RWU Law had a 86% pass rate for the July 2012 Massachusetts Bar for all first-time test takers, above the state average. Massachusetts is the state with the largest number of our graduates sitting for the exam and is our reporting state for the American Bar Association.
Abraham Lincoln: Law and Leadership
In celebration of the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth on February 12. 2009. This course will explore both the public and private Lincoln and his leadership as a lawyer and as president and commander-in-chief in the Civil War. It will examine Lincoln as the “lawyer in the White House” as well as the nature of American democracy. Using significant cases from his law career, Supreme Court decisions during the Civil War, and presidential decisions relating to civil liberties and the conduct of war, we will discuss leadership lessons for today, gleaned from Abraham Lincoln, the leader who spoke the enduring words at Gettysburg that students once memorized, the commander-in-chief who reunited the nation by winning the Civil War, and the chief executive who is continually ranked highest among all American presidents. This course will be taught by Chief Justice Frank J. Williams.