"I immediately felt that Roger Williams saw and heard my passion, my desire to change my world – and then they made it possible." – Weayonnoh Nelson-Davies '07
RWU Law establishes its Veterans Disability Appeals Field Clinic in the Providence offices of Chisholm & Chisholm, one of the nation's leading veterans disability law firms.
RWU Law Distinguished Jurist in Residence Judge Judith Colenback Savage hosts a major symposium on Mass Incarceration at the school that helps lead to significant changes in Rhode Island law.
RWU Law opens new Experiential Learning Campus at One Empire Street in downtown Providence, housing in-house clinics, hosting classes, and providing a base for students performing externships and gaining other work in the city.
Luis Mancheno ’13, makes national headlines when he leads a team of young attorneys in bringing the case of Darweesh v Trump Order less than 24 hours after President Trump signed his “Muslim ban”. In response, a federal judge blocks part of the executive order, ordering that refugees trapped at airports across the U.S. should not be sent back to their home countries.
Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburgof the Supreme Court of the United States spends a snowy day at RWU Law.
A team of RWU Law librarians and staff, aided by members of the state bar and judiciary, builds a definitive list of the 176 First Women Lawyers in Rhode Island. In April, the law school hosts a gala event for the plaque dedication.
The Dorothy R. Crockett Classroom dedicated in honor of Rhode Island’s first African-American woman lawyer, admitted to the bar in 1932.