Upcoming Events

16th Annual Rhode Island Attorney General Open Government Summit

Orientation

16th Annual Rhode Island Attorney General Open Government Summit

Orientation

16th Annual Rhode Island Attorney General Open Government Summit
AUG
01
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
RWU Law School, Bristol, RI
Jump Start Summer Program
AUG
04
All Day
RWU School of Law
Mandatory Orientation Day
AUG
19
All Day
Law Clinics - Metro Center - 150 Washington St., Providence, RI
Public Interest Potluck
SEP
05
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Fast Facts

Each year, the Marine Affairs Institute takes RWU Law students on an educational cruise on Narragansett Bay. This trip helps first year students  better understand many of the marine and maritime issues affecting Rhode Island and New England.



Alison Foley ’04

photo of Alison FoleyAlison Foley has helped coordinate defenses for undocumented workers caught up in U.S. immigration crackdowns focusing on immigrants from Mexico, South and Central America. Recent raids and mass arrests in Southern New England have caused “devastating effects on the families involved” while diverting resources from “people who are real security risks,” Foley says.

For her efforts, she was named a 2009 Lawyer of the Year by Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly. “Going to a law school so supportive of what I wanted to do made a big impact on my career,” says Foley, who – like many RWU Law public interest alumni – now mentors and works with current students looking to go into public interest work. “I was able to get real-life, on-the-ground experience even while I was still a student.”