Alumni support and vision are the hallmarks of any great institution of higher learning. The support and enthusiasm of RWU Law's more than  3,500 alumni are integral to shaping and realizing its goals and its future.

The Law Alumni Association (LAA) strives to bring value to your professional career and opportunities to engage with classmates and the law school community. Traditions, such as, the LAA Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament raises funds for the Law Alumni Association Scholarship Fund, with alumni, faculty, staff, and students in attendance. It's a great event for a great cause, but there are many ways to get involved and we encourage your participation and support.

As an RWU Law alum, the School of Law holds a very important place in your past -- and should also hold a place of importance in your present and future. If you are interested in further information regarding the Law Alumni Association or any of its committees, please contact the Office of Law Alumni Relations at (401) 254-4541 or e-mail

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Champions for Justice

A sincere congratulations to The Honorable O. Rogeriee Thompson'10HL named 2022 Champion for Justice, Akin Adepoju '07 named the Alumni Public Interest Champion and Rhode Island Legal Services, Inc. named the Community Partner Champion. The evening’s proceeds will benefit many social justice programs within RWU Law.

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Roger Williams University School of Law Alumni Association, President Brett Beaubien’s Message to Alumni

21 August 2023

Dear friends:

Brett Beaubien

I hope you all had a relaxing summer and found time to connect with friends and family. As we turn our attention to the fall, I wanted to bring news of a few updates since my last message.

First: we have seven new Directors on the Board! I am so excited to welcome the following alumni for a three-year term effective 01 July 2023 – 30 June 2026:

Doris Adesuyi '20
Christina Behm '18
Sarah Boucher '20
Regina Curran '10
Max Daley '15
Jamie Gau '16
Zachary Lyons '17

If you see one of our new Directors, please take a moment to congratulate them. They join Olabisi Davies '16, Peter Eraca '12, Kelsey Peck '19, Crystal Peralta '20, and John Dorsey, '10, for the upcoming year.

Second: the Board spent much time modernizing our Constitution and Bylaws this past winter. The Board adopted new versions in April. The purpose was to create a more efficient set of bylaws that allows the Directors to spend less time on administrative tasks and more time engaging with the alumni, promoting and attending alumni events, and fundraising. The current Constitution and Bylaws are located online.

Third: an update about last year’s Golf Tournament. The Golf tournament once again helped fund the Law Alumni Association Scholarship successfully. The LAA Scholarship provides two first-year students who demonstrate both academic excellence and financial need with a $6,700 scholarship. This year the awards went to Kyle Skagerlind and Gina George. Those scholarships would not be possible without your ongoing support and participation in the Golf Tournament. I hope to see you at the annual Golf Tournament at Hazelton Country Club on 09 September 2023. Registration is open but closes soon, on 31 August 2023. You can register here.

The success of our school and the value of our degrees are also primarily measured by the number of alumni who contribute by giving back. Regardless of whether the amount is modest or significant, every gift matters, and every gift demonstrates our strong support. You can make an online gift here to the fund of your choice.

If we do not have your contact information, please update it here to ensure you receive an invitation.  

It is a privilege to work for you. I want to hear from you about what we are doing well and what we need to do better. We can only be successful with your feedback. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at 

Very Respectfully, 

Brett V. Beaubien, Esq.
Class of 2016
President, Law Alumni Association.

If you are interested in information regarding the Law Alumni Association or in joining one of its committees, please contact the Office of Law Alumni Relations at (401) 254-4541 or e-mail

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Alumni Association

Alumni Association

The Law Alumni Association is active in keeping the alumni updated and involved with the law school including hosting alumni networking events such as including lunches, after-hours functions, regional alumni receptions and our annual holiday reception as well as free CLE programs.

Alumni Services

Alumni Services

We offer alumni a range of services including our online community, career services and library access.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

Alumni volunteers are an essential element of the School of Law and the Law Alumni Association. Learn about the various volunteer opportunities, including judging mock trial competitions.

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