Amy Goins

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Amy GoinsAdjunct Professor of LawAttorney at Law

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Professor Goins focuses her practice on municipal and land use law. As Assistant Solicitor to several Rhode Island municipalities, her responsibilities include prosecution of misdemeanor criminal offenses, drafting ordinances, and advising municipal staff and officials on ethics, open meetings, and public records issues. She also assists private clients with obtaining land use approvals. Upon graduation from Roger Williams University School of Law, she served as a clerk to the Hon. Justice Gilbert V. Indeglia, Rhode Island Supreme Court.

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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.