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Michael M. Bowden is RWU Law's Director of Communications and editor of RWU Law Magazine. An attorney and former New York Times Company reporter, he has written on legal and other issues for newspapers and magazines ranging from the ABA Journal to India Today.

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Posted by Michael Bowden
10/31/2017 at 10:29 AM
It’s one thing to honor a respected colleague and well-loved professor upon his retirement – but how to pay tribute to a man who is, in many ways, the sine qua non of the institution itself; one who is, perhaps more than any other single individual, responsible for the very existence of Roger Williams University School of Law?        At the very least, you name a classroom after him. And so last Friday evening, the former Room 262 at RWU Law was dedicated as the Professor Anthony J. Santoro Classroom, with around 100 law faculty, alumni and current...
Posted by Michael Bowden
09/08/2017 at 10:51 AM
How do you get from law school to City Hall (or the State House)? With a lot of passion, persistence and hard work, a group of six alumni told a sizeable audience of mostly 1Ls on Thursday. The program, titled “Running Start: Careers in Politics & Government Service,” featured five RWU Law alums who are making a difference in their communities through government service.  Organized by the law school’s Assistant Dean of Students (and Providence School Board member) Lorraine Lalli ’01 and Professor of Legal Practice Jenna Hashway ’11, the panel included: State Senator Dawn Euer ’10...
Posted by Michael Bowden
01/19/2017 at 05:00 PM
RWU Law presents a rare chance to meet a counselor to a United States President and Vice President. Don Graves -- who served as deputy assistant to President Barack Obama and counselor to Vice President Joe Biden -- will be the keynote speaker for the school’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration. Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 4:00 p.m. RWU Law, Appellate Courtroom, Rm. 283. Don't miss it! Don Graves served as Deputy Assistant to President Obama, as well as Counselor to Vice President Biden. He was also Biden’s Domestic and Economic Policy Director – providing advice on a range of policy...
Posted by Michael Bowden
08/31/2016 at 03:40 PM
Here’s your chance to help Roger Williams University make history! On Saturday, September 10, from 1 to 5:00 p.m., RWU Law will be joining the rest of the University – on particular the School of Continuing Studies and the School of Justice Studies – to host a block party celebrating the official opening of our new Experiential Campus at One Empire Street in Providence. In what is quickly becoming an iconic corner of the city, we’ll gather with partners and neighbors (including Trinity Rep, AS220, the Providence Public Library, Housing Works RI, the Latino Policy Institute, the Rhode Island...