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Fast Facts

Out of 29 total state clerkship opportunities in Rhode Island, RWU Law grads hold 18 of those positions for the 2012-2013 term. This includes 8 of 11 clerkships with the Rhode Island Supreme Court.

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Curriculum

Year One

Year Two

Year Three

  • Legal Practice Upper Level Course
    (1 Course - may be taken in Year Two)
  • Electives (28-32 Credits)

Graduation Requirements

Academic Standards

Students must complete 90 semester hours of credit to be eligible to receive the J.D. degree. The minimum cumulative GPA required for advancement to the second year is a 2.00. Likewise, students must achieve an annual GPA of 2.0 to advance to the third year and a cumulative GPA of 2.0 is required for graduation.

Over the past several years, approximately 6% of students have been academically dismissed after the first year of study and less than 1% thereafter.

Under the law school's grading policy, the mean grade in all first-year required courses must fall between 2.65 and 2.85. For all required courses after the first year, the mean grade must fall between 2.80 and 3.10. For all other courses there is no required or recommended mean.