3L Members

Kaitlyn Alger

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Kaitlyn AlgerKaitlyn Alger is from Cumberland, RI. She graduated cum laude from Rhode Island College in 2014, and received a Bachelor of Arts in English, and a minor in Anthropology. Prior to law school, Kaitlyn worked at a human service agency with children and teenagers with developmental disabilities and other mental health issues. She was a Program Manager of the agency’s Behavioral Health team for two years. At Roger Williams School of Law, Kaitlyn is a member of the Honors Program. During the summer of her 1L year, she studied abroad in The Hague, Netherlands. In her free time Kaitlyn enjoys making art, doing yoga, and singing show tunes.

Erin Ferry

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Photo of Erin FerryErin Ferry is from Cranston, Rhode Island and graduated from Loyola University Maryland in 2013. Prior to law school, Erin completed two years of service with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps NW. Her first year (2013-14) was spent in Hillsboro, OR at a public defender's office and, after continuing to work at the same public defender's office for two years, she completed her second year of service (2017-18) in Anchorage, AK at a prisoner reentry center. In addition to being on the Law Review Editorial Staff, Erin is also a member of the Moot Court Board, a student ambassador and serves as the Vice President for the Association for Public Interest Law. This past summer, she was a law clerk at the Prisoners' Rights Office within the Office of Defender General in Montpelier, VT. In her remaining free time, Erin enjoys distance running (somewhat), hiking, dog sitting, and going to concerts.

Tatiana Gomez

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Photo of Tatiana GomezTatiana Gomez is from Providence, Rhode Island. She graduated cum laude from New York University with a Bachelor of Science in Social Work. As a social work student she interned at Midtown Community Court. After her first year of law school, Tatiana served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Judge John J. McConnell, Jr. in the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island. At Roger Williams Law, she is also a member of the Honors Program and serves as a Research Assistant for Professor Teitz.

Olivia Handy

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Photo of Olivia HandyOlivia Handy is from North Kingstown, Rhode Island. She graduated from Roger Williams University in 2016, earning a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology and Chemistry. Prior to law school, Olivia did genetic testing for Massachusetts General Hospital. In addition to law review, Olivia is a member of the Roger Williams Moot Court Board and the Honors Program. After her first year of law school, she interned for a civil litigation firm. In her free time, Olivia teaches spin class and does yoga!

Adam Harrington

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Photo of Adam HarringtonAdam Harrington is from Johnston, Rhode Island, where he lives with his wife, Stephanie.  He graduated magna cum laude from Rhode Island College in 2018, earning a Bachelor of Social Work degree.  Prior to attending law school, Adam held various positions in the Human Services field, most recently as a Substance Abuse Counselor in an outpatient opioid treatment program.  Adam is an avid sports fan, and also works as a NCAA Division 1 Fastpitch Softball Umpire and High School Basketball Referee.  At Roger Williams University School of Law, Adam is a member of the Honors Program, a Student Ambassador, and serves as a Teaching Assistant for Professor Logan.  After his first year of law school, Adam interned at Pierce Atwood LLP.  Outside of law school, Adam enjoys golfing, surfing, and cycling.  After graduation, Adam hopes to pursue a career in corporate law.

Karen Lara

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Photo of Karen LaraKaren Lara is from San Luis, Arizona. She graduated cum laude from the University of Arizona in 2015 with a Master’s degree in Public Administration. Prior to law school, Karen worked for the Arizona judiciary and for a private law firm in Providence, R.I. At RWU Law, Karen is a member of the Honors Program, President of the Latinx Law Student Association, and a Teaching Assistant for Professor Colleen Brown. During the summer following her 1L year, Karen served as a judicial intern for the Honorable O. Rogeriee Thompson of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

Amanda LaRocca

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Photo of Amanda LaRoccaAmanda LaRocca is from Memphis, Tennessee. She graduated from Allegheny College in 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies. While at Allegheny, Amanda studied abroad in Amelia, Italy, and Angers, France, for language and culture programs. At Roger Williams University School of Law, Amanda is a member of the Honors Program. During her 1L year, she participated in Alternative Spring Break with The Legal Aid Society’s Juvenile Rights Practice Brooklyn division. The summer after her first year of law school, Amanda studied abroad in Galway, Ireland. She participated in an International Human Rights program taught by professors at the Irish Centre for Human Rights. After graduation, Amanda hopes to get a position at a government organization or NGO which specializes in human trafficking and is interested in pursuing a career in international human rights law.

