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Tavares brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to help future lawyers develop ‘the lens and language for social justice, inclusion, and diverse perspectives.’VIEW ALL NEWSUpcoming EventsWedOct23The Beauty of Due Diligence6:00pm - 8:00pmRWU Law | Bristol CampusSatNov9Providence Law School Fair12:00pm - 2:00pmThe RWU Law Experiential Education Campus, One Empire Street, 4th Floor, Providence, RI 02903FriNov15Adjudicating Sexual Misconduct on Campus: Title IX and Due Process in Uncertain Times8:30amRWU Law – Bristol CampusView all EventsInstitutes and Programs Feinstein Center for Pro Bono and Experiential Education This center connects students and faculty with community organizations to provide pro bono legal services to those in need and to help students to gain valuable practical legal experience. 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