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Date
Fri, 11/17/2017 - 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, November 17, 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, November 17, 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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Date
Wed, 11/15/2017 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Location
RWU Law | Room 262
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Featuring Keynote Speaker:

Marek P. Bute ’05
Corporate Counsel at Amazon

1:15 PM Doors Open/Refreshments
1:30 PM Lecture

The 1969 Stonewall Riots marked a critical turn in the fight for LGBTQ rights, serving as the impetus for the formation of several gay, lesbian and bisexual civil rights organizations.  RWU Law’s annual Stonewall Lecture Series honors the numerous individuals who have fought for LGBTQ equality and justice, and the many contributions they have made to advance this modern day civil rights movement.

As Corporate Counsel for Amazon Web Services, Inc., Marek Bute supports the Worldwide Public Sector sales and marketing initiatives in Latin America, Canada, and the Caribbean for Government, Education, and Non-Profit Organizations. Based in the Washington, D.C. area, Bute’s role includes overseeing public sector compliance matters and negotiating and supporting engagements for cloud services with federal, state/provincial, and local government entities, non-profits, and educational institutions in the LCC region, through public procurement, direct pursuits, and partner engagement. In addition, he collaborates with the global expansion team for due diligence and localization efforts, and supports the Public Policy team in efforts to enable public sector expansion in the territory.

Prior to joining AWS, Bute lived in Las Vegas, Nevada for over 10 years where he was a Partner at Snell & Wilmer L.L.P, concentrating his areas of practice in business litigation, with an emphasis on contract disputes and claims relating to construction, public works projects, entertainment, and hospitality. During his time at Snell & Wilmer, Bute’s portfolio included representing performance rights organizations, hotels, casinos, commercial & residential owners, developers, general contractors, financial institutions, and insurance companies in multimillion dollar litigation.

Additionally, Bute volunteered his time to support Lambda Legal as pro bono local counsel for the Plaintiff couples in Nevada’s marriage equality case, Sevcik v. Sandoval, and served as President of the Board of Trustees of Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN), the state’s largest nonprofit supporting those affected by HIV/AIDS.

Born in Poland and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, Bute graduated magna cum laude from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, with a Bachelor of Arts in Advertising and a Spanish minor in conjunction with an international program in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Madrid, Spain.  After an internship in Bolivia, he returned to the U.S. and completed his J.D., magna cum laude, at Roger Williams University School of Law in Rhode Island. 

 

RSVP to the Office of Programs & Events at lawevents@rwu.edu

 

 

 

Location
RWU Law | Room 262
Body

Featuring Keynote Speaker:

Marek P. Bute ’05
Corporate Counsel at Amazon

1:15 PM Doors Open/Refreshments
1:30 PM Lecture

The 1969 Stonewall Riots marked a critical turn in the fight for LGBTQ rights, serving as the impetus for the formation of several gay, lesbian and bisexual civil rights organizations.  RWU Law’s annual Stonewall Lecture Series honors the numerous individuals who have fought for LGBTQ equality and justice, and the many contributions they have made to advance this modern day civil rights movement.

As Corporate Counsel for Amazon Web Services, Inc., Marek Bute supports the Worldwide Public Sector sales and marketing initiatives in Latin America, Canada, and the Caribbean for Government, Education, and Non-Profit Organizations. Based in the Washington, D.C. area, Bute’s role includes overseeing public sector compliance matters and negotiating and supporting engagements for cloud services with federal, state/provincial, and local government entities, non-profits, and educational institutions in the LCC region, through public procurement, direct pursuits, and partner engagement. In addition, he collaborates with the global expansion team for due diligence and localization efforts, and supports the Public Policy team in efforts to enable public sector expansion in the territory.

Prior to joining AWS, Bute lived in Las Vegas, Nevada for over 10 years where he was a Partner at Snell & Wilmer L.L.P, concentrating his areas of practice in business litigation, with an emphasis on contract disputes and claims relating to construction, public works projects, entertainment, and hospitality. During his time at Snell & Wilmer, Bute’s portfolio included representing performance rights organizations, hotels, casinos, commercial & residential owners, developers, general contractors, financial institutions, and insurance companies in multimillion dollar litigation.

Additionally, Bute volunteered his time to support Lambda Legal as pro bono local counsel for the Plaintiff couples in Nevada’s marriage equality case, Sevcik v. Sandoval, and served as President of the Board of Trustees of Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN), the state’s largest nonprofit supporting those affected by HIV/AIDS.

Born in Poland and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, Bute graduated magna cum laude from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, with a Bachelor of Arts in Advertising and a Spanish minor in conjunction with an international program in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Madrid, Spain.  After an internship in Bolivia, he returned to the U.S. and completed his J.D., magna cum laude, at Roger Williams University School of Law in Rhode Island. 

 

RSVP to the Office of Programs & Events at lawevents@rwu.edu

 

 

 

 
 
 
6:00 pm
 
 
 
 
 
Date
Fri, 11/17/2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location
School of Law | Appellate Courtroom 283
Body

Professor of Law David A. Logan will be your host for the RWU School of Law Jeopardy game!

Sponsored by the Sports & Entertainment Law Society.

For event inquiries, please contact spent@g.rwu.edu.

 

Location
School of Law | Appellate Courtroom 283
Body

Professor of Law David A. Logan will be your host for the RWU School of Law Jeopardy game!

Sponsored by the Sports & Entertainment Law Society.

For event inquiries, please contact spent@g.rwu.edu.

