Upcoming Events

16th Annual Rhode Island Attorney General Open Government Summit

Orientation

16th Annual Rhode Island Attorney General Open Government Summit

Orientation

16th Annual Rhode Island Attorney General Open Government Summit
AUG
01
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
RWU Law School, Bristol, RI
Jump Start Summer Program
AUG
04
All Day
RWU School of Law
Mandatory Orientation Day
AUG
19
All Day
Law Clinics - Metro Center - 150 Washington St., Providence, RI
Public Interest Potluck
SEP
05
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Fast Facts

Our Pro Bono Collaborative mobilizes Rhode Island law firms, law students and community organizations to provide desperately needed legal assistance for the underserved residents of the state.  The unique program includes 10 major law firms, over 20 community-based organizations and several dozen law students.



Gavin Black '10

photo of Gavin BlackLast summer Gavin Black ’10 earned a coveted research fellowship with the International Maritime Organization in London, studying the dramatic changes in U.S. laws governing international shipping since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and how local and international businesses have had to adapt.

Black arrived at RWU Law with considerable maritime experience already under his belt: he was an experienced marine agent who’d worked ensuring the safe arrival of oil tankers, automobile ships, container and cargo vessels in U.S. ports – including during the chaotic post-2001 period. Later he became a quality-control director in the industry.

Now RWU Law is preparing him for the next level. “I’m consistently amazed at how uniquely poised this school is to produce future leaders in the increasingly central field of Maritime Law,” he says.