RWU Law School

Connections. Experience. Opportunity.

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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. (“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 ban on 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

  • Court As Classroom

    Formed through a partnership between RWU Law and the Federal Bar Association, the Litigation Academy offers experience for new lawyers, ensuring higher-quality representation.

  • An End to Labor Unions?

    Dean Michael Yelnosky argues that a First Amendment-based ruling in Janus could destroy America’s public-sector labor unions as we know them – and create a legal paradox.

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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.