Summer Stipend Recipients

Jennifer Roth
My experience at this internship has been incredible and unforgettable.  I assisted an attorney with research for her oral argument in front of...

Upcoming Events

marine law symposium

marine law symposium

Alternative Spring Break 2017 Info Session
OCT
05
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
Room 283 - School of Law Bristol Campus
Jeopardy! | RWU Law
OCT
28
All Day
School of Law | Appellate Courtroom 283
Marine Law Symposium
NOV
04
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
RWU School of Law, Bristol, RI
LSAT Free Practice Test
NOV
04
10:00 am - 1:30 pm
RWU Law Experiential Campus, 1 Empire Street, 4th Floor, Providence, RI 02903
Providence Law School Fair
NOV
10
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The New RWU Law Experiential Education Campus, One Empire Plaza, 4th Floor, Providence, RI 02903


Experiential Learning & Pro Bono

At RWU Law, we believe that experiential education opportunities are invaluable, intertwined, and should build upon each other.  In the Feinstein Center, we will help you to plan your curriculum to take maximum advantage of the rich array of experiential experiences throughout law school.

Through our Pro Bono Experiential Learning Requirement, students can get their feet wet with a pro bono project as early as the spring of first year.  Many students take part in Alternative Spring Break, spending an intensive week working locally at the Committee for Public Counsel Services in Fall River, Masssachusetts, while others go far and wide doing public defender work in Bronx, New York, legal services work in Mississippi, or mountain top removal work in West Virginia.

Through our Clinical Externship Programs, second and third-year students earn academic credit while working (often as certified student attorneys) under the supervision of legal services lawyers, public defenders, prosecutors, government attorneys, corporate counsel, or judges in the local community.

Through our In-House Clinical Programs, students handle their own clients and cases from start to finish under the supervision of full-time faculty members in our Business Start-up Clinic, Criminal Defense Clinic and Immigration Clinic.  In these programs, law students learn what it means to have complete responsibility for a client (under the guidance of a faculty member) and to handle each stage of a client’s case.  And through our Veterans Disability Appeals Field Clinic, students represent clients under the direct supervision of highly experienced appellate lawyers working as members of our adjunct faculty.  In each of these programs, law students learn what it means to have complete responsibility for a client (under the guidance of a faculty member) and to handle each stage of a client's case.

Through the Marine Affairs Institute (MAI) Sea Grant Law Fellows Program, one of only four Sea Grant legal programs in the nation, fellows will research real-world, important, and timely questions of marine law and policy raised by organizations in and beyond Rhode Island. This opportunity enables students to produce a high-quality writing sample and provides students valuable opportunities to engage with the professional law and policy world.

Finally, through our many Practice-Based Skills Classes, students can learn, practice, and perfect virtually every lawyer skill in a comfortable setting where the goal is solely educational and students are encouraged to take risks.

At RWU Law, we will counsel you to take advantage of all of these opportunities in an organized, sequential way, so that you will graduate as a practice-ready lawyer who can hit the ground running.