74% of RWU Law 1L students come from outside of Rhode Island. There are 22 states represented in the Class of 2017 alone.
September 13, 2012 |From Providence Business News: "Sentence not the issue in Pleau case: Supreme Court likely to see issue as states' rights." by Patrick Anderson, PBN Staff Writer September 10, 2012: Although it may be surprising to see tiny Rhode Island in a legal fight with the U.S. Justice Department over the custody of an accused murderer – a battle that could go all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court – in many ways it befits the state’s unique political geography. Few other liberal-leaning states in the...
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...Alquist, banner, church, cranston, David, law school, Logan, prayer, Roger, Roger Williams, state, Williams
December 01, 2011 |"Church and State in Western Society: Established Church, Cooperation and Separation" by Edward J. Eberle, Roger Williams University School of Law The role of religion as a contentious and motivating force in society is examined here through the lens of the church-state dynamic in countries with three very different approaches to this crucial relationship. Focusing on the United Kingdom, where there is official recognition of one religion by the state, the United States, where law imposes a...