ABA Required Disclosures

ABA Standard 509 Information Report (2017)

Academic Calendar


Academic Requirements

JD Program


Roger Williams University School of Law is accredited by the American Bar Association.  For more information contact:

Office of the Consultant on Legal Education
Section on Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar

American Bar Association
321 N. Clark Street, 21st Floor
Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: (312) 988-6728
Fax: (312) 988-5681

Roger Williams University School of Law has been a member of the American Association of Law Schools (AALS) since 2006.

Admissions Data

ABA Standard 509 Information Report (Fall 2017)

Bar Passage

ABA Standard 509 Information Report (Fall 2017)

Class Profile

Cost of Attendance

Cost of Attendance Information 2013-2014 (PDF)

Cost of Attendance Information 2014-2015 (PDF)

Incoming Estimated Cost of Attendance Information

Curricular Offerings


Employment Outcomes

To view our most up-to-date employment data, visit our Employment Outcomes page.

Enrollment Data, Attrition, and Graduation Rates

ABA Standard 509 Information Report (Fall 2017)

Faculty and Administration



ABA Standard 509 Information Report (Fall 2017)


Financial Aid

Financial Aid Process


Library Resources

Library Website


Scholarship and Retention Data

Scholarship Information

Scholarship Retention Information


Transfer Credits

Information for Transfer Applicants



Tuition and Fees

Tuition Refund Policy

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Course Types

We have classified RWU Law classes under the following headers. One of the following course types will be attached to each course which will allow students to narrow down their search while looking for classes.

Core Course

Students in the first and second year are required to take classes covering the following aspects of the law—contracts, torts, property, criminal law, civil procedure, and constitutional law, evidence, and professional responsibility.  Along with these aspects, the core curriculum will develop legal reasoning skills.


After finishing the core curriculum the remaining coursework toward the degree is completed through upper level elective courses.  Students can choose courses that peak their interests or courses that go along with the track they are following.


Seminars are classes where teachers and small groups of students focus on a specific topic and the students complete a substantial research paper.


Inhouse Clinics and Clinical Externships legal education is law school training in which students participate in client representation under the supervision of a practicing attorney or law professor.  RWU Law's Clinical Programs offer unique and effective learning opportunities and the opportunity for practical experience while still in law school.