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Fast Facts

Each year, the Marine Affairs Institute takes RWU Law students on an educational cruise on Narragansett Bay. This trip helps first year students  better understand many of the marine and maritime issues affecting Rhode Island and New England.

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Mission and Goals

The mission of the School of Law is to promote justice and the rule of law through education, scholarship, and service.

In furtherance of its mission, the School of Law seeks to:

  • Provide an excellent legal eduction to men and women who aspire to the practice of law or to other occupations in which both they and society-at-large will benefit from their understanding of and dedication to the law.  An excellent legal education teaches not only legal doctrine, policy, history and theory, but also how to think critically about justice and the law.
  • Make meaningful contributions to legal scholarship.  Meaningful contributions are those that provide original analysis, insights, or information to those who are interested in justice and the law, including lawyers, judges, legislators, policy-makers, scholars, journalists, and the public-at-large.
  • Provide service to the legal profession and the wider community in ways that advance justice and the rule of law.