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Commencement 2012

Fast Facts

74% of RWU Law 1L students come from outside of Rhode Island.  There are 22 states represented in the Class of 2017 alone.

First Impressions

Castle Hill Lighthouse, Newport

Affordable Excellence at RWU LAW


Admitted Students

The information provided below is for reference only. This page will be updated for the Class of 2018 as information becomes available in the spring/summer of 2015.

  • 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.
  • Contact a Student Ambassador - Have questions for a current student?  Email the Office of Admissions at and we will put you in touch with one of our student ambassadors.

  • 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 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 for each type of loan.   Additional information about the Federal Direct Loan Programs may be found at Direct LoanStudents receiving Federal Student Aid are asked to complete and return a Title IV form to the Office of Student Finance and Records.  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 August 29, 2014.  If you have any questions about financial aid, please call our Financial Aid Office at (401) 254-4510.  If you have questions about the Title IV form, please contact our Office of Student Finance and Records at (401) 254-4657. 
  • 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.
  • Local Resources
  • Jump Start Summer Program
  • Parents Attending Law School - Information on resources and services are available to parents attending RWU Law through the Office of Diversity and Outreach.