Student Admissions Counselors

Meet RWU Law’s Student Admissions Counselors. Our Student Admissions Counselors are a group of current students who work with the Office of Admissions. Counselors give on-campus tours to prospective students, assist with info sessions and accepted students events, attend off-campus recruiting events, and chat with prospective students about RWU Law and their experiences here. Feel free to contact a Student Admissions Counselor with questions you may have about the RWU Law community and student experience.

If you prefer to speak with an Admissions Counselor, e-mail or call 401-254-4555 for the Office of Admissions.

Taylor Bains

Taylor BainsJ.D. expected 2024
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  • Hometown: Sacramento, CA
  • Undergraduate School & Major: University of Redlands, Political Science & Public Policy
  • Legal Interests: Human Rights Law & Education Law
  • Activities @ RWU Law: Phi Alpha Delta International Law Fraternity; Black Law Students Association (BLSA); Students for Civil Justice; Student Admissions Counselor
  • Favorite Thing to do in RI: Exploring new ice cream shops, checking out different museums, and picking up produce and flowers from farms around the area
Gina George

Gina GeorgeJ.D. expected 2025
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  • Hometown: Uniondale, New York
  • Undergraduate School & Major: CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Political Science with a minor in English
  • Legal Interests: Criminal Defense and Medical Malpractice for now!
  • Activities @ RWU Law: 1L Rep, Barbri; 1L Rep Black Law Student Association (BLSA); Quahogs Softball Team
  • Favorite Thing to do in RI: Finding new places to eat in downtown Providence, spending Saturdays with friends at different spots around Federal Hill. 
Jonte' McKenzie

Jonte' McKenzieJ.D. expected 2024
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  • Hometown: Paterson, New Jersey
  • Undergraduate School & Major: Kennesaw State University, Political Science with minors in Biology & Spanish
  • Legal Interests: Civil Rights, Entertainment, Immigration, Medical Malpractice, Criminal Defense, etc - I have an open mind
  • Activities @ RWU Law: Vice-President, Black Law Students Association (BLSA); 2L Rep, Latino Law Students Association (LLSA); Student Bar Association; Student Admissions Counselor; Law Review
  • Favorite Thing to do in RI: Roller skating in Providence, going to trivia in Newport or Bristol, and going to Federal Hill to find new places to eat
Ben Peters

Ben PetersJ.D. expected 2025
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  • Hometown: Morgantown, West Virginia
  • Undergraduate School & Major: West Virginia Wesleyan College, Biology with a minor in Legal Studies
  • Legal Interests: Environmental & Land Use Law
  • Activities @ RWU Law: 1L Rep, Environmental Law Society; American Indian Law Student Association (AISLSA), Maritime Law Society, Quahogs Softball Team
  • Favorite Thing to do in RI: Spending the day at the beach, going to live music venues, and visiting historical sites. 
Pia Piscitelli

Pia PiscitelliJ.D. expected 2024
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  • Hometown: San Diego, California
  • Undergraduate School & Major: Boston University, Business Administration
  • Legal Interests: Environmental Law, Housing, and other areas are of interest!
  • Activities @ RWU Law: Vice President, Association for Public Interest Law (APIL); Law Review; Moot Court
  • Favorite Thing to do in RI: Hiking, trying new coffee shops, walking the East Bay Bike Path, and thrifting. 
Kamal Bhalla

Kamal Bhalla, J.D expected 2025
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  • Hometown:Jackson, Mississippi
  • Undergraduate School & Major:Millsaps College, Business Administration & Sociology double major.
  • Legal Interests:  Public Interest Law
  • Activities @ RWU Law: SBA Parliamentarian, Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA) President, Street Law Leader, Middle Eastern South Asian Law Association (MESALA) Social Media Manager, P.A.D. Member
  • Favorite Thing to do in RI: Looking at the beautiful water across the state and trying all the yummy foods.
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.


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.