Pro Bono Collaborative Advisory Board as of November 2021

James Bagley, Esq.
The Law Office of Leonard M. Cordeiro

Laurie A. Barron, J.D.
Roger Williams University School of Law

Gregory W. Bowman, J.D.
Roger Williams University School of Law

Christine Brown
Center for Autism & Developmental Disabilities
Bradley Hospital

Brenda Clement, J.D.
HousingWorks RI

Cassandra Feeney, Esq.
Hamel Waxler Allen & Collins

Seena Franklin
Comprehensive Community Action Program

Amy H. Goins, Esq.
Ursillo, Teitz & Ritch, Ltd.

Tim Groves, Esq.
Barton Gilman LLP

Alyssa Harriston
RWU Law 2022

Nick Horton
Open Doors RI

Andrew Horwitz, J.D.
Roger Williams University School of Law

Margarita Icaza
RWU Law 2023

John Karwashan, Esq. 
Karwashan Law Office

Kelly Rafferty Meara, Esq.
Rhode Island Legal Services, Inc.

Katie Morin Esq.
Locke Lord LLP

Kathryn Rattigan, Esq.
Robinson + Cole LLP

Megan Smith
House of Hope CDC

Jennifer Wood, Esq.
RI Center for Justice

Joshua Xavier, Esq.
Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP

Cecily Kerr Ziegler, Esq.
Dorcas International Institute of RI

Close Course Type Descriptions

Course Types

We have classified RWU Law classes under the following headers. One of the following course types will be attached to each course which will allow students to narrow down their search while looking for classes.

Core Course

Students in the first and second year are required to take classes covering the following aspects of the law—contracts, torts, property, criminal law, civil procedure, and constitutional law, evidence, and professional responsibility.  Along with these aspects, the core curriculum will develop legal reasoning skills.


After finishing the core curriculum the remaining coursework toward the degree is completed through upper level elective courses.  Students can choose courses that peak their interests or courses that go along with the track they are following.


Seminars are classes where teachers and small groups of students focus on a specific topic and the students complete a substantial research paper.


Inhouse Clinics and Clinical Externships legal education is law school training in which students participate in client representation under the supervision of a practicing attorney or law professor.  RWU Law's Clinical Programs offer unique and effective learning opportunities and the opportunity for practical experience while still in law school.