Lorraine Lalli is assistant dean of students at Roger William University School of Law in Bristol, Rhode Island. In this position, she works with senior university and law school administration to support law students in their academic, professional, and personal goals. She is a member of the Admissions Committee and helps lead diversity and inclusion efforts as a member of the University’s Council on Inclusive Excellence and the School of Law’s Diversity Strategic Plan Steering Committee. She previously served as the Law School’s inaugural Director of Diversity & Outreach.
Lorraine is a magna cum laude graduate of Spelman College, where she earned a bachelor of arts in philosophy and earned membership in Phi Beta Kappa. She received her juris doctor degree, also magna cum laude, from Roger Williams University School of Law. As a law student, she won numerous awards for academic excellence and served as president of the Multicultural Law Students Association and the extramural Trial Team. Lorraine is admitted to the state bars of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, and she practiced with Brown Rudnick, LLP in Boston before returning to her alma mater to direct diversity initiatives.
Lorraine is active in the local community. She volunteers on the United Way of Rhode Island’s Community Investment Committee and serves on the board of directors for ONE Neighborhood Builders, where she is vice chair, and the Mt. Hope Learning Center. She previously served as a member of the Rhode Island Judicial Nominating Committee and as a member of the Providence School Board. She is an avid runner who has completed five marathons.