RWU Tube

Colt State Park

Fast Facts

RWU Law is one of only 5 law schools in the country that specializes in marine affairs. Of these schools, RWU Law is only one of 2 that specialize in admiralty and maritime law.

First Impressions

Bristol Fourth of July Parade

About Us

At Roger Williams, you will be immersed in complex legal theory while developing practical lawyering skills that will serve you in the profession.

As the only law school in Rhode Island, the school holds a virtual franchise throughout the school year on student clerkship opportunities with federal and state judges, state offices, and agencies.

Our clinical offerings in Immigration, and Legal Assistance, Criminal Defense, and Mediation afford our students valuable experience working with real clients on real cases.

We offer many unique programs that will enhance your educational experience. Our Feinstein Institute for Legal Service immerses students in an enriching public interest experience.

Our Marine Affairs Institute, a joint venture with the University of Rhode Island, gives students an opportunity to explore the legal, economic, and policy aspects of the development of the oceans and coastal zones.

Our distinctive study abroad programs in England, China, Argentina, and the Netherlands allow students to place their legal education in a global perspective.

Our joint degree programs in Criminal Justice, Labor Relations and Human Resources, and Marine Affairs offer the opportunity for cross disciplinary study.