RWU Law is deeply embedded in the social fabric of Rhode Island, and its faculty, students, and alums play a variety of important roles in shaping its future. For example, the January issue of Providence Monthly ran its “10 People Who Can Change the City” feature, and once again a member of the RWU Law family was featured…Kim Ahern (’09). Kim was a hugely successful student: Editor-in-Chief of the Roger Williams Law Review and President of the Alliance, the student group focused on LGBT issues. She also found the time to actively campaign for Barack Obama and got to serve as a delegate for him at the 2008 Democratic Convention. Kim is currently law clerk to Maureen McKenna Goldberg, Associate Justice on the Rhode Island Supreme Court.
Kim with Barack Obama at the 2008 Democratic Convention
The magazine also did a follow-up on the people on its 2009 list, which featured Associate Professor Jorge Elorza. The 2010 issue saluted Jorge for his work founding the Latino Policy Institute at Roger Williams University.
Prof. Jorge Elorza
Another measure of our school’s rising influence is that not one, but three of our alums are running for state Attorney General. Peter Kilmartin and Stephen Archambault are vying for the Democratic nomination, while Erik Wallin is running as a Republican. Here are links to stories about the candidates.