#Changemakers WelcomeHow will you change your world?Request InfoVisit CampusApplySee Our Programs ForJuris Doctor (JD)Few degrees are more versatile than the Juris Doctor, whatever your professional interest: private practice, public interest, government, litigation, corporate, marine, educational or elsewhere!See Our Programs ForMaster of Studies in Law (MSL)Designed especially for students who want to bring deep legal skill and know-how to their existing career focus, but not actually practice law.Why RWU Law?Social JusticeGuaranteed Clinical ExperienceAffordable TuitionThe Only Law School In RISocial JusticeClick to OpenSocial JusticeAt 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.Explore Social JusticeGuaranteed Clinical ExperienceClick to OpenGuaranteed Clinical ExperienceRWU Law guarantees that every qualified student will be afforded a substantial, hands-on clinical experience. 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That's RWU Law.More on Affordable TuitionThe Only Law School In RIClick to OpenThe Only Law School In RIAs 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 ...Why that mattersFacts at a Glance#1Faculty AccessibilityData from the Princeton Review places RWU Law among the best student reviewed faculties in the United States.RWU Law Home to 'Stellar Faculty': Princeton ReviewInnovation LeaderRWU Law is one of just a handful of law schools to add a 3-credit required course on race in its curriculum, and is leading other schools in integrating diversity into classroom teaching with co-authorship of a book on the subject with a webinar seriesRace and The Foundation of American Law2CampusesOur Bristol seaside campus provides the backdrop for your legal education. Our Providence experiential campus gives you the experience you seek in your third year.Discover Our CampusesAFFORDABILITYWe're the most affordable private, ABA law school in the entire Northeast region.More about affordability60,100Hours of Community ServiceOur 2022 graduates provided a combined total of 60,100 hours of community service equivalent to an estimated value of $1.8MMore About Pro Bono and Experiential Education#Changemaker StoriesWith extensive pro bono clinic experiences, RWU Law students start being changemakers in school. Our alumni go out into the world armed with the education and experience to contribute meaningful changes within their spheres of influence.Read Our StoriesSee More FactsClick to OpenLearning to Do Good While Doing Well Collin Bailey, RWU Law Class of 2008 Juris Doctor Growing up, Collin Bailey knew he wanted to do good in the world, to be a changemaker and address the issues of poverty and inequality he saw all around him. But he also knew he wanted to create financial stability, for himself and for his family. As a first-generation lawyer, Bailey never lost his sense of purpose and a desire to make things better for others.Read full storyFeatured NewsNewsOctober 4, 2023Rake to Plate: RWU Law Students Dive into the Clamming Industry Organized by RWU Law’s Marine Affairs Institute, students ventured into Narragansett Bay for an immersive experience in the field of ocean and coastal law and policy.NewsSeptember 20, 2023East Meets West Law School Consortium Demystifies Admissions Process The law school admissions process is an arduous one that can often cause a great deal of anxiety. Contributing to that anxiety is the large amount of incorrect information surrounding the processNewsAugust 7, 2023A More Perfect Union Through a Diverse JudiciaryThe Preamble to the U.S. Constitution is one of the most important written passages in American history. It starts like this: 'We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect UnionMore NewsUpcoming EventsThuJan4RWU Law Washington, DC Reception6:00pm - 7:30pmMarriott Marquis Washington, DCThuFeb1Essay/Art Contest: How has Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (RBG) inspired me?7:00pm - 7:00pmRWU LawSatMar230th Annual Barrister's Ball6:00pm - 11:00pmOmni Providence HotelView all EventsInstitutes and Programs Feinstein Center for Pro Bono and Experiential Education This center connects students and faculty with community organizations to provide pro bono legal services to those in need and to help students to gain valuable practical legal experience. 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 Our Business Law Program provides students with a sound foundation in the principles and practice of business law through clinics, externships and coursework.