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Lorraine Lalli

Lorraine Lalli
Assistant Dean of Students

J.D., Roger Williams University
B.A., Spelman College

Contact:
401-254-4593

Assistant Dean Lalli is a magna cum laude graduate of Spelman College, where she majored in Philosophy and earned membership in Phi Beta Kappa. She received her Juris Doctor degree, also magna cum laude, from Roger Williams University School of Law in 2001. As a law student, she won numerous awards for academic excellence, and served as President of the Multicultural Law Students Association and the extramural Trial Team.

Assistant Dean Lalli is admitted to the state bars of Massachusetts and Rhode Island and practiced with Brown Rudnick, LLP in Boston before returning to her alma mater as the first Director of Diversity & Outreach. In this important capacity, Assistant Dean Lalli energized existing programs designed to improve the academic experience, and thus academic success, of students from diverse backgrounds.

In addition to her diversity-related responsibilities, Assistant Dean Lalli served as Associate Director of Academic Support. In this capacity she worked closely with Dean of Students Dennis Tonsing to deliver academic support to Roger Williams students on an as-needed basis. An especially important contribution was her work developing and delivering "Jumpstart," an innovative summer program for non-traditional students. In addition, Assistant Dean Lalli planned and presented at a national conference of Academic Support Directors held at RWU, sponsored by the Law School Admission Council, and served on the School of Law Admissions Committee.

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