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Week of August 17 2014

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8:00 am
 
 
Date
Tue, 08/19/2014 - 8:30am - 3:30pm
Location
Law Clinics - Metro Center - 150 Washington St., Providence, RI
Body

This session is mandatory for students enrolled in the Community Economic Development Clinic, Criminal Defense Clinic or Immigration Clinic are required to attend a full-day orientation on August 19, 2014.  All clinical students will receive an orientation letter prior to the event outlining orientation details. 

Location
Law Clinics - Metro Center - 150 Washington St., Providence, RI
Body

This session is mandatory for students enrolled in the Community Economic Development Clinic, Criminal Defense Clinic or Immigration Clinic are required to attend a full-day orientation on August 19, 2014.  All clinical students will receive an orientation letter prior to the event outlining orientation details. 

 
 
 
 
12:00 pm
 
 
 
Date
Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location
Room 283
Body

 

As students return to law school after the summer, there is lots to do to get back into the swing of the academic semester.  Upper Division Orientation is designed to provide the important information that returning students need.  This mandatory session covers specifics about the Pro Bono Experiential Learning Requirement (ELR), experiential learning opportunities including clinics and clinical externship opportunities and successful strategies for finding summer and post-graduate employment. In addition, students will receive information about the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE), the bar application process, and financial aid.

Location
Room 283
Body

 

As students return to law school after the summer, there is lots to do to get back into the swing of the academic semester.  Upper Division Orientation is designed to provide the important information that returning students need.  This mandatory session covers specifics about the Pro Bono Experiential Learning Requirement (ELR), experiential learning opportunities including clinics and clinical externship opportunities and successful strategies for finding summer and post-graduate employment. In addition, students will receive information about the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE), the bar application process, and financial aid.

 
 
 
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3rd Annual Professor Anthony J. Santoro Business Law Lecture Series

Thursday, September 18, 2014
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm  |  Omni Hotel Providence



Gerry Riskin 
Founder, Edge International

Presents 'The Business of Law: Disruptions in the Market for Legal Services'

At the same time that observers and commentators are speculating about the future of the legal profession, disruptive changes in the market for legal services are changing the profession.  The future of the legal profession is already starting to take shape.  The lecture will provide examples of those changes and the forces behind them, with an eye toward motivating members of the legal profession to prepare for and thrive in that future.

This program has been approved by the Rhode Island MCLE Commission for one (1) RICLE credit.

Gerald Riskin is a Canadian lawyer and business school graduate, author, management consultant, and pioneer in the field of professional firm economics and marketing.  His books include The Successful Lawyer and Practice Development: Creating the Marketing Mindset. He has consulted or presented for private firms and at the request of, among others, the Canadian Bar Association, American Bar Association, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Law Society of the UK, Institute of Law Firm Management (ILFM), The Financial Times, and the National Association of Law Firm Marketing Administrators.

5:00 pm     Registration

5:30 pm     Lecture

6:30 pm     Reception

Omni Hotel Providence
One West Exchange Street
Providence, Rhode Island

The Professor Anthony J. Santoro Business Law Lecture Series brings leading lawyers and business professionals to RWU Law, presenting on important issues in the field of business law while enriching the school’s dynamic learning environment with practical knowledge and valuable networking opportunities.  This series is a wonderful tribute to Professor Santoro’s distinguished career as a legal educator, a past president of Roger Williams University and the founding dean of Roger Williams University School of Law.

We would like to thank all of our generous donors for making this endowed lecture series possible, with sincere appreciation going to the following individuals for their leadership support: Brian C. Ali, Esq. ’06, The Honorable William A. Flanagan ’05, Mr. Mario J. Gabelli ’92H, Kevin W. Lewis, Esq. ’08, John A. Pagliarini Jr., Esq. ’99, Kevin P. Sullivan, Esq. ’08, Jason B. Van Volkenburgh, Esq. ’07.

A special thank you to the following corporate donors:

  • Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation
  • Hunter Douglas
  • Hinckley Allen 

Alumni, faculty and friends who wish to support The Professor Anthony J. Santoro Business Law Lecture Series Endowment can make a secure online gift at: http://law.rwu.edu/give/santoro-lecture-series-endowment.

A coach bus will be provided from the School of Law at 4:00 p.m. to the Omni Providence Hotel. Students must pre-register for transportation as availability is limited.

Directions to the Omni Hotel Providence.

RSVP to the Office of Programs & Events by September 15 at 401-254-4659 or email lawevents@rwu.edu.

