Anthony J. Santoro

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Anthony J. SantoroProfessor Emeritus

Contact Information

401-254-4633asantoro@rwu.eduCurriculum Vitae

Education

LL.M., Georgetown University 
J.D., Georgetown University
B.A., Boston College

Professor Santoro was the founding dean at both Roger Williams University School of Law and Widener Law School (Harrisburg), and served as President of Roger Williams University from 1993-2000.  At RWU Law, Professor Santoro is a very popular teacher of a range of business courses.

Before entering legal education, Professor Santoro earned his B.A. from Boston College and both his J.D. and LL.M. from Georgetown.

Articles

Reflections on the Founding, 9 Roger Williams University Law Review 327 (2004)

Esther F. Clark, 7 Roger Williams University Law Review 280 (2002)

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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.

Elective

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.

Seminar

Seminars are classes where teachers and small groups of students focus on a specific topic and the students complete a substantial research paper.

Clinics/Externships

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.