Alisha Hennen

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Alisha HennenAccess Services/Assessment Librarian

Contact Information

401-254-4548ahennen@rwu.eduOffice 128


J.D., Roger Williams University
M.L.I.S., University of Rhode Island
M.M.A., University of Rhode Island
B.A., University of Minnesota

Alisha Hennen is the Access Services/Assessment Librarian. In this role, she manages a variety of access and resource sharing functions that support patron access to legal information sources; coordinates the collection and management of data for library assessment, planning, and reporting requirements; and hires, trains, and manages student library assistants. She is an alumna of Roger Williams University School of Law, where she participated in the Marine Affairs joint degree program. She is originally from Minnesota and enjoys all types of marine related research.


“Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming (TGNC) Inmates,” in Sexual Orientation, Gender Identities, and the Law: A Research Bibliography, 2006-2016, edited by Dana Neacsu and David Brian Holt (Getzville, New York: William S. Hein & Co., Inc., 2018) (with Nicole Dyszlewski)

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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.