Faculty News

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    Diversifying the Legal Pipeline
    The RI Urban Debate Leagues partners with RWU Law alumni and students, state judges and lawyers to prepare urban high school students for success in law.
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    Court was in session at RWU Law when the Honorable John “Jack” McConnell, Jr., of the U.S. District Court heard motions and answered student questions.
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    Alex and Ani will join 13 other Southern New England companies offering students experiential learning in our Corporate Counsel Clinical Externship Program.


Raquel M. Ortiz

Raquel M. Ortiz
Assistant Dean for Library & Information Services
Associate Professor of Law

B.A., Harvard College
M.S.L.S., Simmons College
J.D., Suffolk University

Contact:
401-254-4530

Assistant Dean Raquel M. Ortiz has worked in academic law libraries for over 20 years in the areas of patron services, reference, and library administration. In her current position, she oversees the law library. Most recently, she worked as Associate Director at the Boston University Pappas Law Library where she oversaw the research services staff and taught advanced legal research. Her areas of instruction include administrative law research, intellectual property law research, legislative history research, online legal research, and social sciences research. Assistant Dean Ortiz teaches Advanced Legal Research and previously taught Legal Information Sources at the Simmons College School of Library and Information Science. She previously worked at the Harvard Law School Library and various other libraries in the Harvard University system.

She is a member of the Massachusetts Bar. An active member of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), NELLCO, and Law Librarians of New England (LLNE), Assistant Dean Ortiz has served on numerous committees and leadership positions within these organizations. She currently serves on the NELLCO Executive Committee and LLNE Executive Board.

Born in Puerto Rico, Assistant Dean Ortiz is fluent in Spanish. She is an avid user of mobile and other technologies and is interested in their applications for law, library management, and legal research.