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Commencement 2015

Fast Facts

Our Pro Bono Collaborative mobilizes Rhode Island law firms, law students and community organizations to provide desperately needed legal assistance for the underserved residents of the state.  The unique program includes 10 major law firms, over 20 community-based organizations and several dozen law students.

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School of Law Commencement
Friday, May 13, 2016
1:00 p.m.

U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez will deliver the Commencement address and receive an honorary degree at Commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 13.  During Commencement, the School of Law will also present honorary degrees to the Honorable Haiganush R. Bedrosian, the retired Chief Justice of the Rhode Island Family Court and first woman to serve in that role; RWU Professor of Law Anthony J. Santoro, founding dean of Roger Williams University School of Law and Widener Law School and former President of Roger Williams University; and the Honorable Michael A. Silverstein, Associate Justice of the Rhode Island Superior Court and member of the Commission on Judicial Tenure and Discipline.  More information about the honorary degree recipients may be found here.


2015 Law Commencement Video