Being the only law school in a state yields RWU students many benefits, regardless of whether they choose to remain in RI after graduation, and this past semester is proof why:
Students got to interact with leading jurists;
- United States Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito spent a whole day with students
http://law.rwu.edu/blog/another-supreme-opportunity-justice-samuel-alito-rwu-law-v-1 and http://law.rwu.edu/blog/justice-alito%E2%80%99s-day-campus-v-2
- The entire Rhode Island Supreme Court presided over the championship round of our flagship Esther Clarke Moot Court Competition
- Top state judges taught in our elective curriculum, including Associate Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court Frank Flaherty (“Legal Malpractice”), Chief Judge George Healey of the Workers’ Compensation Court (“Workers’ Comp”), and Superior Court Judge Dan Procaccini (“Trial Practice”)
- Federal and state judges supervised dozens of students in their chambers via our externship program: Judge Rogeriee Thompson from the United States Court of Appeals and Federal District Judges Mary Lisi, Will Smith, and Jack McConnell; and from the state judiciary Rhode Island Chief Justice Paul Suttell, and Justices Goldberg, Flaherty, and Indeglia, and lower court judges Daniel Procaccini, Allen Rubine, Judith Savage, Michael Silverstein, Brian Stern, and Walter Stone
- Students also welcomed the chance to interact with both United States Senators Reed and Whitehouse, as well as Congressman David Cicciline,
and to have lunch with RI Attorney General Peter Kilmartin (RWU law class of 1998) who discussed career opportunities in criminal prosecution,
Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Roberts, discussing the implementation of “Obamacare,”
and Providence Mayor Angel Tavares, who spoke on career-building.
In short, RWU Law is the place to be!