Out of 29 total state clerkship opportunities in Rhode Island, RWU Law grads hold 18 of those positions for the 2012-2013 term. This includes 8 of 11 clerkships with the Rhode Island Supreme Court.
We have hired a number of students from Roger Williams in recent years and been very happy with the connection between CPCS and the law school. Our lawyers from Rogers Williams have received a solid legal education, as well as first rate training in public defense work through the criminal clinic. Our Roger Williams’ grads are highly skilled and deeply dedicated public defenders. We hope to maintain a close relationship with Roger Williams in the years to come.
Deputy Chief Counsel, Public Defender Division
Committee for Public Counsel Services
Fall River, Massachusetts
Motley Rice has been consistently impressed with the enthusiasm, work product and professionalism of the RWU law students and graduates we have had the pleasure of working with. We currently employ two RWU School of Law graduates. The performance of these graduates continues to exceed our expectations; they were obviously well-prepared during their time at RWU to hit the ground running as new attorneys. In addition, over the past five years, we have hired eight RWU law students as law clerks in our Providence office. We hope to continue this mutually beneficial relationship with the law school for years to come.
Motley Rice, Attorneys at Law
Burns and Levinson currently employs three graduates of the law school and we have had nothing but a positive experience with these young lawyers. RWU graduates come to us well prepared, enthusiastic about the practice of law, and ready to roll up their sleeves and get to work. This firm is optimistic that we have begun a long and beneficial relationship with the law school at Roger Williams. If past is prologue, we are on the right track here.
Burns & Levinson LLP