: "Assistant Professor of Law Zoe Argento Explains Intellectual Property Law for 38 Studios"
July 11, 2012: Professor Zoe Argento spoke to WPRO radio host (and former Providence mayor) Vincent "Buddy" Cianci about the intersection of bankruptcy and intellectual property law in the controversial Curt Schilling/ 38 Studios case.
For full story, click here.
From PROVIDENCE BUSINESS NEWS: "Illegal tunes no music to his ears" by Rebecca Keister, PBN Staff Writer
JUNE 11, 2012: Joel Tenenbaum just received his doctorate at Boston University, where he’ll start teaching statistics courses to MBA students this fall.
His post-graduate work took six years to complete. Before that, he earned a bachelor’s degree at Goucher College in Maryland. He’s been in school his entire adult life and throughout it all there’s been one constant: having his name...
From the NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE: A new feature called the "One-Page Magazine", comprised of very short items, including one-sentence book reviews, noted the following:
"Buckley, by Carl T. Bogus: How liberals should write about conservatives."
For the full NEW YORK TIMES review of Professor Bogus's book, click here.
From RHODE ISLAND LAWYERS WEEKLY: "GPS ruling breaks new ground on privacy rights" by Albert Turco and Kimberly Atkins
February 9th, 2012: After punting on the issue in the past, the U.S. Supreme Court has again waded into the choppy waters of privacy protection in the digital age in a case involving the warrantless use of a GPS device on a suspect’s car.
But while still not ruling on the privacy issue directly, this time five justices gave a strong indication that individuals’ privacy...
C-SPAN2/Book TV Presents:
"Buckley: William F. Buckley Jr. and the Rise of American Conservatism" by Carl Bogus.
Saturday, February 11th at 7pm (ET)
Sunday, February 12th at 6am (ET)
Sunday, February 12th at 4:30pm (ET)
About the Program
Carl Bogus, law professor at Roger Williams University, recalls the personal and professional life of political commentator, William F. Buckley, Jr. (1925-2008). Mr. Buckley was the...
From the ABA Journal: "Unknown Knowns: Torture Suits Against Rumsfeld May Revive a 40-Year-Old Liability Case" by Leslie A. Gordon
Feb 1, 2012 - Asked in 2002 whether there was any evidence that Iraq had supplied terrorists with weapons of mass destruction, then-Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld famously opined: “As we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say, we know there are some things we do not know. But there are...