Kate Vieira

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Kate Vieira Director for Admissions

Contact Information

401-254-4511kvieira@rwu.eduRoom 120


J.D., Roger Williams University School of Law
B.A., Salve Regina University

Kate Vieira is the Director for Admissions. Kate joined the Admissions team at the law school in 2019, and was promoted to Director for Admissions in 2022. She has coordinated panels and spoken at numerous conferences on issues impacting prospective law students for organizations including the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC), Midwest Association of Pre-Law Advisors, Northeast Association of Pre-law Advisors, and Pacific Coast Association of Pre-Law Advisors. Kate also serves as a member of LSAC's Diversity Committee and AALS' PreLaw Education and Admissions Section. 

Prior to joining the law school, Kate worked as an associate attorney in a small Rhode Island law firm, where her practice focused mainly on criminal defense law. She is admitted to the Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island bars. 

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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.