Please Note: Updated information for the incoming class of 2020 will be posted as it becomes available.
Check out our online resource for all the information you need to know leading up to your arrival at the law school. Let the countdown to the classroom begin!
- Visiting the School of Law - 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? Feel free to contact a Student Ambassador with questions you may have about the RWU Law community and student experience.
- 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, iPads, 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) 254-6363 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.
Students 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 (posted as pending to your student account) and you’ve been issued your student ID card, you are eligible to purchase books and course materials at the bookstore from your anticipated loan funds. Students expecting to receive refund checks from their student accounts for living expenses should receive them the week of August 15th, as long as all financial aid paperwork is complete. 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.
- Health Insurance - All incoming students are automatically enrolled in the RWU Student Health Insurance Plan. If you currently have health insurance you may opt out.
- Housing & Roommates - As you plan your move to the East Bay area, these housing and roommate resources will provide a good foundation for locating convenient and affordable living arrangements. Please email the admissions office at firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain the password.
- Immunization Records - Please have your physician complete your immunization form and return it to the Office of Admissions by August 1st.
- Orientation - Orientation is mandatory for all incoming students. A schedule with more detailed information will become available at a later date.
- Parents Attending Law School - Information on resources and services are available to parents attending RWU Law through the Office of Diversity and Outreach.
- Transcripts - Please arrange for an official transcript from your degree-awarding institution indicating conferral of your Bachelor's degree to be sent to the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) by August 1st. Please note that if you had not graduated before you submitted your transcript to LSAC, you are required to submit a new copy indicating your graduation date.