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Our Providence experiential campus gives you the experience you seek in your third year.Discover Our Campuses#21In Public InterestOur Public Interest Program is ranked among the best in the country by PreLaw MagazineLearn about Public Interest Law$37,525We're the most affordable private, ABA law school in the entire Northeast region.More about affordabilitySee More FactsClick to OpenFrom Marriage Equality to Amazon Marek Bute, RWU Class of 2005 Juris Doctor Marek P. Bute ’05 has a business law dream job as corporate counsel with Amazon Web Services, Inc. (“Yes, it’s as cool as it sounds,” he allows.) But his most stunning achievement to date may be his work representing a same-sex couple in the case of Sevcik v. Sandoval, which successfully overturned Nevada’s law against gay marriage – helping set the stage for Obergefell v. Hodges, in which the U.S. Supreme Court overturned such bans nationally less than a year later.Read full storyRT @MichaelYelnosky: Jessie Reniere, @RWULaw alumna '19, is now an associate at Hinckley Allen's @HinckleyAllen Providence office in the Co…Roger Williams Law@RWULawSep 19RT @MichaelYelnosky: Marissa Janton @RWULaw alumna, has become an associate at Whelan Corrente & Flanders LLP. https://t.co/6j9NIVg9zH http…Roger Williams Law@RWULawSep 17RT @MichaelYelnosky: In ruling plaintiff did not have standing to challenge sports betting Judge Stern cited Note written by alumna Maura C…Roger Williams Law@RWULawSep 14RT @MichaelYelnosky: .@BostonGlobe and @projo cover @RWULaw Prof. Jared Goldstein's presentation to Wyatt Detention Center Board about its…Roger Williams Law@RWULawSep 14RT @MichaelYelnosky: Prof. Deborah Gonzalez @RWULaw talks with @DanYorkeShow about all things immigration, including the protests at Wyatt.…Roger Williams Law@RWULawSep 12Recent NewsNewsSeptember 10, 2019Remembering RWU Law's Founding DeanProfessor Anthony J. Santoro, who died yesterday, also served as the sixth president of Roger Williams University, and was a beloved professor to countless RWU Law alumni.NewsSeptember 5, 2019Dean Michael Yelnosky to Step Down After 2019-20 Academic YearRWU Law announced today that Michael J. Yelnosky will step down as Dean at the end of the academic year, concluding an extraordinary six-year tenure. He will return to a full-time teaching position at the School of Law.NewsSeptember 4, 2019RWU Law Will Dedicate Classroom to RI's First African-American Woman LawyerFirst Circuit Judge O. Rogeriee Thompson will deliver keynote on Dorothy R. Crockett, admitted to the bar in 1932 as one of state’s first seven women allowed to practice law.VIEW ALL NEWSUpcoming EventsMonSep23Admissions Info Session10:30am - 1:30pmRoger Williams University School of Law, Bristol, RIThuSep26The Professor Anthony J. 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