An innovative hands-on deposition skills training program will be offered November 13 to 15, presented jointly by the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island, the Roger Williams University School of Law, and the Federal Bar Association. The program will take place at the federal courthouse and the law school campus, and offer a unique opportunity to build deposition skills in mock deposition settings, with constructive critiques by federal judges and experienced federal litigators. The program is geared toward lawyers with less than ten years of experience in litigation who are interested in honing deposition skills. RI CLE credit pending.
Please join us for a special event about Phil West's new book, Secrets & Scandals.
4:30 p.m. Panel Discussion
5:30 p.m. Author's Remarks
6:00 p.m. Reception
Author, Secrets & Scandals: Reforming Rhode Island, 1986-2006
Former Executive Director, Common Cause of Rhode Island
Photo Credit: Frank Mullin
- U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (RI)
- M. Charles Bakst, former political columnist, Providence Journal
- Professor Ross Cheit, Brown University
- Dr. Pablo Rodriguez, President, Latino Public Radio
- Nancy Rhodes, former Common Cause National Governing Board member
- Amy Goins '12, President, Common Cause Rhode Island Governing Board
- Michael J. Yelnosky, Dean, RWU Law
RSVP by November 10 to the RWU Law Office of Programs & Events at firstname.lastname@example.org or 401-254-4659.
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Catering by Cafe Nuovo
Citizens Plaza Rotunda ~ One Citizens Plaza ~ Providence, Rhode Island
"Toys for Tots" - Please consider bringing an unwrapped new toy for the toy drive. Toys collected will be given to needy children in the community.
Registration details to follow.
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Join Dean Michael J. Yelnosky for an alumni networking reception. Connect with RWU Law alumni in the Washington, DC area.
Hors d'oeuvres & Cash Bar
RSVP by February 17, 2015 to the Office of Law Alumni Relations at email@example.com or 401-254-4541.
Roger Williams University School of Law announces its seventh United States Supreme Court alumni swearing-in ceremony.
Dean Michael J. Yelnosky will invite the candidates for admission to join him for breakfast the morning of the swearing-in ceremony. The breakfast will be held at 8:00 a.m. at the Supreme Court of the United States. Supreme Court oral arguments will take place after the ceremony.
Space is limited to twelve (12) attorney admissions. Alumni must be a member in good standing of the highest court of their jurisdiction for the past three years. Priority of acceptance into this program will be given to RWU Law graduates in order of receiving their email intent. A wait list will be taken once the twelve spaces are filled. You are allowed only one guest inside the courtroom. This program is now waitlisted. If you wish to participate, please indicate your intent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once you receive confirmation from the School of Law, you must follow the steps below to complete the application process.
The following criteria must be met for admission of U.S. Supreme Court Bar:
(1) Be a member in good standing of the highest court of your jurisdiction for a period of at least three years immediately before October 2014.
(2) Present a certificate of good standing from that court.
(3) Be sponsored by two current members of the U.S. Supreme Court Bar.
(4) Pay the $200 fee.
(5) Complete the Supreme Court of the United States Application for Admission to Practice Form.
For complete admission information and forms, visit the U.S. Supreme Court Bar Admission website.
Members from the sixth RWU Law Alumni Group Swearing-in event for admission to the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States held February 2014: Jillian Jagling'09; Sara Sprague'08; Heath Hixson'09; H. Brian Dummer'09; Scott Carlson'09; Ashley Ham Pong'10; Associate Dean Diana Hassel; Adam Ramos'06; Lt. Col. Carroll Connelley'03; Timothy Gumkowski'06; Professor of Law and Former Dean David Logan; Jared Monaco'04; and Katherine Godin'08.
School of Law Commencement
Friday, May 15, 2015
1:00 p.m. Ceremony
Bristol, Rhode Island
The Office of Programs & Events will have a professional photographer in the Field House prior to the ceremony for a class photo. The photo will be taken at 11:45 a.m. If you are not assembled at that time, you will not be included in the historic photograph. Graduates will receive a 5 x 7" print from the Office of the Dean. Additional prints may be purchased directly from Commencement Photos, Inc. at 978-851-5924. Due to safety regulations, family members and friends must remain in their seats throughout the ceremony. No guest will be permitted to stand in the aisles during the ceremony. Members of the audience using cameras may take pictures or videos from their seat.
The School of Law’s Commencement will be available via UStream (live feed) during the ceremony. Family and friends unable to be present at the ceremony will be able to tune in on that day. Following the ceremony, the video will be archived and you will receive a link to access it at a later date.
Graduates must get measured for their Law School regalia, consisting of a robe, hood, and tam, ordered through the University Bookstore. Measurements will be taken in late February/early March. Stay tuned for an announcement regarding regalia pickup dates from the bookstore. All regalia must be returned to the bookstore table following the ceremony in the Field House.
Class rings may be ordered online at www.balfour.com or for an appointment with the Balfour representative, contact: Peg.email@example.com. The University Bookstore will provide information via email when a representative is on campus.
Parking is available at no charge. All graduates and guests should enter through the North Gate for parking. Public Safety will direct vehicles. Traffic will be heavy, please allow extra time to arrive on campus. Commencement Parking Map
Any law graduate or family member having questions relating to the School of Law Commencement, please contact the Office of Programs & Events at 401-254-4659 or firstname.lastname@example.org.