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Date
Mon, 09/15/2014 - 8:30am - 12:00pm
Location
RWU Law, 10 Metacom Avenue, Bristol, RI 02809
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We invite you to visit Roger Williams University School of Law at our September 15th 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 Emily Sack, 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 beauitful, seaside Bristol campus soon!

Location
RWU Law, 10 Metacom Avenue, Bristol, RI 02809
Body

 

We invite you to visit Roger Williams University School of Law at our September 15th 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 Emily Sack, 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 beauitful, seaside Bristol campus soon!

 
 
 
 
 
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Thu, 09/18/2014 - 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Location
Omni Hotel Providence
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Gerry Riskin 
Founder, Edge International

Presents 'The Business of Law: Disruptions in the Market for Legal Services'

At the same time that observers and commentators are speculating about the future of the legal profession, disruptive changes in the market for legal services are changing the profession.  The future of the legal profession is already starting to take shape.  The lecture will provide examples of those changes and the forces behind them, with an eye toward motivating members of the legal profession to prepare for and thrive in that future.

This program has been approved by the Rhode Island MCLE Commission for one (1) RICLE credit.

Gerald Riskin is a Canadian lawyer and business school graduate, author, management consultant, and pioneer in the field of professional firm economics and marketing.  His books include The Successful Lawyer and Practice Development: Creating the Marketing Mindset. He has consulted or presented for private firms and at the request of, among others, the Canadian Bar Association, American Bar Association, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Law Society of the UK, Institute of Law Firm Management (ILFM), The Financial Times, and the National Association of Law Firm Marketing Administrators.

5:00 pm     Registration

5:30 pm     Lecture

6:30 pm     Reception

Omni Hotel Providence
One West Exchange Street
Providence, Rhode Island

The Professor Anthony J. Santoro Business Law Lecture Series brings leading lawyers and business professionals to RWU Law, presenting on important issues in the field of business law while enriching the school’s dynamic learning environment with practical knowledge and valuable networking opportunities.  This series is a wonderful tribute to Professor Santoro’s distinguished career as a legal educator, a past president of Roger Williams University and the founding dean of Roger Williams University School of Law.

We would like to thank all of our generous donors for making this endowed lecture series possible, with sincere appreciation going to the following individuals for their leadership support: Brian C. Ali, Esq. ’06, The Honorable William A. Flanagan ’05, Mr. Mario J. Gabelli ’92H, Kevin W. Lewis, Esq. ’08, John A. Pagliarini Jr., Esq. ’99, Kevin P. Sullivan, Esq. ’08, Jason B. Van Volkenburgh, Esq. ’07.

A special thank you to the following corporate donors:

  • Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation
  • Hunter Douglas
  • Hinckley Allen 

Alumni, faculty and friends who wish to support The Professor Anthony J. Santoro Business Law Lecture Series Endowment can make a secure online gift at: http://law.rwu.edu/give/santoro-lecture-series-endowment.

Directions to the Omni Hotel Providence.

RSVP to the Office of Programs & Events by September 15 at 401-254-4659 or email lawevents@rwu.edu.

 

Location
Omni Hotel Providence
Body


Gerry Riskin 
Founder, Edge International

Presents 'The Business of Law: Disruptions in the Market for Legal Services'

At the same time that observers and commentators are speculating about the future of the legal profession, disruptive changes in the market for legal services are changing the profession.  The future of the legal profession is already starting to take shape.  The lecture will provide examples of those changes and the forces behind them, with an eye toward motivating members of the legal profession to prepare for and thrive in that future.

This program has been approved by the Rhode Island MCLE Commission for one (1) RICLE credit.

Gerald Riskin is a Canadian lawyer and business school graduate, author, management consultant, and pioneer in the field of professional firm economics and marketing.  His books include The Successful Lawyer and Practice Development: Creating the Marketing Mindset. He has consulted or presented for private firms and at the request of, among others, the Canadian Bar Association, American Bar Association, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Law Society of the UK, Institute of Law Firm Management (ILFM), The Financial Times, and the National Association of Law Firm Marketing Administrators.