 

 
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Info Session for Prospective Students

Monday, November 20, 2017
9:00 am - 12:00 pm  |  RWU Law- Main Campus, 10 Metacom Avenue, Bristol, RI 02809

 

We invite you to attend an Info Session on Monday, November 20, 2017 at our scenic coastal main campus in Bristol, Rhode Island! You will have the opportunity to meet with a member of our Admissions staff to discuss the application process and to learn more about what makes RWU Law different from other law schools. You will also take a tour of the law school with a student ambassador and observe a real Constitutional Law class taught by Professor Jared Goldstein.

 

Register Today! We hope to see you in Bristol soon.

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Law Alumni Holiday Reception

Tuesday, December 05, 2017
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm  |  Citizens Plaza Rotunda

Join fellow RWU Law alumni, faculty, staff and friends for a special evening to celebrate the season. 

Law Alumni Association Holiday Reception
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Citizens Plaza Rotunda
One Citizens Plaza
Providence, Rhode Island
Catering by Cafe Nuovo

$20 per person, includes one beverage & hors d'oeuvres

The Law Alumni Association will present the 3rd annual Alumni Service Award at the reception.

Online Registration

Questions? Contact the Office of Special Events at events@rwu.edu or 401-254-3166

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Keynote Address

Thursday, January 18, 2018
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm  |  RWU Law | Bristol Campus

SPEAKERS:


Alfred Brophy
, D. Paul Jones Chairholder in Law
University of Alabama School of Law


Martha S. Jones
Society of Black Alumni Association Presidential Professor of History
Johns Hopkins University

Open to the public.

 




Generously supported by Nixon Peabody, LLP    

 

RSVP | Office of Programs & Events | lawevents@rwu.edu

 

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Champions for Justice

Friday, January 26, 2018
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm  |  Omni Providence Hotel

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.

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.
Friday, January 27, 2017
Omni Providence Hotel
One West Exchange Street
Champions for Justice Reception 
6:00 p.m.
Dinner, Awards & Auction 
6:45 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
This year's Public Interest Auction will feature opportunities to connect with the RWU Law community of champions. Each of the items auctioned this evening will focus on strengthening professional connections and building new relationships. Tonight is not about auctioning “stuff.” Instead, most of the auction items are “experience packages” featuring individuals who share our mission of public service, access to justice and the value of experiential education.
Registration is required for this event. Tickets will not be available at the door. Online registration closes on Friday, January 20, 2017.
To purchase tickets visit: 
http://lawalumni.rwu.edu/champions2017
For event registration questions, please call Special Events at 
(401) 254-3166
Champions for Justice is quickly becoming a hallmark of the Rhode Island legal landscape, and we are proud to count so many as friends and supporters of the Law School. Proceeds from the evening will benefit the many social justice programs within RWU Law:
    Alternative Spring Break
    Pro Bono Collaborative
    Public Interest Clinical Externships
    Public Interest Summer Stipends
    RWU Law Clinics
Connect With Us
For event and package details, visit law.rwu.edu/go/cfj or search #RWULawChampions on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
We look forward to an exciting eveningPlease 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.

Friday, January 26, 2018
Omni Providence Hotel
One West Exchange Street

Champions for Justice Reception 6:00 p.m.
Join us as we shine a light on RWU Law students and alumni and celebrate their dedication to serving low-income and disenfranchised communities in New England and around the country. 

Dinner & Awards 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
We will applaud the accomplishments of our 2017 Champions for Justice award recipients and salute the meaningful differences they have made.

Public Interest Law Auction - 8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
A new twist on an annual tradition bringing together the Bench and Bar to raise funds in support of social justice programs. Items will include one-of-a-kind experiences designed to connect members of the legal community with law students and one another!

Registration details coming soon.

Event Tickets:
$25 Law Student
$75 Public Interest Attorneys (non-profits, gov't, legal services)
$75 Law Alumni (classes 2012-2016 only for young alumni rate)
$125 Individual

Table sponsorships available. Please contact Christine Parker at cparker@rwu.edu or 401-254-3205

A portion of your ticket purchase will benefit the many social justice programs at RWU Law. Your contribution is tax deductible to the extent allowed by the law. Thank you for your support. 

For event registration questions, please contact the Office of Special Events at events@rwu.edu or 401-254-3166

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25th Annual Barrister's Ball

Saturday, February 24, 2018
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm  |  Omni Providence Hotel, Providence, Rhode Island

Sponsored by the Student Bar Association

6:30 PM  Meet & Greet
7:30 PM  Dinner & Dancing

Omni Providence Hotel
One West Exchange Street
Providence, Rhode Island

A special overnight room rate of $106 has been established for the Barrister's Ball when reserved before January 27, 2018.

Reserve your overnight room today!

Check back to purchase event tickets.

Questions | Office of Programs & Events | lawevents@rwu.edu

 

 

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Law Alumni United States Supreme Court Swearing-In Ceremony

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
8:00 am - 12:30 pm  |  U.S. Supreme Court, Washington, DC

United States Supreme Court Bar Admission
RWU Law Alumni Swearing-in Ceremony
U.S. Supreme Court, Washington, DC

The Roger Williams University School of Law announces its ninth United States Supreme Court swearing-in ceremony.

Dean Michael Yelnosky will invite the candidates for admission to join them 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 wait-listed. 

If you wish to participate, please indicate your intent as soon as possible via email, and no later than Friday, October 13, 2017 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 2017.

(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
Office of Programs & Events
lawevents@rwu.edu

 

 

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Law Commencement

Friday, May 18, 2018
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm  |  RWU School of Law, Bristol, Rhode Island

School of Law Commencement
Friday, May 18, 2018
1:00 p.m. 

More information on the 2018 Commencement is available here

2017 Law Commencement Video 

 

 

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