Upcoming Events

Commencement

RWU Law 20th-anniversary

Commencement

RWU Law 20th-anniversary

Boston Alumni Networking Reception
APR
30
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The Liberty Hotel, 215 Charles Street, Boston, MA
Accepted Students Day
MAY
12
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
RWU Law Ten Metacom Avenue Bristol, RI 02809
RWU School of Law Commencement
MAY
16
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bristol, Rhode Island
Law Alumni Association Annual Breakfast Meeting
JUN
19
7:45 am - 9:15 am
Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence

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04/11/2014
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  • January 25, 2014
    BRISTOL, R.I., Jan. 15, 2014 – As part of a comprehensive strategy for confronting the most pressing challenges facing America’s law schools – the cost to earn a law degree; rising student debt; and the job readiness of graduates – Roger Williams University President Donald J. Farish announced today that the University has expanded its signature Affordable Excellence initiative to its School of Law. Simultaneously, Farish named Michael J. Yelnosky – a founding faculty member, former associate...
  • November 06, 2013
    From the Providence Journal: "Impunity for sex trafficking in R.I." by Melanie Shapiro [RWU Law '12] and Donna M. Hughes November 01, 2013: [...] The police departments in Rhode Island need to initiate more investigations and make combating human trafficking a priority. [...] The officials of Rhode Island need to end the culture of impunity for the big pimps, the pimps that operate inside the state, the pimps who call themselves businessmen and have well-connected lawyers and associates. [...]...
  • October 08, 2013
    From WRNI, Rhode Island's NPR: "One Square Mile: Bristol, Home to the State's Only Law School" by Elisabeth Harrison  Bristol is home to the only law school in Rhode Island, at Roger Williams University. The law school is celebrating its 20th  anniversary this year. As part of Rhode Island Public Radio’s series One Square Mile looking at Bristol, education reporter Elizabeth Harrison sat down with Law School Dean, David Logan, to ask about some of the challenges the school is...
  • September 19, 2013
    From CARDHUB: "Debt Solutions Overview: Compare Options, Avoid Credit Score Damage & Save" by Odysseas Papadimitriou Sept. 18, 2013: Debt is unquestionably a double-edged sword. Leveraging it can enable you to purchase a home or secure an education far earlier than you would be able to if full payment was required up front. But habitual overleveraging and other types of irresponsible borrowing can prove disastrous to both your credit standing and bottom line if you aren’t careful. “Credit...
  • September 17, 2013
    See coverage in the Providence Journal See coverage in Providence Business News See coverage by WPRO Providence, R.I., Sept. 17, 2013 – This fall, law students at Roger Williams University have a new way to give back to the community while also gaining significant practical legal experience – with the added benefit of driving sustainable nonprofit and business development along the way. RWU Law’s new Community Economic Development Clinic – which formally launched today in a ceremony at...
  • June 19, 2013
    From PROVIDENCE BUSINESS NEWS: "RWU’s collaborative gathers to fund legal aid" by PBN Staff PROVIDENCE, June 18, 2013: More than 100 members of the legal community, along with students, faculty, staff and alumni of Roger Williams University School of Law, recently gathered for the third annual Pro Bono Collaborative Cocktail Reception. As a reminder of the group’s unique nature, this year’s reception was themed “Only in Rhode Island.” The yearly event raises funds to provide legal services...
  • May 18, 2013
    From the PROVIDENCE JOURNAL: "Dees challenges grads on tough issues: Civil-rights lawyer says securing human rights close to home will advance us globally" by Katie Mulvaney, Journal Staff Writer BRISTOL, May 18, 2013: — Civil-rights lawyer Morris Dees gave the 164 graduates of Roger Williams University School of Law a lofty charge Friday. “You hold the keys to the gates of justice,” said Dees, cofounder and chief trial counsel for the Southern Poverty Law Center. [...] He challenged them not...
  • May 17, 2013
    See latest photos on RWU Flickr! BRISTOL, R.I., May 17, 2013 – Under sunny blue skies, Morris Dees – a preeminent civil rights attorney and founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center – addressed the 164 graduates of the Class of 2013 during Commencement exercises Friday. “After 53 years of law practice, I can tell you that I am so proud to be a lawyer,” he told the graduates. “America is a nation of laws, and lawyers led the way long before we were a country. … We know that lawyers wrote...
  • May 16, 2013
    The School of Law’s Commencement will be available via UStream (live feed) during the ceremony using this link: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/rwucommencement. 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. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Alumni, Programs & Events at 401-254-4659 or lawevents@rwu.edu
  • April 10, 2013
    RWU Law Offers Choice in Pursuing Law Degree Accelerated and Flexible programs let students to tailor legal education to fit their lifestyle. BRISTOL, R.I., April 10, 2013 – Roger Williams University School of Law now offers students the option to earn a three-year J.D. degree on an accelerated 2½-year track, or a more flexible four-year track. Students in the Accelerated Graduation Program can complete a J.D degree in two and one-half years, thereby saving an entire semester of living...
  • April 03, 2013
    From the Providence Journal: “The Truth-O-Meter Says:  False” April 3, 2013: Rhode Island Catholic Bishop Thomas Tobin says U.S. Supreme Court decisions on same-sex marriage could nullify any Rhode Island votes on the issue. […] So we started making inquiries. "There is absolutely no chance that the Supreme Court will nullify a Rhode Island law adopting same-sex marriage, either by referendum or by action of the General Assembly," said Jared Goldstein, professor of law at Roger Williams...
  • March 12, 2013
    From Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly: "Patent attorneys prepare for ‘Ides of March’" by Julie McMahon March 7th, 2013: Two key provisions of the federal patent reform law that are due to go into effect March 16 have prompted lawyers to change the advice they offer clients. [...] Patent lawyers, who are calling the effective date “The Ides of March,” say the changes are the most drastic in years. “Under the first to invent, there was a lot of focus on inventors keeping track of when they invent...
  • March 05, 2013
    From The Faith & Politics Indstitute: "2013 Civil Rights Pilgrimage a Great Success" Read Dean Logan's Tweets from the event. See the Facebook page for the event. Read the AP story and photos of the event. Watch a USA Today video of the event. Watch a Faith & Politics video about the meaning of the event. See a group shot of the participants. SELMA, Ala., March 4, 2013: [Dean David A. Logan, as a guest of Congressman David Cicilline, joined Vice President Joe Biden, U.S. Attorney...
  • February 26, 2013
    From The Voice of Russia Radio: "BP Deepwater Trial Begins" by Victoria Mashkova    WASHINGTON, Feb 25, 2013 09:10 Moscow Time: BP's trial for the Deepwater Horizon explosion begins in New Orleans today. Voice of Russia's Victoria Mashkova talks with David A. Logan, the Dean of Roger Williams University School of Law: Logan calls the Deepwater trial "one of the most complicated cases that the United States courts have ever seen." There are actions being brought against BP by...
  • February 25, 2013
    From The Huffington Post: "Second Amendment Lawsuits Expose Rift At The Top Of Gun Rights Movement" by Christina Wilkie WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2013 -- In the insular world of gun rights groups, Alan Gottlieb is a man on the make. Over the past five years, his Bellevue, Wash.-based nonprofit, the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF), has raced to expand gun rights, building on one of the most significant court rulings in decades. Now, Gottlieb is hoping to open the legal floodgates by litigating...