Brandon Lozeau

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Brandon Lozeau grew up in Putnam, Connecticut. He graduated from the ​​University of Massachusetts in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and French. In addition, he received his Master of Arts in International Political Economy from the University of Kent– Brussels School of International Studies in 2008. He lived and worked abroad for six years before returning to Rhode Island in 2013. The summer after his first year of law school, he interned at the Rhode Island Center for Justice, a public interest firm. At Roger Williams University School of Law, Brandon is a member of the Honors Program and is active with the Health Law Society. After graduation, Brandon plans to pursue a legal career in the fashion industry. In his free time, Brandon enjoys traveling and trying new restaurants.

Jeffery Rankel

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Photo of Jeffery RankelJeffery Rankel is from Brick, New Jersey. He graduated from Sacred Heart University with a Bachelor in Arts in Political Science in 2017. At Sacred Heart, he was a member of the Club Baseball Team and a member of Pi Sigma Alpha (the political science honor society). After graduating from Sacred Heart, Jeffery worked at Shebell and Shebell, a personal injury and workers' compensation law firm in Shrewsbury, New Jersey for a year. The summer after his 1L year, Jeffery interned as a Trial Assistant Clerk at the Rhode Island Public Defender where he researched and drafted memoranda to his supervising attorney on various legal issues arising out of current cases.

Rachel Ricci

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Photo of Rachel RicciRachel Ricci is originally from Providence, Rhode Island and currently lives in Johnston, Rhode Island. She graduated magna cum laude in 2016 from the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and Public Relations, as well as a minor in Writing and Rhetoric. Prior to attending law school, she worked in the marketing and advertising industry for two years. At Roger Williams University School of Law, Rachel is a member of the Honors Program and is the Public Relations Chair of RWU’s chapter of the Justinian Law Society. In the summer after her 1L and now during her 2L, Rachel works as a research assistant for Professor Emily J. Sack. Outside of law school, Rachel enjoys playing with her dog, Emmett, cooking, and photography. 

Kerri Schulz

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Photo of Kerri SchulzKerri Schulz is from Chalfont, Pennsylvania. She graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2016, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Justice Studies with a minor in Forensic Science. While at UNH, Kerri was a private investigator intern at the New Hampshire Public Defender in Stratham, New Hampshire. After graduating college, Kerri attended Villanova University where she earned her ABA Accredited Paralegal Studies Certification. At Roger Williams University School of Law, Kerri participated in the Alternative Spring Break Program where she interned for the Committee for Public Counsel Services in Fall River, Massachusetts. During the summer after her 1L year, Kerri worked in group homes as a youth counselor where she supervised at-risk youth in a variety of activities aimed at developing different life and social skills to prepare them for independent living. In addition to Law Review, she is a Teaching Assistant to Professor Kathryn Thompson for Legal Practice I and II. After law school, Kerri hopes to pursue a career in criminal defense.

Devon Toro

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Devon Toro is from Exeter, Rhode Island. In 2018, she earned a Bachelor of Arts from Fordham University where she majored in Communication & Media Studies and minored in Theology. At Roger Williams University School of Law, Devon is a member of the Honors Program and works as a Research Assistant to Professor Olivia Milonas. She currently serves as both a 2L Representative for the Association of Public Interest Law and a 2L Representative for Kaplan Bar Review. As of this year, Devon also works the circulation desk in the school’s law library. During the summer after her 1L year, she interned with the Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office where she was assigned to the Government Litigation Unit. After law school, Devon hopes to obtain a judicial clerkship in Rhode Island and pursue a career in private practice. Outside of law school, Devon considers herself an amateur chef. She also practices vinyasa yoga and intends to ​​pursue a Yoga Instructor Certification in the near future.

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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.