Student Support

Lorraine Lalli, Dean of StudentsThe Dean of Students Office promotes student success by acting as an advocate and an administrative liaison for students. The Dean of Students office is equipped to provide appropriate resources and guidance for a wide variety of student needs and concerns. The Dean of Students Office is located in the Dean's Suite.

This office supports student needs including:

  • Accommodations for students with documented disabilities
  • Orientation programs for entering students
  • Support for students with temporary medical concerns and family emergencies
  • Support for students with personal challenges
  • Connecting students to resources on-campus or in Bristol, including academic resources and mental health counseling
  • Requests for Medical or Personal Leaves of Absence
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Lorraine Lalli

Assistant Dean of Students

Lorraine Lalli is Assistant Dean of Students at Roger William Law School in Bristol, RI. In this position, she works will senior university and law school administration to support law students in their academic, professional and personal goals. She is a member of the Admissions Committee and helps lead diversity

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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.