Dean Yelnosky says Governor Raimondo’s nominations represent a “bold and long overdue step” to add diversity to the state judiciary
From the Bangor Daily News: "Democrats elected as Maine attorney general, secretary of state and treasurer" By Alex Acquisto, BDN Staff December 5, 2018 "Flexing the power that comes with significant
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
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.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the eighth Supreme Court Justice to address RWU Law students, asserts that appreciation – and not merely tolerance – of differences is what made America great.
I fled my native Ecuador after people tried to kill me because I am gay. Alone, poor and desperate, I arrived in the United States and applied to become a refugee. During those first years in this country, the promise of the American Dream sustained me. I believed I could become whoever I wanted to be if I worked hard and sacrificed.
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.