Angela Yingling

Angela Yingling
Angela YinglingAdjunct Professor of LawAttorney at Law

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Professor Yingling is an Assistant Public Defender in the appellate division of the Rhode Island Public Defender’s office where she represents indigent criminal defendants before the Rhode Island Supreme Court. Prior to joining the appellate division in 2014, Angela worked in the Public Defender’s trial division for seven years, representing both juvenile and adult clients in the District, Family, and Superior Courts of Rhode Island. Before she became a public defender, she clerked for one year in the Law Clerk Department of the Rhode Island Supreme Court, where she provided legal assistance to the justices of the Providence Superior Court. She earned her J.D. from Harvard Law School in 2006.

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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.