Upcoming Events

Best Wishes

Best Wishes

Champions for Justice
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Omni Providence Hotel
Info Session for Prospective Students (2/16/18)
9:30 am - 1:00 pm
RWU Law- Main Campus, 10 Metacom Avenue, Bristol, RI 02809
25th Annual Barrister's Ball
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Omni Providence Hotel, Providence, Rhode Island
RWU Law Alumni Reception
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Renaissance Washington, DC Dupont Circle Hotel
Law Alumni United States Supreme Court Swearing-In Ceremony
8:00 am - 12:30 pm
U.S. Supreme Court, Washington, DC

Fast Facts

RWU Law students can apply to receive up to $3,500 in a public interest summer stipend.  Students chosen have used this funding to finance their summer work in New England, across the U.S. and beyond.

Swapna Yeluri ’07

Swapna Yeluri ’07 Swapna Yeluri ’07 is lead staff attorney for the Joining Forces Project of the Maryland Legal Aid Bureau, a program that offers free legal advice for veterans. Prior to that, she was a staff attorney in the bureau’s Baltimore City Child Advocacy unit for over six years, representing abused and neglected children in Child In Need of Assistance cases.

In addition to her casework at Maryland Legal Aid, Yeluri is also program coordinator for the Community Law in Action mentoring program. Working with children has always been a primary professional interest; while still a student at RWU Law, she served for two years as senior counselor at Child and Family Services in Newport, R.I., working with abused and neglected youth.

In Yeluri, children find not only a sympathetic ear, but a skilled and passionate advocate. As a law student, she won top honors in the National Moot Court Competition – the largest appellate moot court competition in the world – receiving the Best Brief Award for the New England region, and defeating entries by nine other law schools, including Harvard, Boston College and Boston University. She was also president of the Multi-Cultural Law Students Association, and worked as a program coordinator for RWU’s Bridge to Success program, which offers tutoring and mentoring for disadvantaged high school students.

An immigrant herself, Yeluri says she can relate to the “outsider” feelings that many of her young clients experience. Born in India, she came to the U.S. with her parents and siblings at age six. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Michigan State before heading east to pursue a J.D. at Roger Williams.

“The overall environment at RWU Law is extremely nurturing and supportive, and the Public Interest Law programs and faculty in particular are just great,” she says. “So many terrific faculty and staff members went way beyond their duties to assist me. I will forever be grateful to them.”