Moot Court

The Moot Court Board is a prestigious organization that affords numerous opportunities to its members.  Many Board members participate in national external advocacy competitions which require both writing and appellate brief and performing an oral argument.

The Board strives to bring the world of appellate advocacy to its fellow law students. In the past, Moot Court has hosted guest speakers, lecture series, and sponsored visits to local courts to observe oral arguments. In 2017, the Board hosted Appellate Advocacy Week, intended to promote awareness among 1Ls about the importance of appellate work in the court system.  The Board consistently develops its outreach program that leverages the School of Law's close connection with the local appellate advocacy bar.  Many RWU Law alumni support the Moot Court Board by assisting in the administration of the Esther Clark Competition and coaching external competition teams.

The Board also runs the 1L Moot Court Competition, which gives first year students the chance to develop their advocacy skills and try out for a position on the Moot Court Board.

If you have any questions about the Moot Court Board, please email mootcourt@g.rwu.edu.

2022-2023 Board Members

Penelope Murphy (President)

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Photo of Penelope MurphyPenelope Murphy (President)
Penelope (Polly) Murphy is from Barrington, Rhode Island. She graduated from Connecticut College with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, before earning a Master of Science in Developmental Psychology at University College London. Polly lived in Boston, MA and Austin, TX before moving back to RI to work as a family therapist. At Roger Williams, Polly is the President of the Moot Court Executive Board, Vice President of the American Indian Law Student Association, Treasurer of the Family Law Society and a member of the Honors program. Polly was a quarterfinalist in the 2021 Esther Clark Competition and winner of Best Oral Advocate, Best On and Off Brief Performance and Runner-Up Best Brief. Polly interned with the City of Providence Law Department after her 1L year. During her 2L summer, she will be interning with the Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office in the criminal division. After graduation, Polly plans to pursue a career as a prosecutor.

Christopher Gauthier (Vice President)

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Photo of Christopher GauthierChristopher Gauthier (Vice President)
Christopher Gauthier is from Freeport, Illinois. Prior to law school he graduated from the University of Missouri - St. Louis with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. At Roger Williams School of Law he is Vice President of the Moot Court Board and a member of the Honors Program. In the spring of his second year, Chris was a Judicial Extern to United States Magistrate Judge Patricia A. Sullivan of the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island. Starting this past summer, Chris has interned with the law firm of Marasco & Nesselbush, LLP, focusing on personal injury and medical malpractice. In his last semester of law school he will also be working in the Business Start-Up Clinic providing transactional legal services to local businesses

Samantha DaRocha (Co-Chair of Esther Clark and External Competitions)

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Samantha DaRocha is from Berkley, Massachusetts. She graduated summa cum laude from Roger Williams University with a Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies and a Bachelor of Arts in History. In addition to her position on the Moot Court Board, Samantha is also a member of the Roger Williams Law Review and Honors Program. During her 2L year, she served as both a teaching and research assistant for Professor Michael Yelnosky. She also partnered with attorneys at Barton Gilman, LLP to participate in the Pro Bono Collaborative's Guardianship Project, which she will continue into her 3L year. Samantha also works as a Law Clerk at Moonan, Stratton, and Waldman, LLP. During her 3L year, Samantha will serve as a teaching assistant for Professor Tara Allen. Outside of law school, she enjoys volunteering as an assistant debate and mock trial coach for a local high school. Samantha also serves as the 2022-2023 Law Review Executive Notes and Comments Editor.

Jasmin Anastacio Blackiston (Co-Chair of Esther Clark and External Competitions)

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Jasmin Anastacio Blackiston is from Pawtucket, RI and currently lives in East Greenwich, RI. She graduated summa cum laude from Stonehill College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and Criminology. While pursuing her undergraduate degree, Jasmin was a member of the Edwin Sutherland Criminology Honor Society, Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honor Society, Lambda Epsilon Sigma Academic Honor Society, and was the recipient of the 2020 Criminology Student of the Year Award. During her first year, Jasmin interned for the Honorable Mary S. McElroy at the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island, the Rhode Island Society for Human Resource Management, and Marinosci Law Group. During her second year, Jasmin interned as a Summer Law Clerk for Liberty Mutual Group and a legislative intern for Rhode Island Society for Human Resource Management. This year, Jasmin will be a TA for the Writing Center and Professor Margulies' Constitutional Law class and partake in the Business Start-Up Clinic as well as the Corporate Counsel Externship Program. Jasmin placed second in the 2020 Mini-Moot Competition and was a semi-finalist at the 2021 Esther Clark Moot Court Competition.

