November 26, 2013
From Providence Business News: "RWU clinic advising on economic development" by Patricia Daddona, PBN Staff Writer
November 25, 2013: Eager to incorporate his after-school program for Providence teens, STEAM Box, as a nonprofit, Roberto Gonzalez has discovered that getting legal advice through a university law clinic can be a good place to start.
Steve Sokolov ['14], one of four students gaining practical experience in Roger Williams University’s new Community and Economic Development...
November 11, 2013
Nov. 6, 2013: Two RWU Law Alumni scored impressive Massachusetts political wins on Election night.
Dennis Benzan '04 has been elected to the Cambridge City Council. He was the #1 vote getter on the first round.
Benzan, who has run for several public offices in the past, said he wasn’t sure what he would do if he didn’t win this time around.
Benzan, the first Latino to be elected to the council, according to his campaign, received the highest No. 1 votes of any challenger with 1,258...
November 06, 2013
From the Providence Journal: "Impunity for sex trafficking in R.I." by Melanie Shapiro [RWU Law '12] and Donna M. Hughes
November 01, 2013: [...] The police departments in Rhode Island need to initiate more investigations and make combating human trafficking a priority. [...] The officials of Rhode Island need to end the culture of impunity for the big pimps, the pimps that operate inside the state, the pimps who call themselves businessmen and have well-connected lawyers and associates. [...]...
October 09, 2013
From the Providence Journal: "Merit selection among topics covered by retired Supreme Court Justice O'Connor in 'fireside chat' at Roger Williams law" by Associated Press with reports from Michael McKinney, Journal Staff Writer
Sandra Day O'Connor on Citizens United (Associated Press)
BRISTOL, R.I., October 09, 2013 (AP) -- Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor is starting off a visit to Rhode Island with a talk at the state's only law school.
O'Connor spoke before...
October 08, 2013
From WRNI, Rhode Island's NPR: "One Square Mile: Bristol, Home to the State's Only Law School" by Elisabeth Harrison
Bristol is home to the only law school in Rhode Island, at Roger Williams University. The law school is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. As part of Rhode Island Public Radio’s series One Square Mile looking at Bristol, education reporter Elizabeth Harrison sat down with Law School Dean, David Logan, to ask about some of the challenges the school is...
October 04, 2013
From the Providence Phoenix: "WikiLeaks: The Rhode Island Connection: Pfc. Manning's lawyer takes a local audience inside the courtroom" by Philip Eil
For Associated Press and other coverage of Coombs' visit, click here.
BRISTOL, R.I., October 3, 2013: [...] The federal prosecution of Private First Bradley Manning touches all of those subjects [...] But a Rhode Island connection? Actually, there’s one of those, too.
Manning’s lead defense attorney, Lieutenant Colonel David E....
September 30, 2013
From the New Orleans Times-Picayune: "BP oil spill trial's second phase, starting Monday, will play key role in deciding massive fines" by Mark Schleifstein, NOLA.com
Sept. 30, 2013: Dozens of lawyers return to a federal courtroom in New Orleans on Monday to begin a month-long argument over whether BP's efforts to stem the 87-day flow of oil from its April 2010 Macondo well blowout were adequate and how much oil was released.
The trial will help determine BP's Clean Water Act fines [...]
September 26, 2013
From THE GUARDIAN (UK): "Chelsea Manning awaits diagnosis in prison before possible hormone therapy" by Michelle R. Smith and David Dishneau, Associated Press
See ABC News coverage of Coomb's RWU Law appearance.
See Ed Fitzpatrick's column in the Providence Journal.
See in-depth coverage in the Providence Phoenix.
See Fall River Herald News coverage of the event.
BRISTOL, R.I., Sept. 25, 2013: The lawyer who defended Chelsea Manning against charges of leaking classified...
September 23, 2013
From PROVIDENCE BUSINESS NEWS: "Hands-on learning now crucial part of legal education" by Patrick Anderson, PBN Staff Writer
NAME: David A. Logan
POSITION: Dean of Roger Williams University School of Law
BACKGROUND: Raised in the Washington, D.C., area, Logan took a steady path through academia to a faculty position teaching law at Wake Forest University for 20 years. He’s been the dean of Roger Williams University School of Law since 2003.
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s in political science...
September 23, 2013
From the PROVIDENCE JOURNAL: "Manning’s Providence-based lawyer warns of chilling effect on whistleblowers" by Edward Fitzpatrick
September 22, 2013: The 35-year sentence imposed on the Army private who gave secret U.S. documents to WikiLeaks will have a chilling effect on whistleblowers and the journalists who rely on them to hold the government accountable.
That’s one of the conclusions reached by David E. Coombs, the Providence-based lawyer who represented Pvt. Chelsea E. Manning (formerly...
September 18, 2013
From CARDHUB: "Debt Solutions Overview: Compare Options, Avoid Credit Score Damage & Save" by Odysseas Papadimitriou
Sept. 18, 2013: Debt is unquestionably a double-edged sword. Leveraging it can enable you to purchase a home or secure an education far earlier than you would be able to if full payment was required up front. But habitual overleveraging and other types of irresponsible borrowing can prove disastrous to both your credit standing and bottom line if you aren’t careful.
September 17, 2013
See coverage in the Providence Journal
See coverage in Providence Business News
See coverage by WPRO
Providence, R.I., Sept. 17, 2013 – This fall, law students at Roger Williams University have a new way to give back to the community while also gaining significant practical legal experience – with the added benefit of driving sustainable nonprofit and business development along the way.
RWU Law’s new Community Economic Development Clinic – which formally launched today in a ceremony at...
September 16, 2013
From the PROVIDENCE JOURNAL: “Web overflowing with knockoff goods” by Katie Mulvaney, Staff Writer
PROVIDENCE (Sept. 15, 2013) –– [T]he burgeoning world of intellectual property theft [is] a market fueled by the rise in Internet use as more storefronts materialize online. And it’s proving attractive to organized crime for its high profits and low risk, federal authorities say. […]
Technology, too, enables criminals to manufacture high-quality items that are virtually...
September 12, 2013
From the ASSOCIATED PRESS: “Tamerlan Tsarnaev's In-laws Testify At Grand Jury” by Denise Lavoie and Michelle R. Smith
BOSTON, Sept. 12, 3013 — The in-laws of slain Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev testified Thursday before a federal grand jury investigating the deadly April 15 attack. […]
David Zlotnick, a professor at Roger Williams University School of Law and a former federal prosecutor, said the only reasons to keep a grand jury investigation going are if prosecutors...
September 12, 2013
From GOLOCALPROV: "RWU Law Dean David A. Logan: Reviewing RI’s Legal Landscape"
RWU Law Dean David Logan reflects on the great strides RI has made in law, and the progress still to be made.
Thursday, September 12, 2013: Much has changed in the legal profession since I became dean of Roger Williams Law in 2003, and the completion of 10 years as head of Rhode Island’s only law school prompts some recollections and predictions.
First, legal education will continue to respond to the needs of the...