Contact a Student Ambassador - Have questions for a current student? Email one of our student ambassadors to get insight into their experience at RWU Law.
Visiting the School of Law - Deciding which law school is the right fit for you can be one of the most difficult yet important decisions you will ever make. With that said we invite you, in fact, we encourage you to come visit our campus. While you are here you have many options, including student led tours, classroom observation, and meeting with Admissions staff.
Administrative Matters – Beginning August 1, you may visit the University ID Office, located in the Lower Commons, between 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. to receive your RWU Law Student ID card. You may get your ID at your convenience before, during, or after Orientation. You will receive your mailbox assignment, student email account information, and locker key when you check-in for Orientation.
Books & Course Materials - Once you receive your course schedule, all required books and other course materials may be obtained through the bookstore located in the lower level of the School of Law building. Course materials may also be purchased online or by calling (401) 254-4592.
Class Schedules - First year students will automatically be registered for fall classes. Individual class schedules will be mailed starting in late July.
Computers - A computer is not required, but most students find a laptop helpful. RWU Law offers wireless Internet service in most areas of the law school including the library and cafeteria. Both Mac and PC operating systems can access our network. For those looking to purchase new hardware, Roger Williams University partners with GovConnection to provide a variety of computer options for our students. Up-to-date laptop model and pricing information is available online on the Information Technology website. The School of Law offers wireless (802.11b/g) Internet service in the Law Library, Cafeteria, and second floor common areas if your laptop is equipped with a compatible wireless network card. If you have any problems please call the helpdesk at (401) 254-5200 (Option 1) for assistance.
Disabilities - The School of Law endeavors to assist students with disabilities. Students with documented disabilities will be granted reasonable accommodations necessary to enable them to undertake the prescribed course of study. To request accommodations, please contact Dean of Students, Lorraine Lalli.
Facebook - Begin networking with your fellow classmates and join the Class of 2016 Facebook Group!
Financial Aid - Students must sign and return a copy of their financial aid award letter to the Financial Aid Office, and complete Master Promissory Note(s) at www.studentloans.gov for loan funds to be disbursed to the Law School. Additionally, first year law students borrowing Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loans and/or Federal Graduate PLUS Loans are also required to complete Entrance Counseling at www.studentloans.gov for each type of loan. Additional information about the Federal Direct Loan Programs may be found at Direct Loan. Once your financial aid package has been processed and you’ve been issued your student ID card, you are eligible to purchase books and course materials at the Law School Bookstore from your anticipated loan funds. Students expecting to receive refund checks from their student accounts for living expenses should receive them around September 1. If you have any questions about financial aid, please call our Financial Aid Office at (401) 254-4510.
Transcripts - Prior to matriculation, your degree granting institution must forward an official copy of your final transcript indicating conferral of your Bachelor's degree to both the Law School Admissions Council and our Admissions Office. Please note that the copy of your transcript we received through the LSAC Credential Assembly Services (CAS) is considered an unofficial copy and does not fulfill this requirement.
Transportation – Students may purchase either a 15-ride pass from RWU for $19.00 instead of the RIPTA fee of $26.00 or a monthly pass for $62.00 the same fee as RIPTA charges. For details on bus routes and schedules, visit the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) website. Look for Route 60/61. Please contact Tracy Cookinham in the I.D. Office (Lower Commons) to register for this program.
Tuition and Fees - You will receive a tuition bill and payment information from Roger Williams University School of Law by the second week of July. If you do not, please contact the Office of Student Finance and Records at (401) 254-4657 so that you do not miss the August 1 tuition payment deadline.
Tuition Management Systems (TMS) - If you would like to pay your education expenses monthly, use the Interest-Free Monthly Payment Option offered by our partner, Tuition Management Systems (TMS). The payment is available for a small enrollment fee and includes personal account service, automated account information 24 hours a day and access to your account through their website. Visit the Tuition Management Systems website at www.afford.com for more information. Tuition Management Systems offers Interest-Free Monthly Payment Options which allows you to maximize your savings and income and reduce loan need by spreading your education expenses over several interest-free monthly payments instead of making one large, lump sum payment. Automatic Payment Option allows you to avoid check writing, postage and the possibility of late payment penalties due to mailing delays.