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%).



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.”