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Out of 29 total state clerkship opportunities in Rhode Island, RWU Law grads hold 18 of those positions for the 2012-2013 term. This includes 8 of 11 clerkships with the Rhode Island Supreme Court.

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Skill Building & Professional Experience

RWU School of Law Clinical Programs and the curriculum are designed to meet the needs of diverse interests including business, criminal, environmental, international and family law and politics and government.

Our programs include course work that supports the clinical program’s functions and needs, experiential learning opportunities, and an interdisciplinary approach. Our programs also provide students with opportunities to develop and improve a variety of skills and with opportunities to participate in and learn about the professional world of lawyering.

These skills and learning opportunities include:

  • Legal research and writing
  • Client interviewing and counseling
  • Document drafting
  • Factual investigation
  • Court appearances
  • Oral communication
  • Written communication
  • Public speaking
  • Organization
  • Collaboration and team work