The ABA requires verification of an undergraduate degree as a condition of enrollment in law school. Please arrange for an official transcript from your degree-awarding institution indicating conferral of your Bachelor's degree to be sent to the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) by August 1st. Please note that if you had not graduated before you submitted your transcript to LSAC with your application, you are required to submit a new copy indicating your graduation date.
Students who do not provide a transcript by October 15th must be withdrawn from RWU Law absent extraordinary circumstances. If you have concerns about your ability to complete this requirement, immediately contact Douglas Peterson, Director of Student Finance and Records, at (401) 254-4660.
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.
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.