3L Members

Alexus Bonilla (he/him)

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Alexus BonillaAlexus “Lex” Bonilla is originally from Providence, Rhode Island. Lex graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, as well as a minor in Philosophy. While at URI, Lex was a Talent Development Scholar and a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. During his time in SAE, Lex took on multiple leadership roles such as Chair of the Standards & Ethics Board and often raised money for philanthropy, helped run food drives, or helped conduct coat drives. At Roger Williams University School of Law, in addition to Law Review, Lex is a Criminal Law Teaching Assistant for Professor Allen, a member of the Roger Williams University School of Law Diversity and Inclusion Steering Committee, and the Vice-Chair of Roger Williams University School of Law Honor Board. Lex also served on the Student Bar Association at the law school for two years. In the summer after his 1L year, Lex was blessed to intern at the Law Offices of David Ellison with Attorney David Ellison. In the summer after his 2L year, Lex worked as a Rule 9 Student Attorney at the Rhode Island Public Defender’s office. Outside of law school, Lex is an avid sports fan and spends his free time watching sports and spending time with his friends and family. After law school, Lex hopes to give back to his community in some way and become a Rhode Island Public Defender.

David Braga (he/him)

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David BragaDavid Braga is from Fairhaven, MA. He earned a BA in History, summa cum laude, from Bridgewater State University in 2017, where he was a member of the Commonwealth Honors Program and History Honor Society. Prior to starting law school, David worked full time at Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick, where he helped advocate for disabled veterans before the Department of Veterans’ Affairs. David continued to work part time at CCK while in law school, was a Summer Associate there during the Summer of 2022, and he will return to CCK following graduation. In December 2020, David became accredited to represent veterans before the Department of Veterans’ Affairs. At Roger Williams University School of Law, David is a member of the Moot Court Board, Law Review, Honors Program, and Military Law Society. David is also a Civil Procedure teaching assistant for Professor Teitz, an Evidence TA for Professor Allen, and will serve as a Business Organizations TA for Professor Spacone in the Spring of 2023.  David was a Contracts teaching assistant for Professor Monestier during the 2021-2022 school year. David was the 2021 Janet D. Steiger fellow at the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, where he interned in the Consumer Protection Division during the Summer of 2021.  David serves as an appointed member of the Town of Fairhaven Historic Commission and an elected member of the Town of Fairhaven Planning Board.

Katie Gradowski (she/her)

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Katie GradowskiKatie Gradowski is originally from Maryland and attended Johns Hopkins and Columbia University for undergrad and graduate school, respectively. After leaving academia, she co-founded and ran an alternative education program in Somerville MA for eight years, where she fell in love with housing organizing and community science work. While at Roger Williams, she has interned with the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, the U.S. Department of Justice, and now the Rhode Island Center for Justice, where she is thrilled to be working on eviction defense right here in Providence. Katie lives in Providence with her husband, daughter, and dog Shiloh and is proud to call Rhode Island home.

Elizabeth Gravelle (she/her)

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Elizabeth Gravelle Elizabeth Gravelle is from Los Angeles, California. She graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Animation and Digital Art and a Concentration in Electronic Art. Before coming to law school, Elizabeth worked for a publishing company in San Francisco, California. During her 1L summer, Elizabeth interned with the Honorable O. Rogeriee Thompson at the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. The following summer, Elizabeth interned at Providence-based law firm Cameron & Mittleman, LLP, where she continues to work part-time during her 3L year. Elizabeth is a member of the Black Law Student Association (BLSA), the American Indian Law Student Association (AILSA), and the Diversity and Inclusion Steering Committee. In addition, she has served as a Teaching Assistant for Civil Procedure I and II. Outside of law school, Elizabeth enjoys reading fantasy novels, listening to music, and sharing meals with friends.

Christopher Minicucci (he/his)

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Christopher MinicucciChristopher Minicucci is from Cranston, Rhode Island. He graduated from Indiana University, Bloomington in 2020 earning a Bachelor's of Science degree in Kinesiology as a Sport Marketing and Management major with a minor in Business Marketing. Following his 1L year of law school, Chris interned at the Rhode Island Family Court and this past summer he worked as a summer associate at Mandell, Boisclair, & Mandell. At RWU Law, in addition to Law Review, Chris is a member of the Honors Program. In his free time, Chris enjoys hiking, skiing, and attending concerts.

