Maps & Directions

Roger Williams University Campus Map

Roger Williams University's School of Law is located in the historic seaport town of Bristol, Rhode Island. The campus is only minutes from Providence and Newport, and an hour from Boston, all easily accessible for recreation, dining, sports, and other activities.

T.F.Green Airport is located 25 miles from campus. Amtrak trains are available to Providence and regular service is provided along the eastern seaboard.  RIPTA bus service travels from Providence to the RWU Law campus (Mt. Hope Bridge stop) via Route 60.


Driving Directions

From Boston, Massachusetts and points North:
Follow either 128 South (also called I-95 South) or I-93 South to Route 24 South heading toward Fall River, Massachusetts. Merge onto I-195 West and follow for about a mile to exit 8A to continue on Route 24 South. Follow for approximately 8 miles to Exit 2 towards Bristol and the Mt. Hope Bridge. Turn right at bottom of exit, continue across the Mt. Hope Bridge; the University is just after the bridge on the right.

From Albany, New York and points West:
Take Route 87 to Interstate 90 East (Mass Turnpike). Take Route 146 South to Interstate 95 South to Providence, Rhode Island. Take Interstate 195 East to Exit 7 (Route 114- Barrington/Warren). Travel south on Route 114 approximately 14 miles through Barrington, Warren and Bristol. The University is on the left just before the Mt. Hope Bridge.

From New York City and points South:
Take Interstate 95 North to Providence, Rhode Island. Take Interstate 195 East to Exit 7 (Route 114- Barrington/Warren). Travel South on Route 114 approximately 14 miles through Barrington, Warren and Bristol. The University is on the left just before the Mt. Hope Bridge.

Directions from Airports/Train Stations

Arrival and Parking

Upon arrival to campus, please check in at the guard station to receive a visitor's parking pass, and proceed to Lot D for parking.  You will cross the street and walk on the path along the baseball field to arrive at the School of Law.  Climb the stairs, and enter through the main entrance of the law school to check-in at the Office of Admissions, which will be on your right.

 
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.