Irina V. Gott

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Irina V. GottProfessor of Legal Practice

Contact Information

401-254-4549igott@rwu.eduCurriculum Vitae


J.D., Suffolk University Law School
B.A., University of Connecticut

Professor Gott joined the faculty in 2016 after teaching as a visiting and adjunct professor at several Boston schools, including Suffolk University Law School, Northeastern School of Law, and New England School of Law. After graduating from law school, Professor Gott spent ten years practicing as a litigation associate in Boston. During that time, she represented clients in contract and probate disputes and other civil matters. Professor Gott has also successfully represented clients pro bono in political asylum cases. She is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and Suffolk University Law School.


Prior Restraint on Speech and Workplace Discrimination: The Clashing of Two Fundamental Rights, 34 Suffolk University Law Review 577 (2001)

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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.


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.