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J.D., Roger Williams University
B.A., Spelman College
Assistant Dean Lalli is a magna cum laude graduate of Spelman College, where she majored in Philosophy and earned membership in Phi Beta Kappa. She received her Juris Doctor degree, also magna cum laude, from Roger Williams University School of Law in 2001. As a law student, she won numerous awards for academic excellence, and served as President of the Multicultural Law Students Association and the extramural Trial Team.
Lorraine Lalli was admitted to the state bars of Massachusetts and Rhode Island and practiced with Brown Rudnick, LLP in Boston before returning to her alma mater as the first Director of Diversity & Outreach. In this role, Lorraine energized existing programs designed to improve the academic experience and success, of students from diverse backgrounds. As Assistant Dean of Students, she works with all law students to support them in their academic, professional and personal goals. She is a member of the Admissions Committee and the President’s Council on Inclusive Excellence.
Lorraine is active in the local community. She is a member of the Providence School Board. She volunteers on the United Way of Rhode Island’s Community Investment Committee and serves on the Board of Directors for the Mt. Hope Learning Center and One Neighborhood Builders. She is an avid runner, completing five marathons.