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Week of November 16 2014

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Date
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 8:30am - 12:00pm
Location
10 Metacom Avenue, Bristol, RI 02809
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We invite you to visit Roger Williams University School of Law at our November 21st Info Session!  Come learn about our Affordable Excellence Initiative and Clinical Guarantee.  You will have the opportunity to attend a real first year Criminal Law class taught by Professor Larry Ritchie, meet with an admissions representative, and take a tour of the law school.

To register for the Info Session, please RSVP here.  If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Admissions at (401) 254-4555 or admissions@rwu.edu.  We look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful, seaside Bristol campus soon!

Location
10 Metacom Avenue, Bristol, RI 02809
Body

We invite you to visit Roger Williams University School of Law at our November 21st Info Session!  Come learn about our Affordable Excellence Initiative and Clinical Guarantee.  You will have the opportunity to attend a real first year Criminal Law class taught by Professor Larry Ritchie, meet with an admissions representative, and take a tour of the law school.

To register for the Info Session, please RSVP here.  If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Admissions at (401) 254-4555 or admissions@rwu.edu.  We look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful, seaside Bristol campus soon!

 
12:00 pm
 
 
 
Date
Wed, 11/19/2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location
Appellate Courtroom 283
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The Association of Public Interest Law (APIL) is excited to present a discussion on “Criminal Justice Reform” with Soffiyah Elijah. This will be an opportunity to learn about the current state of the criminal justice system and why it is important to create a fairer and more humane criminal justice system. Ms. Elijah will talk about how incarceration affects families and our communities as well as discuss some of the new and promising alternatives to incarceration.

Soffiyah Elijah is the Executive Director of the Correctional Association of New York. She is the first woman and the first person of color to lead the nearly 170-year old organization in its mission to create a fairer and more humane criminal justice system. Ms. Elijah has dedicated her life to human rights and social activism, and is a frequent presenter at national and international forums on criminal justice policy and human rights issues.

An accomplished advocate, attorney, scholar, and educator, Ms. Elijah has practiced criminal and family law for more than 30 years. Prior to leading the Correctional Association, Ms. Elijah served as Deputy Director and Clinical Instructor at the Criminal Justice Institute at Harvard Law School. Before moving to Harvard, she was a member of the faculty and Director and Supervising Attorney of the Defender Clinic at the City University of New York School of Law. Ms. Elijah has also worked as a Supervising Attorney at the Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem, a Staff Attorney at the Juvenile Rights Division of the Legal Aid Society, and in private practice.

 

 

Location
Appellate Courtroom 283
Body

The Association of Public Interest Law (APIL) is excited to present a discussion on “Criminal Justice Reform” with Soffiyah Elijah. This will be an opportunity to learn about the current state of the criminal justice system and why it is important to create a fairer and more humane criminal justice system. Ms. Elijah will talk about how incarceration affects families and our communities as well as discuss some of the new and promising alternatives to incarceration.

Soffiyah Elijah is the Executive Director of the Correctional Association of New York. She is the first woman and the first person of color to lead the nearly 170-year old organization in its mission to create a fairer and more humane criminal justice system. Ms. Elijah has dedicated her life to human rights and social activism, and is a frequent presenter at national and international forums on criminal justice policy and human rights issues.

An accomplished advocate, attorney, scholar, and educator, Ms. Elijah has practiced criminal and family law for more than 30 years. Prior to leading the Correctional Association, Ms. Elijah served as Deputy Director and Clinical Instructor at the Criminal Justice Institute at Harvard Law School. Before moving to Harvard, she was a member of the faculty and Director and Supervising Attorney of the Defender Clinic at the City University of New York School of Law. Ms. Elijah has also worked as a Supervising Attorney at the Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem, a Staff Attorney at the Juvenile Rights Division of the Legal Aid Society, and in private practice.

 

 

 
 
 
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Winter Solstice

Tuesday, December 02, 2014
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm  |  Bay View Room

Join the Black Law Student's Association for the Winter Solsticean opportunity for law students, faculty members, attorneys, and judges to interact and network with one another. This program is designed to give the students the opportunity to do something outside of their busy school schedule and to relax, laugh, eat some good food, and to receive some encouraging words to finish off the semester. A great way of starting off the holiday season.

The Honorable Tiffany Michele Williams is the youngest Administrative Law Judge serving in the state of New Jersey. Prior to her appointment, Judge Williams served as the Deputy Chief Counsel to New Jersey Governor Jon S. Corzine. Among her responsibilities, she oversaw the judicial and prosecutorial nomination process, ethics, and litigation matters. Judge Williams previously served as the Chief Counsel to the Speaker of the New Jersey Assembly Joseph J. Roberts, Jr., as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey and as a Senior Associate at Riker, Danzig, Scherer, Hyland & Perretti. Judge Williams began practice in Massachusetts as a law clerk in the Massachusetts Appeals Court and subsequently at the law firm of Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo.

An advocate for attaining the highest educational goals, she obtained a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Public Administration from Rutgers University, as well as a law degree from Northeastern University School of Law.

Judge Williams has a passion for service and serves her community in numerous capacities, including as an ordained minister at the Upper Room Full Gospel Church in New Jersey. She is also the founder of a global women’s empowerment project, the “Esther Project,” and is writing an inspirational book to encourage women and girls to fulfill their destiny. 

Please contact Tiffany Friend at tfriend262@g.rwu.edu with any questions or for additional information.

 

 

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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

Check back for event registration details.

 

 

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