Upcoming Events

Commencement

RWU Law 20th-anniversary

Commencement

RWU Law 20th-anniversary

Boston Alumni Networking Reception
APR
30
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The Liberty Hotel, 215 Charles Street, Boston, MA
Accepted Students Day
MAY
12
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
RWU Law Ten Metacom Avenue Bristol, RI 02809
RWU School of Law Commencement
MAY
16
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bristol, Rhode Island
Law Alumni Association Annual Breakfast Meeting
JUN
19
7:45 am - 9:15 am
Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence

Fast Facts

For 2011 graduates, RWU Law had 11.1% of graduates entering public interest law, higher than the national average (7.5%).



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.