We recently welcomed one of the most diverse and academically talented classes in our history. The class of 2014 hails from 30 states – as far away as Alaska. Many grew up overseas in places like Saudi Arabia, Kenya, Trinidad, and Brazil. Almost a quarter of the class comes from racial and ethnic groups underrepresented in the legal profession, a new high for RWU Law.
Not only does this class bring diversity but it brings a strong academic record. This class has overall stronger LSAT scores than last year plus the highest undergraduate grade point averages of any class in our history.
The newest members of the RWU law family were greeted by University President Donald Farish, Rhode Island Bar President William Delaney (a hugely popular member of our Adjunct Faculty), President of the Alumni Association Nicole Benjamin (‘06), and SBA President Kevin Olasanoye (’12). The highlight of the program was Chief Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court Paul Suttell administering the Oath of Professionalism to the 195 fledgling lawyers.
To learn even more about the incredibly talented class of 2014 view the video below.
RWU President Dr. Donald Farish, Chief Justice Paul Suttell, RI Bar Association President William Delaney, Alumni Association President Nicole Benjamin, and SBA President Kevin Olasanoye
Dr. Farish greets the incoming class
SBA President Kevin Olasanoye
Chief Justice Paul Suttell
To see many more photographs of the program and the reception that followed, visit our Facebook gallery.