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J.D., Roger Williams University
B.A., Spelman College
Lorraine Lalli is Associate Dean of Student Life and Operations at Roger William Law School in Bristol, RI. In this position, she works with senior university and law school administration to support law students in their academic, professional and personal goals. She is a member of the Admissions Committee and helps lead diversity and inclusion efforts as a member of the University’s Council on Inclusive Excellence and the School of Law’s Diversity Strategic Plan Steering Committee. She previously served as the Law School’s inaugural Director of Diversity & Outreach.
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. 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.
Dean Lalli is admitted to the state bars of Massachusetts and Rhode Island and practiced with Brown Rudnick, LLP in Boston before returning to her alma mater to direct diversity initiatives. In this role, Dean Lalli energized existing programs designed to improve the academic experience and success, of students from diverse backgrounds.
Dean Lorraine is active in the local community. 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 previously served as a member of the Rhode Island Judicial Nominating Committee and as a member of the Providence School Board. She is an avid runner, completing five marathons.