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Why RWU Law?

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The Only Law School In RI

As the state's one and only law school, RWU Law is able to offer you a level of access, connection and experience that few institutions can rival – helping you have an impact today, and make a difference now ...

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Social Justice

At RWU Law, we believe that lawyers should use their legal skills to serve their communities – and that pro bono service in law school can set the stage for a lifetime of invaluable social contributions.

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Facts at a Glance

Keith A. Cardoza, Jr.

Workers' Compensation Judge

The Honorable Keith A. Cardoza, Jr., RWU Class of 2010 Juris Doctor

“I am an Associate Judge on the Rhode Island Workers’ Compensation Court. I preside over cases between employees and employers regarding all aspects of injuries allegedly sustained while working and any medical treatment which stems...

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Recent News

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    RWU Law honors the towering legacy of the longtime Congressman and civil rights icon through the memories of a former dean, Professor David Logan.

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    In a time of upheaval and change, Gregory W. Bowman, longtime dean of West Virginia’s only law school, brings his energy, experience and open-mindedness to Rhode Island’s only law school.

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Institutes and Programs

Marine Affairs Institute

Marine Affairs Institute

The Marine Affairs Institute prepares law students to enter the exciting field of ocean and coastal law and policy by providing them with strong academic credentials and practical experiences that help them be practice-ready upon graduation.

Business Law Program

Business Law Program

Our Business Law Program provides students with a sound foundation in the principles and practice of business law through clinics, externships and coursework.