Feinstein Center for Pro Bono & Experiential Education

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Clinics & Externships

At RWU Law, we believe that experiential education opportunities are invaluable, intertwined, and should build upon each other.  In the Feinstein Center, we will help you to plan your curriculum to take maximum advantage of the rich array of experiential curriculum throughout law school.

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50-Hour Pro Bono Experiential Learning Requirement

RWU Law’s 50-Hour Pro Bono Experiential Learning Requirement (Pro Bono ELR) provides legal service to low-income communities and an opportunity for students to gain valuable practical legal experience. To meet the graduation requirement, students must complete all required forms and submit them to the Feinstein Center by the required deadlines.

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Pro Bono Collaborative

The Pro Bono Collaborative connects law firms, attorneys, and law students to community organizations that need pro bono legal services for their organization and/or their clients.

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Public Interest Law

The Feinstein Center is the law school’s public interest home base.  The Center provides a public interest community for law students who may be interested in pursuing full-time public interest careers or incorporating pro bono and social justice into their professional identities.

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Commitment to the Community

At RWU Law, we believe that lawyers should use their legal skills to serve their communities – and that pro bono service in law school can set the stage for a lifetime of invaluable social contributions.

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Champions for Justice

Every year, the School of Law and the Rhode Island legal community gather together to celebrate the public interest and pro bono work of students, faculty, and community members to advance justice for all.

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The Importance of Empathy

Madison Picard, RWU Law Class of 2022 Juris Doctor

Last May, in the thick of the coronavirus pandemic, 2L Madison Picard received some welcome good news: the Massachusetts Bar Foundation had awarded her a generous Legal Intern Fellowship to fund a summer internship she’d...

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Feinstein Center News

  • Victorious Verdict

    Brittney Ortiz 3L emerged victorious as part of the winning duo at the 16th annual ABA First Amendment and Media Law Diversity Moot Court competition vs. a team from Univ of Illinois College of Law and Harvard Law.

  • From the Community, for the Community

    Long before she was the Associate Dean of Student Life and Operations at Roger Williams University School of Law, Lorraine Lalli was an aspiring law student. On her admissions essay for RWU Law, she wrote about how she planned to use the skills she learned in law school to give back to the community.

  • For 30 Years: A Justice-Centered Mission

    This fall, RWU Law Dean Gregory W. Bowman held a far-ranging conversation with law school leaders to reflect on this milestone year, the school’s history and commitment to advancing social justice in legal education, and a bright future that includes the launch of the Institute for Race and the Law as the next step in RWU Law’s leadership on racial justice legal education.

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