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Hope Bay provided a classic “spring in New England” backdrop as immigration advocate Marielena Hincapié delivered a rousing address to the 130 graduates of theVIEW ALL NEWSUpcoming EventsSatSep819th Annual Law Alumni Association Scholarship Golf Tournament12:00pm - 8:00pmCranston Country ClubFriOct12New England Clinical Conference8:00am - 5:00pmRWU School of Law, Providence Campus, One Empire StreetView 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. Marine Affairs Institute The Marine Affairs Institute prepares law students to enter the exciting field of ocean and coastal law and policy by providing them with strong academic credentials and practical experiences that help them be practice-ready upon graduation. 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