Experience RWU Law

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 community.  RWU Law has canceled our visit program for the Fall 2020 semester in light of the current pandemic, and while it cannot completely replace visiting our beautiful seaside Main Campus in Bristol or Experiential Campus in Providence, the Admissions Office will offer virtual programming throughout the semester to give you access to virtual walk in-hours, one-on-one counseling sessions, information sessions, and additional events.  We look forward to meeting you soon!

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Virtual Walk-In Hours

Do you have general questions about the application process? Join our virtual walk-in hours on Zoom on Mondays and Fridays.

Monday Walk-In Hours             11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (EDT)

Friday Walk-In Hours                  2:00 - 3:30 p.m. (EDT)

Individual Counseling

Our Admissions Officers are available for individual counseling sessions via Zoom or over the phone. Prospective applicants can take advantage of this counseling by completing this form to schedule your appointment today!

Virtual Info Sessions for Prospective Students

We will be hosting a number of virtual information sessions throughout the semester on Zoom. In these sessions, you will learn about RWU Law, the law school application process, and receive answers to your questions about applying to law school. To register for an Info Session, please click on your preferred date below. 

September 10, 2020             1:00 p.m. (EDT)

September 22, 2020              2:00 p.m. (EDT)

October 6, 2020                    2:00 p.m. (EDT)

October 22, 2020                  2:00 p.m. (EDT)

Virtual Law Fairs & Additional Admissions Programming

The Admissions Office will participate in various virtual law fairs and offer additional admissions programming throughout the semester.  You can connect with members of our Admissions team at the events listed below.

Registration:  If we do not include a link, please check with the school and/or group sponsoring the event to determine if you are eligible to attend. 

August 20, 2020 - East Meets West Law School Consortium Panel                                  4:00 - 7:00 p.m. (EDT)
Register here. 

September 15, 2020 - Villanova Law School Fair                                                                 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. (EDT)
Register on Handshake. 

September 22, 2020 - Texas Graduate and Professional School Fair                                   3:00 - 7:00 p.m. (EDT)
Register on CareerEco. 

September 22, 2020 - Law Schools of New England Panel                                                   4:00 - 5:00 p.m. (EDT)
Register here. 

September 25, 2020 - Albany Law School Fair                                                          10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (EDT) 
Register on Handshake. 

September 25, 2020 - National HBCU Pre-Law Summit & Law Expo                                           5:30 p.m. (EDT)
Register here. 

September 26, 2020 - LSAC Law School Forum                                                                  2:00 - 7:30 p.m. (EDT)
Register here. 

September 29, 2020 - Syracuse Graduate & Law School Information Fair                         1:00-3:00 p.m. (EDT)
Register on Handshake.

September 30, 2020 - Binghamton Law Day                                                             11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (EDT)
Register on Handshake. 

September 30, 2020 - Ohio Law School Expo                                                                      4:00 - 7:00 p.m. (EDT)
Register on Handshake. 

October 1, 2020 - Utah Association of Colleges: Exploring Grad School Fair                  12:00 - 4:00 pm (EDT)
Register on CareerEco. 

October 2, 2020 - Notre Dame Law School Fair                                                          11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (EDT)
Register on Handshake. 

October 6, 2020 - Centre College Law School Fair                                                              3:00 - 5:00 p.m. (EDT)
Register on Handshake. 

October 7, 2020 - East Meets West Law School Consortium Panel                                   4:00 - 7:00 p.m. (EDT)
Registration information coming soon. 

October 7, 2020 - Greater Pittsburgh Law Fair                                                                     5:00 - 8:00 p.m. (EDT)
Register on Handshake. 

October 13, 2020 - LSAC Law School Forum                                                                       2:00 - 7:30 p.m. (EDT)
Register here. 

October 14, 2020 - Law Schools of New England Panel                                                       4:00 - 5:00 p.m. (EDT)
Register here. 

October 15, 2020 - Delaware Graduate & Law School Fair                                                  1:00 - 5:00 p.m. (EDT)
Register on Handshake. 

October 15, 2020 - UCONN Graduate & Law School Fair                                                    2:00 - 5:00 p.m. (EDT)
Register on Handshake

October 15, 2020 - AUCC Law, Medical, and Professional School Fair                             4:00 - 7:00 p.m. (EDT)
Register on Handshake. 

October 16, 2020 - Texas Graduate and Professional School Fair                           11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (EDT)
Register here. 

October 21, 2020 - Rhode Island College Graduate School Fair                              11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (EDT)
Register on Handshake. 

October 22, 2020 - SUNY Buffalo & Fredonia Grad & Professional School Fair            10:00 - 4:00 p.m. (EDT)
Register on CareerEco. 

October 22, 2020 - Philadelphia Law Fair                                                                             4:00 - 7:00 p.m. (EDT)
Register on Handshake.

 

October 28, 2020 - UMASS Dartmouth Graduate School Fair                                            2:00 - 5:00 p.m. (EDT)
Register on Handshake. 

October 28, 2020 - Salve Regina University Law School Admissions Panel                              4:00 p.m. (EDT)
Salve Regina students should contact their Pre-Law Advisor for details. 

November 4, 2020 - LSAC Law School Forum                                                                     2:00 - 7:30 p.m. (EDT)
Register here. 

November 6, 2020 - Phi Alpha Delta Law School Expo                                           10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (EDT)
Register here. 

November 13, 2020 - National Black Pre-Law Conference & Law Fair                              5:30 - 8:30 p.m. (EDT)
Register here.

December 12, 2020 - LSAC Law School Forum                                                                   2:00 - 7:30 p.m. (EDT)
Register here. 

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.