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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.



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  • January 24, 2013 |
    From WRNI, Rhode Island's NPR: "What are the implications of same-sex marriage in RI?" by Elisabeth Harrison     January 24, 2012: Roger Williams University Law Professor Bela August Walker is an expert in family law and leads a number of courses covering the legal issues facing the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. She spoke with Morning Edition host Elisabeth Harrison about the issues surrounding the same-sex marriage law being debated in RI. Listen to the story...
  • December 07, 2012 |
    December 7, 2012 – Chief Justice Joseph R. Weisberger ’97H (Ret.) of the Rhode Island Supreme Court has died at the age of 92, according to Craig Berke, spokesman for the Rhode Island Judiciary. In 1991, Chief Justice Weisberger led the feasibility study that recommended establishing RWU Law. He has chaired both its Board of Directors and Advisory Board, and is the namesake of its first endowed professorship. “In coming days you will hear many accolades for Chief Justice Weisberger’s long and...
  • December 07, 2012 |
    From Rhode Island Public Radio, WRNI: "Exploring the legal options in the RI pension case" by Ian Donnis PROVIDENCE, RI December 7, 2012 - The challenge to Rhode Island landmark pension overhaul starts Friday with a hearing in Superior Court. Roger Williams University Law School professor Michael Yelnosky sat down Thursday to preview the case with Rhode Island Public Radio political reporter Ian Donnis.
  • December 02, 2012 |
    From the PROVIDENCE JOURNAL: "Stakes high in lawsuits challenging overhaul" by Mike Stanton, Journal Staff Writer   Ed Fitzpatrick's column quotes Professor Yelnosky on pension battle. Rhode Island Public Radio, WRNI interviews Professor Yelnosky on pension reform. AP: Carly Iafrate '00 argues for retired workers in pension case. PROVIDENCE, December 2, 2012 - The vote to overhaul Rhode Island’s retirement system in November 2011 was swift, sweeping and historic. One year later, the...
  • February 17, 2012 |
    From GoLocalProv: "RWU Law Professor Appointed to RI Foundation Board" by the GoLocalProv News Team PROVIDENCE, February 17, 2012: Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today announced his appointment of Roger Williams University School of Law Professor Jorge O. Elorza to the Board of Directors of the Rhode Island Foundation. “Professor Elorza is the perfect candidate for the Rhode Island Foundation’s Board of Directors,” Governor Chafee said. “He is a true Rhode Island success story. The son of...