Alternative Spring Break has become a tradition at RWU Law. In its eight years of existence, the program has greatly expanded in size, scope and number of participants.

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Alternative Spring Break has become a tradition at RWU Law. In its eight years of existence, the program has greatly expanded in size, scope and number of participants.

RWU Law ASB students in The Bronx, N.Y.[...] Alternative Spring Break has now become a tradition at the Roger Williams [University] School of Law. In its eight years of existence, the program has grown in size and scope, offering 17 service projects that range from working in a solicitor’s office to helping detained immigrants gain asylum. [...] While 49 students served in 2014, this year, nine more students signed up. [...]

Second-year student Tom Peterson finished up his second placement at the Bronx Defenders in New York. [...]   “This is a great way to see the law in action,” he said. “You get a hands-on look at what lawyers do for the public, and it’s a great way to expose yourself to a particular field.”    [...]

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