Faculty News

  • RWU Law Sixth in Nation in Percentage of Graduates Obtaining State Court Clerkships
    Study shows RWU Law is a national leader in placing students into career-launching clerkships.
  • Panhandling
    Horwitz on Panhandling Ordinances and the First Amendment
    Professor Andy Horwitz’s latest contribution to the RWU First Amendment Blog: “First Amendment Protects the Right to Give and to Receive.”
  • As Manning released, trial attorney Coombs looks back on case, looks forward to teaching again at RWU Law
    Chelsea Manning was released from the military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., on May 17th, after serving nearly seven years in prison for leaking a trove of military and diplomatic files. Manning’s lead trial attorney, David E. Coombs, now teaches at the Roger Williams University School of Law.


Eliza Vorenberg

Eliza Vorenberg
Director of Pro Bono & Community Partnerships
Director of the New York Pro Bono Scholars Program
Contact:
401-254-4597

Eliza Vorenberg is the Director of Pro Bono and Community Partnerships and the Director of the Pro Bono Collaborative. Eliza is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College (1983) and Columbia Law School (1990) and clerked for Massachusetts Supreme Court Justice Herbert P. Wilkins. She has extensive experience in public interest law, the private sector, academia, and conflict resolution.

Her previous experience includes litigating employment and civil rights actions, investigating complaints of discrimination against faculty at UCLA and conducting sexual harassment training for UCLA faculty, mediating and conducting shuttle diplomacy for UCLA's Ombuds Office, and, as staff attorney at the Harriett Buhai Center in South Central Los Angeles, assisting low-income at-risk clients with their pro se family law matters. Prior to law school, Eliza was a housing and benefits advocate at Greater Boston Legal Services where she helped establish a unit focussing on homelessness. In addition, she served as a legislative aide to Massachusetts State Representative David B. Cohen.

She has directed the Pro Bono Collaborative since January, 2006.