Board of Directors

LAA Board of Directors Executive Committee

President - Nicole Verdi, Class of 2014
Vice President - Greg Hoffman, Class of 2013
Secretary/Treasurer - Kelly Rafferty Meara, Class of 2011

2019/2020 Law Alumni Association Board of Directors
Effective July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020

  • Brett Beaubien, Class of 2016
  • Alison Laboissonniere, Class of 2006
  • Jennifer Coliflores, Class of 2011
  • Brandon Cuffy, Class of 2014
  • John Dorsey, Class of 2010 
  • Ashley Ham Pong, Class of 2010
  • Gregory Hoffman, Class of 2013, Vice President
  • Rachel Horsman, Class of 2016
  • Jillian Taylor Jagling, Class of 2009, Immediate Past President
  • Kelly Rafferty Meara, Class of 2011, Secretary/Treasurer
  • Weayonnoh Nelson-Davies, Class of 2007
  • Rita Nerney, Class of 2016
  • Layi Oduyingbo, Class of 2014
  • Thomas Pagliarini, Class of 2014
  • Emma Peterson, Class of 2011
  • Nicole Verdi, Class of 2014, President
  • William K. Wray Jr., Class of 2013

The Law Alumni Association Board of Directors meets three times yearly. All alumni are invited to attend meetings and/or join a committee. Meetings will be held from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. at the Roger Williams University Providence Campus, One Empire Street, Providence.  A conference call capability will be set up for each meeting.

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.