Advisory Board

Tim Baldwin, Esq.
Whelan Corrente LLP

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

Joseph A. Farside, Jr. Esq.
Locke Lorde LLP
RWU Law '06

Cassandra Feeney, Esq.
Aldler Cohen Harvey Wakeman & Guekguezian LLP

Seena Franklin
Comprehensive Community Action Program

Linn Foster Freedman, Esq.
Robinson + Cole LLP

Amy H. Goins, Esq.
Ursillo, Teitz & Ritch, Ltd.
RWU Law '12

Timothy Groves, Esq.
Barton Gilman LLP
RWU Law '06

Nick Horton
9 Yards/Open Doors RI

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

Robert J. McConnell, Esq.
Motley Rice LLC

Kelly Rafferty Meara, Esq.
Rhode Island Legal Services, Inc.
RWU Law '11

Nick Nybo, Esq.
Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C.
RWU Law '13

Stephen M. Prignano, Esq.
McIntyre Tate LLP

Benjamin Rackliffe, Esq.
Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O'Gara LLC
RWU Law '07

Kenneth R. Rampino Esq.
Rampino Law Associates
RWU Law '08

J. Richard Ratcliffe, Esq.
Ratcliffe Harten Burke & Galamaga LLP

Owen Rice, Esq.
Rhode Island Legal Services, Inc.
RWU Law ‘09

Justin T. Shay, Esq.
Cameron & Mittleman LLP

Jennifer Wood, Esq.
RI Center for Justice

Joshua Xavier, Esq.
Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP
RWU Law '14

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.