Summer Stipend Recipients
- Legal Aspects of Coastal Adaptation & Resilience in Rhode Island: A Workshop for Municipal Solicitors and Staff
- 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
- School of Law - 2nd Floor
- Law Alumni Association Holiday Reception
- 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
- Citizens Plaza Rotunda, Providence, Rhode Island
- Public Interst Potluck
- 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
- Law School Bistro
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Keynote Address
- RWU Law
- Champions for Justice
- 6:00 pm - 6:00 pm
- Omni Providence Hotel
Our Clinical Externship Programs enable second and third-year students to earn academic credit while training under the supervision of public interest lawyers, corporate counsel, or judges through our five different programs: Corporate Counsel, Environmental & Land Use Law, Judicial, Prosecution, and Public Interest (including public defenders, legal services lawyers, government attorneys, and many others.) Because RWU Law is the only law school in the state, our students have access to plum opportunities in the legislative, executive, and judicial branches, both state and federal. Students must apply in advance, and should seek advice from the Feinstein Center to maximize their ability to be part of these programs. An information session will be held in advance of the deadline each semester for the following semester’s program. All programs are offered each fall and spring. The Public Interest and Prosecution Programs are also offered in the summer.
What is the difference between a Clinical Externship and a Clinic?
In a Clinical Externship, a student trains outside of the law school under the supervision of attorneys or judges. Generally, the law student is assigned projects that deepen the students’ substantive knowledge and skill base. Students make valuable connections and learn lessons about the real-world of practice in a busy public interest law office, corporation, or judicial chambers. For students looking for an immersive experience, we offer the Semester-In-Practice which enables a student to train outside of the law school full-time under the supervision of attorneys or judges. The Semester-In-Practice Program allows a student to work either locally or in a remote location chosen by the student and approved by the Clinical Externship Director.
In an In-House Clinic, a student works in the Providence Law Clinic under the supervision of a full-time faculty member whose sole purpose is to teach students and direct the clinic. Students handle a small number of their own cases from start to finish and, when the student practice rule permits it, are certified as student attorneys.
In a Field Clinic, a student works outside of the law school under the supervision of an attorney who also serves as a member of our adjunct faculty. Students are certified as student attorneys and handle a small number of their own cases from start to finish.
Each student at RWU Law is allowed to take advantage of these opportunities in the following program combinations, or, of course, by taking just one:
- 1 Clinical Externship and 1 In-House or Field Clinic;
- 2 Clinical Externships (neither can be Semester-In-Practice);
- 2 In-House or Field Clinics; or
- 1 Semester-In-Practice and 1 In-House or Field Clinic.
Note: Each Clinical Externship requires students to register for a 2-credit graded seminar and 4, 6, or 12 credits of ungraded fieldwork credits. Students must be selected by the director of each program.
For more information or to schedule a counseling session with the Feinstein Center, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.