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Direct & Cross Examination Skills Program

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm  |  Federal Courthouse, One Exchange Terrace, Providence



The United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island, in partnership with the Roger Williams University Law School and the Rhode Island Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, is proud to announce the seventh program in its Litigation Academy.  

The program will take place at the federal courthouse and will provide hands-on training and lectures spread over four days, starting Wednesday, September 27, 2017, and ending on Saturday, September 30, 2017. The program is presented jointly by the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island, the Roger Williams University School of Law, and the Rhode Island Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.  The program provides a unique opportunity for participants to hone their skills questioning witnesses in a mock trial setting, with constructive critiques by judges and experienced trial lawyers and professional actors serving as witnesses. 

13 CLE credits will be available. The cost of the program is $375 (including course materials and lunch on Saturday). Some partial scholarships are available based on financial hardship from the Rhode Island Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. If you would like to apply for such a scholarship, please go ahead and register and, at the same time, write separately to Richard Ratcliffe ( with a brief description of the nature of your law practice and a request to be considered for a scholarship.

We will begin accepting applicants into the program on Friday, August 4, 2017, continuing thereafter until the program is filled. If accepted, you will be notified by e-mail, with instructions on making payment.  Registration                               

 If you have any questions about the program, please feel free to contact the program chairs, Brooks Magratten (; 401-490-3422) or Assistant Dean Niki Kuckes (; 401-254-4505).


Free Practice LSAT Test

Friday, September 29, 2017
10:00 am - 1:30 pm  |  RWU Law Main Campus, 10 Metacom Avenue, Bristol, RI 02809

RWU Law is partnering with The Princeton Review Boston to offer prospective students a LSAT Free Practice Test under test conditions on Friday, September 29, 2017 from 10:00 AM- 1:30 PM at our main campus in Bristol, Rhode Island.  Come get a sense of your strengths and weaknesses so you know how to prep for the real LSAT!


Register online to participate in the LSAT Free Practice Test.


Please contact Jolee Vacchi, Assistant Director of Admissions, at or (401) 254-4555 with any questions regarding the event.