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RWU Law has 27 active student groups, including Maritime Law Society, Association for Public Interest Law and Multicultural Law Students Association, which allow students to get involved in a variety of extracurricular activities and hear from speakers on a multitude of topics.

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Admitted Students



  • Accepted Student Days - Please save either Friday, April 11, 2014 or Monday, May 12, 2014 for our Accepted Students Days.  The events offer a superb roster of events for those admitted to RWU Law.  You will learn about our Affordable Excellence and Cinical Guarantee initiatives for Fall 2014 as well as have a chance to meet other admits, tour the school, chat with faculty members, and get better aquainted with the law school community
  • Contact a Student Ambassador - Have questions for a current student?  Email the Office of Admissions and we will put you in touch with one of our student ambassadors.  admissions@rwu.edu
  • Facebook - You can begin networking with your future classmates and join the Class of 2017 Facebook Group today!
  • Housing & Roommates - As you plan your move to the East Bay area, these housing and roomate resources will provide a good foundation for locating convenient and affordable living arrangements.
  • 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.
  • Virtual Open House

  • 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 as well as your wireless devices (smartphones, iPad’s, etc). For those looking to purchase new hardware, Roger Williams University partners with GovConnection and Apple 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/n) 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.
  • 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.
  • Health Services
  • Health Insurance
  • Immunization Records
  • Jump Start Summer Program
  • Orientation - Orientation will begin on August 13, 2014.  More information will become available in June and July.
  • Parents Attending Law School - Information on resources and services available to parents attending RWU Law through the Office of Diversity and Outreach.
  • Sibling Discounts
  • 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 with your application through the LSAC Credential Assembly Services (CAS) is considered an unofficial copy and does not fulfill this requirement.
  • 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.