Scholarships

RWU Law offers a significant number of scholarships each year to qualified students. 

These merit-based awards are offered under criteria determined by the Admissions Committee. All students applying to the School of Law are considered for these scholarships; no separate application is required. Notification will be sent with the letter of admission from the School of Law.  Questions concerning these awards should be directed to the Admissions Office.

  • Presidential Scholarships ranging from 75% to 100% of tuition are awarded to admitted students on the basis of exceptional merit.  Students must maintain superior academic performance in order to sustain the scholarship in subsequent years.
  • The Professor Robert. B Kent Academic Award of 65% of tuition is offered to select applicants to RWU Law. Students must maintain superior academic performance in order to sustain the scholarship in subsequent years.
  • Jurisprudence Scholarships of 15% or more of tuition are offered to select applicants to RWU Law. Students must maintain superior academic performance in order to sustain the scholarship in subsequent years.
  • Leadership Scholarships are awarded to students who not only show academic promise, but who have demostrated leadership skills, overcome obstacles, and served as role models.  These scholarships are awarded at the time of admission.
  • Public Interest Scholarships are awarded to students who not only show strong academic promise, but who have shown a strong commitment to public interest work and a willingness to enter into public interest law after graduation.
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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.