Kirby Gordon, RWU Class of 2018Juris Doctor
For Kirby Gordan, the broad spectrum of RWU Law’s curriculum, experiential opportunities and alumni placements offer exactly the flexibility she sought. But it was the school’s 50-hour public service requirement – and its unique experiential guarantee that helps fulfill it – that turned her definitively toward public interest.
Noah Kilroy, RWU Class of 2013Juris Doctor
Noah Kilroy ’13 maintains a solo practice and is co-founder of Transcending Through Education Foundation (TTEF), which helps former convicts obtain higher education.
Read Porter, Senior Staff Attorney, Marine Affairs Institute & RI Sea Grant Legal ProgramJuris Doctor
Read Porter is senior staff attorney with the Marine Affairs Institute at Roger Williams University School of Law and the Rhode Island Sea Grant Legal Program. Read directs the Sea Grant Law Fellow Program, an experiential education program in which RWU law students conduct legal research on behalf of outside organizations.
Peter Kilmartin, RWU Class of 1998Juris Doctor
As he enters his eighth and final year as Rhode Island’s attorney general, Peter F. Kilmartin ’98, B.A. ’88, can claim by several measures to be the school’s most prominent alumnus. But he claims there was never any master plan.
Peter Margulies, Professor of LawJuris Doctor
As an expert in National Security Law, Professor Peter Margulies focuses on the delicate balance between liberty, equality and security in issues involving law, terrorism, immigration policy and other areas of central relevance in today’s volatile political climate.
Maria Viveiros, RWU Class of 2017Juris Doctor
Maria became the Associate Director of Compliance at UnitedHealthcare just over a year after she matriculated as a part-time student here in fall of 2013. Maria told me that RWU Law was the only place where she could pursue her career and educational goals at the same time.
Katie Ahern, Director of the Business Start-Up Clinic, Assistant Professor of LawJuris Doctor
Katie Ahern ’07 leads RWU Law’s Business Start-up Clinic, which serves nonprofit and small business clients. Students in the clinic learn substantive business lawyering skills, work directly with clients, and interact with the Rhode Island nonprofit and small business community.
Rosa Elvira Arias, RWU Class of 2009Juris Doctor
As a working immigration attorney in Providence and the daughter of immigrants herself, Rosa Elvira Arias ’09 knows that serious hurdles exist for newcomers arriving in the United States. But nothing prepared her for what she encountered while volunteering as a pro bono attorney at the temporary immigration detention center in Artesia, N.M, a few years ago.
Monique DiTullio, RWU Class of 2018Juris Doctor
Whether in Flint or New Orleans, “environmental racism” refers to the placement of low-income or minority communities in proximity to environmentally hazardous or degraded environments, such as toxic waste, pollution and urban decay.
Marek Bute, RWU Class of 2005Juris Doctor
Marek P. Bute ’05 has a business law dream job as corporate counsel with Amazon Web Services, Inc., focusing on the retail giant’s markets in Latin America, Canada and the Caribbean. (“Yes, it’s as cool as it sounds,” he allows.)
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.
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.
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.
Seminars are classes where teachers and small groups of students focus on a specific topic and the students complete a substantial research paper.
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.