Feinstein Center for Pro Bono & Experiential Education

Clinics & Externships

Clinics & Externships

At RWU Law, we believe that experiential education opportunities are invaluable, intertwined, and should build upon each other.  In the Feinstein Center, we will help you to plan your curriculum to take maximum advantage of the rich array of experiential experiences throughout law school.

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Pro Bono Experiential Learning Requirement

Pro Bono Experiential Learning Requirement

RWU Law’s 50-Hour Pro Bono Experiential Learning Requirement (Pro Bono ELR) provides legal service to low-income communities and an opportunity for students to gain valuable practical legal experience. To receive credit for completion of the 50-Hour Pro Bono Experiential Learning Requirement, students must complete all required forms and submit them to the Feinstein Center by the required deadlines.

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Pro Bono Collaborative

Pro Bono Collaborative

The Pro Bono Collaborative connects law firms, attorneys and law students to community organizations that need pro bono legal services for their organization and/or their clients.

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Public Interest Law

Public Interest Law

We are the law schools public interest hub and we work to ensure students maximize their experiential education through public interest internships, conferences, and job fairs.

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Commitment to the Community

Commitment to the Community

At RWU Law, we believe that lawyers should use their legal skills to serve their communities – and that pro bono service in law school can set the stage for a lifetime of invaluable social contributions.

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Champions for Justice

Every year, the School of Law and the Rhode Island legal community gather together to celebrate the public interest and pro bono work of students, faculty and community members to advance justice for all.

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A Passion for Good

Kirby Gordon, RWU Class of 2018 Juris Doctor

For Kirby Gordan, the broad spectrum of RWU Law’s curriculum, experiential opportunities and alumni placements offer exactly the flexibility she sought. But it was the school’s 50-hour public service requirement – and its unique experiential guarantee that helps fulfill it – that turned her definitively toward public interest.

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Feinstein Center News

  • New Faculty for Fall '18

    In the coming academic year, Associate Professors Tara I. Allen and Christopher J. Ryan, Jr., will bring fresh expertise to RWU's world-class faculty.

  • ‘Force Multipliers’

    RWU Law students gain legal experience helping low-income tenants avoid eviction, while also forging longer-term solutions to Rhode Island’s ongoing housing crisis

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