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Why RWU Law?

The Only Law School In RIClick to Open

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 ...


Facts at a Glance

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    2 Campuses

    Our Bristol seaside campus provides the backdrop for your legal education. Our Providence experiential campus gives you the experience you seek in your third year.

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    The tuition rate is guaranteed to every member of the class entering in 2018 making us the most affordable private, ABA law school in the entire Northeast region.

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That is Freedom. That is Equality

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., focusing on the retail giant’s markets in Latin America, Canada and the Caribbean. (“Yes, it’s as cool as it sounds,” he allows.)

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    In a new book, Roger Williams University graduate Mark Fallon draws on his deep experience investigating terrorist operations to present a searing indictment of the interrogation techniques used by Pr

  • ‘You Can’t Help Being in Awe’

    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the eighth Supreme Court Justice to address RWU Law students, asserts that appreciation – and not merely tolerance – of differences is what made America great.

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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.