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Commencement 2012

Fast Facts

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.

First Impressions

Bristol Harbor



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.