RWU Law#Changemakers WelcomeRequest 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 Stories Immigration Lawyer Saad Ahmad L’00 Shows That Appellate Practice Isn’t Just for Large Firms Supreme Court recently heard asylum seeker’s deportation case, RWU Law Class of 2000 Juris Doctor Immigration attorney Saad Ahmad is the rare attorney with extensive experience on both trial and appeal. On January 8, 2024, Ahmad reached a milestone, as the Supreme Court heard a case on appeal from a matter he had successfully argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.Read full storyFeatured NewsNewsFebruary 21, 2024Victorious VerdictBrittney Ortiz 3L emerged victorious as part of the winning duo at the 16th annual ABA First Amendment and Media Law Diversity Moot Court competition vs. a team from Univ of Illinois College of Law and Harvard Law.NewsJanuary 21, 2024From the Community, for the CommunityLong before she was the Associate Dean of Student Life and Operations at Roger Williams University School of Law, Lorraine Lalli was an aspiring law student. On her admissions essay for RWU Law, she wrote about how she planned to use the skills she learned in law school to give back to the community.NewsDecember 19, 2023For 30 Years: A Justice-Centered MissionThis fall, RWU Law Dean Gregory W. Bowman held a far-ranging conversation with law school leaders to reflect on this milestone year, the school’s history and commitment to advancing social justice in legal education, and a bright future that includes the launch of the Institute for Race and the Law as the next step in RWU Law’s leadership on racial justice legal education.More NewsUpcoming EventsWedFeb28Inclusive Legal Education: Navigating Faculty-DEIB Collaborations2:00pm - 3:30pmRWU Law | Zoom Webinar ProgramSatMar230th Annual Barrister's Ball6:00pm - 11:00pmOmni Providence HotelThuMar21Champions for Justice 20245:00pm - 8:00pmGraduate ProvidenceView 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. Institute for Race and the Law The innovative Institute for Race and the Law aims to transform the landscape of legal education, drive justice reform through legal scholarship, and address root causes of systemic inequality.