RWU Law's faculty ranked fifth in New England in per capita productivity for articles in "top 50" law journals from 1993 to 2011 - trailing only Yale, Harvard, Boston University, and Boston College.
The Roger Williams University School of Law Library is a private institution and serves primarily the faculty and students of the law school. The library also provides services for School of Law alumni. University faculty, faculty from CRIARL member institutions, and members of the bench and bar are welcome to use the collection on the premises.
To maintain a quiet environment for study and research, student access to the library is restricted as follows. Roger Williams University students with legal research needs may use the collection on the premises for academic work. Law students from ABA-approved schools with proper identification and students from CRIARL member institutions with a letter of referral from their University library may use the collection on the premises upon signing-in at the circulation desk.
Members of the general public interested in using federal depository documents may access materials selectively housed in the Law Library. Patrons should search the Law Library’s WebCatalog prior to visiting to determine if the desired federal depository document is available. Access to these federal documents is available during weekday reference hours, Monday – Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm.
School of Law Building Access
During the fall and spring semesters, all entrances to the School of Law building will be secured at 6:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 5:00 p.m. Friday-Sunday, except during holiday periods when all entrances to the School of Law building may be secured earlier.
During the summer semester, all entrances to the School of Law building may be secured earlier than 5:00 p.m.
- Members of the School of Law community will need to use their university-issued ID with Smart Card activation, in order to gain access to the law school building after the entrances are secured.
- Visitors should plan accordingly.