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Out of 29 total state clerkship opportunities in Rhode Island, RWU Law grads hold 18 of those positions for the 2012-2013 term. This includes 8 of 11 clerkships with the Rhode Island Supreme Court.

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Transfer Students

Tuition at RWU Law has been reduced by nearly 18% for the 2014-2015 year for returning students.  Because no student at RWU Law taking the typical 30-credit load will pay more than $33,792, even our transfer students benefit from this new pricing structure.  Additionally, tuition is frozen for all students during their third year at RWU Law.  Learn more about our Affordable Excellence initiative.

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 an interview 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.