March 11, 2014
From PROVIDENCE BUSINESS NEWS: "Pro bono help for juveniles" by Patricia Daddona, PBN Staff Writer
March 10, 2014: Sleeping on the roof of a train packed with refugees, then getting imprisoned in warehouses and having to beg for food when they do get free, children seeking to cross the border into the U.S. are constantly at risk, says Providence attorney Hans Bremer [RWU Law '08].
But while traveling unaccompanied as a child or teen to the United States is dangerous, living here once they’ve...
March 10, 2014
From PROVIDENCE BUSINESS NEWS: "We’re still … a well-kept secret" by Rhonda J. Miller, PBN Staff Writer
Also, Professor Yelnosky was quoted in today's (March 10) Providence Journal:
On proposed state law altering the at-will employment rule
On proposed procedural changes for Judicial Nominating Commission
March 10, 2014: One of the founding faculty members of Roger Williams University School of Law 20 years ago, Michael J. Yelnosky is poised to utilize his deep roots in Rhode...
March 06, 2014
March 6, 2014: A group of Providence seventh graders are learning about internet safety this month with the help of RWU Law students participating in a new, national privacy education program.
The first program of its kind in Rhode Island, the initiative involves a small group of law students leading interactive sessions on internet safety with local youth at Community Preparatory School in Providence. Topics range from online privacy protection to managing a positive digital...
March 04, 2014
From the PROVDENCE JOURNAL: "New dean at Roger Williams aims to keep law school relevant" by Edward Fitzpatrick
March 04, 2014: Michael J. Yelnosky, who will soon become dean of Rhode Island’s only law school, said that in some ways, law schools are like newspapers.
Across the country, law school enrollment has been plunging along with newspaper circulation, and yet the need for quality legal education and quality journalism remain strong, Yelnosky said. “We just need to rethink the way we are...
February 25, 2014
From PROIDENCE BUSINESS NEWS: “Pension settlement leaves future benefits uncertain” by Patrick Anderson, PBN Staff Writer
PROVIDENCE (Feb. 24, 2014): The nation has watched Rhode Island’s long struggle to repair its public pension system as a possible prologue to retirement overhaul efforts across the country.
The resolution, however, may leave as many questions open as answered. […] So if the pension settlement is approved, will it tilt the legal and political landscape toward future...
February 12, 2014
From WRNI/Rhode Island's Public Radio: "Pension Mediation to Continue; Judge Sets September 15th Court Date" by Ian Donnis
Click here to read the Associated Press story.
PROVIDENCE, Feb. 12, 2014: A news conference to unveil a pension settlement Wednesday afternoon was abruptly postponed, although closed-door mediation in the case will continue. Meanwhile, the judge overseeing the dispute has also set a trial for September 15, in the event that a settlement can’t be reached.
January 25, 2014
BRISTOL, R.I., Jan. 15, 2014 – As part of a comprehensive strategy for confronting the most pressing challenges facing America’s law schools – the cost to earn a law degree; rising student debt; and the job readiness of graduates – Roger Williams University President Donald J. Farish announced today that the University has expanded its signature Affordable Excellence initiative to its School of Law.
Simultaneously, Farish named Michael J. Yelnosky – a founding faculty member, former associate...
January 24, 2014
RWU Law Magazine, Issue 6, Winter 2013-14
In This Issue:
20 years/ 20 Traditions
Getting Down to Business
Whitehouse Teaches at RWU Law
A Model for Success
The WikiLeaks Lawyer
Heading to the Hellespont
Righting Corporate Wrongs
To read more, click here.
January 23, 2014
From the HUFFINGTON POST: "Sentenced To Life In Prison For A Nonviolent Crime" by Saki Knafo
For a Jan. 13 article on mandatory sentencing, also featuring Professor Zlotnick, click here.
Jan. 22, 2014: ... [In] the landmark case United States v. Booker in 2005 [...] the Supreme Court struck down the provision of the sentencing law requiring judges to follow the guidelines. It’s hard to know exactly how many federal inmates besides Walker are still serving life sentences issued under...
January 23, 2014
From New Orleans' THE ADVOCATE: "BP takes aim at federal judge’s son" by Richard Thompson
NEW ORLEANS, February 10, 2014: When David Duval found himself out of a job in 2012, the former lawyer had a powerful ally in his corner: his father, U.S. District Court Judge Stanwood Duval Jr. [...]
Duval is just one example of alleged cronyism that BP has trotted out in the campaign it is waging both in court and before the public. In a series of full-page newspaper ads in the New York Times and...
January 06, 2014
From the RHODE ISLAND BAR ASSOCIATION JOURNAL: "Roger Williams University School of Law: Twenty Years of Enhancing Rhode Island’s Culture' by Michael W. Field [RWU Law '97]
Jan/Feb. 2014: Few can doubt Rhode Island’s rich legal history.
Three hundred fifty years ago, England granted the colony a charter premised on a then-novel rule of religious freedom and the separation between church and state. A little more than one hundred years later, in 1786, the [Rhode Island...
December 30, 2013
From the PROVIDENCE SUNDAY JOURNAL: "Campaign to force WPRO’s DePetro from airwaves expands to boycott by politicians" by Edward Fitzpatrick
[WPRO radio personality John DePetro landed in hot water with a union coalition after criticizing a public-employee protest of pension reform. The union characterized his comments as anti-women, and DePetro has since apologized for his choice of words. Nonetheless, many state politicians, including Governor Lincoln Chafee, have joined...
December 26, 2013
From the NEW YORK TIMES Sunday Book Review: "Paperback Row" by Ishan Taylor.
December 20, 2013: BUCKLEY: William F. Buckley Jr. and the Rise of American Conservatism, by Carl T. Bogus. (Bloomsbury, $20.) Bogus’s well-informed biography focuses on William F. Buckley Jr. — the polemicist, novelist, television star, political candidate, wit and bon vivant — during “the seminal period of the creation of the modern conservative movement”: from Buckley’s founding of its leading intellectual...
December 26, 2013
From the PROVIDENCE JOURNAL: "Matthew Jerzyk named Central Falls city solicitor" by W. Zachary Malinowski
CENTRAL FALLS, December 24, 2013 — Matthew Jerzyk [RWU Law '08], who has served as deputy city solicitor in Providence for the past three years, has been appointed city solicitor in Central Falls. [...]
[Jerzyk, who has served as an unpaid advisor to Central Falls Mayor James A. Diossa, was previously senior counsel to Providence Mayor Angel Tavares. He is the founder of the popular...
December 18, 2013
From the ASSOCIATED PRESS: "$1.1B California Paint Ruling May Prompt New Suits" by Paul Elias, Associated Press
This AP story has been syndicated to approximately 100 media outlets worldwide. Dean Logan has also been quoted on the California case by other news organizations, including the Wall Street Journal.
December 18, 2013 (AP): Paint makers could face a surge of lawsuits after a California state court judge ordered three companies to pay $1.1 billion to help government agencies...