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Posted by Michael Yelnosky
10/02/2014 at 03:53 PM
Last weekend, a group of law school alumni returned to Bristol and Providence to visit old friends and meet new ones. I attended each of the four events that made up the weekend, and at each I came away convinced that our alumni are not just great lawyers. They are great people. They are warm, kind, and generous. I am proud to be the dean of their law school. Here are some pictures from a weekend full of great moments. Aidan’s Pub, Bristol, RI – Friday evening September 26th Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse, Providence, RI – Saturday evening September 27th G Pub Rooftop,...
Posted by David Logan
08/16/2011 at 01:40 PM
Roger Williams lawyers featured prominently in two key “Under 40” listings issued in recent days:  Dena M. Castricone '02, Murtha Cullina LLP Dena was named one of the U.S.’s Best LGBT Attorneys Under 40 by the National LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) Bar Association, an affiliate of the ABA. Dena is a litigation associate in the New Haven, Conn., office of Murtha Cullina LLP, working primarily in the areas of construction, employment and business litigation.  Prior to joining Murtha, Dena served as a law clerk to the Chief Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court....
Posted by David Logan
11/15/2010 at 01:00 AM
Another three outstanding alumni were recently recognized in Providence Business News' 40 Under Forty. Honorees were selected from over 125 entries. Hear what our accomplished and interesting law alumni had to say in honor of this achievement. I am honored to be recognized by Providence Business News for this award and am inspired by the great work all of the recipients are doing for our community. I remain grateful for the my experience at RWU Law and know that the schools’ commitment to public service has played a critical role in my personal life and professional career. Class of 2003...
Posted by David Logan
10/15/2010 at 09:23 AM
Our Appellate Courtroom was the scene of a debate among the candidates for Rhode Island Attorney General, and it was a doozy.  Peppered with questions from a panel consisting of media legend Jim Taricani, ProJo columnist Ed Fitzpatrick, and our own Prof. Jared Goldstein, the candidates got to display both style and substance as they handled a string of hardball questions including gay marriage, immigration, local enforcement of immigration law, corruption and cronyism, and environmental law.  Perhaps the most telling moments came when they were asked whether they would reopen the...
Posted by David Logan
09/21/2010 at 12:00 AM
The RWU Law community eagerly anticipates the release of Conviction, a major Hollywood film about our own Betty Anne Waters (’98), and her remarkable - and successful - effort to free her brother, wrongly convicted of homicide. Betty Anne came to Roger Williams with this singular purpose, and was in the vanguard of the efforts of the then fledgling Innocence Project to use DNA evidence for exoneration. There is a star-studded cast led by Hilary Swank, who has won 2 Oscars for Best Actress, playing Betty Anne.  Watch the interview of Betty Anne and Hilary at the recent screening of the...
Posted by David Logan
09/02/2010 at 10:26 AM
The weather was perfect for the 11th RWU Law Alumni Association Golf Tournament (thankfully it was not scheduled for the rainy and cold following day), and more than 100 folks knocked little white balls around the Cranston Country Club for a good cause: every dollar raised goes to deserving 2Ls who display academic excellence. As usual, alum Anthony Leone '97 oversaw the entire effort, ably assisted this year by alums Sally McDonald '09 (Anthony’s Co-Chair), plus Committee Members Adam Resmini '09, Cindy Salazar (3L) and Nick Pereira (3L). Chelsie Horne did a magnificent job keeping the...
Posted by David Logan
08/30/2010 at 11:08 AM
The Providence Business News named four law firms as “Rhode Island's Best Places to Work 2010”:  Hinckley Allen & Snyder, Taylor Duane Barton & Gilman, Partridge Snow & Hahn, and Pannone Lopes Devereaux & West. The award is based on employee surveys and the criteria are innovative benefit programs, flexible work arrangements, and consistent opportunities for advancement and personal development. We are pleased to report that RWU Law School alumni are well represented in the aforementioned firms. Names and photographs of those RWU alumni and their firms are listed below...
Posted by David Logan
08/16/2010 at 12:00 AM
The RWU family loves to get together, whether at the annual breakfast of the Law Alumni Association (held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the Rhode Island Bar Association) or other, more casual venues. Here are some fun pics from recent gatherings in and around Providence. Robert Pirri '97 is thanked by Margreta Vellucci '07 for his three-year term as a RWU Law Alumni Association Board of Director Nicole Dulude '06, 2010/2011 RWU Law Alumni Association President, with Margreta Vellucci '07, 2009/2010 RWU Law Alumni Association President Nicole Dulude '06, Kevin Rolando '97, Kim...
Posted by David Logan
07/29/2010 at 10:20 AM
Ken Amoriggi (RWU Law class of 2009) is one of our many graduates who uses an RWU legal education to effect social change. Ken is Project Coordinator for the Juvenile Justice Project, affiliated with Rhode Island for Community and Justice (RICJ), an NGO dedicated to “building community by advocacy, conflict resolution, and education.” (Full disclosure—I am on the RICJ Board of Directors.) Ken recently went to the RI State House to help roll out the Juvenile Justice Diversionary Project, an effort to attack the disproportionate rate of minorities in the juvenile justice system (a distressing...
Posted by David Logan
05/20/2010 at 02:07 PM
The RWU community was tickled to learn that one of our alums, Jason (“Jay”) Resmini is competing on the ABC reality show “The Bachelorette.”  Now beginning its sixth season (May 24, actually) Jay, who graduated from RWU Law last year along with his brother Adam, will be one of 25 bachelors competing for the affections on Ali Fedotowsky (who was on ABC’s sibling show “The Bachelor” last year).  Here is a link to coverage in the Providence Journal, here to the ABC website, and here for the Official Jay Resmini Fan Club page on Facebook. Way to go, Jay!   THE BACHELORETTE - Ali...