Upcoming Events

Santoro Series

Alumni Weekend

Santoro Series

Alumni Weekend

3rd Annual Professor Anthony J. Santoro Business Law Lecture Series
SEP
18
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Omni Hotel Providence
Second Amendment Debate
SEP
24
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Room 283
Prepare for Practice Information Session
SEP
24
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Room 262
15th Annual Law Alumni Association Scholarship Golf Tournament
SEP
28
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Metacomet Country Club, 500 Veterans Memorial Parkway, East Providence

Fast Facts

The Marine Affairs Institute holds a major symposium every other year. These events draw national and international experts in their various fields to RWU Law. Students can attend these symposia for free. Past topics range from fisheries law, climate change and the legacy of the Deepwater Horizon disaster.



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.