19th Annual Diversity Symposium Dinner

- Providence Marriott Hotel - One Orms Street - Providence, Rhode IslandRegistration Required

Please join us for an evening of discussion around issues of diversity and the law.

Check back for registration details. Thank you for your interest.

Meet the Moderator

Braxton Howard Medlin
Braxton Howard Medlin

Braxton Howard Medlin, Esq, L'19 is a trial attorney from Chapel Hill, NC. He moved to Rhode Island during a massive snowstorm in January of 2017. An avid runner, he has always been invested in advocacy and community building, whether through fitness, arts, or the pursuit of justice. After earning his bachelor’s degree in Romance Languages (Spanish) at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, NC, he completed two years of AmeriCorps service. He worked with the ACCESS Project as a Family Support Specialist, providing education and wellness outreach programs to immigrant communities in rural North Carolina.  Braxton earned his Juris Doctor from Roger Williams University School of Law. He was President of the Student Bar Association, a CALI Award winner in Trial Advocacy, a member of the Trial Team, and the 2019 Public Interest Award recipient. Additionally, he was a student attorney at the Roger Williams University School of Law Criminal Defense Clinic and other Public Defender offices arguing motions, representing clients at probation hearings, and trying cases.

Prior to joining the Coalition and Dorcas, Attorney Medlin honed his legal skills working as a Public Defender in Colorado and in the private sector.  Presently, Braxton is a Staff Attorney with the Immigrant Coalition of Rhode Island at Dorcas International Institute. He focuses his practice on supporting and providing free legal representation for Asylum seekers detained at Wyatt Detention Facility in Central Falls, RI. He also represents folks facing deportation or in other court proceedings at the federal level in the Boston Immigration Court. He is active in all three of the Coalition’s subcommittees.  

When he is not in court, he volunteers with several organizations committed to uplifting and supporting communities of color, including Youthbuild Providence. Most recently, Braxton was selected as the Chair of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee for the Town of Barrington.

This event is made possible by the generosity of sponsor Nixon Peabody.

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Special Accommodations
Persons who, because of a special need or condition, would like to request an accommodation for an event should contact the RWU Law Events, as soon as possible, but no later than 72 hours before the event, so that appropriate arrangements can be made. lawevents@rwu.edu