Summer Stipend Recipients
- Marine Affairs Advisory Board Meeting
- 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
- Bay View Room
- Public Interest Auction
- 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
- Providence Biltmore Hotel
- Reassessing NEW YORK TIMES CO. V. SULLIVAN: Freedom of the Press, 50 Years Later
- 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
- RWU School of Law
- 21st Annual Barrister’s Ball
- 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
- Newport Marriott, 25 America’s Cup Avenue, Newport, Rhode Island
- Washington, D.C. Law Alumni Reception
- 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
- Marriott Washington at Metro Center, 775 12th Street NW, Washington, D.C.
Our Clinical Externship Programs enable second and third-year students to earn academic credit while working 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 one semester in advance, and should seek advice from the Feinstein Center to maximize their ability to be part of these programs as there is a cap on the number of students in each program. An information session will be held in advance of the deadline each semester. All programs are offered each fall and spring but the Public Interest Program is also offered in the summer.
What is the Difference Between a Clinical Externship, A Semester-in-Practice, and a Clinic?
In a Clinical Externship, a student works outside of the law school under the supervision of attorneys or judges who have full-time jobs and also supervise students. Generally, the law student works on pieces of the attorneys’ cases but does not handle a case from start-to-finish. Students make valuable connections and learn lessons about the real-world of practice in a busy public interest law office, corporation, or judicial chambers.
In a Semester-in-Practice, a student works outside of the law school full-time under the supervision of attorneys or judges who have full-time jobs and also supervise students. 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. We permit students to enroll in this full-time option only through one of our existing Clinical Externship Programs: Corporate Counsel, Environmental & Land Use Law, Judicial, Prosecution, and Public Interest. Students not able to commute to class will be part of a remote seminar.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 are certified as student attorneys and handle a small number of their own cases often from start to finish.Each student at RWU Law is allowed to take advantage of these opportunities in the following combinations, or, of course, by taking just one:
- 1 Clinical Externship and 1 In-house Clinic;
- 2 Clinical Externships;
- 2 In-House Clinics; or,
1 Semester-in-Practice and 1 In-House Clinic. Each Clinical Externship requires students to register for a 2-credit graded seminar and 4, 6, or 12 credits of ungraded field work credit. Students must be selected by the director of each program.
To learn more about each program, please use the navigation buttons on the left.
For more information or to schedule a counseling session with the Feinstein Center, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.