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Judge Melissa DuBose L'04

Melissa DuBose L’04 Confirmed to Federal District Court

Suzi Morales

Melissa DuBose L’04 has been confirmed by the US Senate to fill a judicial opening in the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island. She will replace Judge William Smith, who will be taking senior status as of January 1, 2025.


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A Voice for Justice

By Janine L. Weisman

After her TikTok video went viral, Brooklyn Crockton L'22 finds herself working to change the system.


Aaron Frey ' 08

RWU Law Alum Elected Attorney General of Maine

Michael Donnelly-Boylen

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


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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.