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February Open House
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17
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
RWU Law, 10 Metacom Avenue, Bristol, RI 02809
Washington, D.C. Area Info Session for Prospective Students
FEB
22
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant, Marzen Room, 900 F Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20004
Washington, D.C. Law Alumni Networking Reception
FEB
22
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant, Marzen Room, 900 F Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20004
Marine Affairs Coffee & Conversation
FEB
23
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
RWU Law - Room 244 (Dean Logan Conference Room)
Resume and Cover Letter Review
FEB
24
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Career Development, Suite 175

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  • News & Features
    January 29, 2016
    BRISTOL, R.I., January 29, 2016: RWU Law’s Feinstein Center for Pro Bono & Experiential Education today honors two outstanding legal luminaries and a legal organization as Champions for Justice in recognition of their “impact and accomplishments” in supporting the school’s public interest programs. The special awards dinner will begin at 6 p.m., preceding the law school’s annual Public Interest Auction at the Omni Providence Hotel, with both events “shining a light on RWU Law students and...
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    January 25, 2016
    Bristol, R.I., January 25, 2016 – At the culmination of a captivating, often emotional, frequently humorous address at RWU Law on Thursday, the speaker paused, surveyed his audience, then slowly intoned: “I am Carlton W. Reeves, District Judge of the Southern District of Mississippi, and I sit in the seat once held by William Harold Cox” (a reference to the virulently racist judge immortalized in the 1988 film “Mississippi Burning,” on a 1965 trial for the murder of three Mississippi civil...
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    January 15, 2016
    PROVIDENCE, Jan. 15, 2016: Professor Emily Sack has joined the board of Women’s Fund of Rhode Island, an advocacy organization working to eliminate gender bias in the state.   WFRI's acting board chair Daria Kreher recently announced the appointment of Sack together with those of two other "community leaders with widely varying backgrounds," Beverly Wiley and David Vanech. “The Board of Directors serves as the critical foundation for our organization," Kreher said. "With their business and...
  • News & Features
    November 24, 2015
    Arash Heidarian ’05 recently returned to RWU Law to celebrate his ten-year reunion at the Third Annual Law Alumni Weekend. “I have a lot of great memories here,” says Heidarian. “I think the school gave me a really solid basis to build and develop my own career.” Now an in-house corporate counsel with Amazon.com, Heidarian juggles the fast pace of working for the largest internet-based retailer in the United States. Between compliance counseling, launching products and establishing new...
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    November 15, 2015
    BRISTOL, R.I., Nov. 16, 2015  – With the number of first-year students up 32 percent since the fall of 2013 – despite an admissions climate characterized by sharply shrinking enrollments at law schools across the country – Roger Williams University School of Law has pledged to continue its Affordable Excellence initiative to confront increasing costs, rising debt and the job-readiness of graduates, among the most pressing challenges facing legal education today. For RWU Law students, the...
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    November 01, 2015
    See coverage from: The Associated Press The Providence Journal Rhode Island Public Radio AM 630 WPRO WPRI CBS 12 Eyewitness News WLNE ABC 6 Providence  Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly PROVIDENCE, Nov. 2, 2015 – An important new clinical initiative at Roger Williams University School of Law offers renewed hope to military veterans whose applications for disability benefits have been denied and who can’t afford to appeal the decision. In this unique collaboration, law students in the...
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    October 29, 2015
    Deborah Johnson, Director of Diversity and Outreach at RWU Law, has been elected president of the Massachusetts Black Women Attorneys (MBWA) association. Focused on the eradication of racism and sexism in the legal profession, the MBWA aims to help women of color – and particularly African-American women – advance in their careers. The group sponsors panels, community initiatives and mentorships, pairing seasoned practitioners with younger black female attorneys and law students. Under Johnson'...
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    October 27, 2015
    THIS FRIDAY: Congressman David Cicilline keynotes an important conference on the continuing crusade for LGBT rights. BRISTOL, R.I., October 27, 2015: Now that the issue of marriage equality has been definitively settled by the Supreme Court of the United States, some believe that the fight for LGBTQ equality rights has been fought and won.  However, important legal challenges remain, including issues of family law, trusts and estates, housing, employment, education and other civil...
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    October 13, 2015
    BRISTOL, R.I., October 8, 2015:  Ready or not, the Age of Cybersecurity is upon us. Each day brings new stories exposing the vulnerabilities of our online world: the massive recent hack of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management; almost daily data breaches at well-known companies such as Target and Anthem; Edward Snowden’s disclosures about the National Security Agency; the pros and cons of end-to-end encryption and dangers of the Internet “going dark.” How can we maintain the benefits of...
  • News & Features
    October 07, 2015
    PROVIDENCE, Oct. 7, 2015:  Rhode Island for Community and Justice will honor RWU Law's Professor David Logan next week at its 63rd Annual Community and Justice Awards, for his "dedication to equal justice and for making Rhode Island a more inclusive state for all." In a news release, RICJ noted that "Professor David Logan, Dean of the School of Law from 2003 to 2014, has dedicated his professional career to promoting civil rights, diversity and law in the public interest." On a local level...
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    September 25, 2015
    PROVIDENCE, Sept. 25, 2015: When most people think of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), they think of monitoring “indecency” on television, perhaps upholding Open Internet/Net Neutrality principles, or overseeing the spectrum that powers our wireless devices. Yet one of the agency’s most vital, least known functions involves consumer protection, according to its legal chief, Gigi Sohn, counsel to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler. Sohn delivered Roger Williams University Scool of Law’s...
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    September 24, 2015
    BRISTOL, R.I., Sept. 24, 2015: Experienced marine law attorney Julia Wyman has been named director of the Marine Affairs Institute at Roger Williams University School of Law and director of the Rhode Island Sea Grant Legal Program. "It's great to be here," said Wyman, who was previously staff attorney for the MAI/RISGLP for four years and interim director for a year. She most recently served as ocean and environmental counsel for U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse. "I look forward to working...
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    September 10, 2015
    BRISTOL, R.I., September 10, 2015 – A Master’s in Law for non-lawyers? A new program for delivering legal education is coming to Rhode Island in the form of a one-year master’s program at Roger Williams University School of Law, open to learners who seek deep exposure to law and legal methods in order to broaden their professional skill set or add value to their résumé, but do not want to be practicing attorneys. Part of RWU Law’s Master of Studies in Law (MSL) program (law.rwu.edu/MSL) will...
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    September 10, 2015
    PROVIDENCE, Sept. 10, 2015 — Roger Williams University School of Law and Johnson and Wales University have come up with a way to cut the time -- and cost -- required for students to earn a law degree. Under the terms of a new articulation agreement, Johnson and Wales (JWU) students who meet specific criteria will be allowed to apply for admission to the law program at Roger Williams during their third year. If accepted, they will then earn their Johnson and Wales degree by completing their...
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    August 27, 2015
    The challenges are staggering. Roughly a third of Providence public school students are “chronically absent,” demonstrate disruptive behavior, and/or struggle with math and reading – all symptoms indicating a higher risk of dropout before graduation. But the tide has dramatically begun to turn thanks to a deepening collaboration between the City of Providence and City Year Providence, part of the national nonprofit AmeriCorps program. One of 27 such initiatives nationwide, City Year Providence...