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RWU Law partners with the Alpert Medical School of Brown Medical School and the Rhode Island Center for Law and Public Policy in the Rhode Island Medical-Legal Partnership for Children.  This unique collaboration offers legal services to low-income families at Hasbro Children’s Hospital.

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Graduates must get measured for their Law School regalia, consisting of a robe, hood, and tam, ordered through the School of Law Bookstore.  All measurements must be completed by Thursday, March 26.

Hours for Regalia Measurements in Bookstore
Monday, March 23        9-6pm
Tuesday, March 24       9-6pm
Wednesday, March 25   9-4:30pm
Thursday, March 26      9-5pm

Class Rings
Class rings may be ordered online at or for an appointment with the Balfour representative, contact: Peg.mead@balfour.comA Balfour representative will be at the undergrad bookstore on April 15 and 16 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

Photography & Commencement Video
Roger Williams University Media Services will record the ceremony. Graduates will be emailed a link to view the ceremony online after the ceremony.  The Office of Programs & Events will have a professional photographer at the ceremony. 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 using this link: 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.

Graduate Arrival
Graduates should arrive to campus by 11:15 am and should report directly to the Field House in the Campus Recreation Center.  An official Class of 2015 will be taken in the Field House at 11:45am sharp.  If you are not assembled at that time, you will not be included in the historic photograph. The graduate procession will begin at 12:50 pm.

A professional florist, Commencement Flowers, Inc., will be on campus before and during our Commencement ceremony.  Flowers may be purchased on Commencement day near the front entrance to the commencement tent.  For your convenience, you may pre-order flowers ahead of time, and have them available for pick-up at our location at Commencement.  Please visit their website at:

Parking Information
Parking is available at no charge. All graduates and guests should enter through the North Gate for parking. Public Safety will direct vehicles. Handicap parking and seating should be requested by May 1 using the 2015 Request for Handicap Paring or Seating online form.  Traffic will be heavy, please allow extra time to arrive on campus. 

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