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.
In our ongoing focus on ensuring that all students enrolled in the Roger Williams University School of Law have access to a strong array of healthcare options, and in keeping with the new federal health care reform requirements, RWU is instituting some important changes in how we offer and administer health insurance for our students.
For the 2012 – 2013 academic year students enrolled at RWU Law will again be given the option to purchase health insurance through RWU’s Student Insurance Plan. However there have been some significant improvements to the plan offerings along with an amended fee structure. The University researched available products with the dual goal of making this coverage both comprehensive and affordable, and we are pleased to be able to offer an accident and sickness insurance plan for $1,147 for 12 months of coverage. This cost is comparable to (and in many instances less than) the plans offered by most other schools.
RWU Law students who wish to enroll in this plan may purchase this insurance directly through the CHP Web Site at www.rwu.edu/go/insurance.
While health insurance for law school students is optional we strongly recommend that all students carry health insurance, whether through an existing plan, this RWU plan or the ABA insurance plan.
In the past, all RWU Law students enrolled in the Student Insurance Plan were required to pay a fee allowing them access to Student Health Services for visits for illness or injury. Beginning with the 2012-2013 academic year, Health Services access and the associated fee is no longer mandatory for those purchasing the Student Health Insurance. Instead, this optional coverage may be purchased separately, regardless of a student’s enrollment in the Student Health Insurance Plan for an optional fee of $360. Detailed information on Health Services can be found online. The Health Services Fee does not cover all costs associated with office visits and additional fees will be incurred for lab work, x-rays, prescriptions and referrals. Therefore a current insurance card must be on file at Health Services to facilitate direct insurance billing or bills for these services will be directed to the responsible party.
Please feel free to contact Karen Lebreux in Health Services at (401) 254-3156 if you have any questions relating to these health and wellness options at RWU Law.