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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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Criminal Law Society

The Criminal Law Society (CLS) strives to foster communication and understanding among students about issues in criminal law. Each member is committed to increasing the presence of criminal law at RWU and creating a forum for students to contribute to criminal law scholarship, practice, and policymaking.

Its goal is to provide direction and support for students who may be interested in any of the vast fields that criminal law entails. It does this through speakers, panels, job and networking opportunities, ride-alongs with the police department, and field trips to prisons and trials throughout Rhode Island.

The CLS also collaborates with the Justice Studies program on events to bring practitioners, academics, judges, and policymakers to campus. Additionally, members of the CLS are dedicated to contributing to the well-being of society by performing service projects for the less fortunate.