Upcoming Events

Commencement

Commencement

Accepted Students Day
APR
07
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
RWU Law Main Campus, 10 Metacom Avenue, Bristol, RI 02809
Open Door Speaker Series: Common Mistakes NOT to Make in Drafting & Negotiating Contracts
APR
13
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
RWU Law | Bristol Campus | Bay View Room
School of Law Commencement
MAY
19
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
RWU School of Law, Bristol, RI
19th Annual Rhode Island Attorney General Open Government Summit
JUL
28
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
RWU School of Law, Bristol, RI

Fast Facts

The Marine Affairs Institute holds a major symposium every other year. These events draw national and international experts in their various fields to RWU Law. Students can attend these symposia for free. Past topics range from fisheries law, climate change and the legacy of the Deepwater Horizon disaster.



Professor Diana J. Hassel

Then & NowProfessor Diana Hassel is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at RWU Law. She regularly leads a group of students to experience "Legal Washington," an excursion featuring attendance at a Supreme Court argument, a session with Associate Justice Samuel Alito and his law clerks, a visit to the Department of Justice, and a session with United States Senator Sheldon Whitehouse.

In addition to her work in the school’s Honors and Study Abroad programs, Professor Hassel teaches classes in Constitutional Law, Civil Rights litigation, and lawyering skills. She serves as a member of the Rhode Island Bar Association’s Legal Services Committee and participates in community legal education through a program called Citizen’s Law School. Prior to joining RWU’s faculty, she served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York. There she represented the United States in various aspects of civil litigation including civil rights, environment issues, tax matters and defense contractor fraud.

She holds a Juris Doctor degree from Rutgers University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Mount Holyoke College.