Charlotte Cotto (Chair of Finance and Development)

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Photo of Charlotte CottoCharlotte Cotto (Chair of Finance and Development)
Charlotte Cotto is from Colchester, Connecticut. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Connecticut, during which time she was a legal assistant at the law offices of London and London and wrote for a local Connecticut magazine. Charlotte won the 2021 Mini-Moot Competition and spent her rising 2L summer working pro-bono at the Defense Institute of International Legal Studies. This spring, Charlotte is participating in the 2022 Wechsler Moot Court Competition and will be working as a Research Assistant for Professor Niki Kuckes. During the summer, she will be pursuing civil litigation experience. 
 

Noelle Soares (Chair of Communications and Records)

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Photo of Noelle SoaresNoelle Soares (Chair of Communications and Records)
Noelle Soares is from Falling Waters, West Virginia. She graduated from Marshall University in 2020 with a Bachelors of Art in Criminal Justice with minors in Psychology and Political Science. In her first year, Noelle volunteered with Street Law, Common Cause, and Providence Youth Student Movement. In the summer following her first year, she interned with the Rhode Island State Government Program where she wrote a legislative draft on ways to combat the high price of prescription drugs in Rhode Island. In the same summer, she also interned for the National Criminal Defense College. During her 2L year, Noelle was the winner of the 2021 Esther Clark Moot Court Competition. Noelle hopes to pursue a career as a criminal defense attorney, and she will be working as a Rule 9 intern with the Rhode Island Public Defender’s Office this summer.

General 3L Members

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Julissa Arce Julissa Arce
Julissa Arce is from Springfield, Massachusetts. She graduated as a 3+3 student from Roger Williams University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Law with a Core Concentration in Psychology in 2021. The summer after her first year of law school she interned at the Rhode Island Center for Justice with the Utilities and Housing teams. During her 2L year, she was a Teaching Assistant for Criminal Law and also was the Student Bar Association Executive Vice President. She won Best Brief of the 2021 Esther Clark Moot Court Competition. This past summer she was a Summer Associate at Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick doing appellate advocacy work for disabled veterans. She is interested in many fields including corporate, commercial, and real estate law. As a third-year law student, she is a Writing Tutor for Dr. Kishbaugh and continues her position as SBA's EVP. She will be an extern at IGT in the fall and participate in the Business Start-Up Clinic in the spring. She enjoys helping others and spending time with friends and family in her free time.

David BragaDavid Braga
David 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.

Juliette CollinsJuliette Collins Juliette Collins is from New Bedford, Massachusetts. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Salve Regina University in 2019, where she double majored in Political Science and Administration of Justice, with a concentration in American Legal History. At Roger Williams University School of Law Juliette is the Treasurer of the Tax and Business Law Society and is interested in corporate and real estate law. Juliette has previously interned for the Office of the Rhode Island Attorney General and in the summer following her 1L year, she was the judicial intern for the Honorable Kevin J. Finnerty, First Justice of the Fall River District Court.

Emma DinnersteinEmma Dinnerstein 
Emma Maia Dinnerstein is originally from South Florida but has been a resident of Bristol for the past five years. She attended Clark University in Worcester, MA where she received a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and Art History. Emma's pursuit of the law comes from her background as a first-generation Portuguese-American-Jew and from growing up in a low-income community. As a 3L, Emma serves as President of the Women's Law Society and you can find her working at the RWU Law Library. A fun fact about Emma is that she holds the British title of Lady!

Giuliana HathwayGiuliana Hathway
Giuliana Hathaway is from Cranston, Rhode Island. She graduated magna cum laude from Central Connecticut State University in 202 with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology, a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, and a minor in Business Management. While at Central Connecticut, Giuliana was a member and captain of the softball team. At Roger Williams University, Giuliana is enrolled in the accelerated J.D. program and is a member of the Tax and Business Law Society. Following her 1L year, Giuliana interned for the Honorable Daniel A. Procaccini. This past spring, Giuliana externed for the Honorable Richard A. Licht in Rhode Island Superior Court, and following 2L Giuliana interned at Pannone, Lopes, Devereaux, and O’Gara. Going into her 3L year, Giuliana will participate in the Corporate Counsel Externship.

