A visionary leader and champion of social justice in legal education, Yelnosky steered RWU Law from the wake of the Great Recession through the upheavals of the COVID-19 pandemic, continually positioning the school to remain “aggressively relevant.”
Congratulations, Brenda Reyes '20, who has been chosen as one of National Jurist Magazine's "Law Students of the Year"!
RWU Law's resident expert on Torts and the First Amendment will address issues of defamation and privacy in the age of the internet.
Millennials comprise, by far, the majority of RWU Law’s alumni base. What makes them different? And how are they changing the law?
As RWU Law prepares for its Commencement 2019, the Feinstein Center for Pro Bono & Experiential Education honors the class's standout students.
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.
An impactful video showing manipulation of local new outlets by Sinclair Broadcast Group highlights the threat of a consolidated media to the “marketplace of ideas” of a healthy democracy.
With FEMA assistance lagging and hundreds of thousands still lacking basic amenities, an intrepid group of RWU Law students heads to San Juan, offering legal assistance to their neediest fellow citizens.
Formed through a partnership between RWU Law and the Federal Bar Association, the Litigation Academy offers experience for new lawyers, ensuring higher-quality representation.
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.