The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit sat at RWU Law Tuesday. Law students observed four actual hearings (argued by School of Law alumni), then enjoyed a Q & A session with the judges.
RWU Law is more than twice as diverse as it was just seven years ago –- a shift that's making the school stronger than ever.
Farish, who died July 5, trained as both lawyer and scientist, and became president of RWU in 2011, striving to “build the university the world needs now.”
RWU Law Dean applauds Rhode Island for decision to use a Uniform Bar Exam, says it opens 'huge market' for graduates.
A cool, breezy, partly sunny day on Mt. Hope Bay provided a classic “spring in New England” backdrop as immigration advocate Marielena Hincapié delivered a rousing address to the 130 graduates of the
Founding faculty member, two-time interim dean, master mediator – Professor Bruce I. Kogan has been all these and more; and his name is now permanently ensconced at Roger Williams University School of Law’s experiential campus in downtown Providence.
Young and old lawyers participate under the guidance of state and federal judges and seasoned practitioners; they also get a little assistance from some of the area’s most talented professional actors, posing as witnesses.
Lively and engaging, the 15th Annual Diversity Symposium Dinner was packed with legal and community leaders -- and a burgeoning contingent of high school and college students interested in pursuing careers in law.
Head of National Immigration Law Center and retired Chief Judge of the Rhode Island Workers' Compensation Court will receive honorary degrees at the state's only law school.
In the coming academic year, Associate Professors Tara I. Allen and Christopher J. Ryan, Jr., will bring fresh expertise to RWU's world-class faculty.
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.
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.