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As Director of Clinical Programs and the Criminal Defense Clinic, Professor Horwitz provides students with the real world opportunities they need to help sharpen their legal skills. In the Criminal Defense Clinic second and third year law students represent indigent criminal defendants in Rhode...

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Posted by Andy Horwitz
04/21/2015 at 04:40 PM
I joined the faculty at Roger Williams University School of Law just over 20 years ago because I saw that the school was dedicated to a very special mission.  The law school’s founders understood then what so many other schools have started to see now: that experiential education is a fundamental and critical part of a law school education.  Understanding the law is, of course, the foundation upon which all else is built.  But unless and until one has started to put that foundational education into practice, one has hardly begun the transition to becoming an effective lawyer....