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

Secrets & Scandals

Secrets & Scandals

Info Session for Prospective Students
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
10 Metacom Avenue, Bristol RI. 02809
Hands-on Deposition Skills Training Program
All Day
Providence and Bristol, Rhode Island
Secrets and Scandals: Reforming Rhode Island, 1986-2006
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
RWU School of Law, Bristol, RI
Marine Affairs Student Roundtable Luncheon
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Bay View Room
Criminal Justice Reform with Soffiyah Elijah
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Appellate Courtroom 283


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