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Defamation

Defamation

Info Session for Prospective Students
OCT
27
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
RWU Law- Main Campus, 10 Metacom Avenue, Bristol, RI 02809
Professor Anthony J. Santoro Business Law Lecture and Dedication
OCT
27
4:00 pm - 4:00 pm
RWU Law | Bristol Campus
Law Alumni Night
OCT
27
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Aidan’s Restaurant & Pub
DEFAMATION - THE PLAY
NOV
02
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
School of Law - Appellate Courtroom 283
CLE Program: Management of Spinal and Extremities Radiology
NOV
02
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Crowne Plaza, Warwick, Rhode Island

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Swapna Yeluri ’07

Swapna Yeluri ’07 Swapna Yeluri ’07 is lead staff attorney for the Joining Forces Project of the Maryland Legal Aid Bureau, a program that offers free legal advice for veterans. Prior to that, she was a staff attorney in the bureau’s Baltimore City Child Advocacy unit for over six years, representing abused and neglected children in Child In Need of Assistance cases.

In addition to her casework at Maryland Legal Aid, Yeluri is also program coordinator for the Community Law in Action mentoring program. Working with children has always been a primary professional interest; while still a student at RWU Law, she served for two years as senior counselor at Child and Family Services in Newport, R.I., working with abused and neglected youth.

In Yeluri, children find not only a sympathetic ear, but a skilled and passionate advocate. As a law student, she won top honors in the National Moot Court Competition – the largest appellate moot court competition in the world – receiving the Best Brief Award for the New England region, and defeating entries by nine other law schools, including Harvard, Boston College and Boston University. She was also president of the Multi-Cultural Law Students Association, and worked as a program coordinator for RWU’s Bridge to Success program, which offers tutoring and mentoring for disadvantaged high school students.

An immigrant herself, Yeluri says she can relate to the “outsider” feelings that many of her young clients experience. Born in India, she came to the U.S. with her parents and siblings at age six. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Michigan State before heading east to pursue a J.D. at Roger Williams.

“The overall environment at RWU Law is extremely nurturing and supportive, and the Public Interest Law programs and faculty in particular are just great,” she says. “So many terrific faculty and staff members went way beyond their duties to assist me. I will forever be grateful to them.”