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RWU Law has 27 active student groups, including Maritime Law Society, Association for Public Interest Law and Multicultural Law Students Association, which allow students to get involved in a variety of extracurricular activities and hear from speakers on a multitude of topics.

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Four-Year JD

For students with family obligations, or for students who wish to continue working part-time, the School of Law offers a flexible scheduling option that allows a student to take fewer credits each semester and to earn his or her JD degree in a span of four years.  Students on this track complete the same number of credit hours as traditional three-year JD students, but they complete that work over eight semesters, spread over four calendar years.  Students on this track will generally have classes scheduled on two to three days per week, and they have the option of taking evening courses during the academic year and over the summer.  These students are able to select from the full-range of electives offered by the School of Law School, including participation in our extensive array of clinical courses, and they have the opportunity to participate in all extracurricular and co-curricular activities, including the Roger Williams University Law Review and the Roger Williams University Moot Court.