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Law School News: Victorious Verdict 2-21-2024, Michelle Choate Feb 2024

Law School News: Victorious Verdict 2-21-2024, Michelle Choate

Life of the Law School (1993- )

No abstract provided.


Law Library Blog (February 2024): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law Feb 2024

Law Library Blog (February 2024): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Law Library Newsletters/Blog

No abstract provided.


40 More Writing Hacks For Appellate Attorneys, Brian C. Potts Jan 2024

40 More Writing Hacks For Appellate Attorneys, Brian C. Potts

Faculty Articles

Script for Trailer: “40 More Writing Hacks for Appellate Attorneys”

Fade in on aerial view of Washington, D.C.

Zoom in on Supreme Court Building. Chopper sounds. Enter helicopter fleet flying by.

Cut to Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., sitting at his desk, reading. He rubs his forehead. Tired. Anxious. Distraught.

Chief: “What a mess! This brief could have been 10 pages shorter!”

Phone rings. Chief answers on speaker.

Law clerk’s voice through phone: “Chief, turn to Appellee’s brief. You’ve got to see this!”

Chief picks up different brief. Flips it open. Zoom in on face. Eyes widen. Jaw drops. …


Law Library Blog (September 2023): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law Sep 2023

Law Library Blog (September 2023): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Law Library Newsletters/Blog

No abstract provided.


Flawless First Draft In Legal Writing: A Fantasy Of The Uninitiated, Patrick Barry Jul 2023

Flawless First Draft In Legal Writing: A Fantasy Of The Uninitiated, Patrick Barry

Other Publications

I recently received an email from a former student (now a public interest lawyer) who had just finished a major writing project. She wanted to thank me for introducing her to the psychologically liberating concept of “shitty first drafts.” Without it, she said, she probably would have never hit her deadline.


Just Following Up: My Experience As A Summer Student Administrator For Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt Llp, Bridget Leslie Apr 2023

Just Following Up: My Experience As A Summer Student Administrator For Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt Llp, Bridget Leslie

SASAH 4th Year Capstone and Other Projects: Publications

In this paper, I reflect on my experience as a Summer Student Administrator for Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP where I acquired skills such as proficiency in various software and data analysis as well as professional communication, confidence, and organization. I applied these skills daily to produce quality work, and I am still applying these skills to my academic and personal life almost a year later. The culminating experience of the summer was presenting my own data analysis to a group of executives, which helped me improve my presentation skills and foster confidence in my own abilities. In addition to …


Exams In The Time Of Chatgpt, Margaret Ryznar Mar 2023

Exams In The Time Of Chatgpt, Margaret Ryznar

Washington and Lee Law Review Online

Invaluable guidance has emerged regarding online teaching in recent years, but less so concerning online and take-home final exams. This article offers various methods to administer such exams while maintaining their integrity—after asking artificial intelligence writing tool ChatGPT for its views on the matter. The sophisticated response of the chatbot, which students can use in their written work, only raises the stakes of figuring out how to administer exams fairly.


Changemakers: The Long Road To The Law : Kiron Ireland, Michelle Choate Jan 2023

Changemakers: The Long Road To The Law : Kiron Ireland, Michelle Choate

Life of the Law School (1993- )

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Speculative Immigration Policy, Matthew Boaz Jan 2023

Speculative Immigration Policy, Matthew Boaz

Scholarly Articles

This Article considers how speculative fiction was wielded by the Trump administration to implement destructive U.S. immigration policy. It analyzes the thematic elements from a particular apocalyptic novel, traces those themes through actual policy implemented by the president, and considers the harm effected by such policies. This Article proposes that the harmful outcomes are not due to the use of speculative fiction, but rather the failure to consider the speculative voices of those who have been historically marginalized within the United States. This Article argues that alternative speculative visions could serve as a platform for radical imagination about future U.S. …


Changemakers: 'Hard Work, Determination, And Dedication': Arya Omshehe, Roger Williams University School Of Law Jan 2023

Changemakers: 'Hard Work, Determination, And Dedication': Arya Omshehe, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Life of the Law School (1993- )

No abstract provided.


