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

Law Alumni Holiday Reception
DEC
05
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Citizens Plaza Rotunda
Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Keynote Address
JAN
18
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
RWU Law | Bristol Campus
Champions for Justice
JAN
26
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Omni Providence Hotel
25th Annual Barrister's Ball
FEB
24
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Omni Providence Hotel, Providence, Rhode Island
Law Alumni United States Supreme Court Swearing-In Ceremony
FEB
28
8:00 am - 12:30 pm
U.S. Supreme Court, Washington, DC


Corporate Counsel Clinical Externship

The Corporate Counsel Clinical Externship Program enables students to earn academic credit while training either two, three or five days each week of the semester in the corporate legal offices of prominent for-profit and not-for-profit companies in Rhode Island and beyond.  Students work side-by-side with highly experienced in-house counsel on a vast range of legal subject matter areas encountered by companies on a national and international scope.  Each student receives regular oversight, feedback, guidance, and mentorship from a designated supervising attorney, who also works with the student to design a meaningful lawyering experience for the semester.  The Program includes a two-hour weekly seminar that teaches the modern role of in-house counsel, the role of the trusted advisor to an “internal client,” and the critical nexus between legal and business knowledge through a Business for Lawyers Workshop; the seminar also teaches the professional development and effective lawyering skills germane to corporate counsel practice.  The companies currently participating are: Alex and Ani, Amica Insurance, Blue Cross Blue Shield, CVS Health, Care New England, Falvey Insurance Group, Fenway Sports Group, Gilbane Building Co., IGT, Kahn Litwin & Renzo, Moran Shipping Agencies, Naval Underseas Warfare College, Newport Experience, Sensata Technologies, Swarovski, and Textron.


Cecily Banks

Professor of Experiential Education
Director, Corporate Counsel Clinical Externship Program
cbanks@rwu.edu