Student Admissions Counselors

Meet RWU Law’s Student Admissions Counselors. Our Student Admissions Counselors are a group of current students who work with the Office of Admissions. Counselors give on-campus tours to prospective students, assist with info sessions and accepted students events, attend off-campus recruiting events, and chat with prospective students about RWU Law and their experiences here. Feel free to contact a Student Admissions Counselor with questions you may have about the RWU Law community and student experience.

If you prefer to speak with an Admissions Counselor, e-mail lawadmissions@rwu.edu or call 401-254-4555 for the Office of Admissions.

Brianna Jordan

Brianna Jordan, J.D. 2021, M.S. Historic Preservation expected 2022
Email me here: bjordan124@g.rwu.edu

  • Hometown: Cranston, Rhode Island
  • Undergraduate School & Major: Suffolk University, History & American Studies
  • Legal Interests: Historic Preservation Law, Environmental Law, Ocean & Coastal Law, Federal Indian Law
  • Activities @ RWU Law: Diversity & Inclusions Steering Committee; Maritime Law Society; VITA; Student Admissions Counselor
  • Favorite Thing to do in RI: Thrifting, Antiquing & the Newport Cliff Walk
Nina Swinarsky

Nina SwinarskyJ.D. expected 2022
Email me here: nswinarsky158@g.rwu.edu 

  • Hometown: Woodland Park, New Jersey
  • Undergraduate School & Major: Berkeley College, Legal Studies
  • Legal Interests: JAG Corps.
  • Activities @ RWU Law: 3L Rep, Military Law Society; member of many student groups; Student Admissions Counselor
  • Favorite Thing to do in RI: Exploring Newport & Providence
Nick Elias

Nick EliasJ.D. expected 2023
Email me here: nelias171@g.rwu.edu

  • Hometown: Providence, Rhode Island
  • Undergraduate School & Major: Rhode Island College, Political Science with a certificate in International Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Legal Interests: International Human Rights Law
  • Activities @ RWU Law: E-board member, International Law Society; 2L Rep, Mental Health Law Society; Student Admissions Counselor
  • Favorite Thing to do in RI: Events on Atwells Ave in Providence - they close down the street and have bands, activities, and small businesses to visit
Nathalie Kabongo-Chavez

Nathalie Kabongo-ChavezJ.D. expected 2023
Email me here: nkabongo-chavez373@g.rwu.edu

  • Hometown: Bradenton, Florida
  • Undergraduate School & Major: University of Florida, Political Science
  • Legal Interests: Immigration Law & Family Law
  • Activities @ RWU Law: 2L Rep, Black Law Students Association (BLSA); Student Admissions Counselor
  • Favorite Thing to do in RI: Walking around downtown Providence with my dog & studying at the Providence Athenaeum 
Galicia Rothe

Galicia RotheJ.D. expected 2023
Email me here: grothe299@g.rwu.edu

  • Hometown: Key Biscayne, Florida
  • Undergraduate School & Major: Wheaton College, Women's & Gender Studies
  • Legal Interests: Public Interest, Civil Rights, Family Law... I think
  • Activities @ RWU Law: Marshall of Phi Alpha Delta International Law Fraternity; Women's Law Society; Student Admissions Counselor
  • Favorite Thing to do in RI: Exploring the Newport Cliff Walk & trying new restaurants in Providence
Yulyana Torres

Yulyana TorresJ.D. expected 2023
Email me here: ytorres559@g.rwu.edu

  • Hometown: Providence, Rhode Island
  • Undergraduate School & Major: University of Rhode Island, Communications & Gender Women's Studies
  • Legal Interests: Public Interest, but still narrowing everything down
  • Activities @ RWU Law: 2L Rep, Latino Law Students Association (LLSA) & RWU Law Alliance (LGBTQIA); Pro Bono Collaborative; Student Admissions Counselor
  • Favorite Thing to do in RI: Going to the beaches in South County, picking up plants at local farms and shops, and finding new places to eat
Annalisa Touch

Annalisa TouchJ.D. expected 2023
Email me here: atouch668@g.rwu.edu

  • Hometown: Fleetwood, Pennsylvania
  • Undergraduate School & Major: Kutztown University, Elementary Education
  • Legal Interests: Family Law & Immigration Law
  • Activities @ RWU Law: Student Admissions Counselor
  • Favorite Thing to do in RI: Visiting the historic sites
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.