Christopher Gerlica

Christopher Gerlica
Christopher GerlicaLegal Career Counselor

Contact Information

401-254-4599cgerlica@rwu.eduOffice of Career Development

Education

J.D., Roger Williams University
B.A., Grand Valley State University

Christopher Gerlica, RWU Law Class of 2012, joined the Office of Career Development as Legal Career Counselor in August 2018. While at RWU Law, Christopher's scholarly focus was on maritime/marine law and general corporate law. He also worked as a Seasonal Recruiter with RWU Law's Admissions Office after taking the bar exam. Shortly after graduating, he started Gerlica Law, where he practices family law, employment discrimination law, general business law, and insurance subrogation. In addition to his practice, he serves as Co-Chair of the Rhode Island Bar Association’s LGBT Issues Committee. Prior to law school, Christopher obtained a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations, with minors in African/African-American Studies and Sociology, from Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan. There he was very active in various student groups ranging from the school's LGBT organization to his Fraternity, Theta Chi.

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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.