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.
Historic memorials or hurtful provocations? That’s the question at the heart of the debate about removing Confederate monuments from public spaces – or keeping them in place.
Natale A. Sicuro, the Roger Williams College president who led the name change to Roger Williams University and helped launch the RWU law school, died on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017, in Seattle after a brief illness. He was 83.
Tappa's goal? To blend public service and business law -- bringing small farmers and elementary schools together to help kids develop healthy eating habits.
Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo recently sat down with Dean Michael Yelnosky to talk about law, legal education, and the increasingly vital role of RWU Law.
Professor Deborah Gonzalez, Director of the Immigration Law Clinic at RWU Law, on Trump's rescinding of DACA -- and what happens now.
Whenever possible, I try not to simply assert that the program at RWU Law is special. Instead I try to give specific examples, preferably “objective” examples, or examples that do not come from my own observations. Let me show you a few recent indicators of the quality of the program and people at RWU Law.
RWU Law dedicates the Professor Anthony J. Santoro Classroom, in honor of the founding Dean of RWU Law and President Emeritus of RWU.
The law school’s signature space has been named for an old friend: the Honorable Bruce Selya, one of Rhode Island’s most influential and respected jurists.
Professor Diana Hassel, associate dean for academic affairs at RWU Law, has written a piece for the Roger Williams First Amendment blog.
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.