Summer Stipend Recipients

Asia-Sierra Millette
At the Bronx Defenders, I have gained practical courtroom experience as well as learned what it really means to provide holistic defense....

Upcoming Events

Open Door Speaker Series - The Traditional Side of Things

Sounding the Alarm on Mass Incarceration

Open Door Speaker Series - The Traditional Side of Things

Sounding the Alarm on Mass Incarceration

22nd Annual Barrister’s Ball
FEB
28
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Omni Providence Hotel
New York Area Info Session
MAR
05
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Ainsworth, 122 West 26th Street (btw 6th & 7th), New York, NY
New York City Alumni Networking Reception
MAR
05
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Ainsworth, 122 West 26th Street (btw 6th & 7th), New York, NY
360°of a Large Corporate Deal
MAR
19
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
RWU Law | Bristol, Rhode Island
Accepted Students Day
MAR
21
9:00 am - 3:15 pm
RWU Law, 10 Metacom Avenue, Bristol, RI 02809


Semester-In-Practice (SIP)

The School of Law now offers an innovative Semester-In-Practice Program which enables students to train full-time—either in one of our pre-established local placements or in a new remote placement of their choosing that is approved by the Externship Director.  Students must first apply to one of the Clinical Externship Programs: Corporate Counsel, Environmental & Land Use, Judicial, Prosecution, Public Interest, or Washington D.C. Semester-In-Practice, and then arrange a full-time, local or remote, Semester-In-Practice placement that is approved by the Externship Director.  Students will earn 12 ungraded fieldwork credits and 2 graded credits for the co-requisite seminar. Students in remote placements will participate in the seminar through approved technology. 

The Semester-In-Practice is a capstone, full-immersion experience.  Students work full-time under the supervision of a practicing attorney for an entire semester.  The opportunity for students to craft their own remote placements provides the added benefit of allowing students to work not only in the area of practice they wish to pursue upon graduation but also in the geographic area where they plan to live.   Currently, we have Semester-In-Practice students working in the following practice areas:  housing and homelessness prevention in Los Angeles, public defense in New Jersey, immigration in New York City and human rights in Korea. 

If you have any questions about this option, please contact:

Laurie Barron
Executive Director, Feinstein Center for Pro Bono and Experiential Education
lbarron@rwu.edu
(401) 254-4653