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25th Annual Barrister's Ball
FEB
24
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Omni Providence Hotel, Providence, Rhode Island
RWU Law Alumni Reception
FEB
26
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Renaissance Washington, DC Dupont Circle Hotel
Law Alumni United States Supreme Court Swearing-In Ceremony
FEB
28
8:00 am - 12:30 pm
U.S. Supreme Court, Washington, DC
Accepted Students Day (3/5/18)
MAR
05
TBD
RWU Law- Main Campus, 10 Metacom Avenue, Bristol, RI 02809
Accepted Students Day (4/6/18)
APR
06
TBD
RWU Law- Main Campus, 10 Metacom Avenue, Bristol, RI 02809

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  • June 16, 2014 | In the Media
    From the NEWPORT MERCURY: "Law and Attraction" by Antonia N. Farzan   Michael J. Yelnosky, 53 | Dean designate It’s a challenging time to be a law school dean. Enrollment is dropping, and graduates are no longer guaranteed a high-paying job after they pass the bar. But the number of applications to Roger Williams Law School has increased, thanks in part to the fact that the law school is lowering its tuition for the 2014-2015 academic year. On July 1, Michael J. Yelnosky will become...
  • November 16, 2012 |
    FROM ecoRI: "R.I. Coast at Center of Marine Climate Crisis" by TIM FAULKNER/ecoRI News staff BRISTOL, Nov. 16, 2012 — For coastal planners and managers, the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy is about responding to an immediate crisis while keeping a commitment to long-term planning — a challenge complicated by the politically charged issue of climate change. This predicament was at center stage this week at the Marine Science Symposium hosted by Roger Williams University, where scientists, lawyers...