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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

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From Marriage Equality to Amazon

Marek Bute, RWU Class of 2005 Juris Doctor

Marek P. Bute ’05 has a business law dream job as corporate counsel with Amazon Web Services, Inc. (“Yes, it’s as cool as it sounds,” he allows.) But his most stunning achievement to date may be his work representing a same-sex couple in the case of Sevcik v. Sandoval, which successfully overturned Nevada’s law against gay marriage – helping set the stage for Obergefell v. Hodges, in which the U.S. Supreme Court overturned such bans nationally less than a year later.

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Recent News

  • Broadening the Perspective

    One of the nation’s first out transgender law partners in BigLaw talks about making a place for trans lawyers – and what the profession stands to gain from the effort.

  • Among the Trailblazers

    Cybersecurity lawyer Linn Foster Freedman, a longtime RWU Law board member and philanthropist, is honored with a classroom in her name.

  • Tough Talk on Asylum

    Honored as keynote at a Lawyers Weekly Newsmaker Reception, Professor Deborah Gonzalez pulls no punches on immigration policies at the southern border.

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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.