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.
Through the School of Law’s In-House Clinical Programs, students in their last three semesters of law school may represent their own clients from start-to-finish under the supervision of full-time faculty members in the Providence Law Clinic. With a low case load, students can learn to handle every aspect of a client’s case with the safety net of faculty oversight. Students may be certified as student attorneys and appear in court in both the Criminal Defense Clinic and Immigration Clinic. Students will represent low-income and start-up businesses while learning transactional skills through the Community Economic Development Clinic. Finally, through the Mediation Clinic, students will mediate their own cases in local courts to guide parties to a resolution.
In-House Clinical Programs
What is the Difference Between an Externship 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 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 from start to finish.
Each student at RWU Law is allowed to take one Clinical Externship and one In-house Clinic, and each student is encouraged to take advantage of both of these opportunities.