Yee Yee Myint (she/her)

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Yee Yee MyintYee Yee Myint is originally from Yangon, Myanmar (Burma). She graduated from Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in International Business with concentrations in Finance and Marketing. Before joining the law school, she had worked in the Financial and Healthcare sectors. Yee Yee was a Federal Judicial Intern for Judge Mary S. McElroy of the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island in her 1L summer. She also interned for U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) twice in her 2L year. At Roger Williams University School of Law, Yee Yee is a member of the Honors Program and a Teaching Assistant for Professor Emily Sack. After graduation, Yee Yee plans to pursue a legal career in the Government and is interested in white collar crimes, antitrust and securities law. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, cooking, and watching movies.

Jeffrey Prystowsky (he/his)

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Jeffrey PrystowskyJeffrey Prystowsky is from Roseland, New Jersey. After graduating from Brown University with a Bachelor of Arts in History and Music, he co-founded The Low Anthem, an internationally touring band. At Roger Williams University School of Law, Jeffrey is President of the Intellectual Property Law Association and a member of the Honors Program. During the summer of his 1L year, he worked as a judicial intern for Chief Judge John J. McConnell of the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island. In his 2L year, Jeffrey worked as a Civil Procedure Teaching Assistant for Professor Niki Kuckes. Next year, Jeffrey will be an Intellectual Property Litigation Associate for Morgan, Lewis & Bockius in Boston, Massachusetts.

Blair Robinson (she/her)

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Blair RobinsonBlair Robinson grew up in Austin, Texas. She graduated magna cum laude from the Honors College at the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems and minors in National Security Studies and Leadership Theory. Blair interned with Dell Technologies and began her career as a technology consultant for Accenture, LLC, before attending RWU Law. At Roger Williams Law, she is a member of the Honors Program and the dual JD/MA program in Cybersecurity. Blair is an intern with the Data Privacy and Cybersecurity practice at Robinson + Cole, LLP, where she regularly contributes to the firm’s Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Insider blog. Blair is a (lapsed) competitive fencer, B movie enthusiast, and mediocre baker. Her Comment, Cyber Sit-Ins: Bringing Protest Online By Modernizing the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, will appear in the upcoming National Edition of the Law Review, a fact which still shocks and delights her. 

Corey Sherman (he/him)

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Corey ShermanCorey Sherman is originally from Falmouth, MA.  He graduated cum laude from Florida State University in 2019 with degrees in Finance and Risk Management & Insurance.  Before his senior year at Florida State, Corey spent the summer working for Clinton & Muzyka, P.C., a maritime firm in Boston, MA, and has continued working with the firm since.  While at RWU Law, Corey is also a member of the Honors Program and the Admiralty Moot Court Team.  After graduation, Corey plans on pursuing a career in maritime law.  His interests outside of law school include boating, running, and watching Jeopardy

Andrew Spaulding (he/him)

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Andrew SpauldingAndrew Spaulding is from Bedford, MA. He graduated cum laude from Roger Williams University in 2019, and received a Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology, as well as a minor in Business. Prior to coming to law school, Andrew worked as a shore bird monitor, collecting data on threatened shorebirds. At Roger Williams School of Law, Andrew is a member of the Honors program and the Environmental Law Society. During his time at law school he has focused on environmental law and ocean & coastal policy. In his free time, Andrew enjoys surfing, fishing, and cooking.

Victor Manuel Pereira Vieira (he/him)

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Victor VieiraVictor Vieira is from Bethel, Connecticut and is currently living in Warren, RI. He graduated summa cum laude from Seton Hall University with a B.S. in Diplomacy and International Relations. Victor also majored in Modern Languages, concentrating in Spanish and Russian, and minored in Latin American Latino Studies and Russian and Eastern European Studies. During his 1L & 2L summers, Victor interned for former RWU SOL Law Review Editor-in-Chief, Antonio Massa Viana at Attorney Viana's immigration law firm currently based in Southborough, Massachusetts. At Roger Williams School of Law Victor is a part of the Honors Program. Over the summer, Victor served as a Teaching Assistant for Professor Raposa's Family Law class. Victor is currently in the RWU SOL Judicial Externship Program externing for the Honorable William E. Smith at the US District Court for the District of Rhode Island. Victor looks forward to either clerking or working in immigration law, where he can utilize his Portuguese and Spanish language skills.

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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.

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.