Partnering with firms and the community to help Rhode Island’s poor
The Pro Bono Collaborative links Roger Williams University law students with law firms and the community to address unmet needs of Rhode Island’s poorest residents. The partnership has been lauded by the Legal Services Corporation and held out as a national model by the Consortium for Access to Justice.
Professor Natapoff Delves Deep into Misdemeanors: “Petty is the New Big.”
With one sentence, Professor Alexandra Natapoff summarized the thesis of her newest scholarly pursuit: examining the often-underappreciated area of misdemeanor crimes and the consequences of their disproportionately low profile convictions as compared to felonies.
THE GUARDIAN – The empirical evidence leaves little doubt that African Americans are currently disadvantaged by the justice system, so the only remaining question is: “What can be done about it?”Read More
LEGALTECH NEWS – According to the 2015 Law Firms in Transition Survey from Altman Weil, market demand has returned to pre-recession levels in 32 percent of law firms followed, and another 41 percent of firms expect demand to return these levels in the next few years.Read More
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL – As U.S. employers throughout the economy resumed steady hiring last month, the legal-sector hiring enjoyed a modest bounce as well.Read More