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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...
ANTHONY J. SANTORO, professor, former president and founding dean of the Roger Williams University School of Law, speaks during a ceremony dedicating a law school classroom in his name. / COURTESY ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY

RWU School of Law classroom renamed for founding dean Anthony J....

BRISTOL – The name of professor Anthony J. Santoro, former Roger Williams University president and founding dean of its law school, will be emblazoned...
SETTING THE BAR HIGH: Michael J. Yelnosky was one of the founding faculty members of Roger Williams University School of Law 20 years ago. Now professor Yelnosky is preparing to take over as the law school’s dean July 1. / COURTESY JULIE BRIGIDI/OGGI PHOTOGRAPHY

A well-kept secret

One of the founding faculty members of Roger Williams University School of Law 20 years ago, Michael J. Yelnosky is poised to utilize his...
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