Jenna Wims Hashway
Professor Hashway teaches Legal Practice. In these foundational courses, her students learn the critical skills of research, analysis, writing, oral advocacy, and professionalism. She is also an alumna of the RWU School of Law, where she was both Valedictorian of her class and Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review. Professor Hashway served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Arthur N. Votolato in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Rhode Island; the Honorable Paul A. Suttell, Chief Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court, and the Honorable O. Rogeriee Thompson, Circuit Judge in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. She has also taught Law of Torts and Law of Contracts at the undergraduate level.
How to Win Land and Influence Policy: A Practical Guide to Adverse Possession in Rhode Island, Rhode Island Bar Journal, March/April, 2018, at 7
Clause Without Effect: Unenforceable Usury Savings Clauses, Rhode Island Bar Journal, November/December 2014, at 5
Cold War Cancer: Texas Instruments and the Energy Employees Compensation Program, Rhode Island Bar Journal, September/October 2013, at 23
Litigation Loansharks: A History of Litigation Lending and a Proposal to Bring Litigation Advances Within the Protection of Usury Laws, 17 Roger Williams University Law Review 750 (2012)
Litigation Financing: Preying on Plaintiffs, Rhode Island Bar Journal, March/April 2011, at 5 (with John Barylick)
LAW.610Legal Practice IClick to Open
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.
Course TypeCore Course
Course DegreeJuris DoctorMaster of Studies in Law
LAW.611Legal Practice IIClick to Open
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.