NY Pro Bono Scholars Curricular Track

1L/2L – Summer

  • Work experience
  • Professional Responsibility (2 credits)
  • Criminal Procedure: Investigation (3 credits)
  • Writing requirement
  • Legal Practice elective
  • Other electives
  • August: MPRE (if enrolled in PR in the summer)

2L – Fall Semester

  • Evidence (4 credits)
  • Con Law I (3 credits)
  • Legal Practice III (2 credits)
  • Writing requirement
  • Bar tested electives
  • Legal Practice elective
  • Other electives
  • Apply for summer jobs

2L – Spring Semester

  • Con Law II (3 credits)
  • Professional Responsibility (2 credits)
  • Criminal Procedure: Investigation (3 credits)
  • Legal Practice III (2 credits)
  • Writing requirement
  • Bar tested electives
  • Legal Practice elective
  • Clinic
  • Other electives
  • Apply for summer jobs
  • March: submit application to participate in the NYBSP

2L/3L – Summer

  • Work experience
  • Writing requirement
  • Legal Practice elective
  • Other electives
  • June/July: take NY Law Course
  • August: take NY Law Exam
  • August: MPRE
  • June-September: work with RWU faculty and staff to find an appropriate NYBSP placement

3L – Fall Semester

  • ALR (3 credits)
  • Clinic
  • Bar tested electives
  • Legal Practice elective
  • Other electives
  • Apply for jobs
  • September: RWU submits student's NYBSP placement
  • November: take MPRE
  • Novembersubmit NY Bar Application

3L – Spring Semester

  • December-February: prepare and sit for NY Bar Exam
  • Pro Bono Scholars placement work (12 credits)  
  • Pro Bono Scholars seminar (2 credits)
  • April: Bar results are released
  • May: Graduation

 

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.

Elective

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.

Seminar

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

Clinics/Externships

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.