Upcoming Events

Secrets & Scandals

Secrets & Scandals

Info Session for Prospective Students
NOV
10
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
10 Metacom Avenue, Bristol RI. 02809
Hands-on Deposition Skills Training Program
NOV
13
All Day
Providence and Bristol, Rhode Island
Secrets and Scandals: Reforming Rhode Island, 1986-2006
NOV
13
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
RWU School of Law, Bristol, RI
Criminal Justice Reform with Soffiyah Elijah
NOV
19
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Appellate Courtroom 283
Marine Affairs Student Roundtable Luncheon
NOV
19
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Bay View Room

Fast Facts

RWU Law had a 86% pass rate for the July 2012 Massachusetts Bar for all first-time test takers, above the state average.  Massachusetts is the state with the largest number of our graduates sitting for the exam  and is our reporting state for the American Bar Association. 



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.