Financial Aid Application Process

If you think you will need financial assistance to meet the direct or indirect costs associated with your legal education, you should complete the following:

  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) – Submit your FAFSA each academic year, no earlier than October 1st for the following academic year.  For example, if you plan to attend law school between August 2019 and May 2020, select the 2019-2020 school year on the FAFSA website.   If applicable, have your prior year's W-2s and tax returns available. The FAFSA should be completed online. The financial aid priority deadline is March 15th.
  • The RWU Law Title IV code number is 003410.
  • You will be required to complete a FAFSA each year and may also be asked to provide the Office of Financial Aid with a copy of your previous year’s IRS tax transcript and W-2 forms.  All law students are considered to be independent; parents’ financial information is not considered when determining eligibility for financial aid.  By applying early, however, you ensure that you will be considered for all available assistance.                                              
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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.

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.