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

Attorney General Open Government Summit

Attorney General Open Government Summit

Pro Bono Collaborative Cocktail Reception
MAY
28
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
One Citizens Plaza Rotunda, Providence, RI
Boston Law Alumni Networking Reception
JUN
03
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Highball Lounge, Boston
Class of 2018 "How to Prepare for Law School" BBQ/Mixer
JUN
12
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
RWU Law, 10 Metacom Avenue, Bristol, RI 02809
Law Alumni Association Annual Breakfast Meeting
JUN
18
7:45 am - 9:15 am
Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence
17th Annual Rhode Island Attorney General Open Government Summit
JUL
31
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
RWU School of Law, Bristol, RI


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. We have had Semester-In-Practice students working in housing and homelessness prevention in Los Angeles, public defense in New Jersey, immigration in New York City, and human rights in Seoul, South Korea.

If you have any questions about this option, or want discuss your options, please contact:

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