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2nd Annual Professor Anthony J. Santoro Business Law Lecture Series

Thursday, September 26, 2013
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm  |  Omni Providence Hotel, One West Exchange Street, Providence, Rhode Island

RWU Law presents:  “From Lawyer to Fishmonger – What’s the Catch?” featuring Jan R. Schlichtmann, Esq.

Jan R. Schlichtmann is one of the country’s most notable plaintiff’s attorneys, specializing in the area of complex civil litigation. In 1986, he received national recognition for his representation of eight Woburn, Massachusetts families against W.R. Grace and Beatrice Foods for the contamination of the Woburn City water supply by industrial chemicals. The case was chronicled in Jonathan Harr’s 1996 bestseller, “A Civil Action,” which in 1998 became a major motion picture starring John Travolta as Mr. Schlichtmann.Responding to the environmental and economic challenge of our time, Mr. Schlichtmann recently embarked on a new career in oceanic research and innovation.  Taking inspiration from the natural world and working through his startup, Oceanic Innovations, LLC, he hopes to seed sustainable 21st Century harbor front development and marine industry based on the latest principles in ecological engineering, green chemistry, and biomimicry.  Believing that the interplay between food, energy, and water use is determinative of our quality of life, Mr Schlichtmann is driven by the desire to work with others in developing a vitalizing industrial metaphor that is symbiotic with nature.

Seating is limited – Registration is required.

Limited student transportation is available from RWU Law in Bristol to the Omni Providence Hotel.  RWU Law students must register for the lecture and indicate if they wish to take the transportation from Bristol. The coach bus will depart from RWU Law at 4:30 p.m. 


RWU Law Alumni Celebration Welcome Reception

Friday, September 27, 2013
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm  |  Aidan’s Irish Pub, 5 John Street, Bristol, Rhode Island

Come back, reminisce and catch up with classmates.

Aidan’s Irish Pub
5 John Street
Bristol, Rhode Island

Aidan's Irsish Pub





5:00 – 6:30 p.m.   
Appetizers & Cash Bar

Register online here.


RWU Law Alumni Celebration Weekend

Saturday, September 28, 2013
8:30 am - 2:00 pm  |  RWU Law

RWU Law Alumni Celebration Weekend

Friday, September 27, 2013

Register online today!

Aidan's Irish Pub, 5 John Street, Bristol, Rhode Island

5:00 - 6:30 p.m.                                                

RWU Law Alumni Welcome Celebration 

Come back, reminisce and catch up with classmates at Aidan's Irish Pub.  Appetizers & Cash Bar


Saturday, September 28, 2013         

RWU Law Bristol Campus

8:30 a.m.


9:00 a.m.                            


Alumni-Student Connections Brunch
An update on the School of Law will be provided by Dean David A. Logan followed by an alumni/student networking brunch. RWU Law students from all classes will be in attendance and look forward to meeting with alumni. Guests and children are invited to attend.

10:00 – 10:45 a.m.

Founding Faculty – Anthony Santoro, Bruce Kogan, Louise Ellen Teitz and Michael Yelnosky on the past, present and future of the School of Law.

10:00 a.m. – 12 noon

Kid Matters
The Bay View Room will serve as the Child Activity Room. Crafts will be available for children to create with their parents.

11:00 a.m. – 12 noon

Guns: Public Policy and Law
Featuring Professor Carl Bogus

What kinds of gun control reduce homicides, injuries, and suicides? What kinds don't? What restrictions does the Second Amendment place on potentially effective regulation?  This program has been approved for One (1) Rhode Island MCLE Credit with no ethics credits. 

11:00 a.m. – 12 noon

Foreclosure Crisis and Urban America
Featuring Professor Jorge Elorza

This presentation will look at the local fallout of the foreclosure crisis.   It will discuss foreclosure litigation in the RI federal, state and municipal courts and analyze a number of the legal issues that arise.  The presentation will also focus on the effects on urban communities of foreclosure and abandoned homes.  This program has been approved for One (1) Rhode Island MCLE Credit with no ethics credits.   

12:00 - 12:30 p.m.

Dedication of RWU Law 20th Anniversary Commemorative Plaque

Join us as we celebrate and recognize the Law School's visionary founders; transformative philanthropists; and Deans who have served RWU Law since its inception.

First Floor Atrium -- RWU Law

12:15 - 2:00 p.m.

Rum Runner II Cruise

Rum Runner II

Join piracy expert Professor Jonathan Gutoff and the Marine Affairs Institute staff for a relaxing and informative cruise of Narragansett Bay! We will cruise the Bay aboard a newly restored Elco Motor Yacht, built during the prohibition in 1929. Rum Runner II is U.S. Coast Guard certified.

Passengers need to report to the Hereshoff Marine Museum dock in Bristol by 12:15 p.m. for boarding for a 12:30 p.m. departure. Enjoy a light bagged lunch as you cruise Narragansett Bay and see the picturesque and historic sites. 

(NOTE: Limited to 48 people.  Children of all ages are welcome, but must be fully supervised at all times.)

Saturday Evening

WATERFIRE Providence
Roger Williams University and Roger Williams University School of Law Celebrating 20 Years are sponsoring a full lighting of WaterFire Providence on the evening of Saturday, September 28, 2013. Sunset is 6:34 p.m.  Beyond the lighting itself, a wide range of RWU & RWU Law-themed events -- from performing arts to interactive displays to receptions -- will take place.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

14th Annual Law Alumni Association Scholarship Golf Tournament
Metacomet Country Club, East Providence

12:00 p.m. Check-In/Lunch
1:30 p.m. Shotgun Start

Golf Registration


Special room rates have been reserved for Thursday, September 26 – Saturday, September 28, 2013.  Limited availability.

Bristol Harbor InnBristol Harbor Inn
259 Thames Street
Bristol, Rhode Island
Special Thursday evening rate of $125. Friday and Saturday nights range from $189-$249.  Please call for availability.  Please refer to “Roger Williams University School of Law” when making reservations.  Reservations 401-254-1444

Downtown Providence Courtyard by Marriott
Exchange Terrace at Memorial Blvd.
Providence, Rhode Island
Special Thursday-Friday-Saturday rate of $129. Please refer to “Roger Williams University School of Law 20th Anniversary” when making reservations. Limited availability. Reservations 888-887-7955

Registration Fees

  • Friday Welcome Alumni Celebration Reception at Aidan’s-Complimentary
  • Saturday Alumni-Student Connections Brunch
    Cost/Person    $20 Adult
    $5 Child (Age 5-18)
  • Saturday Founding Faculty Panel-Complimentary
  • Saturday Kid Matter-Complimentary
  • Saturday Gun Control & the Second Amendment Program-Complimentary
  • Saturday The Foreclosure Crisis & Urban America Program-Complimentary
  • Saturday Rum Runner Cruise [Limited to 48 people.]
    Cost/Person    $40 Adult
    $10 Child (Age 5-18)

What to Wear

Comfortable and relaxed attire is the order for the weekend, although the Law Alumni Association Scholarship Golf Tournament requires golf attire and no denim.

Special Dietary Needs

Anyone with special dietary needs should indicate in the space provided on the registration form or should contact the Office of Alumni, Programs & Events at 401-254-4659 no later than September 20, 2013.

For questions, please contact the Office of Alumni, Programs & Events at lawevents@rwu.edu

Register online today!