Housing

Living in the Area

While at the School of Law, some students find living accommodations in downtown Bristol, renting apartments in homes of the Colonial, Federal, and Victorian eras, many of them located near the picturesque Bristol Harbor. The nearby historic towns of Portsmouth, Warren, and Barrington, as well as the East Side of Providence, are also very popular locations for law students to live. 

Roommates

Students may post roommate requests on their class Facebook page.

Resources

Please utilize the resources below as you begin your search for housing as a law student at Roger Williams University School of Law. If you need assistance, please contact the Office of Admissions. 

Disclaimer
The listings and resources made available here are offered as a courtesy to aid RWU graduate students in their search for off-campus living arrangements. RWU makes no endorsement and undertakes no inspections of, and assumes no responsibility for, the listed rental properties, landlords, or realtors. In addition, RWU makes no promises, representations or guarantees concerning the condition of the listed premises. RWU is not a party to any contractual or other legal relationship regarding housing arrangements made between students/faculty/staff and individual landlords and is not responsible for any lease or its terms that are negotiated with any landlord. No information provided here or on any websites provided herein creates a legal relationship between RWU and any third-party regarding such facilities. Renters are encouraged to only reside in housing that is compliant with local and state housing codes.

Local Rentals

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Each spring, the Office of Admissions gathers rental listings from local landlords. We update our list of apartments in the Bristol area at least once a week from early May through the first day of Orientation. Here are the current rentals: http://lawguides.rwu.edu/RWULawHousing. Please contact the Law Admissions office for the password. 

Local Apartment Complexes

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Below is a list of apartment complexes throughout the area and are in easy driving distance to campus. If you will not have a car, please be mindful of selecting housing that is accessible to a regional bus stop. 

This list is provided as a resource only and no endorsement or support of these complexes is implied. 

East Providence, RI

East Shore Apartments
260 Boyd Ave.
Pet Friendly (35 lb), Studios+

Landings on the Trail Apartments
1355 Wampanoag Trail
Pet Friendly (35 lb), Studios+

Providence, RI

Regency Plaza Apartments
One Regency Plaza
Studios+

Middletown, RI

East Bay Village
969 W. Main Rd.
Pet friendly, studios+

Harbor Village
40 Harbor Village Dr.
Pet friendly, 1+ bedrooms

Landings Apartment Community
131 Lake Erie St.
2+ bedroom options only, pet-friendly (any size)

Northgate Apartments
3 Admiralty Dr.
1+ bedroom, pet-friendly

Oxbow Farms
80 Rogers Lane
Pet-friendly (25 lbs), 1+ bedrooms

Portsmouth, RI

Bay View Estates Apartments
2121 West Main Road
Cats only, studio+

Tiverton, RI

Bourne Mill Apartments
1 Mill St.
Pet friendly, 1+ bedrooms

Riverside, RI

Crescent Park Manor
243 Crescent View Ave.
Pet friendly, 1+ bedrooms

Warren, RI

East Bay Warren
700 Metacom Ave.
Cats only, 1+ bedrooms

Tourister Mill
91 Main St.
Pet friendly, 1+ bedrooms

Warren Apartments
624 Metacom Ave.
Pet friendly, 1+ bedrooms

Fall River, MA

Four Winds Apartments
5500 N. Main St.
Pet friendly, Studio+

President Village
1 Adams Court
Pet friendly, 1+ bedrooms

Royal Crest Estates
37 Courtney St.
Pet friendly, Studio+

Realtors

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Realtors can be a great resource as you look for housing in the area. They often know about properties that may not be listed elsewhere and can watch for properties if you have some time before you move to RWU.

Below is a list of some local realtors available to you. This list is provided as a resource only. RWU does not endorse or support specific realtors or agencies in our area. 

Century 21 Topsail Realty
(401) 254-1900
Primary contact: Ken Ascoli or Roseann Dugan

William Raveis
423 Hope St
(401) 396-9849

Harborside Realty
13 State St
(401) 253-0009

RE/MAX River's Edge
47 Bradford St
(401) 254-1776

Keller Williams Realty
259 Thames St # 10
(401) 253-1400

Coldwell Banker
495 Hope St # 2
(401) 253-3295

The Kimberly Group
676 Hope St
(401) 996-6799

Close Course Type Descriptions

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.

Elective

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.

Seminar

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

Clinics/Externships

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.