"All of a sudden, it’s like RWU Law has always been here. It’s the resource people naturally go to when seeking input on issues in the legal community" – Peter Kilmartin ’98, Attorney General of the State of Rhode Island


Betty Anna Waters '98 and Abra Rice '98 at RWU Law Advance Screening of "Conviction"RWU Law hosts a special Advance Screening of “Conviction” (2011), a major-motion picture starring Hilary Swank and Minnie Driver as RWU Law alums Betty Anne Waters ’98 and Abra Rice ’98.






Peter Kilmartin '97

Peter Kilmartin ’98 is elected Attorney General of Rhode Island.







Mark Mandell

Attorney Mark Mandell is elected chairman of RWU Law’s Board of Directors, succeeding the Honorable Joseph R. Weisberger. A prominent Rhode Island attorney and popular adjunct professor, Mandell has served as president of both the Rhode Island Bar Association and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. He has also served on the Rhode Island Supreme Court Ethics Advisory Panel and the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Judicial Appointments.



Justice Stephen BreyerAssociate Justice Stephen Breyer of the U.S. Supreme Court spends a day at RWU Law.



The Santoro Business Law Lecture Series becomes RWU Law’s second endowed lectureship. It was endowed entirely by alumni support, following a lead gift from Brian Ali ’07. Frank Fahrenkopf – co-chair of the Presidential Debates Commission, former RNC chair, and head of American Gaming Association – is first speaker.

Justice Samuel AlitoAssociate Justice Samuel Alito of the U.S. Supreme Court spends a day at RWU Law.



20th Anniversary20th Anniversary Celebration begins, for 2013-14 academic year. As of May 2013, the total number of RWU Law Alumni stood at 2,662.








Justice Elena Kagan

Associate Justice Elena Kagan of the U.S. Supreme Court addresses first-year class of RWU Law.







Justice Sandra Day O'ConnorFormer Associate Justice Sandra Day O'Connor of the U.S. Supreme Court spends a day at RWU Law.




20th AnniversaryProfessor Michael J. Yelnosky appointed the fifth Dean of RWU Law, effective July 1. Yelnosky was a founding faculty member of RWU Law.







Chief Judge William E. SmithChief Judge William E. Smith, of the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island, elected chair of RWU Law’s Board of Directors, effective July 1.