Stephen J. Carlotti

Stephen J. CarlottiAdjunct Professor of LawAttorney at Law

Stephen J. Carlotti is a senior partner at the regional law firm of Hinckley Allen & Snyder. He specializes in corporate and securities law. He has served on the Board of Directors of a number of public companies and as a senior executive of two companies. He was the first Managing Partner of his firm and oversaw its transition from Providence based firm to a northeast regional firm. He is a past Trustee of Roger Williams University, the former Chairman of the Judicial Nominating Commission and presently a member of the Commission on Judicial Tenure and Discipline.

Courses Taught

LAW.716Accounting for Lawyers

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Course Description

Accounting is the fundamental language of business. Businesses speak many different languages but the essential, core language, the one that deals directly with business performance and viability is accounting. In this course we will study some of the basic concepts of accounting such as debits and credits, double entry bookkeeping, financial statements, assets, liabilities, shareholders’ equity, accrual and cash methods of accounting, time value of money, depreciation, auditing, and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. We will explore how a working knowledge of these concepts is helpful to attorneys in a wide variety of different contexts so that, when you find yourself in a situation that requires at least a basic understanding of accounting concepts, you will be able to use that knowledge to successfully fulfill your role as an attorney.

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Course Credits


Course Degree

Juris DoctorMaster of Studies in Law


LAW.635 – Business Organizations
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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.