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Chief Judge William E. Smith of the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island is Chairman of the Roger Williams University School of Law Board of Directors. Judge Smith attended Georgetown University as a George F. Baker Scholar, graduating in 1982. He graduated cum laude...



Judge William E. Smith

Judge William E. Smith's picture

Chief Judge William E. Smith of the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island is Chairman of the Roger Williams University School of Law Board of Directors. Judge Smith attended Georgetown University as a George F. Baker Scholar, graduating in 1982. He graduated cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center in 1987, where he was a member of the American Criminal Law Review. From 1987 to 2002, he practiced labor and employment law with the leading Providence law firm of Edwards & Angell. While in private practice, Judge Smith served as a municipal court judge for the Town of West Warwick from 1993 to 1998. He also served as the city solicitor of Warwick, R.I. From 2000 to 2001, Judge Smith served as staff director for then-U.S. Senator Lincoln Chafee’s Providence office.

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