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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.

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JD Transfer Students

Tuition at RWU Law has been reduced by nearly 18% for the 2015-2016 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 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.