One of the nation’s first out transgender law partners in BigLaw talks about making a place for trans lawyers – and what the profession stands to gain from the effort.
Cybersecurity lawyer Linn Foster Freedman, a longtime RWU Law board member and philanthropist, is honored with a classroom in her name.
Honored as keynote at a Lawyers Weekly Newsmaker Reception, Professor Deborah Gonzalez pulls no punches on immigration policies at the southern border.
Longtime Feinstein Center director Laurie Barron has been honored for expanding legal services by ‘forwarding the ethic of pro bono service’ in the law school and beyond.
Experts will convene at RWU Law to discuss the reach and impact of Title IX in these uncertain times.
RWU Law's resident expert on Torts and the First Amendment will address issues of defamation and privacy in the age of the internet.
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.’
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.