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
  • 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
  • Letter of Good Standing from the current law school
  • Certified transcript from the current law school
  • Personal Statement
    • The Admissions Committee attaches significant value to statements made in this supplement, which should not exceed three (3) pages and should address:
      • Why do you want to pursue the study of law?
      • What educational, employment, or family experiences would be relevant to your application?
      • What unique factors in your background would enrich the RWU Law classroom experience?
  • Resume
    • Submit a resume that outlines your academic and professional experience. 
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.


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.