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Orientation

16th Annual Rhode Island Attorney General Open Government Summit
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8:30 am - 12:00 pm
RWU Law School, Bristol, RI
Jump Start Summer Program
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All Day
RWU School of Law
Incoming Student Orientation
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4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Second Floor Atrium
Incoming Student Orientation
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9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Various Locations
Incoming Student Orientation
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8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Various Locations

Fast Facts

RWU Law had a 90% pass rate for the July 2012 Connecticut bar exam for all first time test takers, 7% higher than the state average.



Alberto Aponte Cardona ’04

photo of Alberto Aponte CardonaAlberto Aponte Cardona, associate justice of the Central Falls Municipal Court, has a service-oriented approach to his work that resonates deeply with the values underpinning a Roger Williams legal education.

Born in Puerto Rico, Cardona settled in Central Falls, R.I., as a teenager, later graduating magna cum laude from Johnson & Wales University. “I got a lot of help as a kid, and I wanted to give back,” he says.

Cardona serves on the Rhode Island Commission for Human Rights, established the Central Falls Even Start Literacy Program, coordinates housing fairs for low-income families, and counsels students considering law as a career. “The way the Latino community goes, that’s the way I go,” Cardona says. “I grew up here, so I came back here. I owe this community something.