Student Spotlight

Curtis Pouliot-Alvarez, 3L
Curtis Pouliot-Alvarez came to RWU Law without the benefit of close family or acquaintances in the profession. “I had no connections in the legal...

Upcoming Events

Attorney General Open Government Summit

Attorney General Open Government Summit

Pro Bono Collaborative Cocktail Reception
MAY
28
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
One Citizens Plaza Rotunda, Providence, RI
Class of 2018 "How to Prepare for Law School" BBQ/Mixer
JUN
12
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
RWU Law, 10 Metacom Avenue, Bristol, RI 02809
17th Annual Rhode Island Attorney General Open Government Summit
JUL
31
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
RWU School of Law, Bristol, RI


 

Medical-Legal Partnership

The Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP) model was founded in the pediatrics department at Boston Medical Center in 1993. Since then, the idea of bringing legal teams into healthcare settings to address health-related legal needs has spread throughout the United States, with programs in 235 health institutions in 38 states. MLP attorneys provide on-site assistance to patients needing legal help in the form of consultations, brief advice, and direct legal representation. For more information about Medical-Legal Partnership, go to www.medical-legalpartnership.org

The School of Law was a critical partner in developing one of the first MLPs in the country, the Rhode Island Medical-Legal Partnership for Children, started at Hasbro Children’s Hospital with Rhode Island Legal Services in 2002. RIMLPC is a partnership among the School of Law, Brown Medical School, Hasbro Children’s Hospital and the Rhode Island Center for Law and Public Policy. Two RIMLPC attorneys work on-site at Hasbro Children’s Hospital to address the legal needs of low-income pediatric patients and their families. Law students have the opportunity to work on-site at the hospital under the direction of the RIMLPC attorneys through the law school’s externship and public service programs. Students may also work at the medical-legal partnership at the Justice Center of Southeast Massachusetts in Brockton which partners with hospitals in Brockton and Fall River.