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.
Lorraine N. Lalli
Assistant Dean of Students
Phone: (401) 254-4593
Fax: (401) 254-5359
Assistant Dean Lalli is a magna cum laude graduate of Spelman College, where she majored in Philosophy and earned membership in Phi Beta Kappa. She received her Juris Doctor degree, also magna cum laude, from Roger Williams University School of Law in 2001. As a law student, she won numerous awards for academic excellence. She was a member of the Trial Team and served as President of the Multicultural Law Students Association.
Assistant Dean Lalli is admitted to the state bars of Massachusetts and Rhode Island and practiced with Brown Rudnick, LLP in Boston before returning to her alma mater as the first Director of Diversity & Outreach. In this capacity, Assistant Dean Lalli energized existing programs designed to improve the academic experience, and thus academic success, of students from diverse backgrounds. In addition to her diversity-related responsibilities, Assistant Dean Lalli served as Associate Director of Academic Support. In this capacity she provided academic support to Roger Williams students on an as-needed basis. An especially important contribution was her work on developing and delivering "Jumpstart," an innovative summer program for non-traditional students. Ms. Lalli was promoted to Assistant Dean of Students in Spring 2007.