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Open Door Speaker Series

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Lawyers without Rights

Open Door Speaker Series

 The Cutting Edge Symposium

Info Session for Prospective Students
SEP
11
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
RWU Law, 10 Metacom Avenue, Bristol, RI 02809
Public Interest Potluck
SEP
11
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Providence, RI
4th Annual Professor Anthony J. Santoro Business Law Lecture Series
SEP
24
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Omni Hotel Providence
1L Marine Affairs "Meet the Bay" Boat Trip with Save The Bay
SEP
25
2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Leaves from Herreshoff Dock, Bristol
3rd Annual Law Alumni Weekend
SEP
25
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Bristol/Providence

Fast Facts

RWU Law is one of only 5 law schools in the country that specializes in marine affairs. Of these schools, RWU Law is only one of 2 that specialize in admiralty and maritime law.



Lorraine Lalli ’01

Then & NowRWU Law’s Assistant Dean of Students, Lorraine Lalli, is a magna cum laude graduate of Spelman College, where she majored in Philosophy and earned membership in Phi Beta Kappa. She received her Juris Doctor degree, also magna cum laude, from Roger Williams University School of Law in 2001. As a law student, she won numerous awards for academic excellence, and served as President of the Multicultural Law Students Association and the extramural Trial Team.

Lorraine is admitted to the state bars of Massachusetts and Rhode Island and practiced with Brown Rudnick, LLP in Boston before returning to her alma mater as the first Director of Diversity & Outreach. In this important capacity, she energized existing programs designed to improve the academic experience, and thus academic success, of students from diverse backgrounds.

Lorraine previously served as RWU Law’s Associate Director of Academic Support, helping to deliver academic support to Roger Williams students on an as-needed basis. An especially important contribution was her work developing and delivering "Jumpstart," an innovative summer program for non-traditional students. In addition, she planned and presented at a national conference of Academic Support Directors held at Roger Williams University and sponsored by the Law School Admission Council, and served on the School of Law Admissions Committee.