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Lawyers are change makers. One client, one issue, one policy change at a time. At RWU Law, we equip you with the foundational knowledge, skills-based training, and real-world experience you need to hit the ground running as soon as possible. Because when you change the law, you can change the world.

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First Year Applicant

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At Roger Williams University School of Law, we seek to enroll a diverse first year JD class from across the United States and the world. With an emphasis on experiential education through our Clinical Guarantee, we welcome applications from prospective students who wish to learn through practice.

First Year Applicant Process

Transfer Applicant

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RWU Law welcomes applications from transfer students. Transfer students are able to take advantage of our Clinical Guarantee, Affordable Excellence Tuition Guarantee, and utilize both of our campuses in Bristol and Providence.

Transfer Applicant Process

International Applicant

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At RWU Law, we equip you with the foundational knowledge, skills-based training, and real-world experience you need to hit the ground running as soon as possible.

International Applicant Process

Visiting Student

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We welcome applications from students currently enrolled in another ABA accredited law school who wish to spend a semester or year at Roger Williams University School of Law.

Visiting Student Application Process

 
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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.

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.