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Date
Fri, 08/25/2017 - 10:00am - 1:30pm
Location
RWU Law Experiential Campus, 1 Empire Street, 4th Floor, Providence, RI 02903
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RWU Law is partnering with The Princeton Review Boston to offer prospective students a LSAT Free Practice Test under test conditions on Friday, August 25, 2017 from 10:00 AM- 1:30 PM on the 4th floor of RWU Law's new Experiential Campus located at 1 Empire Street, Providence, RI 02903.  Come get a sense of your strengths and weaknesses so you know how to prep for the real LSAT!

 

Register online to participate in the LSAT Free Practice Test.

 

Please contact Jolee Vacchi, Assistant Director of Admissions, at jvacchi@rwu.edu or (401) 254-4555 with any questions regarding the event.

Location
RWU Law Experiential Campus, 1 Empire Street, 4th Floor, Providence, RI 02903
Body

RWU Law is partnering with The Princeton Review Boston to offer prospective students a LSAT Free Practice Test under test conditions on Friday, August 25, 2017 from 10:00 AM- 1:30 PM on the 4th floor of RWU Law's new Experiential Campus located at 1 Empire Street, Providence, RI 02903.  Come get a sense of your strengths and weaknesses so you know how to prep for the real LSAT!

 

Register online to participate in the LSAT Free Practice Test.

 

Please contact Jolee Vacchi, Assistant Director of Admissions, at jvacchi@rwu.edu or (401) 254-4555 with any questions regarding the event.

 
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Direct & Cross Examination Skills Program

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm  |  Federal Courthouse, One Exchange Terrace, Providence

                      

 

The United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island, in partnership with the Roger Williams University Law School and the Rhode Island Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, is proud to announce the seventh program in its Litigation Academy.  

The program will take place at the federal courthouse and will provide hands-on training and lectures spread over four days, starting Wednesday, September 27, 2017, and ending on Saturday, September 30, 2017. The program is presented jointly by the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island, the Roger Williams University School of Law, and the Rhode Island Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.  The program provides a unique opportunity for participants to hone their skills questioning witnesses in a mock trial setting, with constructive critiques by judges and experienced trial lawyers and professional actors serving as witnesses. 

13 CLE credits will be available. The cost of the program is $375 (including course materials and lunch on Saturday). Some partial scholarships are available based on financial hardship from the Rhode Island Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. If you would like to apply for such a scholarship, please go ahead and register and, at the same time, write separately to Richard Ratcliffe (rratcliffe@rhgllp.com) with a brief description of the nature of your law practice and a request to be considered for a scholarship.

We will begin accepting applicants into the program on Friday, August 4, 2017, continuing thereafter until the program is filled. If accepted, you will be notified by e-mail, with instructions on making payment.  Registration                               

 If you have any questions about the program, please feel free to contact the program chairs, Brooks Magratten (bmagratten@pierceatwood.com; 401-490-3422) or Assistant Dean Niki Kuckes (nkuckes@rwu.edu; 401-254-4505).

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Borders, Bans, and New Americans: Immigration Law in the Trump Administration

Friday, October 13, 2017
8:00 am - 8:00 pm  |  RWU Law | Bristol Campus

A Roger Williams University School of Law Symposium-
Sponsored by the Roger Williams University Law Review

Borders, Bans, and New Americans: Immigration Law in the Trump Administration

8:00 AM Registration & Coffee
9:00 AM Welcome & Opening Remarks

The Trump Administration has driven a renewed focus on immigration law and policy. Immigration was a signature issue for presidential candidate Trump during the 2016 campaign. Since his inauguration, immigration has rarely left the headlines. The original and revised Refugee Executive Orders pausing travel to the U.S. of refugees and nationals of six (originally seven) countries spurred litigation and political mobilization, including an order in June from the Supreme Court, which will revisit the case this October, coinciding with our conference. President Trump is also toughening border security, and has proposed substantial new expenditures for a border wall. In addition, another Executive Order has requested data on cities whose immigration enforcement policies diverge from the federal government’s approach, raising the specter of possible repercussions for federal funding. Moreover, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has changed interior enforcement policy, arresting noncitizens who were not an enforcement priority for the Obama administration. At the same time, President Trump has continued a key immigration initiative of the Obama administration, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, that offers a reprieve from removal to so-called “Dreamers”—noncitizens brought to the U.S. as children who lack a legal status but nevertheless have profound attachments to the United States.

Our conference will explore these issues with an array of distinguished speakers, including Stephen Legomsky, Washington University professor-emeritus and former Chief Counsel, Citizenship & Immigration Services, U.S. Dep't of Homeland Security; Peter Schuck, former Yale Law School professor; Muneer Ahmad, Deputy Dean for Experiential Education at Yale Law; Josh Blackman, South Texas College of Law; Hon. Jorge Elorza, Roger Williams Law Professor & Mayor of Providence, RI (invited); Hon. Sheldon Whitehouse, U.S. Senate, RI (invited); Mark Noferi, Executive Office for Immigration Review, U.S. Dep’t of Justice (invited); RWU Law alum Luis Mancheno, Clinical Fellow, Cardozo Law School, Maryellen Fullerton, Brooklyn Law School; Lenni Benson, New York Law School; and our very own Deborah Gonzalez, Director of the Roger Williams Immigration Clinic. Papers from the conference will be published in the Roger Williams Law Review. We look forward to seeing you for a day of compelling debate!

Check back for the symposium agenda and registration details.

Registration:
$50 includes all symposium sessions, lunch, and Rhode Island MCLE credits.

RWU Law Class of 2017, RWU/RWU Law students, and students at area colleges may attend the symposium complimentary but registration is required by October 6, 2017.
Student Registration.

Cancellation & Refund Policy:
Symposium cancellations received by Friday, October 6, 2017 are eligible to receive a full refund less a $10 administration fee. Cancellations received after the stated deadline will not be eligible for a refund. Cancellations are accepted via email at lawevents@rwu.edu.  Refunds will be issued via check.

Questions? RWU Law Office of Programs & Events | lawevents@rwu.edu | 401-254-4659

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Professor Anthony J. Santoro Business Law Lecture

Friday, October 27, 2017
12:00 am - 12:00 am  |  RWU Law | Bristol Campus

RWU School of Law is pleased to present the Professor Anthony J. Santoro Business Law Lecture on Thursday, October 27, 2017 at the RWU Law Bristol Campus. This year's installment promises to be special because it will be followed by a ceremony renaming Classroom 262 in honor of Anthony J. Santoro. Check back for event details.

Alumni, faculty, and friends who wish to support The Professor Anthony J. Santoro Business Law Lecture Series Endowment may make a secure gift online.

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