Tatiana Gomez

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Tatiana GomezProfessor of Legal Practice

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J.D., Roger Williams University

B.A., New York University

Professor Tatiana Gomez received her J.D. from Roger Williams University School of Law in May 2021, graduating summa cum laude as class valedictorian. While at RWU Law, she was a member of the Honors Program, and served on the Roger Williams Law Review Editorial Staff.

Before finding her way to law school, Professor Gomez attended New York University, where she majored in Social Work and minored in Latino Studies, graduating in 2012, cum laude. Her interest in law school was sparked during her time at NYU, through an internship at Midtown Community Court, "where I saw firsthand the positive impacts of thinking unconventionally in the legal system and utilizing judicial resources to provide services and support rather than punishment."

Her initial goal after completing her undergraduate work, however, was to become a teacher. She taught first grade in Memphis, Tenn., and later as a substitute teacher in Providence. Professor Gomez notes, "With my background in social work and teaching, I understand well the pathway from poverty to prisons, and I believe strongly in reforming the justice system to be more equitable and fair. Consequently, I'm quite passionate about decarceration efforts and alternatives to incarceration initiatives."

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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.