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RWU SOL Holiday Reception 2015

RWU SOL Holiday Reception 2015

Law Alumni Association Holiday Reception
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Citizens Plaza Rotunda, Providence, Rhode Island
Public Interst Potluck
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Law School Bistro
Champions for Justice
6:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Omni Providence Hotel


By Mikéla Almeida
The Esther Clark Moot Court Competition is an intra-school appellate advocacy competition for new Moot Court Board members. Every fall brings an intense and engaging event – not only for the...

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    The challenges are staggering. Roughly a third of Providence public school students are “chronically absent,” demonstrate disruptive behavior, and/or struggle with math and reading – all symptoms indicating a higher risk of dropout before graduation. But the tide has dramatically begun to turn thanks to a deepening collaboration between the City of Providence and City Year Providence, part of the national nonprofit AmeriCorps program. One of 27 such initiatives nationwide, City Year Providence...
  • February 05, 2015 | In the Media
    From the PROVIDENCE JOURNAL: "Bills that would define traffic obstruction as a crime draw opposition" by Jennifer Bogdan, Journal State House Bureau February 04, 2015:  Two bills drafted in response to the protest that brought traffic to a halt on Route 95 in November drew a wealth of backlash Wednesday as many suggested the laws would hamper freedom of speech and impose possibly unintended consequences on panhandlers and jaywalkers. [...] Five protesters were arrested and charged with...
  • July 15, 2013 |
    From the PROVIDENCE JOURNAL: “In Providence, marchers denounce verdict in Trayvon Martin’s killing,” by Philip Marcelo, Journal Staff Writer PROVIDENCE, July 15, 2013 — The day after George Zimmerman was found not guilty in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Florida, more than 150 residents and activists rallied and marched through Providence’s South Side in protest Sunday evening. […] But Carl T. ‍Bogus, a law professor at Roger Williams University in Bristol, said the...
  • May 03, 2013 |
    Bristol, R.I., May 3, 2013 – In a year of milestone anniversary celebrations and an ever-expanding focus on serving individuals and communities across the State of Rhode Island, Roger Williams University and the Roger Williams University School of Law have signed on to sponsor a full lighting of WaterFire Providence on the evening of Saturday, Sept. 28. WaterFire Providence – artist Barnaby Evans’s unique flame-inspired cultural installation, which has attracted more than 10 million visitors...
  • January 03, 2013 |
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  • October 16, 2012 |
    FROM the PROVIDENCE BUSINESS NEWS: “Local colleges make Princeton Review’s ‘best business’ and ‘best law’ schools lists” by PBN Staff NEW YORK – Bryant University, the University of Rhode Island and the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth all earned places on The Princeton Review’s 2013 list of the ‘Best 296 Business Schools,’ and Roger William’s University earned a place on the college-prep maker’s list of the ‘Best 168 Law Schools.’ Rankings in the 2013 business schools guide guide,...
  • October 17, 2011 |
    FROM WRNI, Rhode Island's NPR: "What First Amendment rights does Occupy Providence have?" by FLO JONIC Click here to read the report and listen. PROVIDENCE, RI (WRNI) - Organizers of the "Occupy Providence" movement say they plan to camp out in Burnside Park indefinitely. Providence Public safety commissioner Steven Pare says he may let go it go on for a few weeks but not a month or more. What rights do the protesters have? If the city of Providence is forced to go to court to remove protesters...