Chiara Trabucchi

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Chiara TrabucchiAdjunct Professor of Law

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Chiara Trabucchi is a nationally recognized expert in financial risk management and the design of financial settlement frameworks tailored for the protection of the public trust.  She is an expert in evaluating the financial integrity of business, non-profit and governmental organizations, including financial damages associated with lost profits, property diminution, economic benefit of noncompliance, and natural resource damages.

Ms. Trabucchi has testified in numerous forums on issues related to financial settlements for large-scale environmental damages.  She served as an invited expert on design considerations for financial risk management before the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee. She has testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, as well as before the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs.

Ms. Trabucchi is a Principal and shareholder of Industrial Economics, Incorporated in Cambridge, MA.  She has served as the firm’s Chief Financial Officer, as a Director of the Foundation Board of the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and as a member of the U.S. EPA’s Environmental Financial Advisory Board, the U.S. DOE’s National Risk Assessment Partnership Stakeholder Group, and the University of California, Santa Barbara Bren School of Environmental Management, Eco-Entrepreneurship Advisory Council.  Ms. Trabucchi is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accounts, Forensic and Valuation Services.

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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.