Diversity can be challenging for R.I. law firms

SPEAKING UP: Law student Shahily Negron-Falcon, right, president of the Multi-Cultural Law Students Association at Roger Williams University School of Law, takes part in an equity roundtable discussion on environmental justice at RWU in Bristol on Feb. 19. At left are fellow RWU law students Troy Lange, RWU law editorial board member, and Stephanie Gonzalez. / COURTESY ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW/JOSHUA GRAB
SPEAKING UP: Law student Shahily Negron-Falcon, right, president of the Multi-Cultural Law Students Association at Roger Williams University School of Law, takes part in an equity roundtable discussion on environmental justice at RWU in Bristol on Feb. 19. At left are fellow RWU law students Troy Lange, RWU law editorial board member, and Stephanie Gonzalez. / COURTESY ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW/JOSHUA GRAB

Bre’Anna Metts-Nixon, president of the Black Law Students Association at Roger Williams University School of Law, will graduate this year. She wants to practice entertainment and intellectual-property law, a career that will likely take her beyond Providence to New York or another major city in search of work. She knows what it’s like to be

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