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03/31/2015
By Ashley Ham Pong '10
It was a sunny summer day in August of 2009 as I sat in a conference room at Roger William’s University’s Providence campus, feeling somewhat like a guinea pig. I was a member of the first class of...

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For the Class of 2017 the average entering age was 25.  Students ages ranged from 20 to 65.



Criminal Defense Clinic

Course Number: 
LAW.860
Credits: 
8

The Criminal Defense Clinic is a one semester program in which students represent indigent criminal defendants in the District Court and Traffic Tribunal of the State of Rhode Island. The caseload consists largely of misdemeanor and traffic offenses, including allegations of assault, domestic violence, disorderly conduct, drug possession, petty theft, drunk driving and breathalyser refusal. Students will handle every stage of representation in each of their cases, including motion practice, discovery and investigation, negotiation, pre-trial litigation and, when the case demands it, trial and appellate work.  Trial Advocacy is a prerequisite.