Irina V. Gott

Irina V. GottProfessor of Legal Practice

Contact Information

401-254-4549igott@rwu.eduCurriculum Vitae

Education

J.D., Suffolk University Law School
B.A., University of Connecticut

Professor Gott recently joined the Legal Practice faculty. She comes to Roger Williams with over five years of experience teaching legal writing at several Boston schools, including Suffolk University Law School, Northeastern School of Law, and New England School of Law. After graduating from law school, Professor Gott spent ten years practicing as a litigation associate in Boston. During that time she represented clients in contract and probate disputes and other civil matters. Professor Gott has also successfully represented clients pro bono in political asylum cases. She is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and Suffolk University Law School.

Courses Taught

LAW.610Legal Practice I

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Course Description

This skills course trains students in the traditional methods of case and statutory analysis, legal research and writing. The skills are developed through graded exercises, library research, and written work. Students prepare a client opinion letter and two office memoranda.

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Core Course

Course Credits

2.5

Course Degree

Juris DoctorMaster of Studies in Law

LAW.611Legal Practice II

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Course Description

This skills course complements Legal Methods I. The emphasis is on the development of advocacy skills through problem analysis, legal research, the writing of an appellate brief and the presentation of oral argument. Students are trained in computer-aided legal research.

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Core Course

Course Credits

2.5

Course Degree

Juris DoctorMaster of Studies in 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.