Congratulations on your Acceptance!

Welcome to the RWU Law Community!  Here are your next steps as you prepare to begin law school.

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Action Items

1L Covid FAQ
Provide your Final Transcript to LSAC
• Submit your Immunization Records
• Waive or enroll in Health Insurance
• Review and update your Emergency Personal Contact Information
• Order your campus Parking Pass
• Follow these steps on Preparing for Law School
• Mark your calendar for New Student Orientation
• Get your RWU Law Student ID



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Preparing for Classes

Summer provides an excellent opportunity to begin early preparation for law school and to learn more about the build a solid foundation for early success in law school.

• Review and follow these steps on Preparing for Law School
• Mark your calendar for New Student Orientation
First-year Curriculum
Academic Calendar
• Visit the Bookstore online
First Assignments
• Request Academic Accommodations


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Jump Start Summer Program

This fully online program is designed to assist students in their transition to law school and to help them reach their full potential to achieve success. Jump Start is scheduled for August 3 – 8, 2020. While all first year students are eligible to apply, we are particularly interested in enrolling those students who would benefit from additional support as they transition to law school.

Jump Start

Commencement 2019

Financing Your Legal Education

Questions about how you will be able to finance your legal education?  We have two dedicated financial aid counselors to help you through the process!  Follow their comprehensive Financial Aid Checklist and if you have any specific questions reach out to them directly:

Law Students with Last Name A-K:  Kathryn Politano, Assistant Director of Financial Aid
Law Students with Last Name L-Z:  Tina Bacon, Assistant Director of Financial Aid

• Complete the Financial Aid Checklist
• Review tips for Budget and Lifestyle Planning
• Sign-up for Direct Deposit
• Consider Tuition Insurance
• Sign up for MAX – your free, personal finance program specifically designed for law school students and complete the first four lessons.
• After July 1 - Visit the Student Account Center to review your tuition bill and finalize payments options

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Getting Connected – Information Technology

Starting in June, our Information Technology department will set up your email account and network access. You will receive an email when your account is ready.

• Set up your RWU Law accounts
• Visit Information Technology to learn about resources and services
• Suggested hardware standards
• Have questions? Contact the Media Tech Help Desk at (401)254-6363 or

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Your RWU Law Community

The RWU Law community extends from Providence to Bristol and includes a vibrant campus community. Explore the pages below to meet your new classmates, find local housing, and begin to engage with the RWU Law School community.

• Life @ RWU
• Register for one or more of our Upcoming Events for incoming students
• Housing & Roommate information
• Connect with the Class of 2023 on Facebook and Instagram
• Contact an Admissions Student Ambassador to find out what life is really like here at RWU Law!
• Learn more about RWU Law’s commitment to build and support a diverse learning community.


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