Avery JacksonAvery Jackson
Avery Jackson is from Barrington, Rhode Island and currently lives in Providence. She graduated from the University of Rhode Island in December 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts in English, with minors in Art History and Gender and Women’s Studies. Prior to law school, Avery worked as a paralegal at Chisholm, Chisholm, & Kilpatrick assisting disabled veterans in their claims for benefits. After her 1L year, she interned with the Rhode Island Center for Justice in Providence, as well as with a real estate firm in Fall River, MA. After her 2L year, Avery interned with the in-house legal team at American Tower Corporation. Outside of law school, Avery enjoys spending time outdoors, cooking, and reading.

Katriina JuntunenKatriina Juntunen
Katriina Juntunen is from Cumberland, Rhode Island. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from George Mason University in 2018 with a degree in Criminology, Law, and Society, and a minor in Forensic Psychology. Before law school, Katriina worked as an investigator with the Children’s Law Center in Washington D.C., where she helped Guardian ad Litem attorneys with their best interest representation of DC foster youth. In addition to Moot Court, Katriina is the editor for RWU Law Review’s newest journal, Justice for All, and part of the school's Honors Program. Katriina was also involved with the RWU Street Law Program as both a student leader and teacher. Katriina interned with the Northern Virginia Public Defenders in Alexandria, VA the summer after her 1L year. During her 2L summer, Katriina worked on a research project as a Rhode Island Sea Grant Fellow and volunteered at the Rhode Island Eviction Help Desk. Katriina is also a research assistant for Professor Harrington-Steppen. After law school, she hopes to work in family/juvenile defense law, or ocean and coastal policy. When not studying, you’ll likely find her in Colt State Park getting some much needed ocean air or playing tennis. 

Dalton MaldonadoDalton Maldonado
Dalton Maldonado is from Mud Creek, Kentucky. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Louisville. At Roger Williams University School of Law, Dalton is the President of the LGBTQ+ Alliance and Academic Success Teaching Fellow and is a member of the American Bar Association and LGBTQ Bar association. Dalton has previously interned for Congressman David Cicilline, and in the summer following 1L year, he was an intern for the Rhode Island Human Rights Commission. In 2015, Dalton was selected as one of the Out 100 Most Impactful and Influential LGBTQ+ People in America, Outsports Person of the year, and received the Fairness Award in Kentucky.  Dalton is interested in Human/Civil Rights Law.

Jordan MazerJordan Mazer
Jordan Mazer is from Powell, Ohio. She graduated from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature. At Roger Williams University, Jordan is a Teaching Assistant at the Writing Center and a student editor for the Journal of Maritime Law and Commerce. Jordan spent her rising 3L summer working as a law clerk with Yurok Tribe's Office of the Tribal Attorney and as an intern at Lang, Xifaras & Bullard. After law school, Jordan would like to pursue a career in appellate advocacy and one day teach in higher education. When not at school, Jordan enjoys spending her free time skiing and at the beach. 

Brian MurphyBrian Murphy
Brian Murphy is from Warren, Rhode Island. Brian graduated from Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts in 2019 with a Bachelors in Finance. At RWU Law, Brian has participated in Alternative Winter Break, is the 2L representative for the Tax and Business Law Society, and is a Teaching Assistant for Professor Jenna Wims Hashway. During the summer after his 1L year, Brian interned with the Rhode Island Office of the Attorney General where he participated in an investigation into the operations of a local healthcare system. Outside of law school, Brian enjoys playing golf and cheering on Boston sports.

Marianna NavaMarianna Nava
Marianna Nava is originally from São Paulo, Brazil. She earned her bachelor's degree from Providence College, graduating in 2012. Marianna was one of the first four law students chosen nationwide as a Federal Magistrate Judges Association Fellow. She interned for Magistrate Judge Judith Dein in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts during the summer of 2021. At Roger Williams University School of Law, in addition to Moot Court, Marianna is a Property Law and Legal Writing teaching assistant. She is passionate about being a voice for children and their families, and upon graduating from law school, she plans to pursue a career as a family law attorney.

Cynthia VandermolenCynthia Vandermolen
Cynthia Vandermolen is from Oregon City, Oregon. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Management at Oregon State University. Cynthia is a rising 2L, a member of the Women’s Law Society, and is a member of the American Indian Law Student Association. Cynthia is interested in practicing in International Law. Some of her favorite things are working out, reading, and hiking with friends.

