Upcoming Events

Commencement

Commencement

Open Door Speaker Series: Common Mistakes NOT to Make in Drafting & Negotiating Contracts
APR
13
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
RWU Law | Bristol Campus | Bay View Room
School of Law Commencement
MAY
19
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
RWU School of Law, Bristol, RI
19th Annual Rhode Island Attorney General Open Government Summit
JUL
28
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
RWU School of Law, Bristol, RI

Fast Facts

RWU Law offers a joint JD and master’s degree in marine affairs with the University of Rhode Island. Only 3 law schools in the U.S. offer such a joint degree.



Rod Alcidonus ’09

Then & NowRod Alcidonis ’09 was recently awarded the National Council for Opportunity in Education TRIO Achievement Award, for his outstanding professional accomplishments as a family and immigration lawyer in Philadelphia.

The award, conferred by the State University of New York at Plattsburgh, Alcidonous’ undergraduate institution, honors persons who enter college through service programs for disadvantaged students, then go on to achieve educational and professional excellence.

Michele Carpentier, SUNY’s assistant vice president for student affairs – who worked closely with Alcidonis during his undergraduate years – noted that he “knew what he wanted and was determined to get it, right from the start.”

Indeed, once Alcidonis decided he would become a lawyer, he didn’t let anything stop him: not a difficult childhood in a poor country; not even the subsequent loss of his eyesight. Such was his passion for the profession that – as a child growing up in Haiti – he carried a briefcase to school rather than a backpack, because “it made me look like a lawyer among my peers.”

“For me, being in law school was not an accident,” he says of RWU Law. “I had been working for it all my life. So when I got there, it was a ‘dreams coming true’ type of thing. I was just on fire.”