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)

Courses Taught

LAW.805Business and Partnership Tax

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Course Description

This course will examine primarily the taxation of corporations and other business organizations under the federal tax law. Consideration will also be given to international taxation issues, as well as the systems of taxation developed in the various states.

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Elective

Course Credits

3.0

Course Degree

Juris DoctorMaster of Studies in Law

Prerequisite

LAW.647 – Federal Income Tax LAW.635 – Business Organizations

Faculty Associated

Anthony J. Santoro

LAW.635Business Organizations

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Course Description

This course surveys and analyzes the various forms of business enterprises. Organizations include sole proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations. Topics include the legal relationships between the corporation and its directors, officers, stockholders, and creditors; risk reduction devices; formation, dissolution, and termination; and agency relationships and responsibilities. Consideration is given to cases, statutes, model acts, and securities laws.

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Elective

Course Credits

3.0

Course Degree

Juris DoctorMaster of Studies in Law

LAW.808Business Planning

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Course Description

This course combines work in corporate law and federal corporate taxation in a problem context of business planning and counseling. The course focuses on several complex fact situations, giving students the opportunities to analyze and resolve issues presented. Federal Income Tax is a prerequisite.

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Elective

Course Credits

4.0

Course Degree

Juris DoctorMaster of Studies in Law

Prerequisite

LAW.647 – Federal Income Tax

Faculty Associated

Anthony J. Santoro

LAW.647Federal Income Tax

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Course Description

This course provides a survey of the federal income tax system as it relates to individual and business activity. Topics include code, regulation, and case analysis; tax policy, economics, and public finance; and tax legislation. Specific concepts included are income, exclusions, deductions, credits, tax accounting, and tax procedure.

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Elective

Course Credits

3.0

Course Degree

Juris DoctorMaster of Studies in Law

LAW.850Taxation of Business Entities

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Course Description

This course will examine primarily the taxation of corporations and other business organizations under the federal tax law. Consideration will also be given to international taxation issues, as well as the systems of taxation developed in the various states.

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Elective

Course Credits

4.0

Course Degree

Juris DoctorMaster of Studies in Law

Faculty Associated

Anthony J. Santoro
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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.