With the start of a new school year less than a month away, I wanted to highlight two signature events hosted by RWU Law. The first is the fundraiser for our unique Pro Bono Collaborative http://law.rwu.edu/pbc. The event garnered attention from Providence Business News (http://law.rwu.edu/story/pbn-pro-bono-collaborative-reception), which noted that the “yearly event raises funds to provide legal services for low-income citizens in Rhode Island by connecting some of the state’s larger law firms with community organizations in need of legal aid.” From among the hundred-plus illustrious guests, it quoted Rhode Island Chief Justice Paul Suttell, calling the PBC “a wonderful model for pro bono, directed at the type of work that law firms do best.” The event was also covered by Rhode Island Monthly for its popular “Out Takes” society photo feature, and will appear in the September issue.
With security and computer breaches an almost daily news staple, the Cyber Security Institute attracted not only experts from the field, but the media as well. The Providence Journal both previewed the event (http://law.rwu.edu/story/battling-cyber-security-threats) and covered the issues under discussion (http://law.rwu.edu/story/projo-we-are-cyber-war).
In addition, Paul Rosenzweig – a widely respected homeland security consultant – both participated in and wrote about the conference on his popular “Lawfare” blog (http://www.lawfareblog.com/2013/06/cyber-threats-and-cyber-realities/). Here are some pics from that important gathering (which was open to not just lawyers and cyber experts, but also RWU law students!)
Top Row: Peter Margulies, Roger Williams University School of Law; Todd Hammond, Citizens Banks-RBS; Theresa Murray, former Director of RI Emergency Management Association; John Savage, Watson Institute and Brown University
Bottom Row: Tim Edgar, Watson Institute and Brown University; Zoe Argento, Roger Williams University School of Law; Linn Foster Freedman, Nixon Peabody
Linn Foster Freedman, nationally known expert on data privacy