Brittany Raposa

Brittany RaposaAssociate Director & Professor of Bar Support

Contact Information

401-254-4637braposa@rwu.edu207

Courses Taught

LAW.889Applied Legal Reasoning

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RESTRICTED TO 3L STUDENTS

Course Description

This class is the bridge between the three-year law school curriculum and the two months of bar review following graduation. The course teaches much of the law tested on the bar exam, yet focuses primarily on thinking skills and test-taking strategies. Extensive coverage is given to the most difficult part of the bar exam: the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE), the 200-question multiple-choice test that is part of the bar exam of every state except Louisiana. The course also covers essay and performance test writing techniques. The Fall Semester will cover Torts, Evidence, Criminal Law, & Criminal Procedure. The spring course will cover Contracts, Property, & Constitutional Law. The Fall Semester course is not a formal prerequisite for the Spring Semester, but is highly recommended.

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Elective

Course Credits

1.5

Course Degree

Juris Doctor

Faculty Associated

Brittany Raposa

LSM.856Legal Reasoning with Evidence

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Evidence is a required co-requisite.

Course Description

Legal Reasoning with Evidence is a 6-week course that is coupled with the second year evidence course. The course sets out to expand students’ analytical skills in ways that assist them in law school and ultimately on the bar exam. Students will work on their analysis in writing and in answering comprehensive multiple choice questions. Students will receive extensive personalized feedback on essays and multiple choice questions focused on the law of Evidence. Evidence is a required co-requisite. The course is taught by Professor Brittany L. Raposa, the Associate Director and Professor of Bar Support.

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Seminar

Course Credits

0.0

Course Degree

Juris Doctor

Faculty Associated

Brittany Raposa
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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.

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.