Tara I. Allen
Tara I. AllenAssociate Professor of Law
J.D., Northeastern University
B.A., Wesleyan University
Tara I. Allen was an Assistant Federal Defender for the Federal District of Rhode Island, where she concentrated in federal criminal defense. She previously served as a trial attorney for federal defenders offices in Pennsylvania and California. She also served as staff counsel for two federal appeals courts. In addition, Tara has over 10 years of teaching experience.
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.