Summer Stipend Recipients

Jennifer Roth
My experience at this internship has been incredible and unforgettable.  I assisted an attorney with research for her oral argument in front of...

Upcoming Events


RWU Law 20th-anniversary


RWU Law 20th-anniversary

Boston Alumni Networking Reception
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The Liberty Hotel, 215 Charles Street, Boston, MA
Accepted Students Day
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
RWU Law Ten Metacom Avenue Bristol, RI 02809
RWU School of Law Commencement
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bristol, Rhode Island
Law Alumni Association Annual Breakfast Meeting
7:45 am - 9:15 am
Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence

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.