5:00 pm     Registration

5:30 pm     Lecture

6:30 pm     Reception

Omni Hotel Providence
One West Exchange Street
Providence, Rhode Island

The Professor Anthony J. Santoro Business Law Lecture Series brings leading lawyers and business professionals to RWU Law, presenting on important issues in the field of business law while enriching the school’s dynamic learning environment with practical knowledge and valuable networking opportunities.  This series is a wonderful tribute to Professor Santoro’s distinguished career as a legal educator, a past president of Roger Williams University and the founding dean of Roger Williams University School of Law.

We would like to thank all of our generous donors for making this endowed lecture series possible, with sincere appreciation going to the following individuals for their leadership support: Brian C. Ali, Esq. ’06, The Honorable William A. Flanagan ’05, Mr. Mario J. Gabelli ’92H, Kevin W. Lewis, Esq. ’08, John A. Pagliarini Jr., Esq. ’99, Kevin P. Sullivan, Esq. ’08, Jason B. Van Volkenburgh, Esq. ’07.

A special thank you to the following corporate donors:

  • Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation
  • Hunter Douglas
  • Hinckley Allen 

Alumni, faculty and friends who wish to support The Professor Anthony J. Santoro Business Law Lecture Series Endowment can make a secure online gift at: http://law.rwu.edu/give/santoro-lecture-series-endowment.

Directions to the Omni Hotel Providence.

RSVP to the Office of Programs & Events by September 15 at 401-254-4659 or email lawevents@rwu.edu.

 

 
 
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Prepare for Practice Information Session

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm  |  Room 262

Please join us for pizza and conversation about the Prepare for Practice Certification Program. Talk to students who completed the program last spring, ask the librarians your questions about the program, and generally learn more about how this instruction program will complement and enhance your legal research and technology skills for practice.

To learn more about the program in advance of the session, please visit http://lawguides.rwu.edu/prepareforpractice

 Prepare for Practice Information Session announcement

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Second Amendment Debate

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm  |  Room 283

You might be surprised to learn, that for a couple of centuries, the Supreme Court never ruled on exactly what the Second Amendment means. Many understood the right to be limited in two ways. First, it applied only to keeping and bearing arms for military purposes, and second, while it limited the power of the federal government, it did not impose any limit whatsoever on the states or local governments to regulate the ownership or use of firearms.

However, times change and so do constitutional interpretations. In 2008, a 5-4 decision in District of Columbia v. Heller, declared that the Second Amendment protects a civilian’s right to keep a handgun in his home for self-defense.

With such conflicting views the 2nd amendment is ripe for a healthy, intellectual debate on its true meaning and protections it includes. RWU Law Professor Carl T. Bogus, editor of The Second Amendment in Law and History, is a nationally-recognized expert on gun control policy and the Second Amendment. He will debate Sandra Froman a former NRA president defending responsible gun ownership and promotes firearms education, safety and marksmanship training, and she played a key role in developing NRA’s Refuse to Be a Victim Program.

Come listen to what promises to be a stimulating debate between two well respected experts.

Regististration is not required for this event.

Hosted by the ACLU RWU Law Student Chapter and the RWU Law Federalist Society

 

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2nd Annual Law Alumni Weekend

Friday, September 26, 2014
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  |  

 

Friday, September 26, 2014
Welcome Reception in honor of Dean Michael J. Yelnosky
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Aidan's Pub
5 John Street, Bristol

Saturday, September 27, 2014
Family Fun Barbeque*
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Bristol Town Beach Pavilion, Bristol
Featuring special musical guest - Frank Silva (former RWU Law mailroom clerk)
(Children eat for free; however registration is required)

Reception at WaterFire Providence*

4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Fleming's Prime Steak House & Wine Bar
One West Exchange Street, Providence
Special Recognition for Reunion Classes of 1999, 2004 & 2009

~ WaterFire Lighting 6:36 p.m. ~

Evening Under the Stars*
8:00 - 9:30 p.m.
Rooftop at Providence G
100 Dorrance Street, Providence

Sunday, September 28, 2014

15th Annual Law Alumni Association Scholarship Golf Tournament

12:00 p.m. Registration & Lunch
1:30 p.m. Shotgun Start
Metacomet Country Club, East Providence
Golf Registration HERE

For questions, please contact the Office of Law Alumni Relations at lawalumni@rwu.edu
*$10 registration fee per person applies for each * event.

ONLINE REGISTRATION for Law Alumni Weekend activities.

