Office of Institutional Advancement

Amy Sullivan Berkeley
Vice President of Institutional Advancement

Aaron Buzay
Associate Vice President of Institutional Advancement

Matt Devecchi
Assistant Vice President, Institutional Advancement, RWU Law

Chris Sienko
Assistant Vice President of Corporate Relations and Business Development

Kate Brezina Dewey
Assistant Vice President, Major Gifts

Laura Christian
Major Gift Officer

Liz Fongemie
Major Gift Officer

Lauren Tierney Swensen ’13, M’19
Major Gift Officer

Sarah Reusche
Director Foundation Relations

Meghan Hansen
Senior Director Alumni Relations and Volunteer Engagement

Angela Pizzolato
Senior Director of Advancement and Donor Services

Mikayla Bryant 
Stewardship Officer

Nancy Ramos '92 
Director of Prospect Research

Tricia Woodward
Associate Director, Strategic Priorities



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.