How a growing contingent of maritime law specialists have put Rhode Island’s only law school on the map – in New York City and beyond.
The suggestion that, in the 21st century, admiralty and maritime law are shrinking fields is roundly rejected by most lawyers who practice in those areas, RWU Law alumni very much included. [See main
BRISTOL, R.I., October 7, 2019 – The Marine Affairs Institute at Roger Williams University School of Law and Rhode Island Sea Grant Legal Program , housed at the law school, has been included in a
Ralph E. Tavares brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to help future lawyers develop ‘the lens and language for social justice, inclusion, and diverse perspectives.’
At the 2019 Santoro Business Law Lecture, a panel of experts engaged in a wide-ranging discussion of what makes a good business lawyer, how to provide value for clients and building strong professional relationships.
Professor Anthony J. Santoro, who died yesterday, also served as the sixth president of Roger Williams University, and was a beloved professor to countless RWU Law alumni.
RWU Law announced today that Michael J. Yelnosky will step down as Dean at the end of the academic year, concluding an extraordinary six-year tenure. He will return to a full-time teaching position at the School of Law.
First Circuit Judge O. Rogeriee Thompson will deliver keynote on Dorothy R. Crockett, admitted to the bar in 1932 as one of state’s first seven women allowed to practice law.
As Roger Williams University's 11th president, Dr. Ioannis Miaoulis, completes his second full week in Bristol, here is a chat he had with RWU Law Dean Michael Yelnosky earlier this year.
Millennials comprise, by far, the majority of RWU Law’s alumni base. What makes them different? And how are they changing the law?
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.