Brittany Raposa

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Brittany RaposaAssociate Director & Professor of Bar Support

Contact Information

401-254-4637braposa@rwu.edu207Curriculum Vitae

Education

LL.M., Northeastern University
J.D., University of Massachusetts 
B.A., University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

Professor Brittany L. Raposa graduated at the top of her class from UMass Law, where she was the Executive Notes Editor of the Law Review and Secretary of the Student Bar Association (SBA). She currently serves as the first female President of the UMass Law Alumni Association. After law school, Professor Raposa pursued her LL.M in Health Law and Policy, focusing her academic study and research on reproductive health and justice. She worked in private practice in the areas of family law litigation and estate planning.

While in practice, Professor Raposa also was a private bar exam tutor independently and for many different tutoring companies. She was a professor for Seizing Every Opportunity’s Law Fellowship program, where she taught first generation and underrepresented law students legal academic skills and writing prior to beginning law school. She currently is a guest bar exam lecturer for companies across the country and is working on her book, The Ultimate Visual Guide to the Multistate Bar Exam, which will be published by Wolters Kluwer in 2022.

Professor Raposa’s academic research and presentations focus on learning and teaching in law schools, as well as reproductive justice issues. Professor Raposa is the Associate Director of the bar exam program at RWU Law, and she currently teaches Applied Legal Reasoning, Legal Reasoning, Reproductive Justice, and Family Law.

Books

“From Disruption to Reconstruction: A Millennial Creating Modern Law School Pedagogy,” in Millennial Leadership in Law Schools (forthcoming Spring 2021)  

“A Virtual Lesson: Creating Community with Collaboration in Law School Bar Preparation Programs,” in Law Teaching Strategies for a New Era: Beyond the Physical Classroom (forthcoming Carolina Academic Press, Summer 2021).  

Articles

Maintaining Power Over the Ballot Box and Our Bodies: The Nineteenth Amendment's Impact on Women's Right and Access to Reproductive Healthcare, 23 Chapman Law Review 495 (2020).  

Caveat Emptor: Protecting Inexpensive Generic Drugs at the Expense of Patient Safety, The Health Lawyer, June 2015, at 28

Maria’s Law: Extending Insurance Coverage for Fertility Preservation to Cancer Patients in Massachusetts, 9 UMass Law Review 334 (2014)

Close Course Type Descriptions

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.