RWU Law is one of only 5 law schools in the country that specializes in marine affairs. Of these schools, RWU Law is only one of 2 that specialize in admiralty and maritime law.
The applicant's undergraduate grade point average (UGPA) and the LSAT score are two important factors in determining admission to the School of Law.
Also considered are other factors that indicate an ability to successfully complete the requirements for a Juris Doctor degree including: graduate degree, work experience, involvement in undergraduate extra-curricular activities, rigor of undergraduate courses, community involvement, life experiences and other appropriate considerations. Each application is reviewed on an individual basis.
The Admissions Committee releases decisions from December through July of each year. Most decisions are mailed in March and April, or, for applications submitted late in the process, 6 - 8 weeks after file completion.
Applicants are notified promptly by U.S. Mail when a decision has been reached. Applicants improve opportunities for favorable decisions and scholarship consideration by applying early.
Roger Williams University School of Law is committed to establishing a diverse student population and encourages members of minority groups, women and other traditionally under-represented groups in the legal profession to apply for admission.