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15th Annual Law Alumni Association Scholarship Golf Tournament

Sunday, September 28, 2014
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm  |  Metacomet Country Club, 500 Veterans Memorial Parkway, East Providence

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JOIN US FOR THE 15th ANNUAL LAW ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
                    SCHOLARSHIP GOLF TOURNAMENT!
 

All proceeds benefit the RWU Law Alumni Association Scholarship Fund

 

12:00 p.m. Registration & Lunch

1:30 p.m. Shotgun Start

Following tournament play ~ Dinner, Prizes and Silent Auction

ONLINE REGISTRATION

RWU Law Alumni Player Rate - $150

Non-Alumni Player Rate - $175

RWU Law Student Player Rate - $125

Alumni Foursome Registration Fee: $600

Firm/Corporate Foursome Rate - $1,000 (includes tee sign)

TEE SIGN SPONSORSHIP - $150

Sponsorship Opportunities Available. 
Please contact Christine Parker, Chief Development Officer, at (401) 254-3205 or cparker@rwu.edu.

Sponsorship Opportunities Information Sheet

Tournament Co-Chairs:
Anthony Leone '97 & Sally McDonald '09

For questions, please contact Meghan Hansen, Office of Law Alumni Relations, at mhansen@rwu.edu

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Info Session for Prospective Students

Friday, October 10, 2014
8:30 am - 12:00 pm  |  RWU Law, 10 Metacom Avenue, Bristol, RI 02809

We invite you to visit Roger Williams University School of Law at our October 10th 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 beauitful, seaside Bristol campus soon!

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Jeopardy!

Friday, October 17, 2014
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm  |  Appellate Courtroom 283

 

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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Movie Screening: Inequality for all

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  |  Room 276

As part of Pro Bono Celebration Week, join us for a screening of "Inequality for All" on Tuesday, October 21.  "Robert Reich-professor, best-selling author, and Clinton cabinate member-as he domonstrates how the widening income gap has a devastating impact on the American economy.  This fild is an intimate portrait of a man whose lifelong goal remains protecting those who are unable to protect themselves."

 

Inequality for All Movie

 

Please RSVP to Feinsteincenter@rwu.edu by Friday, October 17.

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Marine Affairs "Coffee & Conversation"

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm  |  Bay View Room

Marine Law Opportunities

Join Interim Director Julia Wyman along with the following students who will discuss their summer internships:

Cayla Kevlik, 2L - Rhode Island Attorney General's Office, Environmental Division
Casey O'Brien, 3L - Moran Shipping/Rhode Island Sea Grant Law Fellow Program
John Ryan-Henry, 2L - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP to marineaffairs@rwu.edu if you plan on attending.

 

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ResearchFest

Thursday, October 23, 2014
9:30 am - 2:30 pm  |  Bay View Room

The library's digital resources showcase, ResearchFest, provides an opportunity to talk to the vendors about their products and how they are used in practice. 

There's something for everyone at ResearchFest:

  • Audio tools for class preparation
  • Interactive tools for exam preparation
  • Resources to help you research employers for job interviews
  • Resources for the note writing process
  • Sources for reliable PDFs and ebooks
  • Timesaving tools for research
  • Tools for staying current on legal issues relevant to your studies, your research, and your extracurricular activities

Visit our ResearchFest guide for more details about participating vendors, librarian demonstrations, giveaways, and prizes!

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Marine Affairs Joint Degree Informational Meeting

Friday, October 24, 2014
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm  |  David A. Logan Conference Room - Law 244

                


 Are you interested in the Marine Affairs Joint Degree Program?

Julia Wyman, Interim Director of the Marine Affairs Institute, and Professor Rob Thompson, Chair of the Department of Marine Affairs at the University of Rhode Island, will provide an introduction to the J.D./Master of Marine Affairs program and answer any questions you may have.  We invite you to attend this meeting to learn more about the joint degree program.

Lunch will be served.

Please email marineaffairs@rwu.edu if you plan on attending. 

 

 

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Hands-on Deposition Skills Training Program

Thursday, November 13, 2014
12:00 pm - 12:00 pm  |  Providence and Bristol, Rhode Island

An innovative hands-on deposition skills training program will be offered November 13 to 15, presented jointly by the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island, the Roger Williams University School of Law, and the Federal Bar Association.  The program will take place at the federal courthouse and the law school campus, and offer a unique opportunity to build deposition skills in mock deposition settings, with constructive critiques by federal judges and experienced federal litigators.  The program is geared toward lawyers with less than ten years of experience in litigation who are interested in honing deposition skills.  RI CLE credit pending. 

