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22
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23
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13
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10/13/2014
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In what has now become a familiar end of term development, the U.S. Supreme Court in June 2014 expanded the rights of corporations, in this instance to include the right to exercise religion. In a...

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  • October 02, 2014 | News & Features
    BRISTOL, R.I., Oct. 2, 2014 – With the number of first-year students up 24 percent since last fall – despite an admissions climate characterized by sharply shrinking enrollments at law schools across the country – Roger Williams University School of Law has pledged to continue its Affordable Excellence initiative to confront increasing costs, rising debt and the job-readiness of graduates, among the most pressing challenges facing legal education today. For RWU Law students, the continuation of...
  • September 29, 2014 | In the Media
    From WPRO: "Dean Yelnosky on Attorney General Eric Holder," by Steve Klamkin, WPRO Saturday Morning News Sept. 27, 2014: Dean Michael J. Yelnosky speaks with WPRO's Steve Klamkin about Attorney General Eric Holder's resignation, his legacy and his possible successors. To listen to the full interview, click here.
  • September 26, 2014 | In the Media
    From TIME Magazine: "WikiLeaks Source Chelsea Manning Sues Govt Over Hormone Treatment Request" by Denver Nicks Sept. 23, 2014: Chelsea Manning, who is serving a 35-year sentence at Fort Leavenworth military prison for leaking classified government documents to WikiLeaks, has sued U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel over the government’s refusal to pay for gender reassignment treatment. “The government continues to deny Ms. Manning’s access to necessary medical treatment for gender dysphoria,...
  • September 24, 2014 | News & Features
    BRISTOL, R.I., Sept. 24, 2014 – The Pro Bono Collaborative (PBC) at Roger Williams University School of Law is featured on the inaugural website of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS), launched this week. AALS membership, an honor awarded to RWU Law in 2006, is a key measure of law school quality.  Earlier this year, the AALS contacted its member schools, requesting brief descriptions of innovative programming for possible inclusion on the organization’s first-ever website...
  • September 23, 2014 | In the Media
    From the Providence Journal: “Providence lawyer aids detainees at N.M. ‘deportation mill’ targeted in lawsuit,” by Karen Lee Ziner PROVIDENCE, September 23, 2014 – The women that Providence immigration lawyer Rosa Elvira Arias [RWU Law ‘09] interviewed told wrenching stories of gender-based violence — rape, gang-rape, kidnapping — that drove the women to flee their home countries and cross the U.S. border with children in tow. Arias, of the law firm of Mills & Born, volunteered this month...
  • September 19, 2014 | In the Media
    From Forbes: “Congress Is Considering A New Federal Trade Secret Law. Why?” by Eric Goldman, Contributor September 16, 2014: Trade secrets usually don’t grab headlines the way that patents or copyrights do, but don’t let that fool you about their importance. Studies regularly show that most businesses care more about trade secrets than either copyrights or patents. In fact, trade secrets are implicated by every aspect of a company’s operations, including dealings with employees, vendors and...
  • September 19, 2014 | News & Features
    Read coverage of the event in Providence Business News. PROVIDENCE, September 19, 2014: The legal profession has never been a revolutionary proposition; rather, its nature was always evolutionary – changing at a slow, even glacial pace. Those days, legal consultant and futurist Gerry Riskin warned, are gone forever. “The glacier of the legal profession is now moving so fast you can see it,” he said. To achieve success in this new reality, lawyers must “change their mindset entirely.” Riskin...
  • September 18, 2014 | News & Features
    Read Professor Krishna's article in the July 2014 edition of the ABA's CED Committee Newsletter here. PROVIDENCE, R.I., September 18, 2014 – A Roger Williams University School of Law professor has been appointed to head the American Bar Association committee tasked with improving the practice of community economic development law across the United States. Associate Clinical Professor of Law Gowri Krishna, who also directs RWU Law’s Community Economic Development Clinic, was formally named as...
  • September 15, 2014 | In the Media
    From the Wall treet Journal: "Law Schools Boost Enrollment After Price Cuts," by Jennifer Smith Read a New York Post editorial on the story. Sept. 2, 2014:  A strategy rarely employed in legal education — price-cutting — appears to be paying off for a handful of U.S. law schools. Three institutions that trimmed tuition for some or all students are set to boost their first-year class sizes by 22% to 52% this fall compared with 2013, according to an analysis of preliminary enrollment data...
  • September 10, 2014 | News & Features
    Disruptive changes in the market for legal services are transforming the profession, and lawyers who aren’t prepared will be left behind. That’s the frightening – yet hopeful – message of lawyer, author and management consultant Gerry Riskin, who will deliver the Third Annual Professor Anthony J. Santoro Business Law Lecture, "The Business of Law: Disruptions in the Market for Legal Services." The event will be presented by Roger Williams University School of Law at the Omni Hotel in Providence...
  • September 10, 2014 | In the Media
    From the New Orleans Advocate: “Judge’s findings in BP civil case could presage results in criminal trial,” by Richard Thompson See Professor Logan's comments on the BP finding in Chemistry World. NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 09, 2014: In finding that BP acted with “gross negligence” in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico disaster, the federal judge overseeing the oil spill litigation laid much of the blame on BP’s top two supervisors onboard the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig, both of whom face criminal charges...
  • September 08, 2014 | In the Media
    From the New York Post: "College costs 101," by Post Editorial Board September 7, 2014: It’s a man-bites-dog headline: “College Gets Cheaper.” But for law students at three American universities, that’s just what’s happened to their tuition bills. The University of Iowa College of Law, Roger Williams University School of Law in Rhode Island and Pennsylvania State University’s Dickinson School of Law have all cut their prices for tuition. And all say they’re already seeing a return on that...
  • September 08, 2014 | In the Media
    From the Providence Journal: “Activists who blocked coal barge at Brayton Point to use ‘necessity defense’ at trial, by Alex Kuffner, Journal Staff Writer FALL RIVER, Mass., September 06, 2014: When Ken Ward and Jonathan “Jay” O’Hara go on trial here on Monday for blocking a coal shipment to Brayton Point Power Station, [...] the two environmental activists will argue that their actions were justified because of the threat posed to the planet by the burning of fossil fuels. […] It’s a novel use...
  • September 08, 2014 | News & Features
    BRISTOL, R.I., September 8, 2014: Professor Louise Ellen Teitz – a founding faculty member at Roger Williams University School of Law and one of its most prominent practitioners internationally – has returned to full-time teaching after spending the last three years abroad as a senior U.S. diplomat. From 2011 until earlier this year, Professor Teitz served as First Secretary at The Hague Conference on Private International Law in the Netherlands, leading that organization’s efforts on a range...
  • September 05, 2014 | In the Media
    NEW YORK CITY, Sept. 4, 2014: The fresh-faced lawyers included refugees from violence and persecution in Central America, as well as the grandchildren of refugees from Eastern Europe. They arrived at the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, in Manhattan, on Thursday in similar shades of gray and black suits, poised to continue their training in a new program to help represent immigrants. Then a familiar face appeared unannounced in the courtroom, as adored by this group for...