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GREGORY W. BOWMAN has been named the new dean for the Roger Williams University School of Law. / COURTESY WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW

RWU School of Law names Bowman new dean

BRISTOL – Gregory W. Bowman has been named dean of the Roger Williams University School of Law, the school announced Monday. Bowman is currently the...
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

Diversity can be challenging for R.I. law firms

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...

Nixon Peabody’s success in creating diversity comes from the top

PBN Diversity & Inclusion Awards 2019 LEGAL SERVICES: Nixon Peabody LLP NIXON PEABODY LLP’s focus on employing an inclusive staff from diverse backgrounds is no...

RWU Law, URI among institutions to share $1.2M grant to help...

BRISTOL – The Marine Affairs Institute at Roger Williams University School of Law and Rhode Island Sea Grant Legal Program, housed at the law...
MICHAEL YELNOSKY is stepping down as dean of the Roger Williams University School of Law when his contract expires next spring. / COURTESY ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY

Yelnosky stepping down as RWU Law dean at end of academic...

BRISTOL – Michael Yelnosky, the dean of the Roger Williams University School of Law, is stepping down when his contract expires at the end...
NEW LAW: Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity CEO Mike Stenhouse believes a new law – requiring a 100% reimbursement rate for property taken by eminent domain within three opportunity zones in Pawtucket – is directed at the redevelopment of the former Apex department store.
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Pawtucket wants ‘square deal’ under eminent domain

The legislator behind a new law that matches tax-increment financing authority with federal opportunity zones in Pawtucket says the change it makes to existing...

Bland becomes first RWU School of Law student to receive Skadden...

BRISTOL – In partnership with the Rhode Island Center for Justice, Roger Williams University School of Law student Michaela Bland has been awarded a...

Bailey and Kilpatrick join RWU School of Law board of...

BRISTOL – Earlier this month, the Roger Williams University School of Law announced it had welcomed Collin Bailey and J. Scott Kilpatrick to its...
MICHAEL J. YELNOSKY, who has served as Roger Williams University School of Law dean for four years to the week, along with public sector union leaders and other academics, comments on the local impact of the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 27 ruling in Janus vs. AFSCME Council 31. PBN FILE PHOTO / COURTESY JULIE BRIGIDI/OGGI PHOTOGRAPHY

In ‘insulated’ R.I., unions seen surviving court ruling

Paul A. Doughty, Local 799 Providence Firefighters union president, says he’s not concerned about possible membership drops or financial woes after a June 27...
EXTRA MILE: Mary McBride, editor-in-chief of the UMass Law Review and a third-year law student at the University of Massachusetts School of Law in Dartmouth, says professors at the school go the extra mile to meet one-on-one with students and help them excel in the field. / PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

RWU, UMass law schools exceed new proposed bar exam standard

Representing a proposed new tracking metric, in March the American Bar Association for the first time compiled pass rates for Class of 2015 graduates...

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