Welcome, #Changemaker

Congratulations on your acceptance to the RWU Law Class of 2027! 
This site is your best resource as you prepare to join your community this August. 

Make it Official!

If you haven't already secured your seat in our incoming class, don't wait any longer.


Students in class

Experience RWU Law

You don't need to wait until next fall to see what it's like to be an RWU Law student. We invite you to start learning about our community by attending our virtual admitted students events, watching our quick virtual tours, and to sitting in on a 1L class:

Admitted Students Events

Register for an In-Person Tour

Tour RWU Law (virtual)

Tour Bristol, RI (virtual)

Sit in on a 1L Torts Class (virtual)

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Connect with the RWU Law Community

Your new law school community includes students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds and stretches from Bristol to Providence to Newport and beyond. Whether you have questions about where to live or where to find the best study spot - we've got you covered: check out Life @ RWU or reach out to one of our Student Admissions Counselors to find out what life is really like here at RWU Law!

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Connect with Classmates

We've created an exclusive GroupMe for our first-year law students - the Class of 2027!  Connect with future classmates, ask questions, and learn about upcoming special events in this private community.  Join today!

Buildings in Downtown Bristol

Housing Resources

Most students aim to secure housing in the late Spring with a lease that begins in late July or early August. The Office of Admissions will provide updated information about off-campus listings in the Bristol area later in the semester. While not exhaustive, some resources are listed below. 

Housing Information

Apartment Checklist


Commencement 2019

Financial Aid Checklist

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, Senior Assistant Director of Financial Aid
Law Students with Last Name L-Z:  Tina Bacon, Assistant Director of Financial Aid

If you have additional questions, please feel free to email our Admissions team to schedule an appointment. 

Recent News

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    Long 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.

  • For 30 Years: A Justice-Centered Mission

    This 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.

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