William B.F. Steinman

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William B.F. SteinmanAdjunct Professor of LawAttorney at Law

William Steinman is the senior partner at Steinman & Rodgers LLP, a boutique law firm in Washington D.C. specializing in international anti-corruption law, particularly including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (the “FCPA”). He has practiced exclusively in this area for over twenty-five years, and is considered one of the leading FCPA lawyers in the United States. Mr. Steinman's practice focuses primarily on anti-corruption issues in the defense and aerospace and food industries. His clients include four of the ten largest U.S. defense and aerospace companies, the largest manufacturer of commercial aircraft in the world, the largest lessor of railcars in the world, the largest generator of clean energy in the United States, and one of the leading distillers of premium spirits in the United States.

Mr. Steinman is a contributing editor of the FCPA Blog, the leading online portal for international anti-corruption developments. Between 2003 and 2007, Mr. Steinman served on the Board of Directors of TRACE International, a leading non-profit association that specializes in promoting anti-corruption compliance in international business. In 2011, he served as a delegate to the World Justice Forum in Barcelona, Spain. He is also a former vice chair of the ABA’s Aerospace & Defense Industries Committee. Mr. Steinman received his J.D. from the Harvard Law School in 1993.

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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.