RWU Law's Rhode Island Advance Screening of “Conviction”
While much of the state was focused on the last-minute visit of President Obama, the RWU Law community was celebrating a very special Rhode Island Advance Screening of the new Fox Searchlight motion picture “Conviction” - the amazing true story of alumna Betty Anne Waters '98 and her efforts to free her wrongfully convicted brother from prison. (wide distribution, Oct. 29 2010.)

Just before the screening, RWU Law sponsored a fundraiser for The Innocence Project, the organization that helped Betty Anne (and hundreds of other families) to win freedom for at this point more then 250 wrongfully incarcerated men. Held at Fleming's restaurant in downtown Providence, the event raised over $5,000 - and provided the first chance for many folks who know Betty Anne’s story to actually spend some time with this remarkable woman (played by Hilary Swank in the movie!), as well as to meet her RWU Law classmate (and dear friend) Abra Rice '98 (played by Minnie Driver).
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