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10/29/2014
By Dean Michael J. Yelnosky
RWU Law has always been more affordable than most of our peer schools.  Last year we took a bold step and widened that gap considerably by reducing our tuition by 18% and freezing tuition for...

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RWU Law had a 86% pass rate for the July 2012 Massachusetts Bar for all first-time test takers, above the state average.  Massachusetts is the state with the largest number of our graduates sitting for the exam  and is our reporting state for the American Bar Association. 



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  • October 22, 2014 | In the Media
    From Rhode Island Lawyer Weekly: "A Quick Word With ... Michael J. Yelnosky: Law school dean aims to give young lawyers leg up" by Pat Murphy October 16, 2014: On Oct. 2, Roger Williams University School of Law announced that it will extend its Affordable Excellence program — an 18-percent tuition reduction first implemented for the current academic year — through 2015-2016, translating to a savings of approximately $30,426 over the course of three years. The school also will maintain this year...
  • October 02, 2014 | News & Features
    BRISTOL, R.I., Oct. 2, 2014 – With the number of first-year students up 24 percent since last fall – despite an admissions climate characterized by sharply shrinking enrollments at law schools across the country – Roger Williams University School of Law has pledged to continue its Affordable Excellence initiative to confront increasing costs, rising debt and the job-readiness of graduates, among the most pressing challenges facing legal education today. For RWU Law students, the continuation of...
  • September 08, 2014 | In the Media
    From the New York Post: "College costs 101," by Post Editorial Board September 7, 2014: It’s a man-bites-dog headline: “College Gets Cheaper.” But for law students at three American universities, that’s just what’s happened to their tuition bills. The University of Iowa College of Law, Roger Williams University School of Law in Rhode Island and Pennsylvania State University’s Dickinson School of Law have all cut their prices for tuition. And all say they’re already seeing a return on that...
  • June 10, 2014 | In the Media
    From PROVIDENCE BUSINESS NEWS: "Students value transactional skills" by Patricia Daddona, PBN Staff Writer June 14, 2014: Law school is a heady experience, and by that, recent Roger Williams University Law School graduate John Clarke, of North Kingstown, means “theoretical.” Law school coursework “doesn’t necessarily translate into real-world skills,” said Clarke, after participating in the spring semester of the RWU Law School Corporate Counsel Clinical Externship Program run by Cecily Banks,...
  • August 29, 2013 |
    Read Associated Press coverage (Boston Globe) Read Ed Fitzpatrick's column in the Providence Journal Read Rhode Island NPR coverage Read University Business coverage Bristol, R.I., Aug. 29, 2013 – As Roger Williams University School of Law begins a new year – and its 20th anniversary celebration – the dean who has led the school for half its existence announced today that he will step down at the conclusion of the academic year and return to teaching full-time. David A. Logan has headed RWU...
  • August 13, 2013 |
    BRISTOL, R.I., August 6, 2013 – Further expanding its already strong commitment to delivering a rigorous and marketable legal education, Roger Williams University School of Law has introduced two key initiatives: a new experiential learning center, and an explicit guarantee that students will get the hands-on training essential to success in today’s market. The recently launched Feinstein Center for Pro Bono and Experiential Education will be RWU Law’s flagship for coordinating experiential...
  • March 01, 2012 |
    From the ABA JOURNAL: "Immigration Law Raises a Unique Mix of Ethics Issues for Lawyers" by G. M. Filisko March 1, 2012: Immigration law isn’t necessarily a haven for unscrupulous practitioners. But it often seems that way, say lawyers in the field. Generally, state disciplinary agencies don’t track complaints and actions against lawyers on the basis of their fields of practice. “Like every other board of professional responsibility, most of our complaints are related to criminal or domestic...
  • February 27, 2012 |
    From the NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE: A new feature called the "One-Page Magazine", comprised of very short items, including one-sentence book reviews, noted the following: "Buckley, by Carl T. Bogus: How liberals should write about conservatives." For the full NEW YORK TIMES review of Professor Bogus's book, click here.
  • January 30, 2012 |
    From the PROVIDENCE JOURNAL: "What would Roger Williams have done?" by Ed Fitzpatrick January 29, 2012: What  would  Roger  Williams  have  thought about the prayer banner at  Cranston High School West? [...] David A. Logan -- dean of the state's only law school, which is at a university named for Roger Williams -- said Ahlquist fits into a tradition of courageous plaintiffs, exemplified by "the lonely pamphleteer," who adopt a minority viewpoint, face ostracism...
  • January 27, 2012 |
    From MSNBC: "CEOs rake in huge sums when their companies go bankrupt" by Martha C. White Jan. 27, 2012: When companies go bankrupt, the misery is shared among many: Bond holders are wiped out, retirees see their pensions and benefits vanish, and employees lose their jobs. But some feel no pain at all: CEOs and other top executives of companies that go through Chapter 11 receive robust compensation in the form of salary, stock grants and other benefits. In some cases, they earn even more money...
  • January 25, 2012 |
    From MASSACHUSETTS LAWYERS WEEKLY: "New Bedford, Gloucester sue to stop ‘illegal’ fishing rules" by Dan McDonald January 19th, 2012:  Two iconic Massachusetts fishing ports are in court battling federal regulations that they say are economically crippling their communities and undoing a New England way of life that has spanned generations. The regulations are intended to keep fish stocks healthy, but the plaintiffs, including the cities of New Bedford and Gloucester, claim they were...
  • January 24, 2012 |
    From the ABA Journal: "Unknown Knowns: Torture Suits Against Rumsfeld May Revive a 40-Year-Old Liability Case" by Leslie A. Gordon Feb 1, 2012 - Asked in 2002 whether there was any evidence that Iraq had supplied terrorists with weapons of mass destruction, then-Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld famously opined: “As we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say, we know there are some things we do not know. But there are...
  • January 21, 2012 |
    From GOLOCALPROV: "Cranston Prayer Controversy: What will it Cost?" by Patricia Resende CRANSTON, R.I., January 21, 2012 - The debate over whether to remove a prayer banner from the auditorium at Cranston West High School has sparked controversy, and one factor in that debate is just how much time and money taxpayers and officials are willing to spend to prove their point. The lawsuit was brought by the Rhode Island Local Affiliate of American Civil Liberties Union against the Cranston School...
  • January 16, 2012 |
    From the PROVIDENCE JOURNAL: "R.I. lawyers urge action on Guantanamo detainees: Their former client is among the last being held at detention camp in Cuba" by Katie Mulvaney, Journal Staff Writer PROVIDENCE, Jan. 15, 2012 –– Northern Alliance forces captured Mullah Norullah Noori in 2001, after a days-long battle in Northern Afghanistan. Ten years later, Noori remains one of 171 men still held by the United States in a detention camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. [...] His former lawyers, Patricia A...