RWU Law had an 86% pass rate for the 2012 Rhode Island bar exam for all first time test takers, 5% higher than the state average.
Roger Williams University School of Law is accredited by the American Bar Association. For more information contact:
Office of the Consultant on Legal Education
Section on Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
American Bar Association
321 N. Clark Street, 21st Floor
Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: (312) 988-6728
Fax: (312) 988-5681
Roger Williams University School of Law has been a member of the American Association of Law Schools (AALS) since 2006.
For 2011-2012, the total attrition rate for 1st year students was 11.9%. Of these:
11 students left due to involuntary academic attrition (5.7%)
12* students left for other reasons (6.2%)
* 5 of these students transferred to another law school (2.6%). Additionally, 5 students transferred into RWU Law from other law schools.
For the July 2012 bar exam, our first time pass rate was:
86% in Massachusetts*
86% in Rhode Island
* Massachusetts is the state where the largest number of our graduates sit for the bar exam
Cost of Attendance
Estimated Cost of Attendance information is availble here.
To view our most up-to-date employment data, visit our Employment Outcomes page.
To view information on our financial aid process visit our Office of Financial Aid's pages.
Scholarship and Retention Data
Tuition is charged on a per credit basis. For 2011-2012 each credit is $1340. For 30 credits (an average year), tuition is $40,200. Visit our Tuition and Fees page for more information. The tuition refund policy can be found here.
The ABA-LSAC Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools publishes each spring and contains extensive data for each law school from the previous year. While the most recent data available is from the 2010-2011 cycle, this can be a very valuable resource as you compare schools. The RWU Law entry can be found here.