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Commencement 2015

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RWU Law is one of only 5 law schools in the country that specializes in marine affairs. Of these schools, RWU Law is only one of 2 that specialize in admiralty and maritime law.

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Required Summer Reading for 1Ls

  • Required Summer Reading - All incoming 1L students should read the 3rd edition of "1L of a Ride" by Andre McClury before the start of Orientation. The book with video resources is now available at the law school bookstore for $62.80. Please choose Law Fall 2017/Law/Law 1000/A in the "Find Course Materials" drop-down selections to order the book. The hard copy of the book contains a code for access to the online resources that the authors have created for the book. In addition to these resources, Professor Thompson has created a course code for the online quizzes that go with your casebook. To redeem the course code and connect your quizzes to your professor, follow these steps:
    • Go to
    • Sign in or create an account
    • Click to open 1L of a Ride, Video
    • Click the "Enroll in a Course" button and enter this course code: CRSE-7OVJ-CEKU-44K7-M1JL
    • Need Help? If the casebook for this course does not appear on the bookshelf:
      • Click the "Redeem Code" button on the My Bookshelf page and enter the code that came with the casebook. Next, redeem the course code.
      • If you did not purchase a new book with a code, you can go to and purchase the Learning Library option for your casebook.
      • For help, you can contact the publisher at 1-877-888-1330 (option 4) or or contact Professor Kathy Thompson directly at or (401) 254-4568.