Safietou "Safie" Sagna

Safie Sagna
Safietou "Safie" SagnaDirector of Diversity and Outreach

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PhD, University of Rhode Island

MAdEd, University of Rhode Island

MA, University of Massachusetts Amherst

BA, Mount Holyoke College

Dr. Safie Sagna recently completed her doctoral degree at the University of Rhode Island (URI). While at URI, she held various positions with most of her work focused on Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) efforts. As the JEDI coordinator for the office of Community, Equity, and Diversity, she worked closely with students, faculty, and staff to educate the community on various JEDI related topics and coordinated many professional development opportunities for the URI community. Additionally, she co-chaired many campus-wide events such as the Diversity Awards and Diversity Week.
Dr. Sagna holds a bachelor’s degree in English and African Studies from Mount Holyoke college, a master’s degree in French and Francophone Studies from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and a second master’s degree in adult education from the University of Rhode Island.

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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.