Colleen Brown

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Colleen BrownProfessor of Legal Practice

Contact Information

401-254-4629cbrown@rwu.eduCurriculum Vitae

Education

J.D., Northeastern University
M.A., Brandies University
A.B., Bowdoin College

Professor Brown teaches Legal Practice. She comes to Roger Williams School of Law with extensive experience teaching Legal Research and Writing, having taught for six years as an adjunct faculty member at New England School of Law and for four years on a full-time basis at Suffolk University Law School. Professor Brown has also served as a staff attorney for the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts and as a staff attorney and prosecutor for the Rhode Island Ethics Commission. She is a graduate of Bowdoin College and Northeastern University School of Law. 

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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.