Experience RWU Law


Please note that the University has made decisions recently related to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) that affect our campus visit and events schedule. Please click here for the latest updates and information, as well as virtual ways to engage with us during this time.

 

Deciding which law school is the right fit for you can be one of the most difficult yet important decisions you will ever make.  With that in mind, we invite you to learn more about our beautiful seaside Main Campus in Bristol and our urban Experiential Campus in downtown Providence! (Last updated March 19,2020)


Online & Phone Counseling

Prospective applicants can take advantage of admissions counseling through Zoom or over the phone.  Complete this form to schedule your appointment today!

Tours


Out of concern for the safety of our visitors and all members of our community, RWU Law has made the decision to temporarily suspend in-person visits. Current best-practice advice from the Centers for Disease Control and Rhode Island Department of Health is to minimize exposure.


Bristol Campus:

During your visit to our Bristol Campus, you can meet one-on-one with an admissions counselor, sit in on a 1L class (pending availability), and/or take a tour with a student ambassador. Visits are available during our regular business hours, Monday-Friday. Weekend visits are unavailable at this time. Please register online for a tour/meeting/class observation in Bristol, and a member of our admissions team will contact you to confirm your visit.  Please note that your visit is not confirmed until you receive notification from the Office of Admissions. You can also schedule a visit by contacting us at (401) 254-4555 or at admissions@rwu.edu.

Tour the Bristol Campus

Virtual Info Sessions

You may also register to attend an upcoming Virtual Info Session at RWU Law, which are offered via Zoom.  Dates will be coming soon. 

Off-Campus Recruiting

We may also be in your state! RWU Law will be on the road attending law fairs throughout the country. Recruiting season typically runs from September- November.  If you are interested in one of our admissions professionals traveling to your school or university for a private visit, please contact the Office of Admissions at (401) 254-4555 or at admissions@rwu.edu.

Whether we meet you on campus or on the road, we look forward to meeting you soon!

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.