For years now, RWU law has placed students in fantastic externships with the top lawyers, judges, and government and nonprofit organizations in Rhode Island. http://law.rwu.edu/academics/institutes-programs/feinstein-institute-legal-service/curricular-programs/externships/publ; http://law.rwu.edu/academics/institutes-programs/feinstein-institute-legal-service/curricular-programs/externships/judi
Now we add to this already rich array the chance to work with the top corporate lawyers in the region, in our recently launched In-House Counsel Externship Program. Through this program, eligible second-year and third-year law students will get months of hands-on practical training, for academic credit, in the in-house counsel offices of prominent entities in southern New England.
For this inaugural spring 2013 semester, the Program’s Director, Cecily Banks, recruited seven terrific 3Ls and placed them with six premier companies, which offered generously to provide invaluable educational and training experiences for the students. The companies are: CVS Pharmacy, Inc.; GTECH Corporation; Textron, Inc.; Fenway Sports Group (aka the Red Sox); The Kraft Group (aka the New England Patriots); and IDC, Inc. Here is a pic of the lucky students and the program director, Prof. Cecily Banks.
Professor Cecily Banks (Program Director); Michael Mullane (CVS); Christian Infantolino (CVS); Elanor Vadney (Textron); Kendra Levesque (GTECH); Matthew Soteroff (The Kraft Group); Katelyn Grandchamp (Fenway Sports Group); Lauren Hill (IDC); Dean David Logan.
This new program joins RWU Law's varied experiential learning options Experiential Learning and helps our grads be "practice ready".