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I preside over cases between employees and employers regarding all aspects of injuries allegedly sustained while working and any medical treatment which stems...Read full storyWhile most of our law students provided remote pro bono service, Farrah Pierce and Melanie Marchetti volunteered in… https://t.co/3Eue6SEr50Roger Williams Law@RWULawJan 25Katie Gradowski,1L, and Olivia Hart, 3L, spent Alternative Winter Break at the Central Falls Law Department, workin… https://t.co/kfUxZKujZrRoger Williams Law@RWULawJan 25Four of our students spent Alternative Winter Break at CPCS in Fall River, MA, under the supervision of Kara Humm ‘… https://t.co/BW2ZdHrmy3Roger Williams Law@RWULawJan 22The Death Penalty Information Center in Washington, D.C., is hosting 18 RWU Law students this week for Alternative… https://t.co/EOVjaTqvlrRoger Williams Law@RWULawJan 21Meet 2L Sarah Catino, one of six RWU Law students spending Alternative Winter Break working remotely for Legal Assi… https://t.co/VYNcTexn8tRoger Williams Law@RWULawJan 20Recent NewsNewsJanuary 11, 2021Professor Gonzalez is 2020 Rhode Island Lawyer of the YearLawyers Weekly has selected Professor Deborah Gonzalez as one of its 2020 Rhode Island Lawyers of the Year, citing her outstanding advocacy for the safety of immigrant detainees at Wyatt Detention Center.NewsDecember 15, 2020Mike Andrews '97 Nominated to U.S. Court of Federal ClaimsPresident Trump’s nomination of RWU Law alumnus follows two state judicial nominations of alumni by Rhode Island governor last week.NewsDecember 9, 2020RWU Law dean seeking to build on culture of service, innovation“RWU Law has all of the elements to succeed as an innovative, modern law school — dedicated staff and faculty, a clear sense of mission, and an opportunity to collaborate with other parts of the university. 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