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  • May 27, 2015 | News & Features
    A young person’s passage from the sheltered years of childhood to the independence of adulthood can be traumatic for any parent. But when the child reaching 18 is mentally or physically unable to handle adult responsibilities and demands, establishing an appropriate form of guardianship can carry emotional and financial burdens of its own. One of dozens of programs coordinated through the Pro Bono Collaborative at Roger Williams University School of Law, the Bradley Hospital Guardianship...
  • May 15, 2015 | News & Features
    BRISTOL, R.I., May 15, 2015 – A cool, sunny and breezy day on Mt. Hope Bay provided the perfect backdrop as the Honorable Roderick L. Ireland – recently retired as Massachusetts Supreme Court chief justice, and the first African-American to serve on the court in its 305-year history – addressed the 115 graduates of the Class of 2015 during Commencement exercises Friday. Judge Ireland notably voted in favor of same-sex marriage as his state became the first in the nation to legalize it in 2003...
  • April 08, 2015 | News & Features
    PROVIDENCE, R.I., April 9, 2015 – To help address the growing volume of unmet legal needs among vulnerable individuals, families and communities in Rhode Island, representatives from the Rhode Island Center for Justice and the Roger Williams University School of Law gathered with elected officials, members of the bench and bar, and allied community organizations today to formally launch the Center for Justice, a new nonprofit public interest law center. The Center for Justice’s Board of...
  • March 16, 2015 | In the Media
    From the PROVIDENCE JOURNAL:  "Roger Williams University law school students swap R&R for public service: Alternative Spring Break provides hands-on legal experience," by Tracee M. Herbaugh, Journal Staff Writer [...] Alternative Spring Break has now become a tradition at the Roger Williams [University] School of Law. In its eight years of existence, the program has grown in size and scope, offering 17 service projects that range from working in a solicitor’s office to...
  • January 09, 2015 | News & Features
    January 9, 2015: Roger Williams University School of Law is pleased to announce that alumna Katie A. Ahern ’07, an associate at Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP in Providence, will be directing the school’s Community Economic Development Clinic (CEDC) this semester. RWU Law’s Community Economic Development Clinic focuses on teaching students to represent clients in business-related transactions, by providing legal services to nonprofit and community-based businesses in Rhode Island. Under full...
  • 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...