 

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2nd Annual Law Alumni Weekend

Friday, September 26, 2014
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  |  

 

Friday, September 26, 2014
Welcome Reception in honor of Dean Michael J. Yelnosky
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Aidan's Pub, Bristol

Saturday, September 27, 2014
Family Fun Barbeque*
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Bristol Town Beach Pavilion, Bristol
Featuring special musical guest - Frank Silva (former RWU Law mailroom clerk)
(Children eat for free; however registration is required)

Reception at WaterFire Providence*

4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Ruth's Chris Steak House, Providence
Special Recognition for Reunion Classes of 1999, 2004 & 2009

~ WaterFire Lighting 6:36 p.m. ~

Evening Under the Stars*
8:00 - 9:30 p.m.
Rooftop at Providence G, Providence

Sunday, September 28, 2014

15th Annual Law Alumni Association Scholarship Golf Tournament

12:00 p.m. Registration & Lunch
1:30 p.m. Shotgun Start
Metacomet Country Club, East Providence
Golf Registration HERE

For questions, please contact the Office of Law Alumni Relations at lawalumni@rwu.edu
*$10 registration fee per person applies for each * event.

ONLINE REGISTRATION for Law Alumni Weekend activities.

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15th Annual Law Alumni Association Scholarship Golf Tournament

Sunday, September 28, 2014
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm  |  Metacomet Country Club, 500 Veterans Memorial Parkway, East Providence

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JOIN US FOR THE 15th ANNUAL LAW ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
                    SCHOLARSHIP GOLF TOURNAMENT!
 

All proceeds benefit the RWU Law Alumni Association Scholarship Fund

 

12:00 p.m. Registration & Lunch

1:30 p.m. Shotgun Start

Following tournament play ~ Dinner, Prizes and Silent Auction

ONLINE REGISTRATION

RWU Law Alumni Player Rate - $150

Non-Alumni Player Rate - $175

RWU Law Student Player Rate - $125

Alumni Early Bird Foursome Registration Fee: $580 (must be paid in full by August 15, 2014).
The Alumni Foursome Rate of $600 goes into effect following the early bird special.

Firm/Corporate Foursome Rate - $1,000 (includes tee sign)

TEE SIGN SPONSORSHIP - $150

Sponsorship Opportunities Available. 
Please contact Christine Parker, Chief Development Officer, at (401) 254-3205 or cparker@rwu.edu.

Sponsorship Opportunities Information Sheet

Tournament Co-Chairs:
Anthony Leone '97 & Sally McDonald '09

For questions, please contact the Office of Law Alumni Relations at lawalumni@rwu.edu.

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Jeopardy!

Friday, October 17, 2014
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm  |  Appellate Courtroom 283

 

Professor of Law David A. Logan will be your host for the RWU School of Law Jeopardy Game!

Sponsored by the Sports & Entertainment Law Society.  For event inquiries, please contact spent@g.rwu.edu.

 

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Secrets and Scandals: Reforming Rhode Island, 1986-2006

Thursday, November 13, 2014
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm  |  RWU School of Law, Bristol, RI

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
                 
Philip West
 Author, Secrets & Scandals: Reforming Rhode Island, 1986-2006
 Former Executive Director, Common Cause of Rhode Island


Photo Credit: Frank Mullin


Panelists:

  • 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, President, Common Cause Rhode Island Governing Board

Moderator:

  • Michael J. Yelnosky, Dean, RWU Law

RSVP by November 10 to the RWU Law Office of Programs & Events at lawevents@rwu.edu or 401-254-4659.

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Law Alumni Association Holiday Reception

Wednesday, December 03, 2014
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm  |  Citizens Plaza Rotunda

Reception

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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Public Interest Law Auction

Friday, January 30, 2015
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm  |  Providence Biltmore Hotel

SAVE THE DATE...Check back for event details and registration information.

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School of Law Commencement

Friday, May 15, 2015
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm  |  RWU School of Law, Bristol, RI

School of Law Commencement
Friday, May 15, 2015
1:00 p.m. Ceremony
Open Seating
Bristol, Rhode Island

 

FAQS:

Photography
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.

Live Stream
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.

Regalia
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
Class rings may be ordered online at www.balfour.com or for an appointment with the Balfour representative, contact: Peg.mead@balfour.com. The University Bookstore will provide information via email when a representative is on campus.

Parking
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

General Information
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 lawevents@rwu.edu.

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