Upcoming Events

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays

Talk on U.N. Convention on Law of the Sea with Rear Admiral Steven D. Poulin
DEC
01
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bay View Room - School of Law
Winter Solstice
DEC
02
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Bay View Room
Law Alumni Association Holiday Reception
DEC
03
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Citizens Plaza Rotunda
Marine Affairs Advisory Board Meeting
DEC
12
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Bay View Room
Champions for Justice Dinner and Public Interest Auction
JAN
30
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Providence Biltmore Hotel

Fast Facts

RWU Law provides students a broad range of marine resource and maritime courses taught by full professors as well as expert practitioners.  The curriculum includes courses in admiralty, fisheries, piracy, ocean and coastal law, ocean policy, and climate change.



Nicole Dulude Benjamin ’06

Then & NowNicole Dulude Benjamin is an associate with Adler Pollock & Sheehan PC in Providence, as well as a former president of the Law Alumni Association and a great friend of her alma mater. She is currently spearheading a new newsletter called “Fast Five on Rhode Island Appellate Practice,” which provides periodic updates on Rhode Island appellate law and pointers for practice before the Rhode Island Supreme Court.

Niciole’s professional work focuses  on complex commercial litigation. She has represented public and private companies and their employees in contractual disputes and defended against business tort, toxic tort, fraud, and constitutional claims.  Her cases have included litigation related to mergers and acquisitions, securities laws and banking laws.  She also handles defense matters for insurance companies, including personal injury and premises liability cases.

In addition to her trial court practice, Nicole routinely handles a wide variety of appellate matters utilizing her previous experience as lead law clerk to the Honorable Frank J. Williams during his tenure as Chief Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court.  Nicole has briefed cases before the Rhode Island Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.