Sarah McConnell

Sarah McConnellAdjunct Professor of LawAttorney at Law

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Sarah McConnell comes to Roger Williams School of Law with extensive experience with legal research and writing, having served as both an attorney and law clerk in the Rhode Island state and federal courts, at both the trial court and appellate court levels.

Professor McConnell is a graduate of Rhode Island College and University of Tulsa School of Law. She served as a law clerk to the Honorable Maureen McKenna Goldberg, Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court, following graduation from law school. As a practicing attorney, she focused on transactional work and litigation primarily in the areas of business, construction, and real estate law. Professor McConnell has been an attorney for the Rhode Island Judiciary since 2009, and is currently serving as the Rhode Island Supreme Court Opinion Analyst; she previously served as Staff Attorney for the Court’s Appellate Screening Unit, as well as Interim Staff Attorney for the Trial Court Law Clerk Department.

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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.


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.


Seminars are classes where teachers and small groups of students focus on a specific topic and the students complete a substantial research paper.


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.