Visiting Student

Students currently enrolled in another ABA accredited law school who wish to spend a semester or year at Roger Williams University School of Law should submit a completed application to the Admissions Office well in advance of their anticipated visiting semester(s).

All applications for admission as a visiting student must include:

  • A completed School of Law Application

Spring 2018 Visiting Application

Summer 2018 Visiting Application (downloadable fillable PDF)

Fall 2018 Visiting Application

  • A brief supplementary statement setting forth the student's reasons for visiting
  • Written permission to attend Roger Williams University School of Law from the Dean of the current law school
  • A certified transcript and a letter of good standing from the current law school
  • CAS Registration

Applicants are required to register with the Credential Assembly Service (CAS).

The CAS report includes the LSAT score(s) and transcripts from all the undergraduate and graduate schools attended. The RWU Law code number is 3081.

To register for the LSAT and CAS, please contact: Law Services, P.O. Box 2000, Newtown, PA 18930-0998. Telephone (215) 968-1001 or online at www.lsac.org.

Applicants who received their undergraduate degree outside the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada should review the requirements for International Student Applicants.

  • LSAT

Each applicant must take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), which is administered by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC).

Additional information on the LSAT – including test dates, test locations, sample tests, and online registration – is available from the Law School Admission Council at www.lsac.org.

  • Personal Statement

The Admissions Committee attaches significant value to statements made in this supplement, which should not exceed three (3) pages and should address:

a. Why do you want to pursue the study of law?

b. What educational, employment, or family experiences would be relevant to your application?

c. What unique factors in your background would enrich the RWU Law classroom experience?

The personal statement will be uploaded as an attachment through the LSAC application.

  • Resume

Submit a resume that outlines your academic and professional experience. The resume will be uploaded as an attachment through the LSAC application.

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.