Dean’s Blog

04/23/2014
RWU Law was an active participant in the RI Urban League’s annual Community Debate. This terrific event, hosted by Brown University, brings urban youth from around the state, pairs them with...

Fast Facts

69% of RWU Law 1L students come from outside of Rhode Island.  There are 22 states represented in the Class of 2015 alone.



Community Economic Development Clinic

Course Number: 
LAW.869
Credits: 
5

The Roger Williams University Community Economic Development Clinic, our newest clinical offering, opened in the fall semester of 2013.  The focus of the clinic is to provide services to small, low-income businesses and not-for-profit organizations in Rhode Island and Southern Massachusetts.  Students enrolled in the clinic work with small business owners or operators in determining and facilitating their legal needs.  This includes determining the best legal entity choice, assisting with the filing of organizational documents, creating agreements, and creating leases and other contracts.  The primary goal of the clinic is to teach the practice of transactional lawyering while providing service to under-served entrepreneurs and organizations. Business Organizations is a prerequisite.