Jordan Seaberry, RWU Class of 2020Master of Studies in Law
For artist and community organizer Jordan Seaberry ’20 – co-director of the nonprofit U.S. Department of Arts and Culture – earning a Master of Studies in Law degree from RWU Law was a key that...
Tim WhiteMaster of Studies in Law
Investigative reporter Tim White has been honing his craft in Providence and Boston for more than two decades. The recipient of four New England Emmy Awards (and a host of other honors) for his investigative...
Monique KuesterMaster of Studies in Law
When lifelong Iowan Monique Kuester suddenly found herself starting over in New England – her husband had relocated the family to Rhode Island for his work – she decided it was time to “freshen up”...
John MarionMaster of Studies in Law
Now in his tenth year as executive director of Common Cause Rhode Island has discovered that RWU Law’s MSL program is enhancing his performance in new and often unexpected ways.
Derek TevyawMaster of Studies in Law
Though not a lawyer himself, Tevyaw's job requires that he know the law well. And RWU Law’s Master of Studies in Law program was precisely the tool he needed to take his work to the next level.
Katie MulvaneyMaster of Studies in Law
Seasoned newspaper reporter Katie Mulvaney decided to take her legal-beat knowledge to the next level by entering RWU Law’s Master of Studies in Law (MSL) program. Here, Mulvaney talks about her decision.
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.