Sarah Matherson

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Sarah MathersonProgram Coordinator for Marine Affairs/Programs & Events

Contact Information

401-254-5392smatherson@rwu.eduSuite 284


B.S., University of Rhode Island

Sarah Matherson is the Program Coordinator for the Marine Affairs Institute and the Office of Programs and Events. She recently graduated summa cum laude from the University of Rhode Island with her Bachelor of Science in Marine Affairs. While studying at the University of Rhode Island, she worked at the Coastal Resources Center where she assisted in developing training modules to help municipalities prepare for sea level rise and researched the effects of the Block Island Wind Farm on local recreation and tourism. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, scuba diving, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.

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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.