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RWU Law provides students a broad range of marine resource and maritime courses taught by full professors as well as expert practitioners.  The curriculum includes courses in admiralty, fisheries, piracy, ocean and coastal law, ocean policy, and climate change.

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Library Hours

Normal Fall and Spring Semester Hours

Monday - Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.


Thanksgiving Break Hours (November 25-November 30, 2014)

Tuesday 7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sunday Resume normal semester hours


Extended Fall Reading and Exam Period Hours (December 4 - 19, 2014)

Monday - Saturday 7:30 a.m. - Midnight
Sunday 9:00 a.m. - Midnight
Friday, December 19 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Winter Intersession (December 20, 2014 - January 4, 2015)

Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 20-21 Closed
Monday Dec. 22 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 23 8:30 a.m. - Noon
Wed., Dec. 24-Thurs., Jan. 1 Closed
Friday, Jan. 2 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 3 Closed
Sunday, Jan. 4 Resume normal semester hours


Reference Hours

Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


Librarians are also available on selected Sundays during the Fall and Spring semesters from 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


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.