Dear Roger Williams University School of Law Family, After careful consideration and consultation with key constituents, Roger Williams University School of Law has made the decision not to
3Ls Jasmin Anastacio-Blackiston, Penelope (Polly) Murphy, and Noelle Soares have placed 2nd in the Region One divisional competition of the NYC Bar National Moot Court Competition.
As this year's Miss Rhode Island, 2L Abby Mansolillo is preparing not only for her final exams but also for the Miss America 2023 competition.
Miguel Garcia ’24 left his job as a teacher and entered law school when he realized that advocacy was a better way to assist his community.
Arya Omshehe, an RWU Law 3L, has won first place in a prestigious securities arbitration and law writing competition.
Mike Smitsky ’15 needed law students to help with legal work for a transportation trade union—so he partnered with his alma mater to create an internship perfect for the school’s Semester-in-Practice program.
“Most of the world doesn’t use prison in nearly the same way that we do in the US,” says Georgetown Law Professor Paul Butler. “Yet most of those countries are least as safe as the US—and many are much safer.”
Hannah Devoe ’22 entered law school with a particular legal career path in mind. She left, confident and surefooted, on a completely different one.
While studying at RWU Law, 3L Dalton Maldonado has had many eye-opening experiences—not least the distinction of creating a new holiday: “Friendsgiving”.
A public interest star—and top national advocate for first-generation law students—joins RWU 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.