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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

Information Session

Information Session

Talk on U.N. Convention on Law of the Sea with Rear Admiral Steven D. Poulin
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bay View Room - School of Law
Winter Solstice
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Bay View Room
Law Alumni Association Holiday Reception
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Citizens Plaza Rotunda
Marine Affairs Advisory Board Meeting
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Bay View Room
Champions for Justice Dinner and Public Interest Auction
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Providence Biltmore Hotel


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


  • provides legal assistance to immigrant victims of domestic violence and other crimes in partnership with Catholic Social Services of Fall River, and
  • has joined forces with the Sargent Center's Regional Resource Center to provide estate planning workshops and legal clinics to families served by the Center. 

Hinckley Allen LLP 

  • assists The Transcending Through Education Foundation (TTEF) in gaining the tax status necessary to undertake its mission of providing resources and support for incarcerated individuals in Rhode Island to obtain a higher education, and
  • provides advice and counsel and develops agreements related to the transfer of Project RENEW from Pawtucket Citizens Development Corporation to Amos House. Project RENEW reduces prostitution and provides HIV prevention, case management, and referral services.

Nixon Peabody LLP

  • provides expungement legal clinics in partnership with Khadarlis to provide expungement advice and counsel at the organization's annual event.

Pannone Lopes Devereaux & West LLC 

  • provides non-profit incorporation and business advice to the Happy Baskets program, a Cumberland based organization that annaully provides over 350 Thanksgiving and holiday baskets to low-income families.

Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP

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 

Bremer & Associates

  • provides immigration advice and counsel - specifically relating to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA) -  to immigrant youth served by Olneyville Neighborhood Association (ONA), Central Falls High School, and East Bay Community Action Program.

Stephen M. Miller and Associates

  • provides advice and counsel to inmates in the Adult Correctional Institute on civil matters, and
  • provides advice and counsel to homeless individuals at Amos House through the RI Coalition for the Homeless Legal Clinic.

RI Disability Law Center and Ellen Saideman, Esq.

  • provide research and analysis on Rhode Island special education policies.

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

  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Project (VITA)
  • Alternative Spring Break
  • Street Law