Student Ambassadors

Meet RWU Law’s featured Student Ambassadors. Our Student Ambassadors are a group of current students who generously volunteer with the Office of Admissions. Ambassadors 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 Ambassador with questions you may have about the RWU Law community and student experience.

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


DillianDillian Hecht, 3L

Hometown: Jacksonville, NC
Undergraduate School: East Carolina University
Undergraduate Major: Criminal Justice

Interests and Involvements: ​Interested in Criminal Prosecution, Family Law, & Domestic Violence. Involvement: PAD Trial Team Member 2016-2017; PAD Mock Trial Competition 2017, Washington D.C.; Treasurer, Phi Alpha Delta International Law Fraternity (Madison Chapter); Volunteer Teacher, Street Law; Volunteer, Pro-Bono Collaborative, The Expungement Clinic; Representative, KAPLAN Bar Preparation; Criminal Defense Clinic.

KatherineKatherine "Ronnie" Cooke-Caraway, 3L

Hometown: Washington, D.C.
Undergraduate School: Wesley College
Undergraduate Major: Political Science & Sociology

Interests and Involvements: Black Law Students Association- President; Themis Bar Review- Student Representative; Library Assistant.

KaylinKaylin Pelletier, 3L

Undergraduate School: Johnson & Wales University, Providence
Undergraduate Major: Criminal Justice

Interests and Involvements: Law Review; Justice of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, Madison Chapter; Honors Program; Student Ambassador; Accelerated Track [Graduate Dec. 2017]; interested in criminal prosecution, but currently practicing at Rhode Island Legal Services doing civil defense work.  Feel free to reach out!

KirbyKirby Gordon, 3L

Hometown: Norristown, PA
Undergraduate School: Marywood University
Undergraduate Major: Psychology

Interests and Involvements: Moot Court Member, Secretary for The Alliance. Interned at Montgomery County PA Public Defender's Office and Providence Youth Student Movement/ Community Defense Project. Interested in criminal defense and civil rights. Enjoys musical theater and studied music therapy before switching majors.

jonathanJonathan Pierre, 3L 

Hometown, Queens, NY
Undergraduate School: Western New England University
Undergraduate Major: Political Science

Interests and Involvements: President of the ACLU chapter at RWU Law, Assistant Editor of the Law Review, member of the Admiralty Moot Court team, Co-Student Leader of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA).  Interested in Corporate Litigation. 

StephanieStephanieStephanie Diorio, 2L

Hometown: Blackstone, MA / South Kingstown, RI
Undergraduate School: Arizona State University
Undergraduate Major: Political Science

Interests and Involvements: Moot Court Team Member; O.W.L.S. Vice President; Family Law Society Treasurer. Interested in Family Law and Estate Planning.

  PatrickPatrickPatrick Burns, 2L

Hometown: Barrington, RI
Undergraduate School: Fordham University
Undergraduate Major: History

Interests and Involvements: Member of the Honors Program, interested in corporate law.

KathrineKathrine Morin, 2L

Hometown: South Kingstown, RI
Undergraduate School:  Cornell University
Undergraduate Major:  Industrial and Labor Relations
Interests and Involvements: Involvement:   Phi Alpha Delta Fraternity, Honors Program, Women’s Law Society, Student Ambassador Program.  Interests:  Employment Law, Environmental Law

Kaelyn Kaelyn Phelps, 2L

Hometown: Griswold, CT
Undergraduate School: Roger Williams University
Undergraduate Major: Journalism & Legal Studies
Interests and Involvements: Member of the Honors Program, Law Review staff member, Research Assistant for Professor Sack. I am interested in pursuing a career in criminal litigation.

ChristinaChristina Forcier, 3L

Hometown: Warwick, RI
Undergraduate School: Rhode Island College
Undergraduate Major: Justice Studies
Interests and Involvements:  Student Member of Rhode Island Bar Association, Rhode Island Women's Bar Association, and RIAJ. 3L representative for SRIAJ, President of Student Animal Legal Defense Fund at RWU Law, and Honor Board- Member. Interests include various areas of tort law, particularly medical malpractice and product liability.

JoeJoe Bingaman, 2L

Hometown: Ledyard, CT
Undergraduate School: University of Connecticut
Undergraduate Major: Maritime Studies and Underwater Archaeology
Interests and Involvements:  I am an avid SCUBA diver and have an interest in both maritime and environmental law. I am the president of the Environmental Law Society and secretary for the Maritime Law Society.

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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.