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06/01/2015
By Dean Michael J. Yelnosky
Monday, May 11th began a week-long celebration of the graduation of the Class of 2015, culminating in commencement exercises on Friday, May 15th.   Monday’s event was a reception for the...

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The Marine Affairs Institute holds a major symposium every other year. These events draw national and international experts in their various fields to RWU Law. Students can attend these symposia for free. Past topics range from fisheries law, climate change and the legacy of the Deepwater Horizon disaster.



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  • October 29, 2014 | In the Media
    From Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly: "Bench, bar grappling with deficits in court experience" by Pat Murphy. Oct. 23, 2014: The phenomenon of the “vanishing trial” has lawyers and law firms scrambling to find innovative ways to develop and hone those essential courtroom skills. The problem is measurable, according to Niki Kuckes, a professor at Roger Williams University School of Law. “Forty years ago, maybe 10 percent of civil cases went to trial,” Kuckes said. “Now, only about 1 percent of civil...
  • 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 [...] On...
  • August 08, 2011 |
    From BLOOMBERG: "Artificial-Knee Suits Targeting Zimmer Now Haunt Lawyers" by Alex Nussbaum and David Voreacos The story was also picked up by the ABA JOURNAL, Indianapolis Business Journal, and others. August 8, 2011: Zimmer Holdings Inc. (ZMH), facing 78 product-liability lawsuits over its NexGen Flex artificial knees, has a rare strategy to defend the product: target lawyers representing the patients. Attorney Brett Emison, who wrote a blog post about failures in NexGen knees, got a letter...