Miriam Ross

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Miriam RossAdjunct Professor of LawAttorney at Law

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maross@mrosslegal.comLaw Ofice of Miriam A. Ross

Miriam Ross is in private practice, serving as outside general counsel to small and medium-sized businesses providing stragegic, transactional and governance advice and counsel. She previously served as assistant general counsel to GTECH Corporation and as corporate counsel to Textron, Inc.

Courses Taught

LSM.856 (Honors Course)Corporate Scandal, Business Ethics and Governance

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HONORS CLASS

Course Description

This course looks at high-profile corporate scandals to understand how deep-rooted conflicts of interest can trigger crimes, and examines the role of scandals in prompting corporate reforms and government regulation intended to improve the practice of corporate governance. We will explore how the response to scandal comprises both market (economic) and non-market (social, political, legal) components.

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Seminar

Course Credits

1.0

Course Degree

Juris Doctor

Faculty Associated

Miriam Ross

LSM.856 (Honors Course)Election Law & Campaign Finance

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HONORS COURSE

This course meets for six weeks.

Course Description

This seminar will explore political campaigns and elections in the United States. Selected topics in law and politics will include the right to vote, political participation, political parties, and campaign finance, as well as special attention to the issues arising in the 2012 elections. The goal of this seminar is to provide students with an overview of the basic principles of election law and campaign finance in this country.
HONORS COURSE

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Seminar

Course Credits

1.0

Course Degree

Juris Doctor

Faculty Associated

Miriam Ross

LAW.831Regulatory Compliance

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Course Description

This course is intended to introduce students to the growing field of corporate compliance. Students will learn the fundamental elements of an effective corporate compliance program and will analyze the practical and legal issues involved in designing, implementing and operating such a program. A compliance program is an organization’s policies, procedures, and practices designed to create an ethical corporate culture and to prevent and detect wrongdoing.

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Elective

Course Credits

3.0

Course Degree

Juris DoctorMaster of Studies in Law

Faculty Associated

Miriam Ross
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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.