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Week of January 25 2015

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Date
Fri, 01/30/2015 - 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Location
Providence Biltmore Hotel
Body

Champions for Justice 2015 Logo

DINNER TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT! AUCTION TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT!

Thank you for the overwhelming support!

Please join us for a special evening to celebrate and support the students, alumni, partners and friends whose exceptional devotion to social justice increases access to justice for all.

Honoring the 2015 CHAMPIONS......

2015 Champion for Justice ~ Linn Foster Freedman, Esq., Nixon Peabody
Alumni Public Interest Champion ~ Deborah Gonzalez, Esq. '07, Gonzalez Law Offices
Community Partner Champion ~ Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS)

RECEPTION & DINNER: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Public Interest Law Auction: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Ticket Prices:

$75 Individual (One ticket to Dinner and Auction)
$60 Students (One ticket to Dinner and Auction)
$60 Law Alumni (Classes 2010-2014 only) (One ticket to Dinner and Auction)
$60 Public Interest Attorneys working in non-profits, government and legal services. (One ticket to Dinner and Auction)
$25 Auction Only (One ticket to Auction)

Sponsorships:

$1,000 Table Sponsor (Two tickets to Dinner and Auction)
$60 Sponsor a Law Student to attend the Dinner.

Accomodations:
Providence Biltmore Hotel
Call 401-421-0700 and mention Roger Williams University School of Law
Reservations must be made by December 31, 2014 for the lowest rate.

View the list of Auction items HERE.

REGISTER ONLINE

Location
Providence Biltmore Hotel
Body

Champions for Justice 2015 Logo

DINNER TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT! AUCTION TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT!

Thank you for the overwhelming support!

Please join us for a special evening to celebrate and support the students, alumni, partners and friends whose exceptional devotion to social justice increases access to justice for all.

Honoring the 2015 CHAMPIONS......

2015 Champion for Justice ~ Linn Foster Freedman, Esq., Nixon Peabody
Alumni Public Interest Champion ~ Deborah Gonzalez, Esq. '07, Gonzalez Law Offices
Community Partner Champion ~ Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS)

RECEPTION & DINNER: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Public Interest Law Auction: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Ticket Prices:

$75 Individual (One ticket to Dinner and Auction)
$60 Students (One ticket to Dinner and Auction)
$60 Law Alumni (Classes 2010-2014 only) (One ticket to Dinner and Auction)
$60 Public Interest Attorneys working in non-profits, government and legal services. (One ticket to Dinner and Auction)
$25 Auction Only (One ticket to Auction)

Sponsorships:

$1,000 Table Sponsor (Two tickets to Dinner and Auction)
$60 Sponsor a Law Student to attend the Dinner.

Accomodations:
Providence Biltmore Hotel
Call 401-421-0700 and mention Roger Williams University School of Law
Reservations must be made by December 31, 2014 for the lowest rate.

View the list of Auction items HERE.

REGISTER ONLINE

 
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Champions for Justice Dinner and Public Interest Auction

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

Champions for Justice 2015 Logo

DINNER TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT! AUCTION TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT!

Thank you for the overwhelming support!

Please join us for a special evening to celebrate and support the students, alumni, partners and friends whose exceptional devotion to social justice increases access to justice for all.

Honoring the 2015 CHAMPIONS......

2015 Champion for Justice ~ Linn Foster Freedman, Esq., Nixon Peabody
Alumni Public Interest Champion ~ Deborah Gonzalez, Esq. '07, Gonzalez Law Offices
Community Partner Champion ~ Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS)


RECEPTION & DINNER: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Public Interest Law Auction: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Ticket Prices:

$75 Individual (One ticket to Dinner and Auction)
$60 Students (One ticket to Dinner and Auction)
$60 Law Alumni (Classes 2010-2014 only) (One ticket to Dinner and Auction)
$60 Public Interest Attorneys working in non-profits, government and legal services. (One ticket to Dinner and Auction)
$25 Auction Only (One ticket to Auction)

Sponsorships:

$1,000 Table Sponsor (Two tickets to Dinner and Auction)
$60 Sponsor a Law Student to attend the Dinner.