 

2L Members

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Morgan AlgerMorgan Alger
Morgan Alger is a Rhode Island native. She graduated cum laude from the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Economics. After graduating, she worked in the financial services industry for several years. The summer after her first year of law school she interned at Circle Surrogacy where she drafted surrogacy and egg donation contracts. At Roger Williams, Morgan is a Dual Degree student working on a Master of Science in Criminal Justice degree while pursuing her Juris Doctor. In addition, she is the Treasurer of the Animal League Defense Fund as well as the Treasurer for the Criminal Law Society. Upon graduating from law school, she plans to pursue a career as a criminal prosecutor.

Jordyn CarpenterJordyn Carpenter
Jordyn is from Mashpee, Massachusetts. Jordyn graduated from Westfield State University with a Bachelor's of Science degrees in Biology and Criminal Justice, with a minor in Chemistry. While at Westfield State University, she served as a member and captain of the softball team. Currently, Jordyn is also the Assistant Women's Softball Coach at Roger Williams University, in addition to being a law student. She spent this past summer working as a law clerk at ODU Law Firm and also interning with Martin Legal Services. In her spare time, Jordyn focused on pro-bono work serving as a chat operator for LawHelp NY.

Matt CavanaghMatt Cavanagh
Matt Cavanagh is from Columbia, Connecticut. He graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing. During his 2L year, Matt is a research assistant for Professor Bogus and a Teaching Assistant for Professor Heyman. He also worked as a research assistant for Professor Heyman over the summer of his 1L year. Matt enjoys basketball, volleyball, and chess in his spare time.

Romer CisnerosRomer Cisneros
Romer Cisneros is from Lima, Peru, and immigrated to the United States at age seven. Romer graduated from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in 2012, with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Philosophy, and a minor in Law. Prior to attending law school, he worked at a general practice firm in New York City as a paralegal prioritizing in immigration law. During his 1L year, Romer was a Criminal Law Society 1L representative and was involved in a Pro-Bono Collaborative Provisional Waiver Project with Locke Lord LLP which he continues to be a part of. In the summer following his first year of law school, Romer interned at the Rhode Island Public Defender's office in Providence as a Trial Division Assistant. Throughout his 2L year, he will be taking part in the Springpoint Schools Moot Court Project. Outside of law school, Romer enjoys outdoor activities and cheering on New York sports.

 Ruth CoccioRuth Coccio
Ruth Coccio is a lifelong Rhode Islander, currently in Cranston. She graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 2012 with a major in English and a minor in Philosophy. At RWU Law, Ruth is treasurer of the Association of Public Interest Law. During her rising 2L summer she interned at the Office of the Rhode Island Attorney General in the Civil and Community Rights and Government Litigation Units.

Michaela ConleyMichaela Conley
Michaela Conley is from Middletown, RI and currently lives in Newport, RI. She graduated from the University of San Diego, with a bachelor's degree in International Relations. Prior to starting law school, Michaela worked at a law firm in Providence, RI, specializing in veteran's benefits. At Roger Williams University School of Law, Michaela is a member of the Honors Program, Association for Public Interest Law, and a staff editor for Law Review. Michaela is also a Contracts teaching assistant for Professor Susan Heyman and a Torts teaching assistant for Professor David Logan. After her first year of law school, Michaela was a judicial intern at the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island. In her free time, Michaela loves to garden, go to concerts, and attend Boston sports games.

Molly CrippenMolly Crippen
Molly Crippen is from Pawtucket, Rhode Island. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Justice Studies from Rhode Island College. Prior to enrolling at Roger Williams University School of Law, Molly was a paralegal in the Criminal Division at the Rhode Island Office of Attorney General. In the summer following her 1L year, Molly interned for The National Criminal Defense College Trial Practice Institute. Aside from practicing law after graduation, Molly would like to teach and mentor law students. Outside of school, Molly enjoys spending time with her friends and family.

Aicha ElolaAicha Elola
Aicha Elola is from Jersey City, New Jersey and currently lives in East Providence, RI. She graduated from Saint Peter’s University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice. While pursuing her undergraduate degree, Aicha was invited as a guest speaker to speak about the significance of diversity in university curriculums in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She also interned at the Hudson County Superior Court with Judge Venable. Aicha then interned at the Jersey City Reentry Program with Former Governor of New Jersey, Jim McGreevey. In 2019, Aicha graduated with a Master’s in Legal Studies with a concentration in criminal law at Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law. Aicha is looking to pursue a career in criminal litigation.

Madeleine FendersonMadeleine Fenderson
Madeleine grew up in Falmouth, Maine, and currently lives in Newport, Rhode Island. She graduated from Connecticut College with a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Science in 2018 and received her Master in Marine Affairs Degree from the University of Rhode Island in 2020. She worked at the Rhode Island Attorney General's Office in the Environment and Energy Unit before her 2L year. Madeleine is also a member of the Law Review.

