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GREGORY W. BOWMAN, dean of the Roger Williams University School of Law, says the new Institute for Race and Law house programs to better train new attorneys on perspectives of system inequities and improve racial justice. / PBN FILE PHOTO / RUPERT WHITELEY

RWU School of Law to launch Institute for Race and Law

BRISTOL – Close to three years after introducing a new required course for law students on racial issues and the U.S. law, Roger Williams...
THE PAYOFF: Jennifer Magaw can relate to the confusion many people with student loans are feeling about the on-again, off-again plans for loan forgiveness. For a long time, she felt anxiety about more than $100,000 in debt she had after finishing law school.  
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Confusion reigns over status of student loans

Jennifer Magaw graduated from law school in 2012, but she continued comparing notes with her peers for several years afterward. Her notes weren’t about classes....
LINE IN THE SAND: Monica Teixeira de Sousa, a professor at the Roger Williams University School of Law, says the lawsuit against Rhode Island’s new shoreline access law has the potential to create a precedent that will either inspire similar challenges or have a chilling effect on other coastal property owners. 
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Ripple effect expected from legal challenge of shoreline law

It came as a surprise to few when, soon after shoreline access advocates celebrated the law’s passage in June, a group of coastal property...
SPEAKING OUT: Zainabou Thiam, center, a student at the MET School in Providence, speaks at a rally at Brown University on July 8 organized by the Black Lives Matter Rhode Island political action committee. The rally sought to end legacy admissions and support diversity and equity in universities. 
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Diversity advocates take aim at legacy admissions

For Viet Nguyen, a Brown University alumnus and founder of social impact organization EdMobilizer, the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ban on affirmative action presents...

R.I. cannabis commission schedules public ‘listening sessions’

PROVIDENCE - The R.I. Cannabis Control Commission wants to hear from you. The newly formed, three-person panel has scheduled four public “listening sessions” across the...
PAULA IACONO, executive director of the Chartercare Foundation who was named the 2023 Career Achiever in Providence Business News’ 2023 Business Women Awards program, delivers her speech during Thursday's awards luncheon at the Providence Marriott Downtown. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

PBN honors top Business Women for 2023

PROVIDENCE – Paula Iacono at first didn’t set out to be a fundraiser. But, she said, “it happened.” Iacono, the executive director of the Chartercare...
BREAKING BARRIERS: Angelyne Cooper-Bailey became the first woman of color to serve as an associate judge on the Cranston Municipal Court.
PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Cooper-Bailey raises the bar in practicing law

PBN 2023 Business Women Awards SOCIAL SERVICES/NONPROFIT WOMAN TO WATCH: Angelyne Cooper-Bailey | Cranston Municipal Court associate judge, R.I. Department of Labor and Training...

State in legal fight with insurer over $40M fraud payout 

PROVIDENCE – The state is in a legal battle with an insurer over efforts to recoup $40 million lost in fraudulent unemployment claims during...
Brian P. Stern

Stern elected chair of RWU School of Law board

BRIAN P. STERN, associate justice of the R.I. Superior Court, was elected chairperson of the Roger Williams University School of Law board of directors...
PROVIDENCE BUSINESS NEWS has announced 28 honorees for its 2023 Business Women Awards program.

CharterCARE Foundation’s Iacono among 28 honorees for PBN’s Business Women Awards...

PROVIDENCE – Paula Iacono, executive director for the CharterCARE Foundation, has been selected by Providence Business News as this year’s Career Achievement winner among...
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