The Linn Foster Freedman Seminar Room

In November 2021, cybersecurity lawyer Linn Foster Freedman, a longtime RWU Law board member and philanthropist, was honored with a classroom in her name.

“I think it’s nice to have two women in the mix now,” Freedman said, speaking of her classroom and the Crockett Classroom being added to the several others in the school named for male colleagues. “That feels really great, because it reflects the growing diversity not only of the legal profession, but of the law school itself.”

During her term on RWU Law’s Board, Freedman worked tirelessly to increase fundraising for RWU Law. She is now an influential supporter of the law school on the RWU Board of Trustees.

As a partner at Robinson & Cole LLP, where her practice focuses on data privacy and security, Freedman has encouraged the hiring of RWU Law alumni. She has also volunteered her time teaching Privacy Law as an adjunct for several years.

“What I really admire about Linn is that she is among the leaders of the bench and bar, but is still just as willing to spend a fall Saturday with her husband and friends participating in the Law Alumni Golf Tournament, raising money for scholarships for rising 2Ls,” said former Dean Michael J. Yelnosky. “She not only pays to play but she usually goes home with a bunch of stuff she does not need—because she buys so many raffle tickets the odds are stacked in her favor. She is truly a great friend of the law school.”

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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.