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Commencement 2011

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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Black Law Students Association

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The RWU Chapter of the National Black Law Students Association is formed to articulate and promote the needs and goals of Black law students and effectuate change in the legal community. An affiliate of the National Black Law Students’ Association, the RWU Chapter focuses on sensitizing the legal establishment to the needs of the Black community, promoting the professional needs of Black law students, and assisting in the recruitment, retention, and placement of students of color. BLSA strives to foster and encourage professional competence within our membership through various academic and career workshops, sponsoring special programs such as our annual Winter Solstice and Black History and Community Service events. This organization is open to all law students regardless of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin, who support and promote the career development of all underrepresented students in the field of law. For additional information visit www.nblsa.org or email us at rwu@nblsa.org.