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13
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Incoming Student Orientation
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9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Various Locations
RWU Law Alumni @ Newport Polo
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5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Newport International Polo Grounds, Portsmouth, RI
Public Interest Potluck
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11
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Providence, RI

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Each year the Rhode Island Supreme Court presides over the final round of our Esther Clark Moot Court Competition giving the finalists a once-in-a-lifetime experience.



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  • December 10, 2014 | In the Media
    From Fox Providence: Professor Andrew Horwitz joined Dan Yorke's "State of Mind" discussing the role of grand juries and recent Ferguson, Mo., and Staten Island, N.Y. outcomes.
  • September 25, 2014 | News & Features
    Roger Williams University School of Law has joined with the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Chapter of the Federal Bar Association to launch the “Litigation Academy,” an innovative project designed to help lawyers who are new to federal litigation practice.  The purpose of this program is to create a low-cost, high-quality forum for teaching less-experienced litigators the skills needed to successfully litigate cases.  The project...
  • 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...
  • May 03, 2013 |
    Bristol, R.I., May 3, 2013 – In a year of milestone anniversary celebrations and an ever-expanding focus on serving individuals and communities across the State of Rhode Island, Roger Williams University and the Roger Williams University School of Law have signed on to sponsor a full lighting of WaterFire Providence on the evening of Saturday, Sept. 28. WaterFire Providence – artist Barnaby Evans’s unique flame-inspired cultural installation, which has attracted more than 10 million visitors...
  • May 18, 2012 |
    RWU Law Celebrates Commencement 2012!   See photos here! (More to come soon!)   Bristol, R.I. May 18, 2012: Roger Williams University School of Law’s 17th Commencement took place Friday under clear blue skies, as 183 new law school graduates were awarded juris doctor degrees before a crowd of nearly 2,000. Some highlights of the day: •    Renowned jurist and judicial reformer, the Honorable Jack B. Weinstein, delivered the keynote and was awarded an Honorary Doctor of...
  • March 28, 2011 |
    From Rhode Island Monthly, April 2011 issue, on newstands now... CLASS ACTION Roger Williams School of Law held its annual Public Interest Law Auction at the Peerless Atrium in Downcity. Guests enjoyed food by Cuban Revolution and live jazz while bidding on more than a hundred auction items, ranging from Disney passes to a VIP suite for fifteen at a PawSox game. Nearly $20,000 was raised to fund stipends for students who do public interest legal work.
  • March 18, 2011 |
    Fernando Bermudez was robbed of half his life, spending 18 years in prison – from age 22 to 40 – for a murder he didn’t commit. He was finally freed in November 2009, when his conviction – for killing a teenager outside a New York City nightclub – was thrown out by New York State Supreme Court Justice John Cataldo. In a scathing 79-page decision, Cataldo ruled that Bermudez’s rights had been violated due to grievous police and prosecutorial misconduct. “It’s been a very long, bitter struggle...
  • February 10, 2011 |
    Rhode Island Monthly featured RWU Law's Public Interest Law Auction as its "Philanthropic Event of the Week" for Feb. 4-10, 2011:
  • February 09, 2011 |
    RWU LAW WEBSITE RATED AMONG ‘TEN BEST’ Read the full Georgetown Law report here. Bristol, R.I., February 9, 2011: Roger Williams University School of Law has won a “trifecta” of honors for its redesigned website launched last year: a new Georgetown Law survey rates it as one of the nation’s top ten law school websites, while both marketing and design organizations have also bestowed their own awards. The law school officially launched its new website (law.rwu.edu) last spring, after more than a...
  • February 06, 2011 |
    From the Providence Journal: "20 stage Kilmartin protest at RWU fundraising event" by Richard C. Dujardin, Journal Staff Writer: PROVIDENCE, February 6, 2011: A protest staged by the Olneyville Neighborhood Association against Attorney General Peter Kilmartin [RWU Law '98]’s decision to have law enforcement agencies cooperate with immigration and customs officials to help identify criminals who are illegal immigrants drew about 20 people Friday to the sidewalk outside the Peerless Building...
  • March 30, 2010 |
    Bristol, R.I., March 30, 2010:  Roger Williams University School of Law team topped Duke and a field of teams from other law schools across the nation to win the championship in the country’s premiere Criminal Law moot court competition. Twenty-five teams from law schools across the country participated in the twelfth annual Herbert Wechsler National Criminal Law Moot Court Competition, held Saturday, March 27, at the Erie County Courthouse in Buffalo, N.Y. The RWU Law team consisted of...