Upcoming Events

Santoro Series

Alumni Weekend

Santoro Series

Alumni Weekend

Public Interest Potluck
SEP
05
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Providence
Info Session for Prospective Students
SEP
15
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
RWU Law, 10 Metacom Avenue, Bristol, RI 02809
3rd Annual Professor Anthony J. Santoro Business Law Lecture Series
SEP
18
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Omni Hotel Providence
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

RWU Law students can apply to receive up to $3,500 in a public interest summer stipend.  Students chosen have used this funding to finance their summer work in New England, across the U.S. and beyond.



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.”