Board of Directors

Roger Williams University School of Law 2020-2021

(Effective July 1, 2020)

The Honorable William E. Smith, Chair
Judge
United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island

Nicole J. Benjamin, Esq. ’06, Vice-Chair
Shareholder
Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C.

The Honorable Patricia Sullivan, Treasurer
Magistrate Judge
United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island

Howard Merten, Esq., Secretary
Managing Partner
Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP

Kenneth E. Arnold, Esq.
Former Senior Vice President & General Counsel
Lifespan Corporation

Collin Bailey, Esq. ’08
Vice President, Technology Business Office
Hudson's Bay Company

Alyssa Boss, Esq. ’97
Partner
Cameron & Mittleman

Gregory W. Bowman
Dean
Roger Williams University School of Law
Ex-Officio Member

Marek P. Bute, ’05
Strategic Engagements Business Development Manager
Amazon Web Services

Marc DeSisto, Esq.
DeSisto Law Offices

The Honorable Melissa R. DuBose ’04
Associate Judge
Rhode Island District Court

Mark Gemma, Esq. ’97
Gemma Law Associates Inc.

Gregory Hoffman, Esq. '13
Barton Gilman
Ex-Officio Member (President, Law Alumni Association)

Patrick Jones, Esq.
Partner
Jones Kelleher LLP

J. Scott Kilpatrick, Esq.
Partner
Chisholm, Chisholm & Kilpatrick, Providence

Stephen P. Maguire, Esq. ’96
Law Office of Stephen P. Maguire, Inc.

Zachary Mandell, Esq. ’11
Partner
Mandell, Boisclair & Mandell

Stephen Prignano, Esq.
Partner
McIntyre Tate LLP

Michael Robinson, Esq. ’00
Partner
Shechtman, Halperin, Savage

James Ruggieri, Esq.
Partner
Higgins, Cavanagh & Cooney LLP

George L. Santopietro, Esq.
Partner
Coia & Lepore, Ltd.

Ondine Galvez Sniffin, Esq.
Law Offices of Ondine Galvez Sniffin

The Honorable Brian Stern
Judge
Rhode Island Superior Court

Katherine Sulentic, Esq. ’09
Associate Director of Enforcement
NCAA Academic Integrity Unit

The Honorable Paul A. Suttell
Chief Justice
Rhode Island Supreme Court

The Honorable O. Rogeriee Thompson
Judge
United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

Hinna Mirza Upal, Esq. ’07
Littler Mendelson P.C.

Stacey Veroni, Esq.
Assistant United States Attorney
United States Attorney's Office, District of Rhode Island

Ed Weiss, Esq.
Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy & General Counsel
Fenway Sports Group

Stephen Zubiago, Esq.
Partner
Nixon Peabody

 

Close Course Type Descriptions

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.