References To Classic American Novels In Advocacy And Judicial Opinions, Douglas E. Abrams Jan 2023

References To Classic American Novels In Advocacy And Judicial Opinions, Douglas E. Abrams

Faculty Publications

With this Journal of the Missouri Bar article, the survey of courts’ cultural markers returns to literature – particularly American literature. Besides “To Kill a Mockingbird,” federal and state courts in their written opinions have cited and quoted from other classic novels written by American authors, including "Catch-22", "Moby-Dick", and "The Grapes of Wrath".


Law School News: Omshehe Wins Top National Prize With Securities Regulation Article 11-4-2022, Michael M. Bowden Nov 2022

Law School News: Omshehe Wins Top National Prize With Securities Regulation Article 11-4-2022, Michael M. Bowden

Life of the Law School (1993- )

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Legal Citations: A Foundation Of Written Advocacy, Douglas E. Abrams Nov 2022

Legal Citations: A Foundation Of Written Advocacy, Douglas E. Abrams

Faculty Publications

The article advanced this formula for achieving effective appellate advocacy: “First, you seek to persuade the court of the merit of the client’s case, to create an emotional empathy for your position. Then you assist the court to reach a conclusion favorable to the client’s interest in terms of the analysis of the law and the procedural posture of the case.”


Law Library Blog (September 2022): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law Sep 2022

Law Library Blog (September 2022): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Law Library Newsletters/Blog

No abstract provided.


Resilience Through Reading And Writing In Lambeaux By Charles Juliet, Sophie Nicolaïdès-Salloum Aug 2022

Resilience Through Reading And Writing In Lambeaux By Charles Juliet, Sophie Nicolaïdès-Salloum

BAU Journal - Society, Culture and Human Behavior

Lambeaux writen by Charles Juliet is the result of a trauma in his early infancy. A month after his birth, he is separated from his mother interned in a psychiatric hospital after a suicide tentative. His biological father entrusts him to a family who will love him and raise him like their own. When he becomes an adult he decides to write his biological mother’s biography with his imagination because he had not enough information about her life and his autobiography bind to his adoptive mother. Writing becomes his resilience. Two people help him to achieve his goal: his adoptive …


Roger Williams University School Of Law Commencement, May 20, 2022, Bristol, Rhode Island, Roger Williams University School Of Law May 2022

Roger Williams University School Of Law Commencement, May 20, 2022, Bristol, Rhode Island, Roger Williams University School Of Law

School of Law Commencement (1996- )

No abstract provided.


Writing By Presidential Example: The First Inaugural Addresses Of Reagan And Obama, Douglas E. Abrams Mar 2022

Writing By Presidential Example: The First Inaugural Addresses Of Reagan And Obama, Douglas E. Abrams

Faculty Publications

This article is about two recent U.S. presidents who differed from one another in prominent respects. One entered the Oval Office as a staunch Republican; the other entered as a staunch Democrat. One was one of the oldest men ever to serve in the Oval Office; the other was one of the youngest. The pair assumed contrasting positions on the political spectrum.

Despite these differences, however, the pair – Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama – shared an important common denominator. As president, both achieved recognition as “great communicators,” thanks in large part to their speeches marked by dexterity with the …


Changemakers: Rewards Of The Road Less Traveled: Dylan Collins, Roger Williams University School Of Law Jan 2022

Changemakers: Rewards Of The Road Less Traveled: Dylan Collins, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Life of the Law School (1993- )

No abstract provided.


Changemakers: To Empower And Amplify Lgbtq+ Voices, Michelle Choate Jan 2022

Changemakers: To Empower And Amplify Lgbtq+ Voices, Michelle Choate

Life of the Law School (1993- )

No abstract provided.


Elephant In The Room, Patrick Barry Jan 2022

Elephant In The Room, Patrick Barry

Articles

Over the past several decades, the student population at law schools across the country has become more and more racially diverse. In 1987, for example, only about 1 in every 10 law students identified as a person of color; by 2019, that percentage shot up to almost 1 out of 3.

