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RWU Law provides students a broad range of marine resource and maritime courses taught by full professors as well as expert practitioners.  The curriculum includes courses in admiralty, fisheries, piracy, ocean and coastal law, ocean policy, and climate change.

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JD Transfer Students

A maximum of forty-five (45) credits will be accepted for credit toward the Roger Williams University School of Law Juris Doctor degree earned at a AALS member school.  A maximum of thirty (30) credits will be accepted for credit towards the law degree earned at a non-AALS member school.

All applications for admission as a transfer student must include:

Upon acceptance for transfer, the applicant must arrange for a meeting with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.

Transfer credit is only given for law school work completed with a grade of C or better.

Upon review of the certified transcript, transfer students will be advised of required courses that must be completed.

The residency requirement is computed using Standard 305 of Standards for Approval of Law Schools of the American Bar Association.