Lenore Montanaro

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Lenore MontanaroAdjunct Professor of LawAttorney at Law

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Lenore M. Montanaro is licensed to practice law in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island and arrives with legislative and litigation knowledge. She has experience as Director of Advocacy for the Animal Rescue League of Boston. Previously, she worked as an Associate Attorney for a civil litigation defense firm in Providence. She also worked for the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Department of Defense, U.S. Navy in Newport. She serves as Chair of the Companion Animal Subcommittee for the American Bar Association’s TIPS Animal Law Committee. She also serves as founder and Chair of the Rhode Island Bar Association’s Animal Law Committee. She earned an English degree from the College of the Holy Cross and her Juris Doctorate from the Western New England University School of Law.

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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.