Summer Stipend Recipients

Asia-Sierra Millette
At the Bronx Defenders, I have gained practical courtroom experience as well as learned what it really means to provide holistic defense....

Upcoming Events

Champions For Justice

Sounding the Alarm on Mass Incarceration

Champions For Justice

Sounding the Alarm on Mass Incarceration

Champions for Justice Dinner and Public Interest Auction
JAN
30
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Providence Biltmore Hotel
Conversation with U.S. Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli, Jr.
FEB
04
10:30 am - 11:30 am
RWU Law Appellate Courtroom 283
Master the Basics of Spinal Radiology
FEB
04
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Sheraton Providence Airport Hotel
Behind Closed Doors
FEB
11
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Appellate Courtroom - Room 283
Washington, DC Law Alumni Reception
FEB
24
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Marriott Washington at Metro Center, 775 12th Street NW, Washington, DC


Projects

The following is a list of active Pro Bono Collaborative projects listed by law firm.  Each of our projects involves RWU Law students working under the supervision of law firm attorneys.

Community based organizations are encouraged to propose Pro Bono Collaborative projects. To do so, complete the Pro Bono Collaborative Project Proposal Application.

Burns & Levinson LLP

  • provides advice and counsel to Year Up Providence staff related to their students, and a twice-yearly rights presentation to the program's students on basic criminal law and expungement.

Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP

UVisaProject

  • provides legal assistance to immigrant victims of domestic violence and other crimes in partnership with Catholic Social Services of Fall River, and
  • is assisting participants in the federal H.O.P.E. Court, a new re-entry court.

Nixon Peabody LLP

Pannone Lopes Devereaux & West LLC 

  • provides non-profit incorporation and business advice to community based organizations serving low-income communities.

Ratcliffe Burke Harten & Galamaga LLP

  • provides educational workshops and legal assistance on criminal expungement issues to clients of McAuley House. In addition to the workshops, the law firm assists McAuley Ministries, McAuley House's umbrella organization, with business law related advice and counsel, on an as-needed basis.

PBC McAuley House Project

Barton Gilman LLP 

Whelan Kinder & Siket LLP 

Stephen M. Miller and Associates

Projects involving multiple law firms and/or legal services organizations:

  • Immigration Help for Children - With law students, attorneys Deborah Gonzalez, Hans Bremer, Cecily Ziegler and Carl Krueger provide advice, counsel and assistance clinics - specifically relating to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA) and Special Immigrant Juveniles -  to immigrant youth served by Olneyville Neighborhood Association (ONA), Central Falls Schools, and East Bay Community Action Program.
  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Project (VITA)
  • Alternative Spring Break
  • Street Law