Accomodations:
Providence Biltmore Hotel
Call 401-421-0700 and mention Roger Williams University School of Law
Reservations must be made by December 31, 2014 for the lowest rate.

View the list of Auction items HERE.

REGISTER ONLINE

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U.S. Supreme Court Bar Admission RWU Law Alumni Swearing-in Ceremony

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
8:00 am - 12:30 pm  |  Washington, DC

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 lawevents@rwu.edu.

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.

RWU Law Alumni Group Swearing-in Ceremony 2014

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.

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22nd Annual Barrister’s Ball

Saturday, February 28, 2015
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm  |  Omni Providence Hotel

Saturday, February 28, 2015
Sponsored by the Student Bar Association



Omni Providence Hotel
One West Exchange Street
Providence, Rhode Island

6:30 p.m.      Meet & Greet
7:00 p.m.      Dinner & Dancing

Black tie optional.

Omni Providence Hotel has a special overnight room block of $99 for Saturday, February 28, 2015. Room reservations must be made by February 5, 2015 to receive the special rate.

Click HERE to register!

 

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Sounding the Alarm on Mass Incarceration - Moving Beyond the Problem and Toward Solutions

Friday, March 27, 2015
8:00 am - 4:30 pm  |  Bristol, Rhode Island

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

8:00 a.m.                    Registration
8:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Symposium

KEYNOTE ADDRESS:
"American Injustice: Mercy, Humanity and Making a Difference"
Bryan Stevenson
Bryan Stevenson

Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative; Professor of Clinical Law, New York University School of Law; and author of Just Mercy
For more information on Bryan Stevenson, please visit: www.prhspeakers.com


FEATURED SPEAKER:
"Race to Incarcerate: The Causes and Consquences of Mass Incarceration"


Marc Mauer
Marc Mauer
Executive Director of The Sentencing Project (Washington, D.C.); author of Race to Incarecerate and Invisible Punishment: The Collateral Consequences of Mass Imprisonment

MASS INCARCERATION

THE UNITED STATES IS THE WORLD’S LEADING JAILER
Our country has 5% of the world’s population, but 25% of its prisoners.

OUR RATE OF INCARCERATION IS HISTORIC
2.2 million Americans are incarcerated – an increase of 500% over the last 40 years.

WE IMPRISON DISPROPORTIONATELY
1 out of every 3 African-American males born today and 1 out of every 6 Latino males are likely to be incarcerated during their lifetimes.  Most prisoners are poor, undereducated, and underemployed.

THE COSTS ARE STAGGERING
The correctional system in America is an $80 billion enterprise.  The cost to our communities and individual lives is incalculable.

MASS INCARCERATION HAS NOT MADE US SAFER
Mass incarceration is the result of changes in policy, not an increase in crime.  In recent years, a number of states have successfully reduced incarceration while maintaining reductions in crime.

AND IN RHODE ISLANDWE ALSO HAVE MASS PROBATION
Over 24,000 of our citizens are on probation–--the fourth highest probation rate in the country – making it harder for them to educate themselves, obtain jobs, and acquire the full benefits of citizenship.  We also have one of the highest cost-per-offender rates in the United States.

MOVING TOWARD SOLUTIONS
The symposium will be a forum for collective conversation among those who care deeply about our criminal justice system. We will work together to examine the problems of mass incarceration and mass probation and move forward toward solutions.

Special thanks to:
Dean Michael J. Yelnosky, Roger Williams University School of Law
Hon. Judith C. Savage, Associate Justice, Rhode Island Superior Court (ret.); Distinguished Jurist in Residence, Roger Williams University School of Law (Advisor to Roger Williams University School of Law Symposium Planning Committee)
Meghan Kruger, Danielle Dufault, and Nicholas Resendes, Roger Williams University School of Law Symposium Planning Committee Co-Chairpersons
William J. Trezvant, President, Thurgood Marshall Law Society

Check back for symposium agenda and registration information.
Questions? Email: lawevents@rwu.edu

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