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Fast Facts

RWU Law is the only Sea Grant Legal Program north of the Mason-Dixon Line and only one of 4 in the country.

First Impressions

Quiet Seaside Community



Life in Rhode Island

Located in picturesque Bristol, Rhode Island, on the banks of the Mount Hope Bay, RWU Law offers idyllic walking trails and easy waterfront access to maximize your enjoyment of the Ocean State.

Bristol is a classic New England village, complete with tree-lined streets, a town green and waterfront parks - as well as gourmet restaurants that stand alongside lively pubs and whimsical shops.  In the summer, local waterways come alive with swimmers and boaters, while thousands throng to the town's famous Independence Day parade, established in 1785.

A half-hour north is Providence, a city of artistic and intellectual ambiance, bustling with theaters, museums, art galleries, antique shops, bookstores and a mélange of ethnic neighborhoods, restaurants and cultural events.  Providence is also the seat of Rhode Island's legal culture, with the beautiful Frank Licht Judicial Complex anchoring the divide between the busy downtown and the bohemian atmosphere of College Hill, home to Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design.

The seaside city of Newport is a short drive south, boasting spectacular Gilded Age mansions, renowned jazz, folk and classical music festivals, the International Tennis Hall of Fame and some of New England's finest beaches.