Molly Cote

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Molly CoteAdjunct Professor of LawAttorney at law

Contact Information

molbron@aol.comLynch, Lynch & Friel

Molly Cote is an attorney with Lynch, Lynch & Friel with a practice in family law, criminal defense and general civil litigation. Prior to joining the firm she spent seven years as a prosecutor for the Rhode Island Department of the Attorney General.

Courses Taught

LAW.801.A (4 Credits)Prosecution Clinical Externship

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Feinstein Center for Pro Bono & Experiential Education

Course Description

Through our Prosecution Clinical Externship Program, students earn academic credit while working two to three days per week in a prosecution office on the federal, state or municipal level. Students are eligible to appear in court as student attorneys in federal and state courts in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Students gain valuable hands-on experience representing the government in criminal prosecutions. Students participate in a weekly seminar with classmates who are working in a variety of prosecutorial settings.
4 Credits- 180 hours (approx. 2 days/week for 14 weeks)

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Clinic/Externship

Course Credits

4.0

Course Degree

Juris Doctor

Faculty Associated

Molly Cote

LAW.801.B (6 Credits)Prosecution Clinical Externship

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Feinstein Center for Pro Bono & Experiential Education

Course Description

Through our Prosecution Clinical Externship Program, students earn academic credit while working two to three days per week in a prosecution office on the federal, state or municipal level. Students are eligible to appear in court as student attorneys in federal and state courts in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Students gain valuable hands-on experience representing the government in criminal prosecutions. Students participate in a weekly seminar with classmates who are working in a variety of prosecutorial settings.
6 Credits - 270 hours (approx. 3 days/week for 14 weeks)

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Clinic/Externship

Course Credits

6.0

Course Degree

Juris Doctor

Faculty Associated

Molly Cote

LAW.801.C (8 Credits)Prosecution Clinical Externship

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SUMMER ONLY

Feinstein Center for Pro Bono & Experiential Education

Course Description

Through our Prosecution Clinical Externship Program, students earn academic credit while working two to three days per week in a prosecution office on the federal, state or municipal level. Students are eligible to appear in court as student attorneys in federal and state courts in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Students gain valuable hands-on experience representing the government in criminal prosecutions. Students participate in a weekly seminar with classmates who are working in a variety of prosecutorial settings.
8 Credits- 360 hours (approx. 5 days/week for 10 weeks) SUMMER ONLY

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Clinic/Externship

Course Credits

8.0

Course Degree

Juris Doctor

Faculty Associated

Molly Cote

LAW.641Trial Advocacy

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Course Description

The trial advocacy course employs a learning-by-doing approach. Thus, most of the course will involve the practice of trial skills including direct and cross examination, opening statements, closing arguments, and jury selection, in a simulated courtroom environment. During the last two weeks of the course, each student will participate as co-counsel in a full-length simulated civil or criminal trial with a sitting Rhode Island judge or professor presiding.
Evidence is a prerequisite but may be taken concurrently with the permission of the Trial Advocacy instructor.

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Elective

Course Credits

2.0

Course Degree

Juris DoctorMaster of Studies in Law

Prerequisite

LAW.645 – Evidence
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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.