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.

Veronica D. Paricio
Assistant Dean of Career Development

paricio Veronica Paricio has been working with and counseling law students since 1994. She joined the Office of Career Development in January 2008. From 2001 to 2007 she worked in the Career Development Office at the University of Colorado Law School where she held several positions including Career Counselor, Director and, most recently, served as Assistant Dean. Prior to working on the law school side, Veronica worked as a law firm recruiter in New York City for seven years. She was the Human Resources Manager at Peterson & Ross LLP from 1999 to 2001 and the Legal Recruiting Coordinator and Marketing Coordinator at Dewey Ballantine LLP from 1994 to 1998. Veronica received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Dartmouth College in 1994.

Jodi P. Haley
Assistant Director of Career Development

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
Legal Career Counselor

gerlicaChristopher Gerlica, RWU Law Class of 2012, joined the Office of Career Development as Legal Career Counselor in August 2018.  While in law school, Christopher was involved with the Maritime Law Society, the Alliance, and Phi Alpha Delta.  He also had the privilege of working as a Seasonal Recruiter with our Admissions Office after taking the Bar exam.  Shortly after graduating, he started Gerlica Law, where he practices family law, employment discrimination law, general business law, and insurance subrogation.  In addition to his practice, he was Chair of the Rhode Island Bar Association’s LGBT Issues Committee from fall of 2014 to the summer of 2016, and is the incoming Co-Chair for this cycle.  Christopher has also been active in the Technology in the Practice Committee and the Labor Law Committee.  

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
lawcareers@rwu.edu

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.

Elective

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.

Seminar

Seminars are classes where teachers and small groups of students focus on a specific topic and the students complete a substantial research paper.

Clinics/Externships

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.