Plans are well underway for the RWU School of Law’s expanded presence in downtown Providence.
The four-story building at One Empire Street will be devoted almost exclusively to Roger Williams University use and will be ready for occupancy a year from now – June 2016. The fourth floor of One Empire Street will become the center for RWU law’s experiential learning opportunities.
In a May 17 piece (“Race in Rhode Island”), The Providence Journal reported that minority populations in our state have increased by nearly 500 percent since 1970, while the white population decreased by nearly 12 percent. The series spotlighted some of the many challenges Rhode Island faces as we become more ethnically and racially diverse.
Monday, May 11th began a week-long celebration of the graduation of the Class of 2015, culminating in commencement exercises on Friday, May 15th. Monday’s event was a reception for the class at the Glen Manor House in nearby Portsmouth. It was a beautiful evening, the gardens were showing unmistakable signs of spring, and the views of the Sakonnet Passage were as breathtaking as ever.
Having served 22 years in the Navy before coming to law school, some habits die harder than others. One thing that we always stressed during my time in the Navy was filing a Post Exercise report – or “Post-Ex” for short – to let everyone know about what happened during an exercise and think ahead to the next time that event would be held.
The innovation continues at RWU Law. We were one of the first law schools in the country to require pro bono service for graduation. We are home to the nationally recognized Pro Bono Collaborative, which connects lawyers, community organizations, and law students to provide free legal services to indigent clients. We were one of the first law schools in the country to guarantee each student a substantial clinical experience.
The events and destruction in Baltimore over the past week triggered a lot of difficult emotions within me. I am an attorney in the city, advocating for underprivileged youths and veterans.
RWU Law’s D.C. Semester-in-Practice Program provides an ideal opportunity for RWU Law students who are considering working in Washington D.C.
I joined the faculty at Roger Williams University School of Law just over 20 years ago because I saw that the school was dedicated to a very special mission. The law school’s founders understood then what so many other schools have started to see now: that experiential education is a
As I sit here in sunny Mexico, I ask myself: Why do I go back?
Here’s why: I am reflecting upon my longstanding relationship with the Marine Affairs Institute... Seventeen years and counting.
Forty years ago, one in ten civil cases in federal court was resolved at trial. Today, that number is closer to one in 100.