Financing Your Legal Education

COVID-19 Update (03/17/20): The Bristol and Providence Financial Aid Offices will not be scheduling in-person appointments until cautionary measures are no longer required. Our counselors will continue to work with families via email and over the phone. We thank you for your patience and understanding. Our goal is to continue to provide you with the best quality service even during these exceptional circumstances.

RWU Law believes that every qualified person should have access to a legal education regardless of financial status. 

The Financial Aid Office provides information about and access to a variety of funding sources to supplement each student’s available funds.  Major sources of funds include the Federal Government, private loan providers, and private foundations.

Financial aid is available for the full cost of attendance, including both direct costs (tuition, books, fees, and supplies) and indirect costs (housing, utilities, food, transportation, loan fees, etc.) of attending law school.

Additional information about financial aid may be found at: 

Federal Student Aid website



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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.


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.