Hannah Devoe, RWU Law Class of 2022Juris Doctor
Hannah Devoe ’22 came to RWU Law as an aspiring criminal lawyer. That aspiration was quickly put aside after her first criminal law classes, which she did not enjoy. But rather than panic, Devoe looked...
Dalton Maldonado, RWU Law Class of 2022Juris Doctor
As president of the Alliance, RWU Law’s LGBTQ+ student organization, Dalton Maldonado ’22 had the distinction of creating a new holiday of sorts. “Friendsgiving”, as it’s known, is a Thanksgiving feast that provides a place...
Antonio Massa Viana, RWU Law Class of 2014Juris Doctor
How does a newly established immigration law practice weather a hostile administration and a global pandemic? Ask Boston attorney Antonio Massa Viana.
Doris Adesuyi, RWU Law Class of 2020Juris Doctor
When Rhode Island Governor Daniel McKee tasked an array of policy subgroups with planning the state’s emergence from the COVID-19 pandemic, one of them – focused on small business – was co-facilitated by Doris Adesuyi...
Dasha Brockmeyer, RWU Law Class of 2007Juris Doctor
Dasha G. Brockmeyer ’07 reached a career milestone this spring when she was elected partner at the 400-plus-attorney firm of Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP, practicing mainly in the field of employee benefit law...
Madison Picard, RWU Law Class of 2022Juris Doctor
Last May, in the thick of the coronavirus pandemic, 2L Madison Picard received some welcome good news: the Massachusetts Bar Foundation had awarded her a generous Legal Intern Fellowship to fund a summer internship she’d...
Amanda Nagim-Williams, RWU Law Class of 2021Juris Doctor
When she graduates this May, 3L Amanda Nagim-Williams will set her career in motion with a powerful start – clerking for history-making New Jersey Superior Court Judge Sheila A. Venable, who was appointed earlier this...
Shahily Negron-Falcon, RWU Law Class of 2021Juris Doctor
RWU Law 3L Shahily (“Shay”) Negron-Falcon has been awarded a 2020 Dominican Bar Association (DBA) Scholarship
Nicole N. Yancy, RWU Law Class of 2018Juris Doctor
Nicole Yancy ’18 is a woman of firsts. Immediately upon completing her J.D., she became RWU Law's first graduate to obtain a judicial clerkship with the Administrative Office of the Juvenile Court in Boston. Earlier...
The Honorable Keith A. Cardoza, Jr., RWU Law Class of 2010Juris Doctor
“I am an Associate Judge on the Rhode Island Workers’ Compensation Court. I preside over cases between employees and employers regarding all aspects of injuries allegedly sustained while working and any medical treatment which stems...
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.