Jessica L. Silvia

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Jessica L. SilviaFaculty & Digital Services Assistant

Contact Information

401-254-4537jsilvia@rwu.eduOffice 137


B.A. Roger Williams University

Jessica Silvia joined the Roger Williams University Law Library in November 2016. Before coming to the law school, Jessica worked as a navy contractor for 12 years in various library, media, and computer service positions. As Faculty and Digital Services assistant, Jessica provides faculty document delivery, current awareness services, and other services in support of faculty scholarship. She also participates in the delivery of a variety of digital services including library guides, web support, social media, and law review services. Her interests include reading, crafts, genealogy, camping, kayaking, and hiking.

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.