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

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Moving to Rhode Island                    

One of the 13 original colonies, Rhode Island is a small state known for its cultural and natural diversity, where thriving urban and legal centers are only minutes away from charming colonial villages and spectacular beaches on over 400 miles of coastline.

Thirty minutes to the north of campus is Providence, America’s Renaissance City, which has been recognized by national media outlets including the New York Times and USA Today, as a city of artistic and intellectual ambiance bustling with lively theaters, compelling museums, galleries, antique shops, and bookstores.

Located within the city center are the State Capital Complex and the Frank Licht Judicial Complex, housing the Supreme and Superior Courts of Rhode Island. The city includes a lively arts community, professional and Division I sports action, and a mélange of ethnic neighborhoods, restaurants, and cultural events.

Just 20 minutes to the south of Bristol is Newport, the state’s resort capital. The “City by the Sea” is home to Gilded Age mansions, festivals celebrating jazz, folk, and classical music, sailing centers, the International Tennis Hall of Fame, and some of New England’s finest beaches.

The historical, cultural and athletic attractions of Boston beckon an hour’s drive north. A slightly longer trip provides access to the popular ski resorts of New Hampshire and Vermont. New York City is easily accessible (two and a half hours by high-speed rail link), as are other major metropolitan areas in the Northeast