Upcoming Events

RWU SOL Holiday Reception 2015

RWU SOL Holiday Reception 2015

Law Alumni Association Holiday Reception
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Citizens Plaza Rotunda, Providence, Rhode Island
Public Interst Potluck
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Law School Bistro
Champions for Justice
6:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Omni Providence Hotel


By Mikéla Almeida
The Esther Clark Moot Court Competition is an intra-school appellate advocacy competition for new Moot Court Board members. Every fall brings an intense and engaging event – not only for the...

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  • April 02, 2015 | In the Media
    From the PROVIDENCE JOURNAL: "High incarceration rates prompt RWU forum speakers to call justice system 'broken'" by Paul Davis, Journal Staff Writer   Listen to WRNI (Rhode Island NPR)'s report on the symposium. Read the Brown Daily Herald's coverage of the symposium. Read RI Future's Blog on the symposium. Bristol, R.I., Mar. 27, 2015:  The American criminal justice system is broken, said speakers at a Friday forum on mass incarceration at Roger Williams University. "There are...
  • February 03, 2015 | News & Features
    Roger Williams University School of Law is pleased to welcome Donald B. Verrilli, Jr., 46th Solicitor General of the United States, for a “Fireside Chat” with Professor Jared Goldstein. The event will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 4, 2015, in Room 283, the school’s Appellate Courtroom. Seating is limited.  RSVP required to the Office of Programs & Events at lawevents@rwu.edu or (401) 254-4659. The Solicitor General is the lawyer appointed to represent the U.S....
  • August 20, 2013 |
    For further coverage, visit: The ABA Journal The Huffington Post The Associated Press (picked up by Miami Herald, Denver Post, and many other outlets) The Providence Journal Slate PROVIDENCE, August 20, 2013 – Justice Elena Kagan of the U.S Supreme Court talked about digital technology, religious tolerance and women in the law in a wide-ranging conversation sponsored by Roger Williams University School of Law and hosted by Governor Lincoln Chafee, who introduced the event. Justice Kagan –...
  • May 17, 2013 |
    See latest photos on RWU Flickr! BRISTOL, R.I., May 17, 2013 – Under sunny blue skies, Morris Dees – a preeminent civil rights attorney and founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center – addressed the 164 graduates of the Class of 2013 during Commencement exercises Friday. “After 53 years of law practice, I can tell you that I am so proud to be a lawyer,” he told the graduates. “America is a nation of laws, and lawyers led the way long before we were a country. … We know that lawyers wrote...
  • March 25, 2013 |
    From the PROVIDENCE JOURNAL: “R.I. weighs choices on legal menu” by Katie Mulvaney, Journal Staff Writer PROVIDENCE (March 24, 2013) — Paying for some of the best legal representation in Rhode Island can run $650 an hour or more, placing top-of-the-line legal services beyond the reach of most people. […] “Every time you appear in court, the cash register rings. … I think you have a lot of people frozen out of legal services,” said Peter S. Margulies, a professor at Roger Williams University...
  • September 24, 2012 |
    [Read Part 1] BRISTOL, R.I., Sept. 14, 2012 – After a busy morning, Justice Alito sat down for lunch with RWU Law’s faculty, where Professor Colleen Murphy asked him about the similarities between the law and religion, namely in the importance each institution gives to tradition and ritual. Justice Alito said tradition and ritual work best when politics are kept out of the mix, and raised the example of the 2010 State of the Union address, in which he was shown on camera mouthing disagreement...
  • September 14, 2012 |
    Read the ABA Journal Story Read the Associated Press Story (in the Boston Globe) Read the ProJo's "Breaking News" Story See Video and Story at WPRI Channel 6 Read Story at WJAR Channel 10 See photo gallery at Salt Lake City's Deseret News BRISTOL, R.I., Sept. 14, 2012 – Samuel A. Alito, Jr., Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, spent the day at RWU Law Friday, meeting with students, teaching a Constitutional Law class and participating in a “fireside chat” with the...
  • October 30, 2011 |
    From the PROVIDENCE JOURNAL: "With Justice Breyer presiding..." by Edward Fitzpatrick BRISTIL, R.I., Oct. 30, 2011 -- Pick your least favorite U.S. Supreme Court decision. Perhaps it’s Roe v. Wade, or the decisions forbidding prayer in public schools. Perhaps it’s Citizens United, or the decision that effectively handed the 2000 presidential election to George W. Bush. “What we do affects a lot of people — it might affect you,” Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer said at the Roger Williams...