Yet take a look at virtually any collection of recommended manuals on writing. You are unlikely to find even one that is authored by a person of color. The composition of law schools may be dramatically changing, but the materials that students are given to help them figure out …


Law Library Blog (December 2021): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law Dec 2021

Law Library Blog (December 2021): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Law Library Newsletters/Blog

No abstract provided.


A Human Being Wrote This Law Review Article: Gpt-3 And The Practice Of Law, Amy B. Cyphert Nov 2021

A Human Being Wrote This Law Review Article: Gpt-3 And The Practice Of Law, Amy B. Cyphert

Law Faculty Scholarship

Artificial intelligence tools can now “write” in such a sophisticated manner that they fool people into believing that a human wrote the text. None are better at writing than GPT-3, released in 2020 for beta testing and coming to commercial markets in 2021. GPT-3 was trained on a massive dataset that included scrapes of language from sources ranging from the NYTimes to Reddit boards. And so, it comes as no surprise that researchers have already documented incidences of bias where GPT-3 spews toxic language. But because GPT-3 is so good at “writing,” and can be easily trained to write in …


On The Ground: Real-World Solutions From Start To Finish: Tips From An Imperfect But Aspiring Writer, Ashley Ames Ahlbrand Sep 2021

On The Ground: Real-World Solutions From Start To Finish: Tips From An Imperfect But Aspiring Writer, Ashley Ames Ahlbrand

Articles by Maurer Faculty

I have a love-hate relationship with writing. Ever since I wrote my first term paper, I have relished researching a thesis topic and exploring my findings. I love assembling the seemingly remote pieces of the puzzle and watching the image take form. (It is perhaps no small wonder that I pursued a career in librarianship, where research is front and center.) Like so many of my fellow English majors, I also love the romantic notion of the writing life—nestling in at a cozy coffee shop to write for hours on end, the shop’s buzz in the background, saturated in the …


Law Library Blog (August 2021): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law Aug 2021

Law Library Blog (August 2021): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Law Library Newsletters/Blog

No abstract provided.


Roger Williams University School Of Law Commencement, May 21, 2021, Bristol, Rhode Island, Roger Williams University School Of Law May 2021

Roger Williams University School Of Law Commencement, May 21, 2021, Bristol, Rhode Island, Roger Williams University School Of Law

School of Law Commencement (1996- )

No abstract provided.


Law School News: Professor Of The Year 2021: Brittany Raposa 05/20/2021, Michael M. Bowden May 2021

Law School News: Professor Of The Year 2021: Brittany Raposa 05/20/2021, Michael M. Bowden

Life of the Law School (1993- )

No abstract provided.


Law School News: Class Of 2021 Awards 05-17-2021, Michael M. Bowden May 2021

Law School News: Class Of 2021 Awards 05-17-2021, Michael M. Bowden

Life of the Law School (1993- )

No abstract provided.


School Of Law Grad Walk & Virtual Ceremony 05/21/2021, Roger Williams University School Of Law, Michael M. Bowden, Jill Rodrigues May 2021

School Of Law Grad Walk & Virtual Ceremony 05/21/2021, Roger Williams University School Of Law, Michael M. Bowden, Jill Rodrigues

School of Law Commencement (1996- )

No abstract provided.


Law Library Blog (April 2021): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law Apr 2021

Law Library Blog (April 2021): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Law Library Newsletters/Blog

No abstract provided.


Writing In The Electronic Era Within The Frame Of Jordanian Law, Nael Ali Masadeh Dr. Mar 2021

Writing In The Electronic Era Within The Frame Of Jordanian Law, Nael Ali Masadeh Dr.

UAEU Law Journal

Writing is one of man’s ways of expression. Writing embraces ideas and thoughts able to be realized. Thus writing is used in contracts to express will of parties. In addition, writing is one of most important means of evidence. Besides, writing is required for some contracts to be contracted. Electronic writing is the one done on a computer. Both electronic and normal writing are similar to express thoughts and ideas and will. The law is equal regarding both normal and electronic writing. However, the condition of writing is achieved if it is performed electronically when it was required for contracting …