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Should Prison Be Abolished?

Michael M. Bowden

“Most of the world doesn’t use prison in nearly the same way that we do in the US,” says Georgetown Law Professor Paul Butler. “Yet most of those countries are least as safe as the US—and many are much safer.”

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Drawing the Line Between Talent and Desire

Michelle Choate

Hannah Devoe ’22 entered law school with a particular legal career path in mind. She left, confident and surefooted, on a completely different one.

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‘To Empower and Amplify LGBTQ+ Voices’

Michelle Choate

While studying at RWU Law, 3L Dalton Maldonado has had many eye-opening experiences—not least the distinction of creating a new holiday: “Friendsgiving”.

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‘A Very Clear Mission’

Michael M. Bowden

A public interest star—and top national advocate for first-generation law students—joins RWU Law.

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Professor of the Year 2022: Brittany Raposa

Michael M. Bowden

Brittany L. Raposa, RWU Law Associate Director & Professor of Bar Support, has been voted by the Class of 2022 as Professor of the Year! “Professor Raposa has been a transformational force for our law

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Fateful Decisions Led to the War in Ukraine

Gregory W. Bowman

In hindsight, this tragedy might have been avoided if we had listened to President Putin. ... There was another president who was also central to this sad tale. The West did not listen to him either.

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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.

Elective

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.

Seminar

Seminars are classes where teachers and small groups of students focus on a specific topic and the students complete a substantial research paper.

Clinics/Externships

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.