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Colt State Park

Fast Facts

Each year, the Marine Affairs Institute takes RWU Law students on an educational cruise on Narragansett Bay. This trip helps first year students  better understand many of the marine and maritime issues affecting Rhode Island and New England.

First Impressions

Quiet Seaside Community


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.