Hilary Levey FriedmanHilary Levey Friedman
Hilary Levey Friedman is thrilled to be pursuing a JD, and even more thrilled to be a member of Moot Court. In law school, she is a member of the Law Review, a Presidential Scholar, and part of the Honors Program. She holds degrees in Sociology from Harvard College, University of Cambridge, and Princeton University. Prior to law school, she taught at Brown University and wrote primarily about childhood socialization and popular culture. Originally from Michigan, she now calls Providence, RI home with her family (most importantly, her elementary school-age sons). Hilary has previously served as President of the Rhode Island chapter of the National Organization for Women, on the United Way RI’s Public Policy Committee, and as a volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocate.

 

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Kat McCorkle Kat McCorkle
Kat is originally from Geneva, New York and graduated from the University of Rochester in 2016 with a double major in theatre and international relations. Before law school, Kat volunteered with City Year Boston, worked at a used book store, and freelanced as a stage manager. Kat is a member of the Honors Program, Law Review, and is treasurer of the Women's Law Society. After 1L, Kat interned at the Rhode Island Family Court, volunteered with the Eviction Help Desk, and worked as a Sea Grant Law Fellow. Kat has two cats, Maki and Mochi, and loves hiking and gardening.

 

Victoria (Tori) McDonaldVictoria (Tori) McDonald
Tori McDonald is from Westport, MA. She attended Northeastern University in Boston as a History major, and remained in Boston working as a marketing manager at a real estate firm. Tori is active in political volunteering, various on-campus groups, and is the board member of a charity group that provides dental and medical services to remote communities. She currently serves as the treasurer of the RWU Democratic society, fundraising chair of the Quahogs softball team, and secretary of the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund. Outside of school, Tori enjoys outdoor sports, movies, and finding new recipes.  

 

Hannah Mendez Rockwood Hannah Mendez Rockwood
Hannah is from Webster, Massachusetts. She recently graduated with her Bachelors of Science in Environmental Science and Psychology and a minor in criminology from Norwich University. While there Hannah was a student liaison for the Title IX office and participate in the Corps of Cadets. At Roger Williams,  the she is the president of the environmental law society and military law society, and on the board for P.A.D. and Alliance. After school Hannah hopes to become a JAG officer. Outside of law school Hannah enjoys going to concerts, trying new food, and binge-watching Netflix shows.

Pia PiscitelliPia Piscitelli
Pia Piscitelli is from San Diego, California. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Boston University. Pia volunteered with Street Law and at PrYSM for Alternative Winter Break during her 1L year. Pia is a Law Review member, Vice President of the Association for Public Interest Law, and a student admissions counselor. In her spare time, she likes to read, hike, and try new coffee shops.

Jessica VielJessica Viel
Jessica Viel is from Milton, New Hampshire. She graduated from Plymouth State University with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with minors in Pre-Law and in Welfare and Justice for Children and Youth. At RWU Law, Jessica participated in the Street Law program and Alternative Spring Break. During the summer following her 1L year, Jessica interned at the Committee for Public Counsel Services in Fall River in their joint Youth Advocacy/Children and Family Law Division. During her 2L year, Jessica is a teaching assistant for Professor Allen’s Criminal Law class, the PR rep for the Criminal Law Society, and the secretary for the Family Law Society. After graduation, Jessica plans to pursue a career as a criminal defense attorney. 

Andrew WalshAndrew Walsh
Andrew Walsh is from Akron, Ohio. He graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science, double majoring in Music and Psychology. Before choosing to pursue a law career, he was an animal trainer with experience training dolphins, otters, and dogs. He chose RWU Law and moved to Rhode Island for greater access to ocean and coastal environmental law. He plans on pursuing the dual degree through URI to obtain his Master of Marine Affairs alongside his JD. Currently at RWU, along with Moot Court, he is a student-editor for the Journal of Maritime Law and Commerce (JMLC).

Mark WeedenMark Weeden
Mark Weeden is from Riverside, Rhode Island. He graduated summa cum laude in 2021 from Johnson & Wales University. Before law school, Mark was enlisted in the United States Army and later worked for one of Citizens Bank’s claims departments. At Roger Williams University School of Law, Mark is a member of the Honors Program, Military Law Society, Moot Court, and Law Review. During the summer after his 1L year, he interned for the Honorable William E. Smith at the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island.

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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.