Upcoming Events

Commencement

RWU Law 20th-anniversary

Commencement

RWU Law 20th-anniversary

Boston Alumni Networking Reception
APR
30
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The Liberty Hotel, 215 Charles Street, Boston, MA
Accepted Students Day
MAY
12
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
RWU Law Ten Metacom Avenue Bristol, RI 02809
RWU School of Law Commencement
MAY
16
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bristol, Rhode Island
Law Alumni Association Annual Breakfast Meeting
JUN
19
7:45 am - 9:15 am
Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence

Dean’s Blog

04/18/2014
RWU Law has a tradition of celebrating the accomplishments of graduating classes in a ceremony that begins with the wail of bagpipes, a long line of graduates, faculty, and staff processing past very...

Fast Facts

RWU Law had a 86% pass rate for the July 2012 Massachusetts Bar for all first-time test takers, above the state average.  Massachusetts is the state with the largest number of our graduates sitting for the exam  and is our reporting state for the American Bar Association. 



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  • January 25, 2014
    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...
  • July 18, 2012
    From ONLINECOLLEGES.COM: "Must-Read Blogs by College Deans: Top 10 Online Deans' Blogs" by Maggie Wirtanen July 18th, 2012: It's a fact that many schools now offer online programs or components in their education, but students may still want to know what it's like to attend school at a specific campus or to discover more about what the school's culture is like. What better way to find out more about a program or school than to take a look at a dean's blog? We have compiled a list of ten dean...
  • 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...