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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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12/01/2017
By Dean Michael J. Yelnosky
Whenever possible, I try not to simply assert that the program at RWU Law is special.  Instead I try to give specific examples, preferably “objective” examples, or examples that do not come from...

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  • October 17, 2015 | In the Media
    From RHODE ISLAND LAWYERS WEEKLY: "Dean: new MSL program poses no threat to lawyers" by Pat Murphy October 16, 2015: Next fall, students who have no intention of ever becoming practicing attorneys will begin receiving legal training at Roger Williams University School of Law. RWU will become one of only a dozen or so law schools across the country that offer an advanced degree in legal studies for non-lawyers. Dean Michael J. Yelnosky sees the school’s Master of Studies in Law Program as...
  • September 10, 2015 | News & Features
    PROVIDENCE, Sept. 10, 2015 — Roger Williams University School of Law and Johnson and Wales University have come up with a way to cut the time -- and cost -- required for students to earn a law degree. Under the terms of a new articulation agreement, Johnson and Wales (JWU) students who meet specific criteria will be allowed to apply for admission to the law program at Roger Williams during their third year. If accepted, they will then earn their Johnson and Wales degree by completing their...
  • August 08, 2013 |
    From NATIONAL JURIST: "Roger Williams opens experiential center, guarantees hands-on training" See additional coverage in: The Providence Journal GoLocalProv BRISTOL, R.I., August 8, 2013: Roger Williams University School of Law has introduced a new experiential learning center, and an explicit guarantee that students will get hands-on training while in school. The Feinstein Center for Pro Bono and Experiential Education will be the school’s flagship for coordinating experiential learning...
  • April 10, 2013 |
    RWU Law Offers Choice in Pursuing Law Degree Accelerated and Flexible options let students to tailor legal education to fit their lifestyle. BRISTOL, R.I., April 10, 2013 – Roger Williams University School of Law now offers students the option to earn a three-year J.D. degree on an accelerated 2½-year track, or a more flexible four-year track. Students in the Accelerated Graduation Option can complete a J.D degree in two and one-half years, thereby saving an entire semester of living expenses...