Upcoming Events

Commencement

Commencement

Open Door Speaker Series: Brand Protection as a Coordinated IP Strategy
MAR
02
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Bay View Room | Bristol Campus
New York City Info Session for Prospective Students
MAR
09
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The Ainsworth Midtown, 45 E 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016
New York City Law Alumni Reception
MAR
09
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Ainsworth Midtown
Accepted Students Day
MAR
25
10:00 am - 11:00 am
RWU Law Main Campus, 10 Metacom Avenue, Bristol, RI 02809
School of Law Commencement
MAY
19
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
RWU School of Law, Bristol, RI

Fast Facts

RWU Law students have come from almost every state, hundreds of undergraduate institutions, and nations as diverse as Canada, China, Guatemala, India, Ireland, Liberia, Russia, South Korea and Zimbabwe.



Mark Gemma '97

With a father and brother already practicing law together at Gemma Law Associates, Inc. , Mark Gemma ’97 knew exactly what he was getting into when he decided to become a personal injury lawyer.

“Back when I was in college and deciding what to do for a living, I watched my father and brother,” Gemma said.  “My father had been practicing this type of law for decades and I saw how many people he and my brother were helping with this firm.”

But there was something else about personal injury that appealed to the aspiring lawyer. Not only were his father and brother able to help the injured, they also enjoyed careers that allowed them to interact directly with their clients in meaningful, important relationships.

Today, 12 years after joining the firm, Mark Gemma has become a successful attorney in his own right, recognized nationally for his legal ability and commitment to legal ethics. In December 2009, Gemma received the distinction of an AV Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest recognition of legal excellence of its kind. In addition to serving as President of the Rhode Island Association of Justice, Gemma is the President of the Council of Presidents for American Association of Justice.