100 Steps Toward Justice Debate Tournament

January 26, 2019, 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Roger Williams University School of Law
10 Metacom Avenue
Bristol, RI 02809
Event Type: Diversity Matters Event

For the fifth year in a row, Roger Williams University Law teamed up with the Rhode Island Urban Debate League and the Rhode Island legal community to host an exciting series of competitions among participating high school policy debaters. This collaboration is a part of a joint effort to diversify the pipeline to the legal profession in Rhode Island and beyond. In addition to a series of debate rounds, which were judged by RWU Law students, alumni, faculty and/or administrators, along with other legal and general community members, the final round was judged by three sitting and/or retired judges. The tournament included welcome remarks by RWU Law's Dean and RWU Law's Director of Diversity & Outreach presenting the DiscoverLaw.org PowerPoint presentation. The lunch break included legal careers roundtable discussions with lawyers sharing information about their paths to and within the legal profession, and providing encouragement, guidance, and advice to the high school students considering law as a career.

School(s)

Roger Williams University School of Law

Is the event private?

Yes
Add to Calendar 2019-01-26T09:00:00 2019-01-26T18:00:00 100 Steps Toward Justice Debate Tournament 10 Metacom Avenue, Bristol RI 02809
January 26, 2019, 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Roger Williams University School of Law
10 Metacom Avenue
Bristol, RI 02809
Event Type: Diversity Matters Event

For the fifth year in a row, Roger Williams University Law teamed up with the Rhode Island Urban Debate League and the Rhode Island legal community to host an exciting series of competitions among participating high school policy debaters. This collaboration is a part of a joint effort to diversify the pipeline to the legal profession in Rhode Island and beyond. In addition to a series of debate rounds, which were judged by RWU Law students, alumni, faculty and/or administrators, along with other legal and general community members, the final round was judged by three sitting and/or retired judges. The tournament included welcome remarks by RWU Law's Dean and RWU Law's Director of Diversity & Outreach presenting the DiscoverLaw.org PowerPoint presentation. The lunch break included legal careers roundtable discussions with lawyers sharing information about their paths to and within the legal profession, and providing encouragement, guidance, and advice to the high school students considering law as a career.

School(s)

Roger Williams University School of Law

Is the event private?

Yes