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09/15/2014
By Laurie Barron
How many students, alumni, faculty and staff can fit into the neither small nor large backyard of the Barron-Yelnosky home for the Fall Public Interest Pot Luck dinner?  Turns out at least 112....

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  • July 15, 2014 | In the Media
    From the HUFFINGTON POST: "Cheering for the USA From a Detention Center in Florence, Arizona" by Luis F. Mancheno, Staff Attorney, the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project, Arizona. July 9, 2014: Through a tinted glass window I saw a group of men watching a World Cup match. Neither Belgium nor the US had scored any goals yet. "Cuidado!" ("Watch out!") yelled one of the men when one of the Belgian players got close to scoring. Everybody had their eyes glued to the television. This game...
  • June 16, 2014 | In the Media
    From the NEWPORT MERCURY: "Law and Attraction" by Antonia N. Farzan   Michael J. Yelnosky, 53 | Dean designate It’s a challenging time to be a law school dean. Enrollment is dropping, and graduates are no longer guaranteed a high-paying job after they pass the bar. But the number of applications to Roger Williams Law School has increased, thanks in part to the fact that the law school is lowering its tuition for the 2014-2015 academic year. On July 1, Michael J. Yelnosky will become...
  • May 27, 2014 | In the Media
    BRISTOL, R.I., May 27, 2014 – The Pro Bono Collaborative will pay tribute Thursday to prominent Rhode Island attorney Mark Mandell, Esq., a transformative supporter of the program. The tribute will take place as part of the Pro Bono Collaborative’s 5th Annual Cocktail Reception, to be held this Thursday, May 29, 2014, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., at One Citizens Plaza Rotunda in downtown Providence, R.I. The event gathers prominent members of the bench and bar with students, faculty, alumni from...
  • May 02, 2014 | In the Media
    From the PROVIDENCE JOURNAL: "Women’s Center of Rhode Island to honor 7 outstanding women" by Tatiana Pina For invitation and further information, click here. PROVIDENCE, R.I., May 01, 2014 — The Women’s Center of Rhode Island will honor seven outstanding women during its 12th annual Women of Excellence Awards Luncheon Friday. […] Advocacy awards will go to Eliza Vorenberg and Suzanne Harrington-Steppen, of the Feinstein Center for Pro Bono and Experiential Education at Roger Williams...
  • March 12, 2014 | News & Features
    RWU Law Ranked Among "Best Public Interest Law Schools" See the story in Providence Business News Having greatly enhanced its affordability and experiential learning opportunities, Roger Williams University School of Law is now ranked among the “best schools for public interest law,” according to the March 2014 issue of The National Jurist, a nationwide magazine for law students. In the ranking of the nation’s 25 top public interest law schools, RWU Law placed at 21, in a list that includes...
  • March 11, 2014 | In the Media
    From PROVIDENCE BUSINESS NEWS: "Pro bono help for juveniles" by Patricia Daddona, PBN Staff Writer March 10, 2014: Sleeping on the roof of a train packed with refugees, then getting imprisoned in warehouses and having to beg for food when they do get free, children seeking to cross the border into the U.S. are constantly at risk, says Providence attorney Hans Bremer [RWU Law '08]. But while traveling unaccompanied as a child or teen to the United States is dangerous, living here once they’ve...
  • March 06, 2014 | News & Features
    March 6, 2014: A group of Providence seventh graders are learning about internet safety this month with the help of RWU Law students participating in a new, national privacy education program. The first program of its kind in Rhode Island, the initiative involves a small group of law students leading interactive sessions on internet safety with local youth at Community Preparatory School in Providence. Topics range from online privacy protection to managing a positive digital...
  • January 25, 2014 | News & Features
    BRISTOL, R.I., Jan. 15, 2014 – As part of a comprehensive strategy for confronting the most pressing challenges facing America’s law schools – the cost to earn a law degree; rising student debt; and the job readiness of graduates – Roger Williams University President Donald J. Farish announced today that the University has expanded its signature Affordable Excellence initiative to its School of Law. Simultaneously, Farish named Michael J. Yelnosky – a founding faculty member, former associate...
  • November 06, 2013 | In the Media
    From the Providence Journal: "Impunity for sex trafficking in R.I." by Melanie Shapiro [RWU Law '12] and Donna M. Hughes November 01, 2013: [...] The police departments in Rhode Island need to initiate more investigations and make combating human trafficking a priority. [...] The officials of Rhode Island need to end the culture of impunity for the big pimps, the pimps that operate inside the state, the pimps who call themselves businessmen and have well-connected lawyers and associates. [...]...
  • September 17, 2013 |
    See coverage in the Providence Journal See coverage in Providence Business News See coverage by WPRO Providence, R.I., Sept. 17, 2013 – This fall, law students at Roger Williams University have a new way to give back to the community while also gaining significant practical legal experience – with the added benefit of driving sustainable nonprofit and business development along the way. RWU Law’s new Community Economic Development Clinic – which formally launched today in a ceremony at...
  • August 08, 2013 |
    PROVIDENCE, August 7, 2013 – Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan has accepted his invitation to participate in a “Charter Forum” which will highlight the role of Rhode Island’s 1663 Colonial Charter in shaping American jurisprudence. The event will take place on August 20, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at the Chace Auditorium, Trinity Repertory Theatre, 201 Washington St., Providence. The event is sponsored by Roger Williams University School of Law....
  • June 21, 2013 |
    From the FALL RIVER HERALD NEWS: "Swansea's Christopher Carreiro receives Portuguese Heritage Award" by Deborah Allard, Herald News Staff Reporter SWANSEA  Jun 11, 2013 — Christopher Carreiro, a member of the Swansea School Committee, received the Portuguese Heritage Award in a ceremony at the Statehouse recently. [...] Carreiro is a lifelong resident of Swansea and a 2007 Joseph Case High School graduate. He earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Massachusetts...
  • June 19, 2013 |
    From PROVIDENCE BUSINESS NEWS: "RWU’s collaborative gathers to fund legal aid" by PBN Staff PROVIDENCE, June 18, 2013: More than 100 members of the legal community, along with students, faculty, staff and alumni of Roger Williams University School of Law, recently gathered for the third annual Pro Bono Collaborative Cocktail Reception. As a reminder of the group’s unique nature, this year’s reception was themed “Only in Rhode Island.” The yearly event raises funds to provide legal services...
  • June 19, 2013 |
    From the PROVIDENCE JOURNAL: "Access to public records narrows: Confusion over open-records law, in many cases, means less information is released" by Tracy Breton, Jornal Staff Writer PROVIDENCE, June 16, 2013 — Last September, at least on paper, Rhode Island was supposed to become a more transparent state. Before adjourning in 2012, the General Assembly overhauled the state’s Access to Public Records Act (APRA), making revisions that [RWU Law Board of Directors member] Michael W. Field, the...
  • May 16, 2013 |
    BRISTOL, R.I., May 1, 2013 – As Roger Williams University School of Law prepares to kick off its 20th Anniversary year,  Morris Dees – a preeminent civil rights attorney and founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center – will address the Class of 2013 and receive an honorary degree during Commencement exercises on Friday, May 17. The law school ceremony will begin at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 17, on the University’s main athletic field. The School of Law will also present an honorary degree to...