Summer Stipend Recipients

Tunde T. Adepegba
Legal Intern at Army JAG, Virginia My internship was extremely fast-paced. I assisted with the Sexual Assault Trial Advocacy Course, helped...

Upcoming Events

Champions for Justice

Champions for Justice

LSAT Free Practice Test
JAN
13
10:00 am - 1:30 pm
RWU Law Experiential Campus, 1 Empire Street, 4th Floor, Providence, RI 02903
Champions for Justice
JAN
27
All Day
Omni Providence Hotel
’It’s Just a Building’ – The Role of a Lawyer in Real Estate Development
FEB
16
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
RWU Law, 10 Metacom Avenue, Bristol - Room 262
U.S. Supreme Court Bar Admission - RWU Law Alumni Swearing-In Ceremony
FEB
22
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
U.S. Supreme Court, Washington, DC
24th Annual Barrister's Ball
FEB
25
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Omni Providence Hotel


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.

 

Adler Cohen Harvey Wakeman & Gueguezian LLP

Barton Gilman LLP

UVisaProject

  • assists parents of disabled children turning 18 by providing advice and counsel regarding their options and, where appropriate, establishing legal guardianship of their children, in partnership with Bradley Hospital’s Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities.
  • assists participants in an innovative federal re-entry court project called the H.O.P.E. Court by providing advice and counsel to H.O.P.E Court participants on family law issues.

Amy Goins, Esq. and Peter Skwirz, Esq.

  • provide monthly expungement legal clinics at McAuley House and represent those individuals who are eligible for expungement.

Locke Lord LLP

McIntyre Tate LLP

  • assists participants in an innovative federal re-entry court pilot project called the H.O.P.E. Court by providing advice and counsel to H.O.P.E Court participants on family law issues.
  • drafted and submitted an amicus brief on behalf of members of the PBC Advisory Board in a case decided by the RI Supreme Court in June 2015 regarding limited scope representation.  The firm also submitted comments on behalf of the PBC Advisory Board in response to the RI Supreme Court’s order in the case.PBC McAuley House Project

Kelly Rafferty Meara, Esq. of the Law Office of Richard Feinstein

  • provides community presentations on SSI & SSDI legal issues including one-on-one consultations with individuals and families.

Stephen M. Miller and Associates

  • provide advice and counsel on civil legal issues to inmates in the Adult Correctional Institution (ACI) Medium Security Facility.

Pannone Lopes Devereaux & West LLC

Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP

  • provides direct legal representation in Family and Probate Court to children applying for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) - a pathway to citizenship for children who have been abused, neglected or abandoned by their caregivers and cannot return to their home country, in partnership with Dorcas International Institute of RI.

Rampino Law Associates

  • provides community presentations and health care directives clinics at local community organizations and agencies.

Robinson + Cole LLP

  • provides community presentations regarding tax law and policy analysis regarding the implications of tax debt on obtaining drivers and other licenses, in partnership with Rhode Island Legal Services, Inc.

Whelan Kinder & Siket LLP

  • provides housing and employment rights education at the Crossroads Women’s Center of RI, a domestic violence shelter.
  • provides direct legal representation in Family and Probate Court to children applying for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) - a pathway to citizenship for children who have been abused, neglected or abandoned by their caregivers and cannot return to their home country, in partnership with Dorcas International Institute of RI and RWU Law Immigration Clinic.
  • provides employment law advice and counsel to community based organizations.


Projects involving multiple law firms and/or legal services organizations
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  • Lawyers in the Library
    With law students and in partnership with the RI Center for Justice and Rhode Island Legal Services, Inc. attorneys will provide monthly legal rights presentations and “mini-clinics” at the Providence Public Library on specific legal issues, including Disability benefits, Immigrant Family and Children’s Immigration Rights, Tenants’ Rights, Special Education, Elder Law/End of Life Planning, and employment rights.
  • Street Law
    Law students provide legal rights lessons and trainings, based on the national Street Law curriculum, in local high schools and middle schools. Law students focus on criminal law and privacy issues related to social media and online data collection.