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Tom is the Director of Admissions of Roger Williams University School of Law.

He is a 1995 graduate of Marywood University in Scranton, PA, and a 1998 graduate of RWU Law.

Prior to coming to work at RWU Law in 2008, Tom worked as a staff attorney at the U.S. District Court in...

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Posted by Tom Shaffer
09/27/2016 at 12:14 PM
This semester, we have a number of pioneering students at RWU Law: the first participants in our new one-year master's program called the Master of Studies in Law, or MSL. The program is open to learners who seek deep exposure to law and legal methods in order to broaden their professional skill set or add value to their résumé – but who do not want to be practicing attorneys. Anyone who works (or would like to work) regularly with lawyers, or with laws and regulations, can benefit from the MSL program.  The course of study provides students with a foundational understanding of law...