Meet the Staff

Welcome to the Roger Williams University School of Law Office of Career Development! Our office is committed to providing students and alumni with the support and resources necessary to pursue the careers of their choice.

Jodi P. Haley
Assistant Dean of Career Development

Jodi HaleyJodi Haley joined the Office of Career Development in November 2011. Before coming to the law school, Jodi worked as an attorney and law student recruiter for seven years at the international law firm of Locke Lord in Boston, MA. She earned her Master of Arts degree in Higher Education Administration from Boston College in 2010 and her Bachelor of Science degree in History and Political Science from Northeastern University in 2004.


Christopher Gerlica
Associate Director of Career Development

gerlicaChristopher Gerlica, L’12, has been with the Office of Career Development since August 2018.  He is both a First Generation college and law school graduate. As a RWU law student, Christopher was involved with the Maritime Law Society, the Alliance, and Phi Alpha Delta. He also worked as a Seasonal Recruiter with our Admissions Office after taking the bar exam. Shortly after graduating, he started Gerlica Law, where he practiced family law, employment discrimination law, general business law, and insurance subrogation. Additionally, he has been Chair or Co-Chair of the Rhode Island Bar Association’s LGBT Issues Committee for most of his time after joining the bar.


Scheduling an Appointment

Please visit or contact the Office of Career Development to schedule an appointment:

Roger Williams University School of Law
Office of Career Development
Suite 175
Ten Metacom Avenue
Bristol, Rhode Island 02809-5171
Phone: (401) 254-4650
Fax: (401) 254-4624

Close Course Type Descriptions

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.