Summer Stipend Recipients
- Marine Affairs Advisory Board Meeting
- 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
- Bay View Room
- Public Interest Auction
- 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
- Providence Biltmore Hotel
- Reassessing NEW YORK TIMES CO. V. SULLIVAN: Freedom of the Press, 50 Years Later
- 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
- RWU School of Law
- 21st Annual Barrister’s Ball
- 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
- Newport Marriott, 25 America’s Cup Avenue, Newport, Rhode Island
- Washington, D.C. Law Alumni Reception
- 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
- Marriott Washington at Metro Center, 775 12th Street NW, Washington, D.C.
Pro Bono ELR
“Every lawyer, regardless of professional prominence or professional workload, has a responsibility to provide legal services to those unable to pay, and personal involvement in the problems of the disadvantaged can be one of the most rewarding experiences in the life of a lawyer.”
- Model Rule 6.1 of Professional Conduct,
American Bar Association, Comment #1
The School of Law is committed to the principle that every lawyer has a responsibility to serve the community. The Pro Bono Experiential Learning Requirement is designed to instill in law students the value and habit of using a legal education to serve the community and to provide access to justice to low income communities and at the same time, students are gaining valuable practical experience.
The Pro Bono Experiential Learning Requirement (Pro Bono ELR):
- 50 hours of law-related pro bono legal work (e.g., tasks such as preparation for and assistance with trial, client and witness interviewing, community legal education, drafting documents, legislative analysis and policy interpretation, and research and writing);
- must be uncompensated; and
- must not receive academic credit (e.g., for-credit externships and law school clinics are not eligible).
The Feinstein Center for Pro Bono & Experiential Education offers students a wide range of opportunities to fulfill their pro bono requirement and to make a difference in the community.