Watch for more details and information about applying, coming in mid-September. 

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Secrets and Scandals: Reforming Rhode Island, 1986-2006

Thursday, November 13, 2014
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm  |  RWU School of Law, Bristol, RI

Please join us for a special event about Phil West's new book, Secrets & Scandals.

4:30 p.m.    Panel Discussion

5:30 p.m.    Author's Remarks

6:00 p.m.    Reception
                 
Philip West
 Author, Secrets & Scandals: Reforming Rhode Island, 1986-2006
 Former Executive Director, Common Cause of Rhode Island


Photo Credit: Frank Mullin


Panelists:

  • U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (RI)
  • M. Charles Bakst, former political columnist, Providence Journal
  • Professor Ross Cheit, Brown University
  • Dr. Pablo Rodriguez, President, Latino Public Radio
  • Nancy Rhodes, former Common Cause National Governing Board member
  • Amy Goins, President, Common Cause Rhode Island Governing Board

Moderator:

  • Michael J. Yelnosky, Dean, RWU Law

RSVP by November 10 to the RWU Law Office of Programs & Events at lawevents@rwu.edu or 401-254-4659.

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Marine Affairs Student Roundtable Luncheon

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm  |  Bay View Room

Speaker to be announced.

Please RSVP to marineaffairs@rwu.edu if you plan on attending.

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Law Alumni Association Holiday Reception

Wednesday, December 03, 2014
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm  |  Citizens Plaza Rotunda

Reception

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Catering by Cafe Nuovo

Citizens Plaza Rotunda ~ One Citizens Plaza ~ Providence, Rhode Island

"Toys for Tots" - Please consider bringing an unwrapped new toy for the toy drive. Toys collected will be given to needy children in the community.

Registration details to follow.

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Marine Affairs Advisory Board Meeting

Friday, December 12, 2014
10:00 am - 2:00 pm  |  Bay View Room
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Public Interest Law Auction

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

SAVE THE DATE...Check back for event details and registration information.

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Washington, DC Law Alumni Reception

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm  |  Marriott Washington at Metro Center, 775 12th Street NW, Washington, DC

Washington DC Law Alumni 2014

Join Dean Michael J. Yelnosky for an alumni networking reception. Connect with RWU Law alumni in the Washington, DC area.

Hors d'oeuvres & Cash Bar

RSVP by February 17, 2015 to the Office of Law Alumni Relations at lawalumni@rwu.edu or 401-254-4541.

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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  |  Newport Marriott, Newport, RI

Sponsored by the Student Bar Association

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Newport Marriott
25 America’s Cup Avenue
Newport, Rhode Island

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

The Newport Marriott is offering a special overnight group rate of $99. Book your room by Friday, January 30, 2015 to receive the event rate. Based on availability.

Check back for event registration details.

 

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School of Law Commencement

Friday, May 15, 2015
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm  |  RWU School of Law, Bristol, RI

School of Law Commencement
Friday, May 15, 2015
1:00 p.m. Ceremony
Open Seating
Bristol, Rhode Island

 

FAQS:

Photography
The Office of Programs & Events will have a professional photographer in the Field House prior to the ceremony for a class photo. The photo will be taken at 11:45 a.m. If you are not assembled at that time, you will not be included in the historic photograph. 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. 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.

Regalia
Graduates must get measured for their Law School regalia, consisting of a robe, hood, and tam, ordered through the University Bookstore.  Measurements will be taken in late February/early March.  Stay tuned for an announcement regarding regalia pickup dates from the bookstore. All regalia must be returned to the bookstore table following the ceremony in the Field House.

Class Rings
Class rings may be ordered online at www.balfour.com or for an appointment with the Balfour representative, contact: Peg.mead@balfour.com. The University Bookstore will provide information via email when a representative is on campus.

Parking
Parking is available at no charge. All graduates and guests should enter through the North Gate for parking. Public Safety will direct vehicles. Traffic will be heavy, please allow extra time to arrive on campus. Commencement Parking Map

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 lawevents@rwu.edu.

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